Egyptian Dreams Deluxe makes Egypt fun again with a goofy style and a few stone breaking twists. Come for the pyramids, stay for the high volatility and RTP of 96.70%.
The Egyptian well is one to which the slot world has always returned again and again with its bucket. In Egyptian Dreams Deluxe we have yet another example of this trend. This time the style is made to stand out by a slightly goofy, cartoonish look.
That look is not quite enough to make this one stand out from the crowd of similarly themed slots, so in that regard, you can just throw it on the pile.
The graphics are pretty fun, with the symbols having a slightly comic twist on the usual selection of cats, pyramids and scarabs that make up Egyptian style slots.
The soundtrack is a pretty pleasing up-tempo version of that reedy sound that is movie soundtrack shorthand for Egyptian setting, with some electric guitar thrown in for utterly baffling reasons. It makes little sense, but doesn’t distract too much and the actual sound effects for the slot are pretty satisfying.
Habanero's Egyptian Dreams Deluxe plays on a five by five grid, with the top two rows starting out covered by stone blocks and therefore out of play (see below for details of how the Unlock feature brings them into play).
The game is an any way wins game. This means that to count as a winning combination the symbols must simply be in consecutive reels running from the leftmost reel to the right. This also means as the two covered rows are uncovered the number of win ways can drastically increase.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except for the Scatter symbol.
The Unlock feature means that if a Wild falls directly underneath one of these blocks the block is destroyed. These destroyed blocks do not come back, permanently increasing the number of ways you can win until they are reset by a free spin round.
Thirty Free Games are unlocked if you manage to break all the blocks.
The Scatter symbol pays out for two or more symbols, no matter where they fall on the reels. If they fall left to right you also trigger a respin in which the Scatters are held in place.
As well as paying out, two or more Scatters will also trigger a Free Spin bonus. During the Free Spin bonus you get 10 spins for hitting two Scatters, 15 for three, 20 for four, and 30 for five Scatters.
You can trigger a further 10 spins by hitting three or more Scatters during free spins.
The return to player of this game is 96.70%, a little higher than our yardstick of 96%.
You pay 25 coins per spin, which made the range of bets on the site we tested run from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.25 up to a maximum of $/£/€250.00 per spin.
The volatility of this game is high. We like high variance games like this as they pair well with our preferred strategies.
Egyptian Dreams Deluxe is an excellent slot with the kind of volatility we like, a reasonable return to player and some fun bonus features.
It suffers a little on the visual front and its odd choice of soundtrack, but on the whole, we would recommend this to our readers. Especially if you are not bored of the whole idea of an Egyptian themed slot yet.