Wonders of the world
The Ancient Egyptian civilisation lasted longer than any other civilisation in history - for 3,000 years, dating from 3,500 BC. Based around the Nile, this ancient kingdom was ruled by a dynasty of pharaohs and their queens. The Egyptians were farmers, scientists, artists and architects who created wonders we still marvel at today, including the Pyramids of Giza. The mythology of gods and goddesses is another big influence on modern slots, with games such as Ra’s Legend taking their influence from hieroglyphs and symbology to celebrate the Egyptian Sun God.
The enduring fascination for all things Egyptian has seen several record-breaking exhibitions of artefacts around the world; for example, Tutankhamun’s mask proves enduringly fascinating whenever it is displayed and has influenced everything from fashion to interior design. It is no wonder that we remain enthralled by the Ancient Egyptians and that some of the best-loved slots have an Ancient Egyptian theme - think the iconic Book of Ra.
Queens of the Nile
There is no doubt that Cleopatra retains a grip on our imaginations and has inspired some of the greatest slots ever. Famed as a great beauty, she was also a naval commander, diplomat, linguist, writer and medical practitioner. She was embroiled in one of the greatest romances of all time and famously took her own life with a poisoned asp at the age of just 39.
It goes without saying that this incredible woman has proved a huge inspiration for slots developers; for example, she is the flirty queen of Pragmatic Play’s Queen of Gold, one of our 6 Reels Slots with multipliers galore. Aristocrat’s Queen of the Nile fills the reels with scarabs and hieroglyphs, while Cleopatra Mega Jackpots from IGT is a real showstopper with five mega jackpots.
Do you prefer some fun and frolics with your history slots? A While on the Nile has 50 paylines and features Cleopatra, a pharaoh, jewels and a glitter ball - all wrapped up with stacking wilds and plenty of opportunities to crank up the Nilometer or unleash the free spins feature by landing scarab beetles! Ancient Egypt slots with Cleopatra as the main character never fail to be entertaining and lucrative.
Land of the pharaohs
Cleopatra may rule the Nile, but she didn’t get it all her own way. The pharaohs have proved equally inspirational throughout history and continue to fascinate us today. Tutankhamun’s mask may be an icon but it is Rameses who remains the greatest of them all - a ruler who expanded the Egyptian empire and secured it against attackers with his military genius.
Ramses Book from German maker Bally Wulff contains numerous hieroglyphs you must decipher to unlock the treasure, while the all-powerful book is the key to free spins. Next Gen’s Rameses Riches features the mighty pharaoh as a wild symbol delivering multiplier wins during the free spins feature. The sleek and beautiful Bastet, in the form of a black cat with an ankh around her neck, delivers six free spins whenever she appears.
Gods and goddesses
If you are fascinated by the mythology of Ancient Egypt, you are also well-served with some superb slots. We love Osiris, from Game Lab, which is based on the god of life, death and the afterlife. The graphics are gorgeous and the gameplay features grouped wilds, free spins and respins, all set against a magical Egyptian landscape.
Horus is the protector of the rulers of Egypt and the son of Osiris and Isis. Iron Dog’s Treasure of Horus slot features flying scarab beetles and the jackal-headed god Anubis, who helps to unlock the secrets of the hidden chambers. This innovative slot looks and sounds beautiful, transporting you to faraway lands under a searing blue desert sky.
Game Art’s Gold of Ra is a superbly detailed slot that takes us deep into a tomb packed with all the treasures of the sun god. Beautiful to look at, this immersive slot transports you back thousands of years to the days when Ra was believed to be swallowed by the sky goddess Nut every night and reborn every morning.
Into the tomb
Not all Ancient Egypt slots are historically accurate; for example, Play’n GO’s Leprechaun Goes Egypt takes the famous Irish character to the pyramids to meet Cleopatra and solve the riddle of the sphinx. This is a crazy cultural mash-up that works a treat. Rich Wild and the Book of Dead is another slot from the same developer that is firmly in Book of Ra/Indiana Jones territory - and none the worse for it - with its free spins and lucrative expanding symbols.
No look at Egyptian slots would be complete without a scary mummy on the loose. We love Nektan’s Mummy Gold with its cartoon-style graphics and wild mummies ready to rampage over the reels!
If you love Ancient Egypt slots, you will love going back in time and playing Ancient Egyptian-themed slots at Online Slots NZ.