Pyramid Quest For Immortality Slot Review
If you are looking for a slot that offers high volatility, with the chance to win some mind-spinning amounts of money (with up to £7.2m available to be won for the higher rollers), then you need to check out the Pyramid Quest for Immortality slot from NetEnt.
The Pyramids were one of the original Seven Wonders of the World and these ancient tombs were once covered entirely in gold across all of its four faces. Looting, time and erosion has seen the gold long since gone but the main body of these magnificent edifices still remain and the secrets they contain therein are still being discovered today.
It is unsurprising that they have been the source of inspiration for so many different films, stories and games including slot games and you can experience this one yourself at the popular Leo Vegas Casino.
The first thing that you notice about this slot is that it has the usual high production values you have come to expect with NetEnt. The background music is perfectly chosen as it has a distinctly Egyptian theme and the reels themselves have been set out in a 3-4-5-4-3 format which makes the reels resemble the shape of a pyramid too.
The backdrop of the slot is the pyramids themselves but set against the night sky which does give the game a rather more interesting aura of mystery than had it been a simple daylight picture. The controls of the slot are located at the bottom of the screen and are instantly recognisable if you have ever played any other NetEnt slot before.
The slot also has the Avalanche style gaming applied to it. This is called Cascading Reels or Rolling Reels on other slots and with this style of play, any winning symbols on a spin will flash and then disappear, causing the symbols above them to drop down and new symbols be generated in their place on the reels. This can then trigger additional wins from that single spin.
When this occurs three times in a row, the multiplier applied to each successive win using Cascading Reels will increase by one up to a maximum of 10x the standard amount. As a result, this feature can lead to some massive wins if you are fortunate enough to hit several of them in a row from a single spin.
There are a number of different symbols on the reels to look out for. The Playing Card symbols are the low value symbols which is a bit disappointing as I’d have liked to have seen perhaps some Egyptian hieroglyphics instead to fit in with the theme. These symbols only pay out smaller amounts from 1 coin up to 7 coins, which are very small wins indeed (especially when you consider your standard wager is 10 coins).
There are five higher value symbols although these too do not pay out massive amounts. They are the three Egyptian golden symbols (which offer pays of between 2 coins and 10 coins per pay line) and the two death masks of Nefertiti and Tutankhamun, who offer pays of between 5 coins and up to 25 and 50 coins respectively.
As you can see with the relatively low value of standard wins, you really need the Avalanche feature, as well as the multipliers, to build up and trigger multiple wins across multiple pay lines in order to activate some of the higher wins possible on this slot.
Pyramid Quest for Immortality Slot Key Features
The biggest shock about the Pyramid Quest for Immortality slot is that it only has one key feature and that is the Wild symbol. This is the Ankh symbol and it can replace any of the other symbols in the slot on the reels to trigger larger or multiple pay line wins.
One nice feature of the Wild bonus is that if your Wild lands on the top row of the reels on the second, third or fourth reel and is part of a winning combination, then rather than disappearing when the next Avalanche of symbols is triggered, it will instead remain in place and turn the symbol that lands there into a Wild symbol for the Avalanche Spin too.
As you can see, this is the way it may be possible to land some of the much higher value wins if you can land more than one Wild in the top position on the reels as this could lead to many successive Avalanche bonus triggers and thus increase the multiplier and greatly increase the value of the cumulative win from that single spin.
It has to be said though that not having a Free Spins bonus does give the Pyramid Quest for Immortality a rather singular dimension and in truth, it does place added importance on triggering those Avalanche wins, especially if you can do so using one or more of the Wilds at the top of the reels as this is the only way to land some of the bigger value wins.
To conclude, I think Pyramid Quest for Immortality is a slot which is aimed primarily at high roller players who want to wager a larger amount of money and accept the hits that come with more volatile gaming, in the hope of landing one of the huge 36,000 times your stake wins that are possible. For the medium to lower stakes player, there isn’t quite as much to offer and the game does not have the same appeal or as many features to keep you playing as some other slots.
One final point to remember is that in this game, bankroll management is absolutely key as you do not get as many of those “top-up” wins that you get on medium to lower variance games. As such, you should always play the amount per spin that you are comfortable with and which affords you a lengthier spell at the reels as it is through having more spins that you will be able to try and land some of the bigger prizes available on the slot.
However, if you can hit one of the big wins then you can win a considerable amount, far in excess of what you spend and clearly make a big profit. The only problem is, those wins don’t come along too often.
This was NetEnt’s first ever adventure into the field of Egyptian myth and legend and it is an outstanding slot. It is certainly a high volatility game and the jackpot size in the base game of 500 coins doesn’t sound much, but add in multiple pay line wins and multipliers from the Avalanche feature and this rises to a massive 36,000 times your stake, which can be huge for higher rollers. Pyramid Quest for Immortality is an unusually set up slot that has some intriguing features, but it does lack a free spins game which will mark it down in the mind of some. This however is a perfect slot for big jackpot hunters.
|Where can I play?||Leo Vegas Casino|
|Number of paylines:||720 Ways to Win|
|Number of reels:||5|
|Is autoplay available?||Yes|