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Although Egyptian themed slots seem to be incredibly popular amongst game designers, we aren’t going to complain. There’s something magical about this type of slot, especially when designed by Eyecon. But what features, and bonuses can we look forward to, if any?
Sands of Fortune is a 5-reel, 9 pay line slot offering a rather disappointing RTP of 93.7%. But there are lower pay lines in play, so this may not be such a negative point. The game itself is set against the back drop of what seems to be ancient hieroglyphs on a tomb wall. On the reels are symbols taken from Egyptian drawings such as the scarab, scorpion, a pyramid and the eye of Horus.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 1p per line in play and can be increased to £1.50 per line in play. This means a spin can be just 9p with all lines active, up to a maximum of £13.50. In games like Sands of Fortune when there are minimum pay lines and lower RTP’s, its advisable to play with the max pay lines otherwise wins will be slow in the making.
Bonus Symbol – Depicted by the word bonus across a stone wall, landing three of these will trigger the bonus feature for you to play.
Jackpot Symbol – Unlike other games in Sands of Fortune you will see the Jackpot symbol doing the rounds on the reels. When it lands you will see the word jackpot above a hoard of Egyptian treasure, and it is the highest paying symbol in the game. It awards x5000 coins if you land 5 of these on an active pay line.
Bonus Feature – At this point you will have landed three or more bonus symbols to trigger this feature. Here you will be shown three passageways to choose from, but you can pick only one. If the passage you choose reveals an artefact then you win the prize, if you reveal a skull it opens a trap door and the bonus round is over. The joy of this round is that if you choose the correct passage, you clear that room and are given another choice, so the round can be quite lengthy and rewarding. But remember, beware the trap door as this ends the round and takes you back to the main game.
Sands of Fortune doesn’t look like it has a lot to offer, but don’t be fooled. Overall the game is lacking in features and extras, but sometimes less is actually more. If you are wanting quick game play with low stake amounts but regular wins, then this is the game for you. The bonus feature is cool too, really gives you the Indiana Jones feeling retrieving the ancient artefacts and trying to avoid the skull booby traps. Whilst Eyecon games usually have more going on, we still really enjoyed our time playing Sands of Fortune and we hope you do too.