Ascension: Rise To Riches Slot Review 2021

Join us as we ascend on an epic adventure to Ancient Egypt, be sure to feast your eyes upon the Ancient God Osiris himself in Ascension: Rise To Riches by Microgaming partner Old Skool Studios!

Ascension: Rise to Riches dives deep into the heart of Egypt, and if there’s one thing we’ve come to know about Egypt, it’s that where there’s Pyramids and Sand, there’s treasure to be found.

Join us in this Ascension: Rise to Riches Slot Review, Where we’ll hopefully Rise to Riches ourselves as we play


Ascension: Rise To Riches Theme  

When we think about the title Ascension: Rise to Riches, it doesn’t really give us any clues to what the slot theme could be, once you see it for yourself it becomes apparent that it is based around the Egyptian era.

The backdrop in Ascension: Rise to Riches is nothing spectacular, there is not much significant detail in the background whatsoever, the only thing you will notice is a tiled wheel standing idle on the far left corner of the screen.

The title Ascension: Rise to Riches can be seen underneath Osiris on the left-hand side, with 7 amounts subject to that. It seems Old Skool has put most of the detail on the left side of the screen, leaving the right side a little bare.

Even though Ascension: Rise To Riches is simple in terms of visuals, we are compensated for this with Sound effects. Old Skool has compiled an array of sounds that really tie in with the theme, making it realistic and exciting all at the same time.

We know Egyptians loved everything Gold, so we can’t help but notice that Old Skool has embraced that in Ascension: Rise to Riches by making Gold the theme colour.

But will we have any luck winning some Gold of our own?

Ascension: Rise To Riches Betting and Symbols

Ascension: Rise to Riches offers its players a wide variety of Betting options. 

Bet sizes can be customised by Total bet, Coins Per Line and Coin size in Ascension: Rise to Riches. The lowest betting option is £/€0.20 per spin, and the highest betting option is £/€120 per spin. 

With plenty in between the two to choose from, there’s an ideal option for everyone here. 

When looking into symbols, the highest paying symbol is the triple Ankh symbol, followed by the Double Ankh and single Ankh, but any combination of these symbols will pay. Following on from the Ankh symbols we have Anubis and Ra.  

Low paying symbols consist of two tile symbols. There is also a Wild, which substitutes for any regular symbol. Special symbols are made up of Free Spins Scatter Symbols and Osiris Scatters

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 120
Maximum Win 2,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 20/09/2021
RTP 96.24%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.2

Ascension: Rise to Riches Base Game and Features

Ascension: Rise to Riches is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed paylines and offers a generous max win of up to 2000x your bet.

To form a win, you will need a connection of 3 or more symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. 

The Osiris Scatter in Ascension: Rise to Riches is the only symbol that is not required to be in a win line, as these symbols serve to trigger the Epic Strike Feature.

We have previously touched upon the 7 figures located on the left side of the screen, these figures are the main part of the Epic Strike Feature. 

In order to earn yourselves one of these prizes, you will need a minimum of 3 Osiris Scatters to land in view. The more Osiris Scatters you land, the more you win.

  • 3 Osiris Scatters – 1x
  • 4 Osiris Scatters – 5x
  • 5 Osiris Scatters – 15x
  • 6 Osiris Scatters – 40x
  • 7 Osiris Scatters – 100x
  • 8 Osiris Scatters – 500x
  • 9 Osiris Scatters – 2000x

Ascension: Rise to Riches Free Spins

Free Spins in Ascension: Rise to Riches can only be triggered on reels 2, 3 and 4. 

Once Free Spins has landed, the once idle wheel on the far left corner will come to life. On the outer part of the wheel are ten numbers, these amount to Free Spins. The ten inner numbers however amount to a starting multiplier. The Multiplier applies to all wins except Osiris Scatters.

The max amount of Free Spins that you could win are 30, the minimum amount is 10 with 4 other amounts in between. There are however only 2 Multipliers available on the wheel in Free Spins, a 2x or a 3x.

Spin the wheel to determine your fate!

During Free Spins, you will have the opportunity to earn extra spins, to do this you will need to land 3 Free Spins symbols. The amount of spins awarded through a re-trigger is equal to the initial trigger.

Once Free Spins come to an end, normal gameplay can resume.


Ascension: Rise to Riches Our Verdict

Old Skool Studios has attempted to revive the Egyptian era within Ascension: Rise to Riches, but given how over-utilised this theme is, it’s hard to be impressed by that alone. 

When looking to the stats, things look a little more impressive Ascension: Rise to Riches has an above-average RTP of 96.24% and a maximum win capacity of 2000x. This Maximum win value may seem low when compared to most other slots at the moment, but it is a lower volatility game.

For players who prefer a more relaxing and simple gaming experience, Ascension: Rise to Riches will definitely be your cup of tea.

Although it may not be for everyone, Ascension: Rise to Riches does have its own unique qualities, the Epic Strike Feature and Osiris Scatters that Rise you to Riches are both a very welcome addition to this slot.