Lady of Egypt Slot- a new unique 3×3 reel slot from WMS
VideoSlots Casino has recently added a brand new Egyptian themed slot from WMS/SGi titled Lady of Egypt which is a very unusual 3×3 reel slot with 9 paylines in standard basic form, but with up to 10 reels available in total, sounds confusing, but it’s quite simple once you grasped the concept.
Starting at a minimum bet of 0.35 credits you are paying for 9 active paylines that form the large 3×3 grid of the first 3 reels, in addition you are paying a further 0.26 credits for the feature functionality of this slot which includes the remaining 7 reels of this slot which come into play after scoring winning combinations, as well as a free spins round, and several different jackpot rewards on offer.
Lady of Egypt Slot- Base Gameplay
The key mechanic to this slot is landing wins on the primary reel set, there are a variety of different symbols on the reels and it’s worth noting that there are several mixed-pays on offer too, these groups of symbols have a matching background image to them to make them somewhat easier to spot, although if you haven’t checked through the paytable before playing it’s not immediately apparent where some of the wins are coming from (so check the paytable!).
Once a win is formed on the first reel set this 3×3 grid moves to the right with a re-spin of the reels, if further wins are created you progress along the reels, at the same time the multiplier value of wins increase with each win (shown above the reels), and if you manage to reach the 10th reel there are some big rewards on offer that include multiple different jackpot prizes.
On top of this, there is also a free spins round that is triggered by landing the scatter symbols on any of the reels and can award anywhere from 8 right up to 30 free spins depending on the number of triggering scatters and this adds further wild reels onto the slot on every spin making it easier to land successive wins.
|Lady of Egypt Slot - Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Free Spins
Bet Line Multipliers
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.08%|
Lady of Egypt – Free Spins Round
The main bonus round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the special Scatter symbols on the reels, the more scatters the greater the number of free spins awarded as follows.
- 3 scatters – 8 free spins
- 4 scatters – 12 free spins
- 5 scatters – 16 free spins
- 6 scatters – 30 free spins
During the free spins round, there are some extra wild reels that are randomly added to the reels on each spin, this can be up to 4 wild reels in total and they will only appear on reels 2,4,6,8 but definitely do help to create multiple winning combinations and this is the key to doing well when playing this slot.
If you manage to score successive wins on this slot and reach the final reel, a special reel will then spin and can reward multiplier wins up to 1000x as well as 3 different jackpot prizes.
The most important thing to note here is that the multiplier values are based on the bet per line, not the total stake, so at minimum bet you are playing at 0.01 bet per line!
If the special Jackpot symbol lands in the middle of this reel then you are randomly awarded 1 of 3 different jackpots which again are based on the bet per line (not total stake) and can award up to 20000x bet per line.
Lady of Egypt Slot
Lady of Egypt is a decent release from WMS, it offers something new in terms of 3×3 reel slot mechanic, there’s some very nice graphics and accompanying sound effects for this slot, so even if you haven’t got a clue what is going on the sound effects will prompt you that something good is happening!
The initial confusion isn’t helped by the mixed-symbols awarding wins, but once you understand this concept it becomes second nature to spot them.
The main disappointment is the use of the multiplier rewards values which are based on a “bet per line” not a total stake value, which is even harder to work out when you are paying 0.35 credits per spin for a 9 payline slot.
That said there some decent hit potential and excitement on offer from this slot and it definitely offers something new to players with it’s unusual reel layout and slot features.