Ancient Egypt online slot is one of the most common themes for video slots, and Wild Scarabs is another offering in this genre, from noted game developer Microgaming. Wild Scarabs is a neat game by the developer, with decent graphics and bonuses to keep slot players coming back.
You will be able to glimpse pyramids in the background of Ancient Egypt, which has a bright blue sky, and what looks like the Nile river flowing alongside a lush green landscape. The reels themselves are enclosed by marble pillars which have gold carvings, with the video slot logo at the top and centre, also surrounded by gold and with ornate wings on either side. There are coloured gemstones which make up the basic icons on the reels, while there are six high value symbols, which are various hieroglyphs depicting Egyptian gods such as Anubis, Ra and so on. The scarab beetle itself is the slot game’s Wild symbol and therefore does show up on the reels.
Wild Scarabs is a five reel slot game with three rows and 243 paylines. As mentioned, the gems are the lower-paying symbols, while the most valuable of the standard symbols is the god Horus, who can pay out up to 15x if you manage to land him on all five reels. The Wild symbol can give you a 37.5x reward for five in a row, and it also plays a role in the bonus game, while the Scatter can award you a whopping 100x if you land it on all five reels. Landing two of the scatters can give you a 2x win – this is the only symbol which gives a reward even if only two of them are on the reels.
Another interesting feature in the base game is the Wild Deal, where, if you make a spin that does not create any winning combinations but lands a wild on the middle reel, you will be given four extra wilds that can land anywhere across the reels, thus increasing the chances of creating winning combinations.
Landing three or more of the scatter symbols will trigger the bonus game, where you will get 10 free spins. In Wild Scarabs slot there is also a Stashed Wilds feature that is in operation during the round, where any wilds that appear on the reels that are not a part of a winning combination are stashed on the side of the reels. Once you collect three wilds in this manner, they are added back to the reels for a guaranteed win. The free spins round will carry on till all the stashed wilds have been awarded, so there is the chance that you could get more than 10 free spins. However, since scatters do not show up on the reels in this round, it cannot be retriggered.
Wild Scarabs players can bet from 0.20 credits up to 60 credits. This is a low variance video slot game with an RTP of 96%, which means that players can expect a number of low-value wins fairly consistently while playing.
Wild Scarabs is a good, basic video slot, with a good theme and some exciting bonus features which can provide big wins on occasion.
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