The Mummy Slots
While films involving ancient Egyptian Mummies have been produced since the 1930’s – the 1999 Hollywood production really added a new angle to a topic that was previously in the realm of b-movies. This lavish and horror-tinged production would become a box office smash. You can now enjoy clips from the film, and a lot of the suspense too – in an online slot of the same name by PlayTech.
This is an extremely feature-rich slot, even by the complex standards of today’s games. There are multiple on-reel features which you earn though a ‘Lost City’ bonus game. There is also a free spins game and a break-out ‘Mummy Hunt’ bonus game too. Egyptian themed slots are common online – this one takes the topic and gives it an entirely new perspective.
In addition to the characters from the film, you’ll find many of the standard Egyptian icons on the reels. These include scarab beetles, statues an ancient tome (the book of the dead from the film, which starts off all the trouble!). There is also a chest full of treasure, logos and guns. You will notice that the reels are centred to the right for this game. This is to include 6 slots for the on-reel feature you are experiencing to fit on the right hand side. Sound effects from the film feature heavily, including some voice-over type clips. My only small gripe with these sounds is that some of the small win sounds get a little repetitive and jarring after a while.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of The Mummy
This game has 25 win lines which cannot be adjusted – though you’ll have a wide choice of options for bet sizes from 5c per line ($1.25 per spin) and up. This game is available for real money as well as free. Auto play can be set at 10, 25, 50, 99 or to run until you hit the feature.
The single biggest pay-out in the regular game comes from lining up the symbols of the hero (Brendan Fraser). 5 in a row are worth 10,000 coins, with 1000 coins for 4, 250 for 3 and a consolation prize of 5 coins for just 5. Rachael Weisz is next, worth 2000 coins for 5 (again paying down to 2, though the remaining symbols require at least 3). The other characters from the film are worth 500 and 250 coins for 5 – with the scarab, guns and statues making up the smaller wins.
Mummies (which look more like corpses or zombies) are the wild symbol – and will substitute for anything except the scatters and special bonus symbols. This only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 – and so cannot make a winning combination all of its own. Instead it creates multiple wins with the other symbols – particularly useful when you get the expanding mummy feature, where any wilds grow to cover all 3 rows on a reel.
The Mummy logo is the scatter, paying up to 150 times your total bet for 5 anywhere on the reels. This scatter does not trigger the bonus games like on many other slots – instead these are triggered at random.
Bonus Games for The Mummy
There are a lot of features – all of which start with the ‘lost city’ game. Here you will see people in a desert at sunrise, before being taken to a room with 6 caskets. You choose caskets, revealing a cash prize or the word ‘collect’. When you hit collect you will see the book of the dead, which opens to reveal either an on-reel feature (there are 6 of these) or one of the two special symbols which can trigger the bigger features.
Here are the on-reel features:
Scorpion Scatter – A new scatter symbol, along with extra pay-outs appears on the reels.
Expanding Mummy – The wild symbols now expand (with excellent animation) to cover all 3 rows on a reel.
Collapsing Reels – Wins explode, with symbols falling down to fill the gaps (new ones at the top) often creating new wins.
Scarab Attack – Hitting a scarab beetle in the middle reel gets you 2 extra wild scarabs, one on reel 2 and one on reel 4.
Mummy Respin – When you hit a mummy it expands, freezes and the reels respin until you get a win.
There is more than this. You can also get the free games bonus symbol or the ‘Mummy Hunt’ bonus symbol assigned from the Lost City bonus game. When you hit the free spins on reels 1, 3 and 5 you go to a new set of reels with the blue sky behind and 9 slots to the left. The reels will spin 5 times, and each time a mummy appears, one of the slots will be filled. On the 6th spin, these (wild) symbols are randomly distributed to the reels for what can be a very profitable spin.
The last bonus is a break out game, where you will hunt the mummies in a catacomb. You choose left or right, either finding a mummy (you kill it and win cash) or a dead end (where the mummies ambush you). You can kill up to 10 mummies in this game.
This is an amazing slot machine, with very slick animations and enough games and features to keep even the most demanding slots fans entertained. I loved this game, and will certainly be spinning the reels again at some point soon – check it out for yourself soon!
About the Mummy
This movie was a huge box office smash when it opened in May 1999. Directed by Stephen Sommers, it grossed $43 million during the opening weekend alone, and then went on to take $416 million worldwide. This would be the start of several more movies in the franchise. 2001’s ‘The Mummy Returns’ was followed by ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ in 2008.
The Mummy Franchise managed more than films. There were novels, animated series and even a movie prequel. You can also buy the original motion picture soundtrack, which is composed by none other than Jerry Goldsmith.