Launched by OpenBet, the Pharaoh’s Wild slot machine takes on a theme which we’ve seen reproduced countless times over the years and tries to make it its own. Creating an original slot for this genre is a big ask and not one which OpenBet has entirely succeeded at. The game features some very generic and stereotypical imagery, which appears on a 5-reel, 20-line structure. Expect bets to stem from 20p per spin up to £500 per spin, whilst a non-progressive jackpot worth just 25x your total bet can be won. The RTP (return to player) rate is pretty poor, too, at just 94%.
There is a wild symbol in the slot, although it doesn’t contribute much to the game save for being able to replace all standard paying symbols. As you might expect, the wild symbols cannot substitute for scatter icons in this game. Anubis wilds (misrepresented as wolves, instead of jackals) can also trigger a free spins bonus when 3 or more of them appear anywhere on the reels during a base game spin.
A few other features are also present in the game. At any point, a mummy may randomly appear above the reels, and when he does can throw a bunch of symbols onto the reels. If he chucks wild icons, you can retrigger the feature, too.
Bag 3 matching icons on the first reel and another one of the reels will display the same stacked symbols. Players will get a re-spin with the chance to land wins.
The free spins feature will permit players to start with an unlimited number of free spins. If wild symbols keep appearing on the reels of the slot, then players will keep pocketing free spins and adding them to their tally. Wilds appearing on the fifth reel will also add 5 additional free games to your total. Once no new wilds appear, the bonus ends.
The features in the slot aren’t bad, but the graphics need a bit of work. Unfortunately, this is the same story with virtually every new Ancient Egyptian-themed slot machine of late.