Lisa Cheban | 03 March, 2023 12:14 | Last update on: 03 March, 2023 12:14
Ancient Egypt online slots are commonplace, with titles like Cleopatra, Book of Ra, and Book of Dead cementing their legendary status. On the 23rd of February, 2023, Yggdrasil, an innovative online casino content publisher, announced that it would be adding to that collection.
The company collaborated with its partner studio, Bang Bang Games, to unveil a brand-new Egyptian-style slot, Pharaoh’s Gaze DoubleMax. Yggdrasil claims this game is packed with the suspense and excitement players adore.
It’s a highly volatile slot played on a traditional 5×3 game board with up to 20 bet lines. Players can win up to 15,000x the stake whenever they activate Scarab Free Spins, Pharoah’s Gaze Wilds, and Yggdrasil’s exciting Game Engagement Mechanic, DoubleMax.
With every successful spin, the DoubleMax function increases a win multiplier by two times. When symbols that produce a win are removed from the reels, a valuable wild replaces them, giving players the potential to make more winning pay lines.
It is also possible for a gem to appear whenever symbols come up on the reels. Then, the Pharaoh’s Gaze Wilds function will activate once three gems are gathered on one reel. This adds one to three extra Wilds on the said reel during the subsequent three spins.
As expected, this brand-new release from Yggdrasil also houses free spins. Players can activate the Scarab Free Spins feature whenever three or more scatters land on the reels. This awards them seven Free Spins and a gem bonus. Note that the DoubleMax™ multiplier doesn’t reset.
Players can also take advantage of the Bonus Boost feature for increased chances of winning. This function adds 25% to the total bet, thus doubling the likelihood of activating the Scarab Free Spins. Additionally, the game has a Bonus Buy feature which provides free spins at the cost of 100x the bet.
Stuart McCarthy, Yggdrasil’s Head of Product & Programs, commented: “The DoubleMax feature is something we’re incredibly proud of and we couldn’t be happier to see it added to another crowd-pleasing title developed by the team at Bang Bang Games. With a proven theme and exciting features, we’re confident this will be a huge hit.”
On their part, Frank McPolin, Bang Bang Games’ Managing Director, said: “There’s no doubting that players have a strong affinity to Egyptian-themed slots, and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to release one that we think will delight fans of the genre, especially one as exciting as this thanks to the addition of one of Yggdrasil’s best-performing GEMs.”