Treasure of the Pyramids House review
1×2 Gaming’s Treasure of the Pyramids is an Egyptian-themed video slot machine. You will need to venture into Ancient Egypt and see if you can find the treasure that can get you 1000x your wager.
But before you enter this mysterious land, it would be best to study it so that you know how best to achieve your goal of finding that elusive treasure!
You start Treasure of the Pyramids by setting the bet mount you are going to play with. To set your bet, there are 3 things you need to do:
- Set the number of pay Lines,
- Choose the number of Coins and
- Set the Coin Value.
The controls for all of these values are at the bottom of the game screen. Bets range from a minimum of 1p and a maximum of £62.50.
While setting your bet, it is wise to keep in mind that Treasure of the Pyramids is a medium volatility game with an RTP of 96.22%. For those of you who are happy with lower-risk games this is perfect, because it means that you will get a steady stream of smaller wins that can add up to a tidy little sum. But for those of you who like bigger payouts, then you need to be patient. Those big wins, especially the jackpot are hard to come by.
Therefore, it is best to set your bet in such a way that you can play a higher number of spins. The more you play, the higher your chances of winning. However, it is also wise to keep in mind that this is a game of chance, so there will be times when you will be lucky and others when you will not win anything.
Once you have set your bet, you are ready to start spinning the wheels. The object of any slot machine is to land at least one winning combination per spin. To get a winning combination, you need to land at least 3 identical symbols along a payline, starting from the left of the reels.
Additional Game Features
The things that make this game truly interesting are the additional game features and their potential to give you some really hefty wins. Let’s find out what they are and how they work.
- The Pyramid Symbol
This is by far the highest paying symbol in this game. If you are lucky enough to land all 5 of the Pyramids on the reels, you win a whopping 1000x your bet.
The Wild in this game is the multi-coloured Eye. This symbol can substitute any other symbol in the game – except for the Scarab, which is the Scatter. The Wild appears quite frequently in the base game, which leads to more winning combinations being created.
- 2-Symbol Wins
A unique feature in this game is that the high-value symbols will give you 2-combination wins. So, if you land just 2 of Cleopatra, King Tut, Horus, the Eye or the Pyramids, you will win the spin. While the payouts aren’t much for these wins, they do increase your overall win-rate in this game. These frequent small wins can really add up, so it’s not wise to dismiss them!
The Scatter in Treasure of Pyramids is the Scarab beetle, and landing 3 or more of this symbol anywhere on the reels wins you cash prizes. It also triggers the Sacred Scarab Bonus game.
So, if you land 3 Scarabs, you win 25x your bet. With 4 Scarabs on the reels, you win 150x your bet. And if you are fortunate enough to land all 5 Scarabs, you win a nice 300x your bet!
- Sacred Scarab Bonus Game
When you land the Scatters on the reels, you activate the Sacred Scarab Bonus game. When this game is triggered, you are taken to a beautiful 3D game screen, where there are 3, 4 or 5 different artefacts placed (depending on whether you land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters). You need to choose one of the artefacts. When you do, a hidden prize is revealed.
1×2 Gaming’s Treasure of the Pyramids does not have the best Egyptian-themed game design in the slots world. In fact, the graphics and animations are rather disappointing. Except for the bonus round, that is!
When you land 3 or more of the Scarab Beetles which set off the bonus round, the graphics and animations are really great. The artefacts that are revealed are created in 3D, and the way they crumble away in a shower of gems to reveal your prize is stunning. We just wonder why the developer did not design the rest of the game with equal care.
While the colours are bright and vibrant, the artwork itself is a let-down. It doesn’t look attractive (except in the bonus round!). The sounds are in line with the Egyptian theme.
Overall, the game design is not as good as we hoped it would be, especially considering that 1×2 Gaming is the developer.
Despite the fact that Treasure of the Pyramid is not the most visually appealing slot machine, it is still popular. And the reason for this is the frequent payouts and the chance to get 1000x your bet. The Wilds land quite frequently, and this means that you will keep getting a steady stream of payouts.
While not the most attractive game in their list, Treasure of the Pyramid is a game worth playing because of the great gameplay and payouts!