In the online gaming world, slots are a big business and combine speed, entertainment and cash prizes all in a single game. Advances to online slots mean players never get bored, with a variety of themed games and a range of jackpots on offer.
Slots are incredibly diverse and on a single casino website, you could find and play hundreds of different types. Themes range dramatically from branded slots, to pretty much anything you can think of. Ancient history is quite a big theme in the slots world and here we will take a look at some of the best ancient history themed slots.
Ancient Script from Red Tiger Gaming is a 5-reel slot, offering 10 pay-lines and the stakes begin at 20p. As its name suggests, it’s an Ancient Egyptian-themed game and the interface is fairly simple. Using symbols that you’d come to expect from the times, including a pyramid, ankh, a hieroglyph and the eye of Horus, there are also the letter symbols of the face cards (A, K, Q, J) and the number 10.
A Tutankhamun burial mask is the game’s wild and the scatter, and as well as replacing all other symbols, will trigger the free spins feature that can become lucrative for players, earning up to 12 spins. The pyramid symbol is also noteworthy and will award additional coins (up to 400 if you land five of them). There are plenty of other incredible features.
IGT have upgraded their original Cleopatra slot to feature a progressive jackpot for even greater cash prizes. Like all great Ancient Egyptian-themed games, the symbols include the eye of Horus and a scarab beetle, as well as the card symbols we come to expect (9, 10, J, Q, K, A). The most valuable symbol is Cleopatra herself (the game’s wild), while the sphinx is the scatter symbol and triggers the game’s bonus feature.
Landing three or more of the scatter symbol triggers a round of free spins and during this gameplay, every win is trebled and you could win a maximum of 180 free spins. To win the megajackpot, you will need to land five of the ‘megajackpot’ symbols on the centre pay-line, in either the main game or bonus round. Any non-winning spins can trigger a special feature known as ‘second chance’ to give you a further opportunity to win big.
Asgardian Stones is a 5-reel slot, offering 20 pay-lines and the stakes begin at 20p. The slot from Net Entertainment is based on Norse mythology and the dwelling place of the Gods, Asgard. It has pretty cool graphics and the symbols are ancient rune symbols (A, K and Q), as well as the faces of the gods carved into stone.
There are plenty of interesting features to keep players entertained: an avalanche feature sees players win multiple times from every spin; while the Colossal Crush features sees rows of symbols crushed, increasing the multiplier from one to four; and a bonus wheel offers the chance to benefit from cash prizes of free spins.
Vikings of Fortune
Blueprint Gaming are the company behind Vikings of Fortune, a 5-reel slot with 25 pay-lines. Of course, it’s based on the Norse warriors and the interface is decent. The reels include an assortment of shields, swords and axes, as well as Norse Gods and Goddesses. It’s also a progressive jackpot, meaning big prizes can be won.
Vikings of Fortune is all about streak spins, with the thunder streak feature and bonus thunder feature the game’s lures. The former is activated by the wild, which can award up to 400x your stake. Landing the wild on the third reel rewards you with a re-spin and continues until a new matching symbol joins the reels. But landing three or more bonus symbols locks in the symbols and gives you free spins – and any up to 100. To win the progressive jackpot, you will need to see the Jackpot King symbol across all five reels.
It’s an entertaining game and the number of free spins certainly gets you hooked.