Treasures of the Pyramids by IGT
Treasures of the Pyramids is an online slot from International Game Technology, designed in conjunction with the IGT’s parent company, GTECH. It is a 5-reel, 40-payline slot machine which is played on a 4×5 screen. Treasures of the Pyramids Slots features a wild symbol, a scatter symbol, expanding wilds, the gamble feature, free spins, multipliers, and a bonus game.
I have one minor quibble with this game: The Panther looks like a Jaguar, and neither is associated with Ancient Egypt. Egypt had two cat goddesses — Bastet (Bast) and Sekhmet. These anthropomorphic cat-women were considered guardian figures and, during certain stages of Egyptian history, they were pivotal. The cat theme is appropriate, but you have to get the cat species correct. Jaguars live in the Americas, so I’ll call the animal a Panther.
Treasures of the Pyramids Coin Denominations
Despite these complaints, Treasures of the Pyramids is an underrated game, due to its flexibility and the potential for multipliers and free spins. Players can make 1-line, 10-line, 20-line, 30-line, and 40-line wagers. They can wager between 1 and 20 coins on each line, allowing for a range of 1 to 800 coins on their bets.
Treasures of the Pyramids Reel Symbols
The key reel symbols on Treasures of the Pyramids include the Panther Wilds, the Pyramid Scatter symbol, the Ankh, the Ruby-Encrusted Bracelet, the Jewel-Encrusted Falcon (Symbol of Horus), or the All-Seeing Eye (also a Symbol of Horus). The poker card ranks appear as hieroglyphics, which is a nice touch.
The Falcon symbol or the Eye of Horus unlock 500x jackpots. The ruby bracelets and the Ankh symbols each unlock 250x jackpots. If you line up the poker hieroglyphics on a triggered payline, this unlocks a bonus between 5x and 100x the initial bet.
5000-Coin Top Fixed Jackpot
The top fixed jackpot on Treasures of the Pyramid is a 5000 coins. This happens when 5 of the Panther symbols appear on the same reel. The Panther symbol has other advantages, because it is also the wild symbol on the game.
The Treasures of the Pyramids Online Slot does not have a progressive jackpot. Players might be disappointed, but they should remember that games without progressives tend to have better odds. In fact, their winning spins percentage is much higher, so playing a game like Treasures of the Pyramids tends to be more exciting, from session to session.
Wild Panther Symbol
The Wild Panther Symbol is two symbols tall on the reels. Since it fills up two spots on the reel, it doubles the chances of filling a winning combination. The payline with the largest prize is the one which is triggered.
Pyramid Scatter Symbol
The Pyramid acts as a scatter symbol on the game, activating the Free Spins Bonus. Once the bonus game is active, the Pyramid symbol acts to re-trigger more free spins. The bonus game has a multiplier of 2x the normal bonus on all combinations, except the wild symbols.
When free spins happen, players might win 8 free spins, 15 free spins, or even 100 free spins. According to one source, the re-trigger feature allows the game to collect up to 600 free spins as a maximum. Even the smaller amounts, players can get 15,000 to 20,000 coins at a time.
Treasures of the Pyramids Gamble Feature
The Gamble Feature is another way to increase the payouts on Treasures of the Pyramids. In this case, you risk it all on a double-or-nothing bet. If you win the gamble feature, you double your prize money. If you lose the gamble feature, you receive nothing for your troubles.
IGT designed a solid slot machine in this 2012. The payouts could have been bigger, but 5000 coins is a lot when you combine that with the ability to trigger 600 free spins. Of course, that isn’t going to happen often, so many players are likely to have preferred a bigger fixed jackpot.
The Pyramid Symbol and the Panther Symbol dominate this game. Though the Panther is important due to its size and its wild nature, it is the Pyramid which is the key to winning big prizes. The Pyramid can trigger wins as high as 50x the bet, while it is the key to getting anywhere close to that 600-free spin feature.