With five reels and 20 Paylines, not to mention a thrilling bonus feature, Ramesses Riches is a medium-to-high variance slot made by NextGen Gaming.
Its Ancient Egyptian theme is based on the legendary King Ramesses. (Who was actually one of 11 pharaohs of the same name.)
Also known as Ramesses the Great, Ramesses II was the nineteenth dynasty of Egypt’s third pharaoh and the most celebrated of the New Kingdom. And you can step into his shoes in this game!
The game is set against a deep-blue sky with a backdrop of pyramids, Ramesses himself and the feline goddess Bastet. And with colourful symbols and straightforward game structure, there’s plenty to enjoy here.
How to play
Ramesses Riches suits all levels of playing experience. Coin sizes in the game range from a penny to a tenner.
The lower-value symbols are the standard playing card icons from 9 through to Ace, while the higher-value icons are the game-specific emblems. These include the Eye of Horus, Bastet, Cleopatra plus a sacred papyrus scroll.
The Ankh symbol serves as the Scatter in Ramesses Riches. (This looks like a cross but has a loop in place of the top arm, and it was used in Ancient Egypt to symbolise life.)
Ramesses himself is the Wild, and when he forms part of a winning combo, the win is doubled. The Wild replaces all icons apart from the Ankh so that you get a payout from an otherwise incomplete combination.
Land five Ramesses in a row to win 5,000x your line bet. This means if you’ve made a higher wager, the payout will be more should you strike it lucky with this rate but highly lucrative combo.
This is the main bonus feature in this game, and you launch it when you land at least three of the Ankh symbols. Line up three of these and bag a dozen free whirls, four for 16 and five to enjoy a lovely 20 free spins.
During this round, to make things even more lucrative, all wins are multiplied three times. What’s more, you can launch an indefinite number of further respins while this feature is in play.
For each extra Ankh revealed in the triggering spin, you will get four further free spins. And if you get a free spin win in Ramesses Riches, a multiplier of up to 6x is applied.
This kicks in whenever you have a winning combination. Hit the ‘Gamble’ button and choose whether to pick a red or black or a suit bet. The former will double your winnings if you make the right choice, while the right suit will increase your bet fourfold.
Return to Player (RTP)
This is average-to-generous with Ramesses Riches, at around 95.5%, making your chances of a win relatively high.
We’ll be honest. Ramesses Riches isn’t one of this operator’s most visually sophisticated offerings. Equally, there are plenty of other slots on the same theme around. But despite the shortcomings in terms of the graphics, described as ‘dated’ by one reviewer, there are still enough winning opportunities and variety to sustain interest.
The wins in the base game tend to be relatively small, with the bigger yields coming in the free spins feature, but don’t expect to win free spins that often. Equally, there isn’t a progressive jackpot in this game.
But only you can decide if this game is for you. Give it a whirl, and let us know what you think or visit Roger.com for more online slot games.