Pragmatic leads players to the deserts of North Africa once again with Pyramid King. Their star, John Hunter, who is always a handy guide on such a journey takes a rest this time, but we got to admit that the “JH and the” motif is kinda getting old. Anyway, we head to the monumental pyramids of Giza, where the pillaging of precious grave goods will continue.
Played on the routine 5X3 layout, Pyramid King is a fascinating slot to play because of its recurrent paying wilds and free spins sessions. The premier jackpot prize on offer is the clincher, though, giving you a chance to walk away with an instant 1000 times your bet!
Play Pyramid King For Free- Mobile & PC
A slot that counters the unforgiving destination it is set in with its leniency. Play Pyramid King for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- RTP: 96.5%
- Medium-High Variance
- 25 Paylines
- Bet Range: €25-125
- Jackpot Slot: Win up to 1000 times your Bet!
- Bonus Round
- Devices: Smartphone, Tablet, Desktop
First Impressions, Basic Rules, Paytable, & Math Model
As we have come to expect from Pragmatic Play, Pyramid King is pleasing to the eye. Hi-res symbols occupy a structure that appears to be the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza because of well, the stoop, as well as its distinct Ikhet (translates to glorious light), a term that might not be new to Nike Fans. Once the player finishes taking in the scenery, it’s on to the pre-spinning essentials.
The first thing you need to do is use the – and + button to select an appropriate bet. Play begins when you hit the spin button sandwiched by the mentioned bet selectors, but there is also an auto-play setting, which allows you to pre-set up to 1000 spins. Options for faster gameplay are available on the auto-spins settings, ≡ button, and as “hold space on keyboard” for those playing on desktop.
There are 25 paylines on which to trigger wins by aligning 3-5 symbols. Speaking of symbols, they start with A, K, Q, & J low-pays, which are bejeweled to fit the theme. Up next are the high-pays, where we get an ankh, an Egyptian Cobra, a ring, and the head of an Anubis sculpture. As for the rewards, the latter is the most valuable dishing out 20 times your bet. And mirroring its payout is a pharaoh statue, which comes with substituting powers on top of the premier paytable prize.
Those looking to embark on a casual trip to the deserts of Egypt will be pleased to see a medium-high volatility rating and a default Return to Player Percentage of 96.5% whether you are in the jackpot prizes screen or not. Playing for the premier jackpot prize is pretty much what it will be all about here, but this means that the game will be free-handed when it comes to what it has to offer in a base game that culminates into a hyped-up bonus session.
Riding the Camels
Appearing alongside the regular pays and the substituting wilds are the camel symbols. Six or more anywhere on the grid will gain you entry into a jackpot screen where you get to play for instant cash prizes of up to 1000 times your bet.
Remember the Gold-Link Re-spins screen on the Gold Digger slot by iSoftBet? Well, Pyramid King’s jackpot screen works the same way, with the exact number of triggering symbols being transferred thereon. Just like the gold nuggets, the camel symbols are cashable at the end of the round, and if you manage to fill the entire screen with them, you are walking away with a whopping 1000 times your bet!
Things get interesting in the ten free spins bonus round, which is triggered by landing three scatters on the grid. An expanding symbol is randomly selected before it begins, meaning that matching full stacks of regular pays is beyond easy. The best-case scenario would be to have Anubis selected as the expander, and then have a 5-of-a-kind winning combination. After the evaluation of any other payouts, the Anubis symbol would expand to cover all the reels, triggering an aggregated multiplier of 500X (20X on 25 paylines) on the spot.
Lucky for you if the expanding symbol turns out to be the camel. You will only be needing two appearances on a free spin to trigger an expansion, giving you so many chances of having a go at claiming the coveted 1000X jackpot prize.
A typical jackpot slot either dies or lives with its jackpot feature. Luckily, that is not the case with Pyramid King, a satisfactory slot even without the prizes it flaunts at the top of the grid!