There are plenty of Egyptian-themed video slots out there, but not one quite like Queen of Riches made by Big Time Gaming. The high variance Megaways online slot takes on the theme of Ancient Egypt and puts it in a mold that’s rarely ever been used before, without any standard Wilds and Scatters, boosted by creative new features and brilliant graphics. In Queen of Riches, it’s all about clever base game features and a massive number of betlines.
Merely looking at the Queen of Riches slot, one can’t help but feel amazed by the excellent graphics quality and superb layout. The highest paying symbol on the reels is the pyramid, and there are also recognizable symbols such as the scarab and the Eye of Horus. Low values are the standard 9, 10, J, Q, K and A icons. The game does feature a Wild, just not a regular one. The Egyptian Queen herself is the Wild symbol, but she only appears in stacks. She will pop up anywhere on reels 2 through 6 and fill in multiple reel positions - up to 7. This means that there can be 7 rows of symbols at any time in the game, with the number of columns remaining at 6.
Queen of Riches employs the Megaways system. To form a winning combo you must land identical symbols on adjacent reels, and for that no predetermined lines are required. The configuration of Queen of Riches allows up to an eye-popping number of 117,649 ways to win.
You will find reviews online describing Queen of Riches as a video slot without any bonus modes. That’s a bit harsh, because Queen of Riches does have an extra feature called Reel Clones. We could argue that it has another one, the Full Reel Wilds feature. Reel Clones happen randomly. From 2 to 6 reels can be cloned and showcase matching symbols. This results in huge wins. Queen stacked Wilds may carry a multiplier; in the Full Reel Wilds situation, the max reward can be 49x (7×7) the stake. In theory, you can see Full Reel Wilds to be cloned, in which case the wins would be spectacular.
Queen of Riches by Big Time Gaming can be played from 0.20 to 40 and comes with an RTP of 96.90%. The variance is mostly high, but can come down to medium. One of rare BTG slots not to feature free spins, Queen of Riches takes a risk and that’s something worth praising. The theme, although common, is well-executed, and the 117,649 ways to win take the gameplay to a higher level. Queen of Riches is compatible with mobile devices and loads as fast as you can say ‘pyramid’.