Pharaoh’s Fortune by IGT – Slot Machine Review
In a game that’s relying heavily on features to make itself an attractive target for players, we’re finding an Ancient Egypt theme that’s way too often picked by developers for their new games. Pharaoh’s Fortune delivers the right symbols, much better ones in fact than most slots with this theme, but we’re still left with a very common theme.
The version of the game we have here offers 15 lines and 5×3 reels, but there is a 10 lines version as well. Impressive top rewards have been added to it, winning combinations paying as much as 10,000x, plus you will get scatter symbols, wilds, free spins and big multipliers, so the potential is even higher than you might find at first.
You may adjust the bets in Pharaoh’s Fortune, while using the same number of lines, so you’re left with the option of the line bet only. That one will go from $0.10 to $2, and so with 15 lines in play you can spend $1.50 to $30 each round.
Pharaoh’s Fortune Jackpot
There are huge rewards to be won in Pharaoh’s Fortune, up to 10,000x in the base game, per winning combo. The multipliers of the free spins don’t apply to the jackpot combo, but they boost all other wins by up to 6x, so it’s still the feature when you’re going to get the most out of the game.
As usual, IGT gives us a range for the RTP that’s implemented in Pharaoh’s Fortune, not the exact figure. It’s anywhere between 92.53% and 96.53%, a fairly typical range for them. It’s not a great number, but then again their slots rarely offer more than that.
Don’t go in expecting unique features, the game relies on fairly typical stuff in this area, but they’re improved through multipliers and they end up being a lot of fun.
A winning combination which has a Pharaoh’s Fortune symbol in it will benefit from its presence, as it acts as a substitute for whatever icon is needed in its position. This is not just a wild though, it’s also the symbol that’s going to give away the 10,000x top jackpot. To get that much from it, you need five wilds taking over all positions of an active line. A wild is not going to be a replacement for any feature symbol.
Pharaoh’s Fortune Bonus
To access the game’s free spins, you will need the Pharaoh icon appearing three times on one line. They appear to be bonus symbols, not scatters. You start off with 3 free spins and the multiplier at 1x, but then you pick from stone blocks and you win extra free spins and a bigger multiplier. The start of the free spins is triggered through one of your picks as well, so it might happen quickly, or you might be able to get a lot of extras first.
Multipliers are applied to most wins, but not to the top jackpot combo, the one involving 5 wilds. Unfortunately, only the top jackpot combo pays the same during free spins, so 10,000x. The others have been downgraded, so before multipliers apply they pay up to 300x, instead of 1,000x like in the base game. You can still get multipliers to help you out though. The symbols are all different in the free spins, compared with the base game.
Looking at the theme of Pharaoh’s Fortune, you might not be that impressed of what you’re seeing. The game uses the old Ancient Egypt theme, so there is a lot of good competition for it. What’s to be appreciated about this slot is that its symbols are going to feature only themed images, and they’re definitely not common. You see images of hieroglyphs and various scenes from the life of Ancient Egypt, and it makes it different.
Pharaoh’s Fortune might not excel at things like RTP or offering a unique theme, but I appreciate the choice of symbols and the multipliers which can become available at times.