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Pyramyth from Thunderkick has piqued our interest with an Ancient Egyptian setting in a futuristic format. All too often slot providers capitalise on the popular genre that is Ancient Egypt, making for what can materialise in a stale and uninteresting theme. This new and futuristic setting certainly breathes new life into a timeworn theme, but can the gameplay inspire just as much curiosity?
In this Pyramyth slot review, we’ll be embracing this somewhat strange and futuristic Egypt to see what it’s all about.
Thunderkick has taken something portrayed many times through many slots and turned it into something a little bit different with a futuristic theme.
In the background, you’ll see Pyramids that look like they’ve been built in the year 3000, and beside them, you’ll see huge statues of Ra, the God of the Sky. The God of the Sky is quite aptly standing tall, but even he doesn’t stand as tall as the peculiar floating pyramids in the sky.
The music in Pyramyth does well to compliment the Egyptian setting, but attention will undoubtedly be drawn to the reels where we see even more evidence of an Egypt we haven’t seen before.
The words ‘modern’ and ‘Ancient Egypt’ really don’t belong together. But here, Thunderkick has taken something generic and turned it into something interesting.
The betting options in Pyramyth more than cater to every kind of player. The lowest option here is £/€0.10 per spin, and the highest option is £/€100 per spin. There are several different options between the two, so players can feel confident about how Thunderkick has thought of everyone here.
The highest paying symbol in Pyramyth is the Cleopatra symbol. Following on from her is Ra, Sebek and Anubis. Low paying symbols are Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 & 9.
There’s also a Scarab Symbol. This symbol acts as Wild, and it will play an important role within the Free Spins round. Before we get to that, let’s have a look at what Pyramyth can do in the Base Game.
Pyramyth is a 5 reel slot with 15 fixed pay lines. To form a win, you’ll need to connect at least 3 of any symbols from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the left-most reel.
Pyramyth stands out as one of those slots that pay big for connecting a full line of the highest paying symbols. A full line of the highest paying Cleopatra symbol pays 75x, and that isn’t even taking into account the Wild Multipliers.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except for the Scatter.
Any pay line that includes Wild Symbols will benefit from a multiplier based on the number of Wilds included in the pay line.
Those who are familiar with Thunderkick’s own Midas Golden Touch will be familiar with this kind of gameplay, and the potential it brings.
3 or more scatters trigger the Free Spins in Pyramyth.
Every time a win is formed, then the Sticky Respin feature will activate. This gives you a chance to improve your win line with more of the same symbols or form new ones.
Wild symbols may land in view, and they’ll remain on the reels for the remainder of the bonus. The symbols will also roam to a new position before each new spin.
Pyramyth is very similar to Midas Golden Touch, with a couple of subtle differences in the way the Wilds work.
In Midas Golden touch, a guaranteed Wild was placed somewhere on the reels on every spin.
This is a feature you don’t see in Pyramyth. Here, you’ll need to land Wilds normally. This sounds inferior to how Midas Golden Touch did it, but the benefit here is that they’ll remain for the duration of the bonus.
If more than one Wilds land in view, then things will really start to get exciting as Wilds start to roam around the reels.
Thunderkick often utilises their own features through subsequent slots in a different way, making for a new experience.
The Beat the Beast series all shared similar concepts, but with different functions to make them slots in their own right. Pyramyth may follow in the footsteps of Midas Golden Touch, but how the Wilds behave makes it different enough to make it a viable alternative.
Pyramyth can be extraordinarily exciting within both the Base Game and the Free Spins thanks to the Wild Multiplier Feature. This is especially true within the Bonus, where Wilds may start to accumulate and roam for massive hits. The statistics stated by Thunderkick makes this slot even more appealing, with win capabilities of 10,000x and an RTP of 96.17%.
To summarise, a compelling spin on the generic Egyptian theme and a reimagining of the immensely popular features from Midas Golden Touch makes Pyramyth one to look forward to.