There are small animals which can be seen wandering around in the town below, and Moses blinks up towards the sky as if he is searching for some divine inspiration from the Lord above. Plagues of Egypt is played on a 5-reel set in 4-rows which are shown in the foreground of the scene surrounded by stone structures that are beautifully decorated with hieroglyphics and coloured stone pillars. In accordance with the scriptures, at the time Moses asked the cruel Pharaoh to free his people, and it is said that God gave Moses the power to unleash a tirade of curses on the Egyptians make the Pharaoh change his mind and do as asked. These curses came in the form of 10 horrendous plagues, which was really bad news to the Pharaoh, but great news for anyone that decides to play. Each of the plagues are illustrated with a symbol that also carries a prize value, although the highest payer of the lot is the Pharaoh which provides players with the possibility to win 400,000 if they are lucky enough to land five in a row on any of the 40 fixed pay lines.
The plague symbols are very well depicted and include water turned into blood, many frogs, biting insects, animal diseases, flies, hailstones of fire, skin boils, swarms of locusts, death of the first-born child and turning day into night for three entire days. Although the death of the first-born child is extreme it supposedly was very successful and leads perfectly into the bible story of the Passover.
Plagues of Egypt is a slot machines with a medium volatility and is said to have a RTP of over 95%. Players can choose to bet from as little as 0.40 up to the highest limit of 400 coins, betting at the higher end of the range could see rewards as large as pyramids being awarded. However, to really make this free slot pay high rollers should be prepared to put in time and be patient to get the best payroll, but of course they do have Moses on their side to work the curses!
The wild in Plagues of Egypt is unsurprisingly a pyramid and this can become stacked on reels 2 and 4, once the player activates the reels if they make a match and a plague is releases they will be granted a full re-spin of the reels that uses the plague and sees more stacked symbols appearing on the re-spin reels.
There is an auto play function for players that would rather sit back and watch the action unfold inform of them, the auto play also comes with pre-sets and options of when the player wishes to stop play. Whilst there is no turbo spin, if players press the play button in quick succession this will bring the reels to a fast stop. There are three progressive jackpots that could make an appearance at any time in the game, and these are built from a percentage of the bets that are wagered, but to have a chance at winning them players will need to be playing for real money.
As a theme, there are a multitude of Egyptian slotgames to choose from, but the Plagues of Egypt breathes new life into an already saturated market. Not only is this a beautiful slot to look at but it plays well and more importantly there are an abundance of pay outs considering the lack of features that are on offer.