The game consists of 3 rows and 5 reels, with a total of 10 paylines. The minimum bet that you can place is 0.10, which is split up evenly across the available paylines. The maximum is 10 per payline, which adds up to a total bet of 100. The slot’s volatility is rated as 4 out of 5 by the developer, which is high but not too high. The Return to Player (RTP), on the other hand, is 96.5%, which is up to the industry standard and will provide a good return in the long run. When it comes to mobile devices, Mysterious Egypt is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems and browsers, as is the case with all modern Pragmatic Play games.
The pay symbols here are very well designed and fit in quite nicely with the overall theme. The low-value ones are the default card symbols from 10 to A, but stylized to look more Egyptian. The higher-value symbols are the Egyptian gods Bastet and Horus, a pyramid, and the most valuable symbol, the eye of Ra. There is also one premium symbol, in the form of the Queen. This acts as both a Wild and a Scatter. As such, it can be used to substitute any other symbol in the game, to complete a set. If you are lucky enough to land 3 or more queen, you will trigger the slot’s special feature for a chance at big wins.
The first feature that you might notice in Mysterious Egypt is the one that gives the game its name. These are the so-called Mystery Symbols. Each spin, a random symbol will be chosen to become mysterious and display in the field above the reels. This symbol will expand to cover its entire reel, and it does not matter if such symbols are connected, as they will pay regardless of position. However, there is a catch here, as the expansion will not trigger unless more than one chosen symbol lands.
The other prominent feature in the game are the free spins. These are triggered upon landing 3 or more queen symbols anywhere on the board. When this occurs, you will be given 10 free spins, during which there are 2 mystery symbols for each spin. This further increases your chances of winning big.
Lastly, there is also a bonus buy feature for the less patient. With this, you can spend cash to buy your way into the free spins. Do beware of the price for this, since it is quite steep, but it always is in these features.
The Bottom Line
Mysterious Egypt is a solid slot game that has a familiar feel to it. It is reminiscent of the popular Books series, in terms of mechanics, but also takes some chances by incorporating its own take on the genre. The setting, although a bit worn out by now, is still well-utilized and pleasant. There are enough features to keep you engaged, but not too many, so as to confuse or overwhelm. This makes the game suitable for newcomers as well as more seasoned players.