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Mysterious Egypt Slot review

Pragmatic Play

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Ready for yet another Ancien Egypt adventure? Yup, once again you can relish in the familiar symbols in a chase for big wins. Mysterious Egypt slot is one more release by Pragmatic Play with a theme old as time. 

But however overused, it seems like the popularity of this type of slots doesn’t fade. Players respond quite well to the images of pyramids pharaohs and other symbols used over and over again. Considering visuals, don’t expect anything innovative, but the same probably can’t be said for the gameplay. 

Betting Options & Bonus Features

Mysterious Egypt slot takes you to the beautiful scenery with pyramids and Nile in the back of the 5x3 grid with 10 paylines. You can place a bet anywhere from $0.10 to $100, while the maximum winning potential goes over 5,500x the bet. Here you can experience the highest level of volatility, ranked 5/5 on the provider’s chart. The RTP is 96.5%. 

Nicely decorated royals in Egyptian style are the lowest symbols, while golden cat and hawk symbols bring medium payouts. Look forward to the pyramid and Eye of the Ra icons as they are bringing the highest payouts - 200x and 500x the bet for five of a kind respectively. 

At the top of the grid, besides the game logo, there is a Mystery Symbol field. Here the symbols 

are revolving and changing from spin to spin.  The field shows which one is active, and when enough corresponding symbols to form a win land, these symbols may expand vertically to cover all positions.

An image of the queen of Egypt represents both Scatter and a Wild that substitutes for all other symbols. Once three, four or five of these symbols appear simultaneously, the 10 free spins is triggered and a payout of 2x, 20x or 200x the bet is paid. 

Before the bonus round starts,  two special Expanding Mystery Symbols are selected randomly, triggered only if enough symbols for a win are present. After the payout of regular symbols in free spins, the special symbols may expand vertically, one after other to cover all 3 positions on the reel. 

Landing another batch of 3 or more Scatter during this feature awards 10 more free spins with the currently selected special symbols. Special reels are in play during the bonus round that can also be purchased for 100x the stake via the Buy Bonus option. 

Roshtein’s Take

This release features gameplay quite similar to the ones in the Book of Vikings. Still, Pragmatic Play did add a little spice to it with random expanding symbols in the base game and two special ones instead of one in the free spins mode. 

But is it enough to stand from the crowd? I’m not convinced and deem it as a mediocre attempt to revive the interest in the seemingly unkillable Egyptian-themed slots. Don’t get me wrong - there are some great games revolving around this subject, but can’t say this is one of them.

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