Just like the TV show, both the land-based and online slots games have enjoyed great popularity among gamers. Everything about this online game oozes conspicuous consumption which was echoed by over-indulgent bling-bling lifestyles of the 1980s and 90s. The video screen is jam-packed with expensive wrist watches, luxury cars, gold bars, flat screen TVs, exotic vacations and high tech electronic gadgetry.
To adhere to the pyramid motif, there are a few Egyptian emblems scattered around like the scarab beetle pendants, an ankh cross and a cameo by the beautiful Cleopatra herself. The expansive symbols list is flushed out with the poker card emblems 10, J, Q, K, and A, in rising order, although the face of each is partially covered by a picture of even more luxury items.
The theme colors are cobalt blue and, of course, gold. All the graphics are of the bold and in-your-face type, but somehow they manage to still invite you in and not put you off. The pyramid logo and the Egyptian soundtrack place you right in the charms of old Egypt, 1940s era.
In this game, you start at the symbolic bottom and you’ll have to work your way up the pyramid by winning points and coins as you ascend to the top of the pyramid which is where the NZD 100,000 prize is kept. By reaching the very top you have the chance of winning a colossal amount of coins.
To be successful at this game you need to have patience and be experienced at pacing yourself, like a long distance Olympic runner. Everything starts slow and small. Remember, the object is to eventually get to the top of the pyramid, and nobody gets credit for taking a helicopter to the top of Mt Everest. So slow down and enjoy the climb.
Accordingly, you begin with only two Bonus Spins and an insignificant multiplier of 1x. Next, you are prompted to select a single tile from the bottom row of the gigantic pyramid. Depending on whether Ra, the Egyptian Sun god, has blessed you, the tile you selected may afford you a larger multiplier, an extra pick of another tile, a bonus spin, or a super pick of another tile that lets you advance to the next highest level from the base of the pyramid.
The game offers a Winner’s Circle Pyramid that allows you to harness 36 Bonus Spins coupled with an awesome 9x multiplier. Be warned that this level of strategy and tactics is better suited for the experienced gamer with a fat money purse.But don’t despair, with 5 reels, 15 paylines, and the minimum wager set at a mere 15 cents, we children of a lesser financial god can also afford to play. However, the maximum bet goes all the way up the scale to NZD450 per payline. Mr. or Ms. Deep Pockets, are you listening?
As the name of the game suggests, the jackpot is 100,000 coins. The jackpot is triggered by landing five Pyramid logos on a single active line. There’s also the Winner’s Bonus feature. It is activated by getting at least three of its namesake pyramids on a single payline. The goal is to grab the main Pyramid symbol so that you will gain multipliers and Bonus Spins during the Free Spin session.
During the Winner’s Bonus play, you will start off with two Bonus Spins plus a multiplier of 1x and that will get you five Bonus Picks, which are symbolized by an Advance Arrow. The Advance Arrow signals to you that you may advance to the next level up the pyramid. You get even some more Extra Picks if you happen to activate 4 or 5 Winner’s Circle Bonus icons as you climb. The maximum number of free Bonus Rounds you can score is thirty-six which comes with a multiplier of 9x. You will be taken to the Free Spins Bonus Rounds after you complete the Picks and the Pyramid is unveiled.
This slot is now a classic based on a TV classic and it appears that neither has lost its popularity to gamers here and abroad. The algorithm is tweaked so that you will not experience frequent or many multiple wins, but when you do win the sizes are worth the wait in between. The soundtrack could stand some updating, but the good news is that with almost all slots machines you can turn the audio down or simply off. Hey, they got a knob for that! The online version of the games is currently offered in Canada, the US and the UK.
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