Stunning design isn’t something you normally associate with Novomatic but that’s just what you’ll find here. The interior of a pyramid forms the backdrop to the action. Joining the lower value A to 9 symbols are 4 higher paying hieroglyphs done in the style of golden jewels. The Egyptian queen is the most rewarding symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll receive a payout of 1, 3 or 12 times your total stake.
The all-seeing Eye of Ra is the wild and substitutes for all of the standard symbols. The blue wild can land on reels 2 and 4 only. The red wild appears on reel 3 only. When this forms part of a winning combination, the payout gets a 2x multiplier boost and is doubled. There are 2 extras on offer in Pyramid Fortunes.
Free Games feature - this round is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the pyramid scatter left to right on the same spin. After a payout of 5, 10 or 50 times your total stake, you’ll go on to play 10 free spins. During the free spins, the reels are made up only of the higher paying hieroglyph and Egyptian Queen symbols. You can also win 10 more free spins every time you get 3 or more scatters.
Jackpot feature - this can become active on any spin where a wild hits. You’ll then head to a new screen where you’ll be offered the pick of 12 objects. Behind each 1 is a coloured jewel. Find 3 matching gems and you’ll win their associated jackpot prize.
Novomatic has kept things pretty simple here. The design is excellent and that’s not just compared to other slot games from this developer. The imagery really is good. The gameplay isn’t especially exotic but the Free Spins feature with high value symbols only offer plenty of potential. The jackpot prizes add another layer too.
If you’re after plenty of variety from the bonus features, then you’ll probably be better served looking elsewhere. For simple, Egyptian-themed action then Pyramid Fortunes is well worth a visit. I also suggest you try Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes where the win potential is higher and it offers the same progressive jackpots.