Pyramid Quest For Immortality


Pyramid – Quest for Immortality Online Casino Slot Review

We feel that we have said this many times before here on the site, but it is worth saying again that slots developers are simply not taken seriously until they have made an entry into the Ancient Egyptian theme. This is by no means the first time that NetEnt has got involved with the style, having games such as Egyptian Heroes to their name, but Pyramid – Quest for Immortality is the first time that they have really tried to do something new with the style. It is a relatively modern take on the genre and noticeably different to anything that even the biggest fans of the theme will have seen before, so let’s see whether it makes the grade in one of the most crowded genres in all of gaming.

The Style and Base Gameplay

We know what to expect on most levels when it comes to Egyptian slots and Pyramid – Quest for Immortality does not exactly go too far out of its way to change things up. In fact, we would even consider the symbols on this game to be somewhat basic compared to what we are used to seeing on the reels from NetEnt, although that is not to say that the game is not interesting and fun to look at. The playing card icons play a part and they have not exactly been modified too much to suit the style, and they are joined on the reels by the sphinx, a mask of Cleopatra and three different gods.

This is one game where the symbols themselves may not be the first thing that players notice, and it could well be the board itself that catches the eye first. The reels rise and fall in terms of size, with three rows on the first and fifth, four rows on the second and fourth and then five in the middle. This layout will be familiar to any fans of IGT and Multiway Xtra, and the same 720 ways to win that players would be used to from those games are in effect here. It almost feels like a cross between Siberian Storm and Cleopatra, and given the fact that they are two of the biggest slot games ever released, we can certainly see why NetEnt would draw inspiration in this manner.

A golden ankh is the wild card symbol and it is every bit as useful as players would hope – and there is a little more to the wild action on this game than may initially meet the eye as we will discuss below.

Features and Extras

Pyramid – Quest for Immortality makes use of rolling reels to keep the action ticking over, and we debated whether to include it as a feature or as part of the base gameplay. The fact is that with no other real features aside from the extra wilds, it made sense to split things up. If you are unfamiliar with this kind of action and have never played the likes of Gonzo’s Quest previously then it is pretty simple. When a winning combination hits the board, the symbols that have contributed to it will disappear from view and that leaves some room for more blocks to fall into place, with the hope being that they will lead to another winning combination. The fact that you have additional chances to win without the need to pay for a spin is definitely handy, and consecutive wins can potentially be boosted too as every three wins landed in this manner will see the multiplier increasing by one, up to a top end of ten times the standard prize value.

We only need to be brief about the extra wild action as it is pretty simple. You will see that some of the positions on the board have a blue background, indicating that they are slightly different to normal. Any symbols in these positions that form part of a winning combination are guaranteed to be wild on the next spin, so while it will not make a massive difference, with 720 ways to win in effect those wilds can definitely be a massive help.

Our Thoughts on NetEnt's Pyramid – Quest for Immortality

We were not sure which way it would go here on Pyramid – Quest for Immortality, but as it turns out, it is actually one of the better Ancient Egyptian slots out there and there are dozens of them. We are firmly of the opinion that more win lines are always better and you cannot look past 720 of them here which, to our knowledge, makes this the biggest Egyptian slot out there right now. We were surprised to see a lack of free spins here, but the rolling reels do a good job of making up for it, especially with the win lines ensuring that it is by no means difficult to keep the wins coming. Overall, this is a very good game with plenty going for it, and anyone that loves the genre and likes to go big will definitely appreciate what lies in store here.