While there’s hardly a shortage of Ancient Egyptian-themed slots, this popular offering from Jackpotjoy, the five-reel Valley of the Kings Slot game, is definitely one of the better ones out there. Indeed, it could help you see why these games are so loved, and why Ancient Egypt has traditionally been such a rich source of inspiration for games developers.
With up to a massive 50 Paylines and a new quick-stop button to speed up the gaming action, this slot also has a free spins bonus round that could see you land a big win. So pack your bags for this mysterious land and travel back in time on an archaeological dig as you aim to reveal the treasures buried with the ancient pharaohs in their tombs.
The backing music is relaxing and meditative, while the smart graphics of the game’s background constitute a solid-stone tomb wall covered in mysterious hieroglyphs. The semi-transparent reels hover above, and there’s plenty of detailed decoration, while a gold glow bathes your whole screen.
How to play
You’ll find Valley of Kings Slot enjoyable whatever your previous level of slots playing experience. And it’s also a very straightforward one to get your head around.
Coin sizes range from a penny to £4, and there are up to 50 Paylines in all, although you can edit this number to play with fewer lines using the command bar at the bottom of your screen, which also adjusts the bets. The maximum wager is £200, while the top payout is a whopping 1500 coins for five mask symbols.
Match up the various mystic emblems to reveal the hidden passage to the pharaohs’ burial place.
Essentially, 10 symbols are divided into two separate groups of four and six. The least valuable but most common icons are the playing cards, from the number nine to the Ace.
The remainder of the paytable is made up of the golden mirror, cross, beetle and gold mask emblems. These are the more potentially lucrative, rarer icons.
Valley of the Kings Slot special features
There is a Valley of the Kings Slot Scatter symbol (the game’s logo), plus a Wild (the sarcophagus). The latter replaces all symbols bar the Scatter, and can cover several positions at once, and sometimes a whole reel.
Free spins bonus
This feature is the highlight of Valley of the Kings. Launch it by bagging a hat-trick of Scatters on any one Payline – and receive 10 free spins. Should you land at least another three Scatters during the round, the bonus will trigger again, meaning you pick up a further 10 freebie whirls.
(And, by the way, the coin size used during three free spins is the same as that used for the triggering spin.)
Unfortunately, you won’t find a progressive jackpot in the Valley of the Kings slot game.
Return to Player (RTP)
Return to Player or RTP is fairly standard here at 95.20%. Remember, this is the sum paid out relative to the levels of betting on the game.
Give Valley of the Kings Slot some serious consideration as a solid choice for your next game, even if you think you’ve seen it all as far as Egyptian-themed slots are concerned. It offers the chance to win some attractive cash prizes, and could also serve as a great introduction to one of gaming’s most popular slot sub-genres.