Red Rake’s latest Egyptian-themed game, Guardians Of Luxor takes us to a hidden chamber deep within a pyramid where piles of gold coins are protected from plundering by statues of the dog-headed God of the Underworld, Anubis.
This deceptively simple 5-reel, 3-row game features 30 paylines and a betting range that starts at 0.30 and goes up to 60. Wins are formed by landing matching symbols adjacently on a payline. Winning combinations must start from the outer left reel. And with loads of special features, this game packs a surprising amount of punch!
The lower-paying symbols on the reels are all theme-related; the Eye of Horus, the Ankh, the Phoenix, and the Winged Sun.
But the higher-paying symbols aren’t and consist of a triple 7, a double 7, and a single 7.
Anubis is the Scatter, and landing three or more will trigger the Free Spins round.
There's a regular Wild, which replaces standard symbols to form wins and gives payouts for three or more.
The Osiris Wild can land and stick on the middle reel. It will expand to fill it while the other reels respin. The Sacred Scarab Wild also triggers a respins feature.
The remaining symbols, the golden and silver pyramids and the Wheel symbols, all multiply the value of your bet.
Sacred Scarab Feature
When a Sacred Scarab Wild lands on the middle reel, it expands to fill all three positions and stick for three respins. Land more Scarabs during these, and they'll also stick and reset the counter to three. Land enough Scarabs, and you'll win one of the three jackpots, the Minor, Major, or Grand. You can see the value of these jackpots above the reels.
Osiris Wild Feature
When Osiris lands on the centre reel, he expands to cover it and sticks for one respin.
Free Spins Feature
Three Anubius Scatters triggers the Free Spins. The number depends on a pick-’em-style game. Choose and open keyholes until you get three matching numbers, 5, 7, 10, 11, 15, or 20 Free Spins. Any wins during this round will be multiplied by 2 x or 3 x. Three scatters on the middle reels retriggers the round.
The silver and gold pyramid symbols increase the value of your bet. Land three to nine of the silver pyramid symbols boosts your bet by up to 100 times. Three to five of the golden pyramids will raise it by up to 200 times. The Wheel scatter on reels 1, 3, and 5 triggers a one-spin roulette mini-game. Your bet will be multiplied by whatever number you land on for the next spin of the reels.
At first glance, this is a retro slot game, complete right down to the old-time seven symbols on the reels. But once all the special features start kicking in, you realise there is a lot more to this game than meets the eye. So can you defeat the Guardians and claim the riches of Luxor? Find out right here at Gala Bingo. Good Luck!