Microgaming invites you on a thrilling journey to the enigmatic empire of Egypt where you will be given an opportunity to unearth the old tombs of famous pharaohs filled with precious stones and other treasures. Wild Scarabs boasts a few lucrative bonus features including the Wild Deal feature with up to 4 extra Wilds on the reels and the Free Spins feature awarding 10 free spins enhanced with Stashed Wilds. The top prize up for grabs is a mouth-watering 104,000 coins!
Wild Scarabs features 5 reels and 243 ways to win, so you don’t have to pay attention to paylines. Before you start off an exciting adventure, we would advise you to adjust the stake by clicking the Bet button. The bet can go anywhere from $0.20 up to a ceiling of $60 per spin. If you prefer fast-paced rolling, go to Settings and choose Quick Spin. Autoplay and Max Bet are not included.
The video slot boasts magnificent visuals and an immersive soundtrack that works well with the theme. The reels embellished with different gold patterns and marble are set against the sky and typical Egyptian desert landscape featuring palms, pyramids and the remains of ancient temples.
Main symbols on the reels include the Egyptian gods – Anubis, the Eye of Ra, Ankh and Horus. Low-paying symbols come in the form of 6 sparkling gems in different colors like purple, yellow, green, orange, blue and dark blue. A gilded Scarab acts as the Wild symbol and it can substitute for all other symbols to form a winning apart from Scatters which are key to triggering the main feature.
The Wild Deal feature can be activated on any non-winning spin where Scarab Wild pops up on the third reel. Here, you can expect to see up to 4 additional Wilds which can help you rack up a hefty prize.
Land at least 3 Scatters anywhere on the reels and trigger the Free Spins feature awarding 10 free turns. Keep in mind that during the feature, any Wild that doesn't form a win will be collected and once you get 3 of them, Wilds will be placed again on the reels helping you form another win. Unfortunately, the feature cannot be re-triggered.
Wild Scarabs is a low-variance slot machine with an average return to player of 96.28%. The game comes with decent graphics and simple but rewarding features that will mostly suit less experienced players. What we didn't like is the playing interface that could have included more options. On the other hand, if you are interested in the history and culture of Egypt, you may want to give it a spin or two.