Don’t let the sunny Egyptian weather fool you. Where we’re going, you’ll want to bring some warm clothing. With an overcast sky and an unnatural fog, it’s immediately clear something not’s right in the pharaoh’s domain.
But while the graphics look quite fetching, the gameplay feels a touch too familiar for our liking. It’s not the first time Play’n Go have cloned another slot, but they were never this blatant about it, either.
Doom of Egypt Slot Review
There’s just something really cool about the ancient Egyptian aesthetic combined with colder colors. We’re used to an excess of gold and sun for every game with this theme. So when you replace that with a cloudy sky and a thick fog, you get something quite eye-catching! The fog shifts and moves about, as do the potted plants. It’s easy to see that the developer spent quite some time polishing the visuals for this release.
Having said that, some areas clearly received more love than the others. Symbol designs tend to be varied in terms of quality. Some, like the gods and the Wild, clearly had a lot of effort put into them. Meanwhile, playing card royals have been given some attention, but not much. They’ve added some Egyptian décor to the icons. We’d have preferred to see more theme-fitting symbols, like the Eye of Horus or maybe cat statues. All good so far. But it’s the special feature that’s our main issue. Doom of Egypt’s bonus is lifted almost completely as is from the popular Book of Dead slot. Now, don’t get us wrong, it is an excellent special feature, and one you will thoroughly enjoy. But since there are no notable changes, there’s no reason to pick this game over Book of Dead. Heck, both releases even use the Egyptian theme! They could have at least picked something visually different.
How to Play Doom of Egypt
You play Doom of Egypt on a 5×3 board with 10 flexible paylines, which you can turn on or off. Not that we’d recommend turning off paylines, as it drastically decreases your chances of winning. Assuming you’re playing with all paylines active, your minimum stake will be $0.10. Meanwhile, the maximum is worth $50 on each spin. Pricey, but well worth it if you can score the 5000x jackpot while playing at that bet level!
If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying Book of Dead, we’ll explain the special feature in detail here.
Free Spins & Expanding Symbols
Collect three or more Wild-Scatter icons on the board to win ten free spins. Before the extra turns are played, one symbol is randomly chosen to become the expanding icon. This expanding symbol will expand to cover the entire reel when it lands on the board. Furthermore, that icon is no longer bound to the payline to award wins. So long as you have three or more rows of that symbol, it will grant a win, no matter if they’re connected or not.
Doom of Egypt would easily be a ten out of ten if it was a completely original slot. But while the special feature is excellent, we simply cannot give this a higher score. Giving online casino software providers the green light to clone their earlier games without worry would be terrible for everyone. We won’t stop you from playing it, if you so desire. But we’ll be steering clear of this Play’n Go release.
A new twist on a familiar theme
High volatility action with a 5000x jackpot
Special feature borrowed from another Play’n Go slot
It offers nothing that you can’t already get from Book of Dead
All in all, a rather disappointing videoslot from the developer. Here’s hoping the next one is much better!