Design and Gameplay
The eternal tale of the oppression of slaves in ancient Egypt and their subsequent freeing by the mythical prophet Moses is the source of inspiration for this detailed game from renowned online slots provider Fugaso. Set to the background of a beautiful sun setting over the mighty pyramids, with Moses standing on a boulder, looking in the distance as though expecting God’s words. Impressive and riddled with little details that further immerse the player the game's graphics are.
Plagues of Egypt incorporates 5 reels set in 4 rows structure for its slots, as well as 40 fixed paylines.
The ancient stone tablets and scrolls tell the mythical tale of how the Pharaoh refuses to release the slaves that build his impressive empire. So the prophet Moses is said to have drawn power from the Lord and to have released the 10 plagues of Egypt upon the Pharaoh’s kingdom. In this story rests the inspiration for the theme, and it is delivered flawlessly.
Each of the slot symbols represents one of the 10 plagues. Each of the symbols has a value that the player can win. The lowest ones are the signs that represent the death of the first born, the blocked sun, the locust, the rain of fire, and the bubonic plague. The higher paying symbols are the animal disease, the flies, the frog swarm, and the rivers of blood. The highest paying sign is the Pharaoh.
The highest win is the legendary 400 000 for landing on 5 pharaohs along any of the 40 paylines. The wild symbol, represented here as the pyramid, appears only on the second and fourth reels. It substitute for all symbols. If a match is made, the plague is released upon the Pharaoh. Look to the right of the screen to see him. Following is a satisfying animation in which the Pharaoh is subjected to a given plague. The activated wilds grant more respins.
Plagues of Egypt boasts impressive graphics with superb details, and an ambiguous, but effective inspiration for its theme. However, for some players the quality of graphics and sound does not make up for the lack of bonus features. Nevertheless, this should not stop anyone from experiencing this worthy title.