An Ancient Egyptian Themed Five Reel Slot Featuring Expanding Wilds
This WMS designed slot is based around Queen Nefertiti. Her name means ‘a beautiful woman to come’ and she was known for her beauty and grace. Nefertiti was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten during the 14th century B.C, who took an active role in establishing the Aten cult, a religious mythology which defined Aten, the sun, as the most important god. The wild symbol relates to this mythology, with the sun blazing behind a pyramid. Other symbols on the reels include a scarab beetle, an ankh, a sphinx and a falcon, while the feature symbol shows the golden tomb of a cat.
Temptation Queen is another fine slot to add to the many Egyptian themed slots in the casino, offering the following range of features:
The game’s wild symbol features a pyramid with the sun blazing in the sky behind it. This wild will substitute for every other symbol in the game, even including the bonus symbol, which is slightly unique. The wild appears on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Any time a wild does hit the reels, it will expand to fill an entire reel any time that doing so will lead to a win. The perfect spin will see a wild appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time, expanding to fill all of those reels with wilds. This will guarantee at least 4 in a row wins across every win line, while matching symbols on reels 1 and 5 will see a series of 5 in a row wins paid too.
To enter the free spins bonus feature you’ll need to land the cat feature symbol on three adjacent reels from left to right. With the wild substituting for the bonus symbol too, this is made a little bit easier, as you can activate the feature with a combination of the two.
At the start and end of the feature you’ll see a full-size image of Nefertiti at her alluring best. During each of the spins, the reels are set up a little differently, ensuring wins are more likely. You’ll therefore usually come out of the feature with a nice sized win. The free spins can be retriggered at any time too, which will see 8 additional spins added to your existing total.
Temptation Queen features a 5x3 reel configuration and a default number of 30 win-lines. Players can change the number of win-lines to any number between 1 and 30.
To control the game, there are two options. The ‘classic’ panel sets the game up in the usual way, where you’ll choose the number of lines and the coin value and then hit spin. The ‘quickbet’ panel shows you a series of boxes featuring a total stake for the spin – simply click one and the spin will start.
The queen herself is the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 1,500 coins for hitting five in a row, while the sphinx and the falcon each pay 500. The ankh and the scarab beetle join the playing card symbols A, K and Q at the lower end of the pay table.
The backdrop to this WMS slot features a sandstone wall complete with ancient hieroglyphics, while the reels have a lighter sand coloured backdrop. The expanding wild is the standout symbol in the game, with the golden pyramid in the forefront, and the sun emitting rays into the sky filled with constellations. The soundtrack is a generic one during the base game but entering the feature will see this change to one reflecting Egypt.
Temptation Queen is an enjoyable slot where a win is never far away. Any game with expanding wilds creates a nice level of excitement, especially when those wild reels line up and pay out big. Things get even better during the free spins, with more winning opportunities. While the game would have benefited from more variety, this will appeal to those who enjoy a sprinkling of history in their slot play.