Ancient Egypt seems to be one of the gambling industry's goto themes for games, as there are countless classic and video slots based on the topic. IGT is one of the developers that have taken full advantage of Egypt's long and storied past, and they are continuing the trend by releasing the Pharaoh's Fortune slot machine.
Pharaoh's Fortune is a 5 reel, 15 payline video slot that tries to bring a bit of style to the Ancient Egyptian games which these days, like a 2000 year old mummified king, can be a bit tired in their presentation. To change this, IGT has added a bit of quirky 80s music (Walk Like an Egyptian) as well as a bit of a lighthearted theme in the game's presentation. Symbols are presented as hieroglyphics that have a bit of a funny nod to them, as horsemen are thrown from their carts, wigs fly off of heads, birds dance, and moons are eaten. This presentation is what makes Pharaoh's Fortune such a gem to play.
Feature wise the game includes wild symbols, free spins, scatter symbols, and a Pick'em game that triggers win multipliers and the above mentioned free spins feature. The game's symbols include an eagle, queen and king, man in a chariot, snakes, dogs, Anubis, owl, and scarab, each of which have their own pay structures.
Playing Pharaoh's Fortune was a lot of fun for me, becoming one of the more quirky games that I have experienced from IGT in their online betting platform. The game mixes in enough fun features alongside the humour to make this slot machine a game that is a must try. Even if you don't care for Ancient Egypt, there is enough here to make Pharaoh's Fortune a game well worth your time.