Ancient Egypt. What a fascinating period in history. Pyramids, curious gods, pharaohs and wealth. And mummies! Let's not forget the mummies. Ancient Egypt has always fascinated and intrigued.
And the period has certainly had enough attention in the world of online slots. Ancient Egypt has to be among the most popular themes for casino games online. It seems that a new Egyptian-themed slot is released almost every week.
Some of these slots are not very good. Some are average. And some are, in our opinion, very good. In this article, we will present some of our favourite Egypt-themed online slots. We will not include all the slots in this category. That would take a small eternity to read, and even longer to research and write. Let's stick to a few of the top online slots set in Ancient Egypt.
Book of Dead
Let's start with the Egypt-themed slot. Book of Dead is among the most popular online slots. It is the third instalment in the popular Rich Wilde series. You can read more about the series in our article about slot sequels at Wildz Casino.
The Egypt-themed classic from Play ‘n Go offers 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines. The game is set inside what presumably is a pyramid (while it could also be a tomb or a chamber). The slot combines classic playing card symbols (10 – A) with Egyptian symbols like a Pharaoh, Anubis and Blue Eagle.
The reason for Book of Dead's popularity is the (Rich) wildly entertaining and rewarding Free Spins round. Before the bonus round starts, a symbol is chosen at random. This symbol will act as an expanding symbol for the Free Spins round. If you get the most valuable symbol (Rich Wilde), you could be looking at some massive wins.
Doom of Egypt
Few slot providers do Egypt better than Play ‘n Go. The newly released Doom of Egypt has 5 reels, 4 rows and 10 paylines. It's a simple setup, but if it's not broke, don't fix it. The design is a cross-over between Legacy of Egypt and Rise of the Dead, and the result is great animations and fresh design.
The game symbols also consist of classic playing cards (10 through Ace), and the Egyptian touch is represented by three ancient Pharaohs and Anubis, the god of the underworld. The game's Wild and Scatter symbol is the sacred Egyptian Scarab Beetle.
Doom of Egypt follows the same game mechanics as Book of Dead. This means that a random symbol will act as an Expanding Wild during the Free Spins round. This, plus the classic Play‘n GP Gamble feature where you can try to multiply your winnings, has Doom of Egypt lined up for classic status in the Egypt genre.
Mega Moolah ISIS
You have probably heard about Mega Moolah. It's the world-famous progressive jackpot slot that holds the record for biggest online casino win. It's been a fan-favourite since the release in 2006—that's an unbelievably long shelf-life for an online slot.
But did you know there is a follow-up to the popular game? This Microgaming slot from 2010 has 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines. Where Mega Moolah is set on the savannah in Africa, Mega Moolah Isis is centred around Isis, the popular Egyptian Goddess of Fertility and Bounty. She's known to reward her worshippers with excessive riches and abundance. And that sounds fitting for this jackpot slot.
We're starting to think playing card symbols are mandatory for Egyptian-themed slots, and in this slot, we're served 9 through to J. Also, there's montages of Ra, pyramids, golden lotuses, diamond brooches and Isis (the game's Wild).
The slot offers a Free Spins round where you can start with a whopping 30 Free Spins if you're lucky. But the main draw here is the randomly enabled bonus round. It might not offer wins as big as its predecessor Mega Moolah, but it still offers 4 jackpots of various sizes. The biggest win to date was around $1 million.
Pyramid: Quest For Immortality
One of the reasons Ancient Egypt still fascinates in this day in age is because of their many customs and beliefs. One of them is that they thought that a Pharaoh would be reborn as immortals after their death. Therefore they were buried – with their possessions and treasures – in excessive coffins (sometimes a coffin inside a coffin inside another coffin!).
And this quest for immortality is at the centre of this popular NetEnt slot. It utilises an unusual reel configuration, where the 5 reels come in different shapes following the following pattern for the number of rows: 3-4-5-4-3. The reels could vaguely resembles a pyramid if you wanted it to.
The usual playing card symbols are of course present, in addition to classic Egypt-themed motives like a golden Scarab, a Pharaoh, Isis and many more. If someone asked us to describe what Ancient Egypt style music sounds like, we'd probably say like the soundtrack to this slot. It sounds a lot like the pyramid map in Super Mario 64, a reference you likely won't get if you're born in the last two-and-a-half decades.
The game makes use of the Avalanche mechanics where winning symbols are cleared from the playing area and replaced by new ones. For every third consecutive win, you get an increased Win Multiplier, taking your total win higher every time.
The Wild Generation features turn winning symbols into Wilds for coming re-spins. This, combined with the multiplier up to 10x, can make for some very profitable spins.
Valley of the Gods
Last, but most definitely not least, is Valley of the Gods. Slot provider Yggdrasil doesn't normally venture into Ancient Egypt, but they have with this very popular online slot.
Just like with Pyramids, Valley of the Gods offers a slightly unconventional setup. And we're not just talking about the fact that it's the only slot on the list with no playing card symbols. We're talking about the 5x5 reel setup where 12 of the symbol positions are covered by golden scarab blocks.
What, now? Yes, parts of the reels are covered. The goal is to remove all these blocks by forming winning combinations. Every time a winning combination is formed, some of the blocks are removed, and the player is awarded a respin. When all blocks are removed the two Scarab collections on each side of the playing area is activated.
The Blue Scarab collection on the left awards Win Multipliers, starting at 2x and increasing as you form new combinations. The Red Scarab collection rewards +1 Extra Life which will activate a respin on a losing spin. You can accumulate more extra lives just as you can increase the win multipliers. Once you are all out of extra lives and there are no winning combinations formed, the counters reset, and the blocks return.
It might sound complicated, but it really isn't. What it is, on the other side, is very entertaining and sometimes rewarding.
Egypt Slots at Wildz Casino
This is just five of our favourite Egypt-themed online slots. There's tenfold that to choose from out there, and you can play the best of these games at Wildz Casino. You will also find hundreds of non-Egypt slots, from the oldest classics to the latest titles, in addition to plenty of Live Casino games.