Well known for their Vegas slot games and along with the likes of NetEnt, and Microgaming, IGT dominate the online slot market. Even though they are the creators of the ever-popular Cleopatra series of slots, they are determined to outdo themselves in the ancient Egypt game segment with Pyramidion.
That online slot offers free re-spins with several modifier options, as well as two free spin bonus games to round it off.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
A transparent reel set is suspended under the hot Egyptian sun in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza. They are well-positioned to provide mystical wins.
A typical Eastern melody is heard over the airwaves while the game is in play, getting you into the mood to do some fine relic hunting in return for wins. It’s a pity that the quality of the graphics does not match the quality of the sound nor the quality of the overall entertainment package.
The game symbols are simple but efficient. The high paying icons include a badge type symbol of a pyramid, a scarab beetle, an asp, a purple flower, and a green flower. Lower paying symbols are generic high card values (J-A) of various colours.
The game provides a series of special bonuses icons, including a Regular Substituting Wild, Lightning Symbol Wild, Pyramid Scatter, Bonus Scatter, Tomb of Power icon, and a Tomb of Mystery symbol. How these tiles benefit the game is made clear in the special features section of this review.
Pyramidion is a 5 reel and 20 fixed payline slot game that can be played for as little as €0.20 or as much as €200 per spin.
Wins are made by lining up three or more matching symbols over a set payline from left to right. The value of each combination is shown in the paytable so that you can know what to look out for if you want big wins.
The user interface is minimalistic, which lends well to play from a mobile device. Despite the seeming lack of tools, the game has everything you’d want. You can even employ the help of the Auto Spin feature so that the machine can spin for you. This it can do up to 50 times in succession. Of course, any jackpot win will halt the feature so that you can decide on your next course of action.
This game is stacked with special features. These include:
Free Re-Spin Modifiers
If you are lucky enough to land 2 or more Pyramid Scatter symbols anywhere insight, you will trigger one of the following game modifiers:
- Sunbeam Wilds: Here, sunbeams rain down upon the reels to add multiple wilds onto the screen to help with winning ways.
- Waterfall Stacks: Waterfalls flow over multiple reels to reveal full stacks of matching symbols to help increase winning chances.
- Obelisk Wilds: Great obelisks rise from the sand and create multiple expanded Wild Reels for big wins.
- Mighty Reels: Reels 2, 3 and 4 combine and transform into one mega reel, 3x3 in size.
Tomb of Power Free Spin
To trigger this feature, you will need to land a bonus scatter on reel 1 and 3 and a Tomb of Power symbol on reel 5. This will grant you 5 free spins.
You will notice that the game comes with a power reel meter. At the start, this is set to 0, but after each spin, it will rack up by one unit, each time. Every time a Lightning Wild appears during the feature, symbols around it to the value on the meter will be turned Wild as well, for extra wins.
Tomb of Mystery Free Spin
To trigger this feature, you will need to land a bonus scatter on reel 1 and 3 and a Tomb of Mystery symbol on reel 5.
A Fully Expanded Wild reel will land on reel 5 to help with wins. After each spin, it will either power up to increase its multiplier power, or it will travel one reel to the left. The free spins last until the Wild Reel has moved across all the reels and the mini ‘stop’ icon appears above reel 1.
Play ‘On The Go’
Pyramidion is playable on all forms of Android and iOS mobile device platforms in HTML5 instant browser format.
The simplified user interface makes for better mobile play, as there are fewer controls taking up valuable space on the smaller screen. The gaming experience matches that offered on a desktop.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
IGT has established a name in top tier gaming. This game is another example of why they lead the market along with other giants in the igaming industry.
If you are an Egypt slot enthusiast, then this game is a must-try. The multiple features are a real drawcard.
The high game variance combined with a high bet spread suit high rolling players and VIPs. However, we recommend that newbies give this game a skip until they have learned the art of proper bankroll management or they have deep enough pockets to high roll the game.