Lucky Pharaoh

There is an ample number of Ancient Egyptian-themed slots you can play on the net right now, and developers are fighting each other to produce something revolutionary and new in the genre. One of the more disappointing titles you will come across is Merkur Gaming’s Lucky Pharaoh. This woeful title uses gemstones and high playing cards as its symbols and has precious little to do with Ancient Egypt whatsoever. Just 9 non-adjustable paylines sit upon its 5 reels, and players are required to wager anything from 20p up to £100 a spin to play it. Even a non-progressive prize worth 5,000 coins can’t really save this lacklustre online slot machine.

Special features

The Lucky Pharaoh icon can appear on the reels and act as a mystery symbol. This means that it can spin itself to reveal another symbol underneath. Hopefully, it turns into a symbol you need to win a payline, but there’s no guarantee of that.

Diamond icons appear stacked on the reels and constitute the best-paying symbols in the slot.

Bonus features

The only bonus feature in this game is the Power Spins Bonus, which is triggered when players land wins worth 4x their total bet or higher. In this feature, players can either collect their winnings or use that cash to play Power Spins. The Power Spins Bonus is, in effect, a simple click and win feature, but one which has more in common with a 50-50 gamble game than any true kind of slot bonus round. Unfortunately, that’s about the bonus round you’re going to get in this game.


Lucky Pharaoh isn’t just the worst Ancient Egyptian-themed slot ever devised, it is one of the worst slots ever released. Costly wagers (in relation to the number of lines) graphics which have diddles to do with the theme, and a truly atrocious bonus round all scream warnings for you to stay away from this game. With so many other top Ancient Egyptian-themed slots out there for you to play, there’s no reason players should ever consider playing this one.