A 5×3 reel slot with just the one bonus feature- don’t worry, we’ll come to it in a bit- is as straightforward as you’re going to get, but there’s certainly no shame in that.

This isn’t the first Ancient Egypt slot you’re going to come across at an online casino, nor will it be the last. But as long as casino players carry on wanting to play slots based on this theme, software providers will carry on making them.

No prizes for guessing that the card symbols are the low-paying ones and that the other ones are worth more. The one worth the most is the beautiful lady, with the Pharaoh mask, the winged God and the Eye of Ra also well worth a few bucks each time you get them in an adjacent line on the reels.

But where this slot is somewhat different to any other is in terms of its special symbols. The book symbol can appear anywhere on the reels and just getting two of them wins you a prize; but that’s small fry compared to getting three of them.

That will activate the free spins round and that’s where the fun really starts. But better than getting just three Scatters is getting a combination of Scatters and Book and Snake symbols. Managing two of one and one of the other (in any order) means that any wins during the free spins are automatically trebled.

But before the free spins get under way, it’s time for you to be assigned a special symbol. It’s randomly chosen for you and each time it appears during the round, it will expand to cover the whole reel, and so maximise your chances of securing something big.