Pharaoh’s Dream is part of a category that has a veritable army of slot machines, different in some ways, but for the most part sharing the same focus on Ancient Egypt and on certain symbols that most seem to use. One of the top 3 most popular themes of all times, it’s going to be found in this Bally slot in its usual form, meaning that you shouldn’t expect much visually. Feature wise, let’s see what we find.
As it uses 5×4 reels, the game also adds more lines than it’s in the average title, with 40 being in play. A win of up to 500x can be expected from each combination, which means that you get paid up to $5,000. Features do include all the usual options, such as Pyramid Wilds, Pharaoh scatters and free spins.
You will get your chance to play Pharaoh’s Dream, but do expect to spend at least $0.50 each round. The game has 50 coins in the bet, covering 40 active lines. The minimum coin value is $0.01, while the highest one of $10 will take the total bet to $500. It seems like a regular wager range for Bally, with many of their slot machines having similar options.
Pharaoh’s Dream Jackpot
Thanks to the 500x reward that you can get from the game’s best wins, you could win up to $5,000 from a single combo, or maybe as much as $200,000 from all 40 lines that are available. You will need the maximum bet though, if you want that kind of reward.
If the RTP is the one that’s interesting to you, the one offered in Pharaoh’s Dream is likely to disappoint. It’s at 93.99%, which seems normal for Bally slots that are also available in land-based casinos. If you’re playing online slots though, you should be able to find a lot of other games with similar themes but with an RTP of at least 96%, and I’d suggest you check out those first.
While you do get special features from Pharaoh’s Dream, I didn’t find any that were particularly interesting. The usual ones are available, meaning wilds, scatters and free spins.
Here, you have the image of the Pyramids, a very common choice for an Ancient Egypt slot machine. You may use such symbols as substitutes if their location is right, with appearances on the same active lines where some regular symbols need more companions to form a combo. Wilds may also pay on their own, with the 500x top reward coming through their wins.
As for the game’s free spins, those will be triggered via scatter symbols, another very common choice made for the slot’s features. Have the Pharaoh icons scattered and on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels, to get 10 free spins, as well as a cash prize of 4x the total bet.
The set of reels on which you play changes, now including stacked wilds, but removing the regular wilds and scatters at the same time. These extra stacked wilds are added to the last four reels. Even better, they are locked in their positions when they appear, so you can use them over the course of several rounds.
The theme is not going to be that exciting, there are just too many slot machines to use it already, and the graphics will not give you better reasons to love the game either. You have a standard Bally release in that way, with graphics that look adequate for a land-based machine, but average at best for an online one.
As for the symbols of the game, some will have things like pyramids, pharaohs, Eye of Ra, scarabs or the Ankh, while others get very simple and boring Royals.
Pharaoh’s Dream doesn’t excel in any particular area, delivering a common theme, average graphics and mostly boring features along with a below average RTP.