When it comes to pokies, there is literally no theme as prevalent as Ancient Egypt. But, with respected developers iSoftBet tackling the theme, it can be certain they have added a few unique gameplay twists. The game in question is Kings Of Gold, which once again embraces the dusty, mysterious world of Egypt as it was thousands of years ago.
As would be expected, Kings Of Gold is populated with all the traditional imagery, including hieroglyph painted stone temples, flickering torches, and even a few golden cat statues. But just because the theme is recognisable, it doesn’t mean that iSoftBet haven’t applied their own special brand of creativity. Stacked Wilds keep the base game interesting, while an innovative Sands Of Time mechanic makes Free Spins an exciting spectacle.
In terms of base specifics, Kings Of Gold features 5 reels and 25 paylines. Plus, a high volatility rating keeps the action fast paced and intense. The highest paying symbols include the already mentioned Golden Cat, an Ankh, a colourful Scarab, and a Golden Pharaoh statue.
It all works more or less as is expected, but the pokie really comes to life when a Bonus feature is triggered. There are 2 bonuses in the game, including the Sands Of Time, and Hold And Win. Both offer a specific set of beneficial mechanics that are sure to result in some impressively large payouts, up to a maximum of 18x the original wager.
Matching at least 3 Pyramid Scatters triggers the Sands Of Time, while matching at least 5 Golden Coin scatters triggers Hold And Win.
Welcome The Sands
During a Sands Of Time Free Spins sequence, a unique gameplay mechanic comes into play. Some, or all of the reels can be captured by the flowing sands, prompting them to spin in sequence with one another. This means that the captured reels will always have the same symbols, resulting in enormous, perfectly matched sequences.
During a Play And Hold Bonus, Gold Coin symbols will become locked to the reels, once landing. Each new coin will also reset the 3 Free Spins, potentially allowing the round to go on for some time. Once a Golden Pharaoh lands, all Gold Coins on the reels, at that time, will be collected for a massive final payout.
There is no doubt that iSoftBet have managed to breath new life into the Ancient Egyptian theme with Kings Of Gold, providing a wonderfully unique angle that is sure to keep pokies enthusiasts smiling from ear to ear.