Egyptian Heroes Slot from NetEnt
This is certainly a dramatic slot, with the Egyptian gods taking on a ‘video game bad guy’ look and feel compared to the usual Ancient Egypt fare. Egyptian Heroes from Net Entertainment also includes some unique game-play in the form of a golden win-line.
This is randomly assigned and comes with a random win multiplier on every spin. There is also a free spins game with a sticky wild middle reel. While this is a solid, rather than an elaborate slot – the combination on visuals with the chance of some bigger wins will certainly appeal to fans of this type of theme.
How to Win on Egyptian Heroes
You’ll have 20 win lines to line up the tough looking Egyptian gods. Not being up on the mythology, I’ll describe how they look, rather than invoking their ancient names! The biggest prize comes from the orange-brown guy with the sharp bird beak holding a glowing orb and a staff. This is worth 4000 coins if you hit 5 on a win line, with 200 coins for 4, 40 coins for 3 and 8 coins for just 2. Next comes a very impressive cat, holding two vivid blue flames – one in each paw. You’ll get 2000 coins for 5 of these, with the payments all the way down to 2 (all of the gods pay from 2 of a kind).
The remaining unique symbols are a woman with a glowing purple fireball (1500 for 5), a sinister looking guy with orange glowing eyes (1000) an a cross between a man and a snake in green at 500 coins. There are also playing card symbols on the reels, from ace down to jack.
Expanding Wilds and Golden Win Lines
Wild symbols show a red pyramid, and will expand to cover all 3 spots on a reel when they can create extra wins regardless of which position they land in. This combines well with the golden line feature to bring you bigger wins.
At the start of each spin, one win-line is chosen at random and highlighted with a translucent golden bar. This can be straight from left to right, or it can be crooked across the reels. At the same time, you will see a ‘Golden Bet Line Multiplier’ in the top right corner above the reels. This shows a number between x2 and x5. Any wins which fall on this golden line are multiplied by this figure. If you get 5 of the bird / man god symbols with a x5 multiplier, the top regular win becomes 20000 coins!
Free Spins with Sticky Wild
The final symbol on the reels is the mask of a pharaoh. Hitting 3+ on these will give you free spins in the following schedule: 3 get you 10 free spins, 4 get you 15 and the max 5 bring 20 spins. There is an animation where the masks open up to reveal the silhouette of a god – and then you start the spins.
During your free spins, the middle reel remains completely wild. Other wilds can still appear (and expand) and the scatters are also still in play – making retriggers possible.
Stunning Egyptian Design
It is the design that really helps this slot stand out from the many other Ancient Egypt themed games around. The effects start outside of the reels with 2 figures spookily translucent either side. Behind the reels is a patterned beige effect, with some signage visible on it. The symbols really stand out, along with the dark and dramatic sound effects. These are super-detailed, and have managed to capture an air of menace which I am sure the population all those thousands of years ago attributed to them.
Animations are not too dramatic, think glowing around the symbols. When the wilds unfurl to cover the whole reel, the red sky above the pyramid is very nicely done.
20 Line Setup with the Standard NetEnt Spec
You can adjust the 20 win lines downward if you wish, though I recommend you stay with the full 20. This gives you the maximum coverage during the free spins game, where it is possible to have more than one reel fully wild. You can bet from just 2c per line, or 40c in total. As usual with NetEnt games a handy ‘max bet’ option sits next to the spin button. You can also choose auto-play and have a lot of control over the sound and quality of the graphics.
It is the level of detail and sinister design of the symbols which makes Egyptian Heroes stand out from many similar games. Underneath that this is a solid slot, rather than a particularly fancy one. The golden win line does offer some unique game play – along with win multipliers. The free spins game with the continuously wild reel is where you will find your bigger wins.