Ramesses Riches

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Ramesses Riches House Review

 

Ancient Egypt has always fascinated people – a civilization that was as exotic as it was mysterious. And so it is natural that Ancient Egyptian-themed slot machines would also be popular among players.

NextGen’s Ramesses Riches, launched in 2011, is one of the more popular slot games in this genre, offering you a chance to travel back in time and meet Pharaoh Ramesses and find treasure that could be as much as 5,000 times your wager! So, if you are interested in venturing into this ancient world, then read our review to find out more!

 

Gameplay

 

To begin your adventure into Ramesses’ kingdom, you need to first place your wager. To do so, you need to set the number of paylines you are going to play with. This 5-reel game has a total of 20 paylines, and you can choose any number between 1 and 20. And then, you need to set the coin value, which can range from 0.01 to 1. Thus, the minimum bet amount is 1p and the maximum is £40.

The RTP of Ramesses Riches is 95.40% and it is a medium-volatility game, which means that it won’t be easy to get those big wins. You may have to spin the reels 150 to 200 times before you can land the bigger wins. It is, however, easy to land the smaller wins quite frequently.

So, if you’re targeting the bigger wins, then it is best to keep all 20 paylines active. While this will increase your chances of landing more winning combinations on the reels, it will also increase the cost of betting. Therefore, you can offset that cost by keeping your coin value lower. This way, you will be able to manage your budget more easily and get more games in, thereby further increasing your chances of landing those bigger wins. While this strategy may work, it is also wise to remember that this is a game of chance, and so a lot will depend on your luck.

Once you have set your bet, the only thing you need to do is click on Spin to begin your journey into the ancient past.

To win at Ramesses Riches, you need to land 3, 4 or 5 identical symbols along one payline. The value of the symbols as well as their number (and the amount you bet) will decide how much you win. The low-value symbols (9 to A) will win you a maximum of 150x your bet. The high-value symbols (the Eye of Ra, the Papyrus Scroll, the Black Cat of Bastet and Isis) can win you as much as 1,000x your bet. However, the biggest wins come from landing the Ramesses Wild.

 

Additional Game Features

 

The additional game features are what give out the really big wins, so let’s find out more about them.

  • Ramesses Wild

Pharaoh Ramesses himself is the Wild and if you manage to land 5 of him on a payline, you can multiply your wins by 5,000 times! 2 Wilds on the reels will award you 10x wins, 3 will award you 100x wins and 4 will award you 1,000x wins. And when Ramesses lands on the reels, he substitutes all other symbols with the exception of the Ankh Scatter. If he is a part of a winning combination, then your payout is instantly doubled!

  • Scattered Ankh

The Scatter in this game is the sacred Ankh symbol. This symbol not only gives out its own payouts, but it also triggers the Free Games feature. When the Ankh lands anywhere on the reels, here are the prizes you can win:

  • 2 Ankhs give 2x wins
  • 3 Ankhs give 5x wins
  • 4 Ankhs give 15x wins
  • 5 Ankhs give 100x wins
  • Free Games Feature

If you land 3 or more Scattered Ankhs on the reels, you trigger the Free Games feature. At the start of the feature, you are given 12 free spins and all the winning combinations you land are multiplied by 3x.

Furthermore, if you land an additional Ankh during this round, you are awarded 4 more free spins. You can win a total of 20 free spins in one feature.

And the icing on the cake is that if Ramesses the Wild forms a part of a winning combination, then your wins are multiplied by a massive 6x!

This Free Games feature has the potential of giving some big payouts.

 

Game Design

 

Ramesses Riches is an Ancient-Egyptian themed game and its design reflects that theme. In the background, you can see the desert sands dotted with ancient Egyptian pyramids. The reelscape is flanked by two palm trees. The reels are framed in gold and you can see watermark-like Egyptian designs on them. The low-value symbols are plain, but the high-value symbols are well-drawn pictures that hark back to that ancient civilization.

The sounds in this game are the usual that you would expect in most NextGen games, but they change dramatically into something we would expect from Ancient Egypt when you enter the Free Games mode.

The overall game design is quite visually pleasing, especially when the symbols are animated.

 

Summary

 

Ramesses Riches by NextGen isn’t as glamorous as some of the other slot machines that have been created more recently. However, its frequent payouts and the potential to win 5,000x your bet is something that attracts a lot of players and has made this game a modern classic that is loved by many.

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