Well, it's another day, another Ancient Egyptian-themed video slot. I've probably played more of these games than there are actual pyramids in the country. Play'n Go's Dawn of Egypt slot fits right into the stereotype, with familiar looking symbols that I feel like I've seen dozens of times before, not to mention features that don't do a lot to knock your socks off.
Dawn of Egypt is a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot set in front of an Ancient Egyptian temple, complete with eagle statues on the side. The game's icons are a combination of standard slot icons (J, Q, K, A) as well as pyramids, scarabs, scorpions, snakes, Ankhs, pyramids, lotuses, and different deities. The artwork is high quality and the animations are very well done, and when you strike a win the icons pop to life.
The features in this game include scatter symbols, wild symbols, free spins, symbol upgrades, wild scatters, and Pyramid Spins. Free spins are set off when three or more scatters are unveiled on the reels. A prize wheel then pops up and the number of spins you're awarded is determined with a spin. During the free spins round, a wild scatter pyramid can show up, and if you get two or more, the Pyramid Spins feature is set off. This mode allows for larger wins, with the top prize being 5000x your bet amount.
These features, when combined with the game's layout give Dawn of Egypt a maximum theoretical return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.2%. It should be noted though that Play'n Go allows casinos to choose from lower RTP percentages, with the lowest number available being an almost criminal 84.3%. Always check the RTP before playing a Play'n Go game for real money to make sure you're not being ripped off.
Dawn of Egypt can be played on desktop and mobile devices, and the game looks equally sharp on both platforms. I preferred to play on my smartphone, as the game does look great on the smaller screen. While I'm sick of Egyptian themed games, this is a decent enough game that's worthy of your time. Give it a spin here and see if it suits your fancy.