Pyramid: Quest for Immortality Review
There are so many slot games out there with Ancient Egyptian themes that it takes quite something to stand out from the crowd. In fact, when the Casino Gorilla sees yet another Egyptian slot waiting to be reviewed he lets out an audible groan and it takes a few ripe bananas to lure him into his seat.
Luckily, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality is a little bit different. The clever and ingenious game play on offer from this slot will soon win over the most reluctant of slot game players.
- Different Approach To A Well-Used Theme
- Multiplier Bonus For Consecutive Wins
- No Free Spins Game
- Many Low Paying Paylines
- Game Manufacturer: NetEnt
- Payout Percentage: 96.48 %
- Jackpot: 7200000
- Slots: 5
- Volatility: Low
- Publish Date: 2017
- Bet: 0.1 - 200
- Paylines: 720
- Row Count: 5
- Mobile Version: Yes
Just by looking at the layout of this game you can see that Pyramid: Quest for Immortality is not your everyday slot game. NetEnt have embraced the pyramid idea by incorporating it into the presentation of the game.
That means that you have reels laid out in a 3-4-5-4-3 formation to make a pyramidal shape. Bets start out as low as 10 cents per spin, rising to a high per-spin maximum bet of €200.
How to Play
After selecting your bet amount using the coin and level options, you are ready to start playing. Blocks tumble into position from above, and in order to win you must try to locate at least three of the same symbols on consecutive reels moving from the leftmost to right.
The low value symbols are the traditional 10 to A, carved onto stones which look like those used to construct real pyramids. The five colourful high value symbols are representations of traditional Egyptian symbols such as the scarab, cobra and Horus, along with representations of Cleopatra and Tutankhamen.
There are 720 ways to win, so it does not matter where on the reels symbols appear as long as they are on consecutive reels from the left.
Whenever you form a winning line, the blocks disappear and more blocks fall from above. This avalanche feature is always popular with slot gamers and allows for winning sequences to be extended.
For every three consecutive wins, a meter on the top right of the screen fills up and you are awarded ever increasing multipliers.
This multiplier can go as high as ten times your winnings, but although the Casino Gorilla has had countless spins of the reel he has never managed to exceed a 7x multiplier. That doesn’t stop him from trying though, gorillas are persistent like that!
There are no free spin or bonus rounds in Pyramid, which will doubtless put off a number of players from trying this game. After all, free spins are where big money wins come from in most games, so their absence is certainly a disappointment in that regard.
However, you should certainly be prepared to give Pyramid a chance, as there are special features here which compensate for the absence of traditional bonus games.
We have already mentioned the multiplier feature, which enables you to capitalize on a sequence of winning avalanche spins. The second notable feature of this game relates to the wild symbols.
When a winning payline includes one of the topmost symbols on reels two, three and four, then that symbol changes to a wild for the next avalanche tumble. Ideally, you will unlock two or three of these to guarantee that your next spin will result in a win.
The trick is to unlock wild symbols at the top of the reels and to keep them in place. In other words, not to have any other winning symbols on the same reel, which would cause the wild symbol to tumble down and remove the possibility of a guaranteed wild unlock on the next spin.
Pyramid: Quest for Immortality is the first time that NetEnt have released a slot game with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Having enjoyed this one a lot, we are tempted to ask what took them so long! Despite the fact that there is no free spin or bonus round, this game is very enjoyable to play.
the wild symbol feature makes every spin interesting, and the tumbling reels can extend your winning streak. Individual wins without a multiplier can be for quite small amounts, but if you can earn enough consecutive wins to trigger increasing multipliers then your wins can really mount up.
Although there is no jackpot associated with the Pyramid game, the top prize is an enormous 36,000 times your stake.
This low variance game from NetEnt provides players with regular wins, and although most are small a winning streak can see you land a major return. This game has a return to player of 96.48%, which is reasonable if not particularly generous.
The graphics are excellent, as we would expect from a NetEnt slot, and the soundtrack adds to the Egyptian ambience. Trust NetEnt to take an alternative approach to one of the most common of all slot gaming themes.
Doing away with a traditional bonus game or free spin round was a risky idea, but one which has paid off. This game will reward those who aren’t dissuaded by the absence of those bonus features, as it offers fantastic playability and entertainment.