Pyramid: Quest for Immortality
Pyramid Quest for Immortality is Totally Unique
In common with most digital slots games from Swedish developer Net Entertainment, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality allows players to adjust their bets per spin; players in the USA can wager from 10c to $200. Also like most NetEnt online casino nz games, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality is available for mobile play on tablet or smart phone, too. However, the differences between Pyramid: Quest for Immortality and most other slots make it a game unlike any other.
Different-Sized Reels and More Varied Matches
For a start, although Pyramid: Quest for Immortality features five reels, they are not standard sizes. Reels 1 and 5 are three rows high, Reels 2 and 4 have four rows, and Reel 3 in the center has five, forming a step-pyramid shape. The reels are fashioned as stone blocks that tumble into place in the Temple of Anubis, located in front of a pyramid. The scene is watched over by statues of Horus and Anubis, the gods of Life and Death. Although players must bet at least 10 coins per spin, with coin values adjustable from one cent to $2.00, there are no paylines as we have come to recognize them. Instead, wins are paid for three or more matching icons, starting on Reel 1, that are in any way adjacent, whether vertically, horizontally or diagonally. This creates an astonishing 720 winning possibilities for every spin.
Avalanche Feature Keeps Wins Coming
Pyramid: Quest for Immortality’s Avalanche feature also ups the winning potential. Any icons featured in winning combinations disappear and new blocks drop in to take their place. If at least one new winning combination is formed, the Avalanche repeats, until it forms no new wins. Only then does the spin end, with the player receiving the total prize accrued during the spin. Every three successive Avalanches will increase the multiplier on the spin by X1, up to a total of X10 if the Avalanches keep producing successive wins. The total multiplier at any time is displayed on Anubis’s staff.
No Free Spins Feature
The lack of a Free Spins feature, and no Scatter symbol, is another departure from the usual NetEnt design in Pyramid: Quest for Immortality. However, the Avalanche, Wild and Multiplier enhancements can still deliver impressive prizes. The music is unobtrusive, but true to the theme, and the graphics are beautifully detailed. Pyramid: Quest for Immortality uses the Poker icons 10 to A, as well as five Egyptian-themed symbols apart from the Ankh: the Serpent god, the Falcon god, the Scarab god, the Pharaoh’s Wife, and the Pharaoh himself.
Extra Wilds can be Created
The Wild symbol, a gem-encrusted Ankh, can substitute for any other Pyramid: Quest for Immortality icon, as the game features no Scatter. As usual, the Wild helps create more winning combinations. Any symbols that form part of a winning combination on the top row of Reels 2, 3 or 4 then also turn into Wilds, and stick in place during the Avalanche feature. This effect also multiplies the potential wins, which will in turn keep the Avalanches going, and possibly increase the spin multiplier.