Ramesses Riches Slot
There are several ancient Egypt themed slot games in the Amaya portfolio – and Ramesses Riches is a solid but basic title compared to many. The others include Cleo Queen of Egypt, Valley of the Scarab and Platinum Pyramid. This game is a 5 reel video slot with a real focus on the free games bonus game. During this, any wins which are made with the wild symbol (Ramesses himself) get a 6x multiplier – compared to a 2x multiplier in the regular spins. While the overall look of this slot is nothing to write home about, the action is fast and the symbols are smart.
How to Win on Ramesses Riches
The pharaoh plays a central role in this game, even having a demonic laugh when involved in a win. As well as having the single biggest win, Ramesses is the wild symbol – creating wins with everything except for the Ankh scatters. Those wins get doubled compared to the prize listed on the pay table. 5 pharaohs on the win line will net you 5000 coins, with 1000 coins for 4, 100 for 3 and 10 for just 2 from the left hand side.
Other notable prizes include 1000 coins for lining up 5 of the Cleopatra symbols, and 250 coins for 5 of the black cats. Other unique symbols are a scroll and the eye of Ra. There are plain (colored) playing cards ace down to 10 making up the small wins. Uniquely, there are no scarab beetles involved in this slot – a refreshing change for an Ancient Egypt themed game!
Ankhs are scatter symbols, paying out based on the total number in view. This can be a significant amount as 5 on the reels pay 100 times your total spin amount. You will also get 15 for 4, 5 times your bet for 3 and 2x for just 2.
Ramesses Riches Free Spins Bonus Game
In addition to paying a scatter prize, the Ankh symbols trigger a free spins bonus game. A minimum of 3 are needed to trigger the game, with additional spins for 4 or 5 in view. You get 4 spins for each Ankh up to a maximum of 20.
The setting of the reels then turns to a night time view, and some traditional type music starts to play. Spins move through quickly, and your wins are totaled in a new box which appears below and on the right of the reels. If you are lucky enough to make wins with Ramesses during this bonus round, they have a 6x multiplier compared to the pay table. It is possible to retrigger free spins while playing the bonus.
Design and Setup
I would sum up the overall design of this slot as smart but plain. Around the reels is mostly blue sky, with the leaves of a palm tree coming in from either side. The reels are on the small side, and are surrounded by colored line markers. They have plain white backgrounds and the dominating symbols are the plain colored playing card signs. Unique symbols are where the best artwork can be found, with Cleopatra and Ramesses particularly detailed. When Ramesses is involved in a win you will see a short animation which zooms out on him.
When you hit the free spins the blue sky in the background turns dark, though there is no difference to the action on the reels (other than the multiplied prizes). The music is pleasant enough, and makes a change from the whirrs and beeps from the standard Amaya slots sound effects library.
There are 20 win lines covering the 5 by 3 grid of this video slot. As usual with Amaya games, you can lower this amount if you wish. Bets start at just 1c, and go up to $5 (making spins for all lines 20c to $100 each time). There is the standard auto-play on offer.
Many people enjoy solid and straight-up slots which have the potential for big wins. While this game does not have a progressive jackpot – it makes up for this with a 6x multiplier during the free spins bonus game. Add to this the retrigger, and reasonably high top prize from regular play, and you have a slot which has some appeal. Fans of Ancient Egypt slots may well find this one is worth taking for a spin.