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Popular Egyptian Themed Online Slots

Introduction

In the past few years, ancient history and mythology have been inexhaustible sources of inspiration for a number of gaming software developers, threatening to take over the primacy established by the Asian-themed slots. Thanks to the amazing potential of the genre, the Egyptian slots have become particularly popular with online slot players who appreciate more complex graphics. The mystery of the pyramids, treasures hidden inside the catacombs, and the power of pharaoh’s curse are the most commonly exploited topics, although there are providers who are not afraid of going outside the box and adjusting the theme to contemporary aesthetics. The slots described below are among the most popular representatives of the genre and its many aspects – classic, modern, progressive…

List of Egyptian-themed Slot Games

Cleopatra Slot

Video slot that’s almost as ancient as the pyramids themselves (in software years), IGT’s 20-payline Cleopatra continues to maintain the same level of popularity since it was first released in 2012. The Queen of the Nile is the highest value icon, generating x10,000 player’s bet for a combination of 5. The same icon can replace all other symbols and double the payout for any winning combination it completes. At least 3 Scatter Pharaoh symbols unlock the Free Spins session, during which all payouts are tripled. More bonus rounds (up to 180 in a row) can be activated while Cleopatra Bonus is in progress. Although simple in structure, the game offers a great payout potential on a medium variance and wide betting range of €0.10 – €10 per line. RTP: 95.02%.

Ramesses Riches Slot

If you can believe it, Ramesses Riches is even older than Cleopatra; although the game was released in 2011 by NextGen, time was kind to this slot and Ramesses Riches is still a notable representative of the theme. Played on 5×3 reel grid and 20 adjustable paylines, Ramesses Riches can produce 5,000 coins for the highest-value icon – Rameses himself. The pharaoh is also the Wild and every combination completed by this symbol will be increased by 2. Three or more Ankh symbols will trigger Free Spins (4 bonus rounds are unlocked for every Ankh that’s a part of the string) with x3 multiplier applied to every winning combination. Additional spins can be won during this feature and added to the total number of free rounds. RTP: 95.4%.

Pyramid: Quest for Immortality Slot

NetEnt’s 2015 video slot, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality is a medium variance game with 720 paylines and a unique 3-4-5-4-3-grid pattern. Instead of the classic spinning reels, the slot introduces a so-called cascading system, where all icons that form a winning combination disappear from their landing spots, making room for the new symbols which cascade from the upper rows. The payout multipliers will be applied after every three consecutive winning spins, starting at x1 and amounting to x10. Ankh is the Wild and so is every other icon that lands on top of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reel, as a part of a winning string. The max win is 3,600,000 coins, which means that pressing your bets (€0.10 – €200) can result in more lucrative payouts. RTP: 96.4%.

Ancient Egypt Classic Slot

Launched in October 2018, Ancient Egypt by Pragmatic Play carries a payout potential of x5,000 one’s bet across 10 paylines. The volatility is high, which makes the slot all the more exciting, especially if you maximize the stake to €50 per spin. Golden Scarab is both the slot’s Wild and the Scatter, which means that it can complete the winning combination and trigger the Free Spins feature. A combination of at least 3 Scarabs will set in motion 10 bonus rounds with a randomly selected special icon with the power to expand across the reels. Additional spins can be activated during the Free Spins session with a new expanding icon; the number of the re-triggerable extra rounds is not limited. RTP: 96.47%.

Temple of Luxor Slot

Genesis edition, Temple of Luxor is a 2015 slot with two important characteristics that will probably make it a number 1 choice for all the players who appreciate high RTP in combination with the low volatility gameplay. The slot is played on two 5×4 reel grids, each producing payouts in different directions. The bonus game is unlocked when 2 or more Bonus Ankh symbols land on one of the main game grids, initiating 11 Free Spins. This will merge the columns into a single platform and activate the Wild middle reel. All icon combinations during the bonus rounds will pay both ways and if the triggering combination appears again, extra free rounds will be awarded. RTP: 97.1%.

Golden Egypt Slot

IGT seems particularly fond of the Egyptian theme, which, considering the success rate that these slots have had so far, is not really a surprise. Golden Egypt from 2016 is 25-payline slot released in 2016, with 150,000 coins max payout and medium to high volatility. The bonus feature is triggered by the Pyramid icons, allowing you to decide between three different Free Spins modes. The choice will also be conditioned by the number of Scatters that formed the combination, enabling the players to choose a higher number of Free Spins with a lower number of Wild Reels and vice versa. For example, the combo of 5 Pyramids will provide you with a choice between:

The RTP is between 92.2% and 96.19%.

Crown of Egypt Slot

It seems that 2012 was a golden year for IGT and the provider’s line of Egyptian themed slots. Crown of Egypt was launched closer to the end of the year, and it wasn’t long before the players were drawn to the MultiwayXtra 1024-payline structure, medium volatility, and x5,000 player’s bet. Free Spins will be activated when 2 + Bonus symbols land on the middle reel, and more bonus rounds will be added to the total number of triggered spins if a new combination of 2, 3, or 4 Bonus symbols appears during the feature. The number of freebies is limited, and the feature will expire when 130 continuous free rounds are played or if a max payout is won. RTP: 95.0%.

Lady of Egypt Slot

WMS release from 2017, Lady of Egypt is a medium to high variance slot with 250,000 coins max payout. The slot is played across 9 paylines and a 9×3 reel grid which can be expanded after a win. After the extra column is activated, the player can win x350 – x1,000 multiplier or one of the three jackpots:

The number of Free Spins is determined by the number of Bonus icons within the winning combination – a string of six symbols will activate 30 bonus round and x50 player’s bet. While the Free Spins are running, up to 4 reels can become wild and a minimum of x10 player’s bet will be produced. This is a guaranteed, minimum win, which can be exceeded but never go below 10 times one’s bet. RTP: 96.08%.

Pharaoh’s Fortune Slot

Pharaoh’s Fortune is the oldest release on this list (2006) and the first Egyptian slot launched by IGT. Years later, Pharaoh’s Fortune continues to conquer the market, and although it now competes with visually advanced releases, this game still has that certain something that keeps it on the top. The Wild Pyramid produces the highest payout and serves as a “joker” icon that can replace all other symbols, except for the Scarab Scatter and Pharaoh’s Bonus symbol. The latter initiates up to 26 Free Spins (with multipliers) played on an alternative reel grid with a different set of symbols and 5 extra paylines. Before the session begins, the player will get to play a picking game which will potentially increase the number of extra spins or award additional multipliers. RTP: 92.53 – 96.53%.

Tut’s Twister Slot

Yggdrasil’s Tut’s Twister brings a certain sinister element to the theme, with a stronger emphasis on King Tut’s curse that destroys all those who desecrate his tomb. The slot is packed with bonuses – Wilds activate the Tut’s Twister Re-spins with progressive multipliers and Walking Wilds, which will also determine the level of the multiplier (higher number of Wilds will increase the multiplying value). When al Wilds are sucked in by the Twister, last-chance spin can be activated, ending the bonus rounds. Players can also unlock the mystery feature during the base game, which awards a cash prize, an extra Wild symbol, or triggers the bonus Twister rounds. Maximum payout on a single spin can amount to 125,00 coins. RTP: 97.1%.

Grace of Cleopatra

Cleopatra’s story makes her a fantastic character to base a slot around, so it is no surprise to see many Egyptian games make her the key character. EGT’s Grace of Cleopatra gives the queen her due, while offering players a medium variance, 10 flexible paylines and the promise of winning not one, but four different progressive jackpots. Collecting three or more Cleopatra Scatters in any position will win the free spins special feature. During the extra turns, one of the icons is chosen to be the expanding icon. It will then expand to cover the entirety of the reel it landed on. Gamblers may also randomly win one of four progressive jackpots through a brief pick-and-choose mini-game. RTP: 96.23%

Cleo’s Wish

The famous female pharaoh also stars in NextGen Gaming’s release. This slot gives gamblers a medium variance, 25 fixed paylines, and a maximum win worth 1200x your total stake. The title excels at keeping you on your toes: during normal gameplay, Wilds can randomly appear in up to five reels, and all logo, scarab, bracelet and ankh icons can appear as the same symbol. Collect three Scatters to win Cleo’s Parade or Eternal Riches. The first adds a stack of Wilds on the fifth reel, and has it move one position to the left every spin, while the other grants regular free spins with any Wilds that land adding multipliers, that reach up to 20x. RTP: 95.152%

Cleopatra Plus

The greatest slots are always revisited by their developers, either by making a proper sequel, or the idea is remade in a spiritual successor. Four years later, in 2016, IGT follows up on Cleopatra with Cleopatra Plus. This time around, players have access to a level up system that has them collecting follower icons. Once a certain number of followers are reached, the prize for that level is granted: bonus maps, last free spin multipliers, Super spins and stacked deity symbols on all reels. Gamblers also have access to 2x Wilds, free spins with multipliers and Super Spins. Level progress is saved to your account, so you can keep playing the game and unlocking its goodies over time. RTP: 92.80 – 96.50%

Mega Jackpots Cleopatra

Of course, there is such a thing as revisiting a single slot one too many times, IGT. After Cleopatra Plus, players were treated to Mega Jackpots Cleopatra in 2017, which is identical to the original Cleopatra, the review of which you already had the pleasure of reading on our website! You still need three Scatters to win the free spins with tripled pays, and you can still play up to 180 extra turns with constant retriggers. The big change, as the name clearly states, is the inclusion of a progressive jackpot, that starts at 500,000 and climbs to 750,000 and then 1,000,000 and beyond. Why these two numbers? Because the RTP climbs from 88.98% up to 92.02% at the 750,000 mark, and then goes up to 93.03% at the 1,000,000 mark.

Enchanted Cleopatra

Following the Cleopatra train, we bounce over to Amatic’s take on the beautiful Queen, which is a very recent release – February of 2018, to be exact! Sadly, no progressive jackpot in this one, but it does give gamblers a basic, enjoyable slot. No official information on either variance or RTP, which is a major turn-off, and a reason why we might recommend skipping this one. It is a shame, since what is there does seem fun. 243 ways to win instead of boring, old paylines, free spins with some awesome re-triggering potential, and a multiplier icon that doubles any winning combination it is a part of. RTP: Unknown

Book of Cleopatra

Stakelogic’s take on Cleopatra is quite promising from the moment you first boot it up. It was also released in 2018, and offers players a high volatility, 10 flexible paylines and the possibility of winning a jackpot worth 5000x your total stake. Wilds and Scatters have been combined into a single symbol in this game, so landing three Wild Scatters can complete a winning combination and trigger free spins at the same time. During free spins, a single icon is chosen to become the expanding symbol, which will cover the entire reel it is currently sitting on if it means landing a win. If ten extra turns is not enough, you can also choose to gamble your free spins, and possibly win more. RTP: 96.21%

Sceptre of Cleo

A sceptre is a symbol of royal power, and the sight of pharaohs seated with two sceptres crossed in front of their chest is something a great deal of people are familiar with. And in Oryx Gaming’s release, Cleopatra relies on her sceptre to give her the blessing of the Gods and activate the special features. 9 flexible paylines, a medium variance, and a mouth-watering fixed jackpot worth 4000x your total bet. Collect three to five Sceptre Wilds to win twelve free spins with a 2x multiplier. It is possible to retrigger the special feature. Before any extra turns are played, however, one icon is randomly chosen to become a mystery Scatter for the duration of the bonus. RTP: 96.01%

Legends of Cleopatra

We seem to have stuck around a bit too long with Cleopatra games, as she has decided to take a dip in the bath while we still try to work through all the different slots she appears in. Playson’s 2018 offering gives us a completely different reel layout than usual, as well as 100 fixed paylines. The largest single win is only worth 500x, but that fits fine with the low-medium volatility Legends of Cleopatra is offering. When a single reel is fully covered by a stack of Wild symbols, another random reel is chosen and covered in Wilds, as well. Meanwhile, three, four or five Scatters reward five, ten or fifteen extra turns. During free spins, the reels are flipped, increasing the chances of landing a winning combination. RTP: 95.05%

Egyptian Queen

Despite the name, this particular slot does not have a particular focus on Cleopatra. Instead, Core Gaming’s 2018 release locks away certain reels, and lets players randomly unlock them and the prizes hidden within. A mouth-watering 5000x jackpot can be won in this medium-high volatility title, under the right circumstances. There are three locked reels above the main playing field, which can be randomly unlocked. Players can win coins, that unlock different prizes. These coins can create Wilds, cash prizes, or extra Wilds that are added to the main reels, and multipliers that are applied to all winning combinations, reaching as high as 100x. RTP: 95.10%

Egypt Sky

If you decided there was simply too much Cleopatra and skipped ahead, you can pause here. EGT’s 2015 release, Egypt Sky, skips the beautiful queen in favour of 40 flexible paylines, a medium volatility and the ability to win four progressive jackpots. Collect three, four or five Scatters, and you win three, five or seven free spins with increasing cash prizes, and the Wild expansion special feature. When a Wild lands on the second, third or fourth reel, it will cover all three positions on the reel and remains locked in place until the free spins end. Meanwhile, the activation to win the four progressive jackpots is completely random, so all you can do is keep spinning and hope for the best. RTP: 96.30%

Wild Egypt

Looking at all the other slots on this list, they usually follow the same gameplay pattern, even with all the different bells and whistles. Cayetano’s 2016 release does things a little differently. Instead of following set paylines, wins on this 5×5 grid are granted to any three identical symbols in a row, on any position on the playing field. Furthermore, gamblers get cascading reels, progressive win multipliers that make it lucrative to chain wins together, and Wilds that are created in the middle position of a new win. A free spins bonus is also available to players, but it is activated randomly by the statues sitting next to the reels. With a medium variance and an RTP of 94.27%, it is worth a few spins!

Legacy of Egypt

When it comes to looking good, this 2018 Play’n’Go slot has nearly all the competition beat. But its smooth animations and awesome symbols are not the reason we like it. That honour is earned through its 30 fixed paylines, high volatility, and a mouth-watering jackpot worth 5000x your total stake. Collect three or more Scatter pyramids to unlock the free spins. A bonus wheel is then spun, rewarding between 3 to 20 extra turns. Each free spin gets a randomly selected multiplier between 2x, 3x, 5x, 8x or 10x. However, these are not applied until two Wild Scatters land during a free spin to activate them. Then, another bonus wheel determines how many Pyramid spins with multipliers enabled will be played. RTP: 96.00%

Rome and Egypt

The relationship between the Roman empire and the Egyptian kingdom was diverse and complicated, but the two nations grew quite close when they were ruled by Caesar and Cleopatra, respectively. Explore that blooming romance in WMS’ 2012 game, Rome and Egypt, where players are treated to 40 flexible paylines and a medium variance. If you like chasing after bonuses, this title will be disappointing, as it only offers free spins. To trigger the extra turns, you need to collect two, three, four or five Cleopatra or Caesar Wilds from left to right. That will grant five, ten, twenty or fifty free spins, respectively, with the possibility to retrigger the special feature. RTP: 96.00%

Coins of Egypt

If you’re a NetEnt fan, you can breathe easy, knowing they have an Egyptian-themed slot for you to enjoy! Coins of Egypt has a low to medium volatility with 20 fixed paylines and the maximum jackpot of 274,5x your total wager. Not fantastic, but well suited for its variance. The real appeal of this game lies in its bonuses. Players can pick up coins on the first three reels to win cash prizes when a collect symbol appears. Furthermore, winning free spins then pools the value of those coins into red, green and yellow chests. To win what lies inside the chest, gamblers have to collect three identical chest seals on the fifth reel that correspond to the chest they want to open. RTP: 96.97%

Ancient Egypt

Pragmatic Play’s 2018 Egyptian release was met with critical acclaim when it came out, and it is easy to see why, with 10 fixed paylines, medium-high volatility, and a satisfying 5000x jackpot win. Keep in mind, this is just the tip of the iceberg, because gamblers also get to enjoy a joint Wild-Scatter icon that substitutes for other symbols and triggering one of three bonuses. Players can win low awards that is worth 1x stake, high awards that go up to 500x, or the free spins special feature. As seems to be tradition at this point, gamblers get 10 free spins and one of the icons is chosen to be an expanding symbol, that covers the entire reel when it lands if it contributes to the winning combination. RTP: 96.13%

Throne of Egypt

Showing just how popular this theme was is Microgaming’s slot all the way back from 2011. Hard to believe it’s been eight year since! It offers players 25 flexible paylines, a medium volatility and a 10,000 coin grand prize for collecting a five-of-a-kind Wild. Gamblers will also get to enjoy several special features. Two Scatters on the first and fifth reel grant fifteen free spins with all prizes being doubled for their duration. Three Bonus symbols on the second, third and fourth reels grants the Bonus Chamber special feature, you have to find the key in a heap of scarabs, then in a room full of eagles, and finally, which of the three princesses holds it. With stacked Wilds and an RTP of 96.41%, it is quite enjoyable.

Leprechaun Goes to Egypt

While Egyptian themes seem to have prevailed thanks to their intrigue and mystery, back in the day, Irish themed games always gave them a run for their money. This rivalry remains immortalised in Leprechaun Goes to Egypt, a Play’n’Go slot released in 2013. So if you’ve gotten a bit tired of Cleopatra, you get to enjoy her being transformed into a tavern wench if the leprechaun succeeds in finding her during the bonus game. To do so, simply select the right doors and make sure the mummy does not ambush you along the way. Collect three Cleopatra Scatters to win three different free spins. You can play five with a 6x multiplier, ten with a 3x multiplier, or 15 extra turns with a 2x multiplier. RTP: 96.75%

Tales of Egypt

Here’s a slot that does everything by the books. Pragmatic Play’s 2016 title is a decent entry by itself, but does little more than apply a fresh coat of paint to the playing field. The slot has 20 fixed paylines, a maximum win worth 1000x, and a medium volatility. The great pyramid acts as both Wild and Scatter, and can substitute for all symbols and triggers the free spins. Three or more Scatters wins ten free spins, with the possibility to gain more by collecting three or more Scatters while the special feature is already playing. While the extra turns are active, a single icon is chosen from the paytable. This symbol will then act like a Scatter, paying from any position instead of following paylines. RTP: 91.93%

Queen of Riches

Cleopatra makes a return to the reels in Big Time Gaming’s 2016 slot, called Queen of Riches. It is defined by the incredibly high volatility, and the promise of 117649 Megaways to win! Special features include Wilds that can cover up entire reels and count as seven icons. The multiplier that comes attached to these Wilds can be as high as 7x. And if you have several Wilds, their multipliers multiply each other – so two 7x Wilds would combine to give a 49x multiplier. Wilds can only appear on reels two through six. Another available bonus are reel clones, that can create two, three, four, five or six identical reels. Full Reel Wilds can also be cloned using this special feature. RTP: 96.90%

Treasure of the Pyramids

IGT certainly loves their Egyptian games, because after making and re-making Cleopatra three times, they still found the inspiration to create 2015’s Treasure of the Pyramids. Delve into the vast tombs and uncover 40 flexible paylines, a medium volatility and the promise of some super satisfying wins. Collecting three, four or five Scatters rewards eight, fifteen or one hundred free spins, respectively, and when you re-trigger the bonus, the same value applies. The number of extra turns you can play from a single special feature activation is six hundred free spins. Considering all the wins you collect during that time, except five-of-a-kind Wilds will be doubled, you can expect an awesome end-game score. RTP: 92.19% – 96.19%

The Great Pyramid

This 3×3 slot is developed by Realistic Games, and keeps its many bonuses hidden behind the walls of the pyramid. There are some downsides – having only one payline is a very obvious one, and the maximum win goes up to 200x your total stake, which is hardly amazing. Landing three pyramids lets you plunder two pharaoh tombs. The first is filled with 2x notes, while the other is full of 20x notes. After completing the first pyramid, the second one is unlocked. The trail of notes may break at any time, so players get three chances to extend the trail to complete the win. On top of this, gamblers get up to three reel nudges, auto-nudge, guaranteed win super spins, and after-win holds. RTP: 95.20%

Legend of the Pharaohs

Barcrest is a household name, so any title with their name on it is guaranteed to be a fun time. They did not disappoint here, either, as players get to enjoy a bonus-filled extravaganza. You need at least three Scatters to trigger free spins, but the more Scatters you have, the more mini-bonuses you win. So what do these bonuses do? They turn entire reels Wild, remove certain symbols from the playing field or transform them into Wilds, choose one icon to appear as a colossal symbol in the middle of the playing field, and even letting gamblers re-trigger the extra turns with new bonuses. There is also the Big Bet, which plays five linked spins with added free spins chances. RTP: 96.10%

Pharaoh’s Wild

If you liked Egyptian Queen, you will be happy to know Core Gaming also tried their hands at an Egyptian slot back in 2016, too. Here, we play with 20 fixed paylines, a medium volatility and a maximum prize of 500x our total bet. Three or more Wilds anywhere on the reels reward free spins. If no new Wilds appear on the playing field when the extra turns are about to end, the bonus may be randomly retriggered by placing a new Wild on the fifth reel, adding at least five more free spins. If one icon appears fully stacked on the first reel, it activates the Floating Bonus. All other matching symbols will move to the left, and take up positions on the second, third, fourth and fifth reels. RTP: 94.00%

Tutankhamun

When it comes to famous pharaohs, Tutankhamun probably sits highest after Cleopatra, thanks to the big shockwave discovering his tomb proved for the historical community. Realistic’s 2010 release is centred around this junior pharaoh, giving players 20 paylines, a maximum jackpot of 60,000 coins and a medium volatility. The game has only one special feature, which are the free spins. Collect three or more Pyramid Scatters, and you are granted fifteen free spins, where all wins are multiplied by 3x. The game’s RTP is 95.39%.

Temple of Tut

Microgaming also tried their hand at breaching the tomb of the young pharaoh, with a little more success. The slot was released in 2018, and looks that much smoother as a result. It offers players 10 fixed paylines, a medium volatility, and a maximum prize of 1239x your total bet, which is awesome for the offered variance. The title has super reels that can activate randomly, and while that sounds cool, the only difference is that Wilds can appear on super reels, locking them off behind a randomly trigger bonus. Collect three, four or five Scatters to win eight, fifteen or thirty free spins, respectively. While the extra turns are being played, super reels are active in every position on the board. RTP: 96.01%