Eye Of The Amulet Slot Review – Egyptian, But Still Exciting
Eye of the Amulet is yet another slot set in Egypt, with the pyramids in the background. There’s no story behind the game, but it focuses on two archaeologists as they’re the high paying symbols. Although there are no Egyptian deities to shower us with gold, this slot is still very lucrative and has a high variance. So, fans of big wins, this one is for you.
Eye of the Amulet slot is the newest and the last release of 2017 from iSoftBet. It has a 5×4 reel layout and 40 paylines. However, only 20 coins are required per bet, which means that you get twice as many chances than usual. The gameplay isn’t boring and makes up for the fact that the game looks rather generic. The theme doesn’t do it justice, but people must like Egyptian slots if the developers keep making them.
The game has some exciting and theme-friendly features. Before we get to that, let’s take a look at the base game, though. There are nine basic symbols, including two archaeologists, a sphinx and an ankh. The rest are just low-paying symbols from 10 to A.
There are also wilds, which are comparatively frequent and may even form five of a kind wins in the base game. Unfortunately, wilds themselves only replace other symbols and don’t have value on their own. So, paylines fully filled with wilds won’t actually pay you anything. Finally, scatters are there for the bonus, though you won’t see them as often.
Wins in the base game do come often and they are small. However, at the same time, massive wins are also possible, yet rare. It’s an interesting combination because the small wins make it relatively easy to sit through to the big wins. That is, if you manage to get to them at all.
Sandstorm Special Feature
There are two special features in Eye of the Amulet slot and we love both of them. They’re quite rare too, but that only makes sense because they’re usually highly rewarding. As already said, the small wins will sustain you for a while though, so getting to these features isn’t mission impossible.
First off, we’ve got a sandstorm that will trigger randomly in the base game. While you’d hate to get in the way of this natural phenomena in reality, you’ll definitely be happy to catch a glimpse of it on this game. The fun part of it is that you can’t know what it will bring. Whatever it is, you’ll always come out on top, though. This could include random wilds, stacked wilds, five of a kind wins and the bonus round feature.
The Bonus Wheel And 100 Extra Spins
Speaking of the bonus round, it can be activated both during the sandstorm or by collecting scatters. Three of them will give you five spins, four will result in 10 and five in 15 extra spins. In all cases, you’ll get to spin a bonus wheel before the bonus round. This way, you can collect various bonuses and boosts for the duration of the bonus round.
The bonus wheel includes additional extra spins, winning multipliers and extra wilds. These will turn high-paying symbols into wilds. You get to spin the wheel unlimited number of times – until you land on the ‘start free spins’ field. In total, you can get dozens of extra spins, turn four regular symbols into wilds and apply a 5x multiplier!
But that’s not all. The extra spins can also be multiplied during the bonus round itself. This is done by collecting the scatter symbols. They simply add more extra spins to the current number and this is how much you can add during any single spin:
- Two scatters – Three extra spins
- Three scatters – 10 extra spins
- Four scatters – 20 extra spins
- Five scatters – 30 extra spins
You can add these spins as long as you don’t exceed 100 extra spins in total. If you manage to get enough of bonus features on the wheel before activating those spins, this guarantees a mind-blowing profit. With the most bonuses activated, almost every single spin is at least a big win. Things can turn sour if you don’t get extra wilds, though.
We played the game on a laptop and a portable device and we’re satisfied with all versions of the game. Eye of the Amulet slot on mobile has convenient controls and is really fast. The online version is just as great and well-balanced. So, in terms of performance, we can’t give anything but the top score to this slot and iSoftBet.
When it comes to other details, Eye of the Amulet slot doesn’t stand out from other Egyptian slots. The aesthetics and symbols look very similar. The music and sound effects are almost identical to countless other games. While the sounds aren’t annoying, they do get repetitive after a while. Then again, it’s the problem that most video slots have yet to deal with.
When it comes to slots, being unique is no easy task. In fact, Eye of the Amulet has no unique features. We’re familiar with such bonus features. The reel layout isn’t unique either. The theme certainly isn’t. Despite all that, we still enjoyed playing this game. Why?
That’s probably because of all these things in one place. Many wilds, lots of bonuses during the bonus round and the possibility of a re-trigger makes it a slot that could return your bet thousands of times. And that’s exactly what many players are looking for.
Eye of the Amulet slot is a decent example of a medium to high variance casino game. Therefore, players who like to take big risks for bigger rewards should give it a try. We don’t say it’s the best example of this type of slots, but it’s one of the best from iSoftBet. Besides, there aren’t many slots that give you two paylines for the price of one!
|Release Date||December 2017|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.51%|
|Volatility||Medium to High|
|Reels/Paylines||5 Reels and 40 Paylines|
|Min/Max Wager||20p — £20|