Chances are you haven’t played a game quite like Temple of Luxor by Genesis. Yes, the slot features a familiar Ancient Egypt theme by the execution is original and creative and there really is a lot to love about this game. The gods of Ancient Egypt take central stage and their treasures are showcased across the reels. The real-life venue, a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River, is now a part of the city today known as Luxor. In ancient times, this is where Thebes was located. A sanctuary and a home to several great temples, this destination will sweep you off your feet like the desert wind.
Temple of Luxor is played across two sets of 5 reels, 4 rows and 100 paylines in total. The reels are set in the outdoors, surrounded by temple pillars. A large obelisk with engraved pictograms divides the reel grid into two sections. In the base game, the set looks more like ruins, whereas during the bonus round the temple is restored to its former glory. The 5 reels on the left pay from left to right and the other set on the right pays from right to left.
Representations of Egyptian gods award higher payoffs whereas 9, 10, J, Q, K and A are worth much less. The Wild and the red Ankh bonus icon are the two special symbols in the game, one acts as the substitution symbol and the other one as the trigger for the bonus. You cannot change the number of active lines, but you can activate Autoplay or Turbo mode and set your stakes between spins.
A minimum of two Ankhs on either side of the obelisk, four in total, is needed to activate the Free Spins round. The player gets 10 freebies, and the obelisk becomes a central reel which is completely Wild. Winning combos are formed from left to right and right to left and additional free spins can be won as long as you land more Scatters. The 11-reel free spins feature amounts to an epic bonus giveaway and improves on the payout potential since the during the main game can be a little underwhelming.
The list of Egyptian-themed online slots is endless, but Temple of Luxor is worth looking into. Genesis developers deserve a pat on the back for creating a fresh game out of a stale theme. The visuals are awesome, even though they may not be the crispiest of the lot. Punters who get lucky with Wilds in the bonus round could win treasures fit for a Pharaoh. The treasure hunt unravels with a lively soundtrack, which is also a nice touch since Egyptian-themed slots often feature mystic and predictable sound effects, or melodies and sounds that don’t match the theme at all.