Queen of the Pyramids is a Playtech progressive jackpot, online since 2009 and is one of 38 progressives currently in the Playtech stable. The game is based upon an Ancient Egypt theme, which is all the rage at the moment and offers a number of ways to win in addition to the progressive jackpot.
Queen of the Pyramids is a 5-reel, 9 payline progressive pokie with two coin sizes: $0.15 and $0.25. Only 1x coin can be played per line, and so the maximum bet size is either $1.35 or $2.25. The progressive jackpot can only be accessed if you are playing the maximum. Wins are multiplied by the line bet and pay left to right.
Queen symbol is wild and substitutes for all other symbols, except the Scorpion scatter and the Unicorn bonus symbol
The game is elegantly designed and the Ancient Egypt theme is stylishly represented. Symbols are drawn in a modern hieroglyph style using muted colours, and include birds, fish, ships, pyramids, a Pharoah and Cleopatra herself. The music is an electronic take on ancient Egyptian music, with a loud incessant drumbeat and a harp gliss on a winning spin. A somewhat shrill bell sounds as each reel stops spinning which can, thankfully, be muted.
While the progressive jackpot on Queen of the Pyramids rarely reaches the astronomical heights of other slots (such as Mega Moolah), it does nevertheless provide very substantial wins on a frequent basis. The jackpot is won on average every 23 days, with the average size of win being just under $56,000. With a minimum jackpot size of $6,000 ($0.15 coin size) or $10,000 ($0.25), and a biggest win to date of $249,960 in March 2013, the game represents very good value.
To win the progressive you must line up 5 x Queen wild symbols and be playing the maximum bet
Bonus round: The Bonus round is triggered when 3x, 4x or 5x Unicorn symbols appear on any payline. Players are taken to a separate screen, where they’re presented with an Ancient Egypt version of a game show wheel. The wheel spins, and the multiplier it lands on (between 500x coins – 3000x coins, or $125 – $750) is the bonus win.
Queens of the Pyramids can be played at Playtech casinos such as Grand Reef