Game Review: Fortunes of Egypt

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BetMGM Dec 05, 2022, 1:13 PM

Visit some Ancient Egyptian ruins in the hopes of getting your hands on some treasure in Fortunes of Egypt, one of many casino slot games developed by IGT.

If you enjoy playing slots with an Egyptian theme, this 5-reel title brings a fresh touch to the genre with cartoon-style visuals that make this a treat to play. For all the details, read our review of the game’s graphics, features, jackpots, and similar titles to try out if you enjoy this one.

Illustration of an Ancient Egyptian temple filled with treasure.

Game overview

If you’ve played other Ancient Egyptian-themed online slot machines, you’ll recognize many of the reel symbols on your screen, including scrolls, the scarab beetle, the sphinx and pyramids, the ankh cross and the eye of Horus, but that’s where the resemblance ends. Fortunes of Egypt switches up the usual visuals with charming, cartoon-type characters, and the sound effects are equally humorous.

While gameplay is simple on this medium-volatility slot, top wins of 10,000x your original bet on each free spin, with a 2x multiplier, are possible. Fortunes of Egypt has an RTP (return to play) of 96.5%, which means it’s definitely worth giving it a few spins.

How to play

When playing this online slot for real money, we’d recommend deciding a few things before you start, namely the number of lines you want to play, and the number and value of the coins you will stake on each line. You have the option to play with any odd number of lines from 1 to 25, and a coin selection of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 coins of 0.01, 0.05, 0.25, and 1 sizes.

This means Fortunes of Egypt gives you plenty of flexibility to play tight, or opt (if your bankroll allows) for the bigger, riskier spins with a maximum possible bet of 250 credits per spin.

Keep a lookout for the Cleopatra symbol, which carries the highest reward of 0.32x, 6x, 40x, or 200x your stake when you land (respectively) 2, 3, 4, or 5 on a payline. The wild symbol, represented by the pharaoh (which appears only on reels 1, 2, and 3) stands in for all symbols except the scatter (the scarab beetle) and the jackpot symbol (the sarcophagus.)


Fortunes of Egypt was developed by multinational gambling company IGT, which has released many award-winning titles, but this slot has none of the sophisticated graphics that is par for the course in modern online casino slots. It’s more reminiscent of brick-and-mortar casino slot machines, but the simple, two-dimensional cartoon characters are a fun break from all the rest.  


This title offers players two exciting bonus features: the free spins bonus and the bonus game feature.

Free Spins Bonus feature

The Free Spins Bonus feature is triggered when you get 3 or more scarab beetle scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Depending on whether you land 3, 4, or 5 scatters, you’ll be rewarded with 8, 20, or 100 free spins, respectively. All wins that happen in this feature are subject to a 2x multiplier, which doubles your takings. We love the fact that you can repeatedly trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature, with an incredible 1,000 free spins in total up for grabs!

Bonus Game feature

When playing the base game or Free Spins Bonus feature, keep an eye out for an Egyptian character that dances across the reels. Land him on reel 5, and you’ll see points added to a meter. When the points reach 1,000, the Bonus Game feature is activated. Now you must play for the treasure by moving the character across the floor tiles while avoiding falling through. The more ground the dancing Egyptian covers, the bigger your prize. You’ll get ahead in the game by picking from 3 tiles in this multi-stage pick-me feature, and there are 5 stages to progress through.

Bonuses and jackpots

This online slot has 3 potential jackpot prizes. The Jackpot Bonus feature is activated when you land 3 jackpot symbols (the sarcophagus) on adjoining reels on the same spin. If you’re lucky enough to do this, you’ll progress to a burial chamber and have the choice of selecting from 3 sarcophagi, representing the Jackpot, Super Jackpot, and Grand Jackpot, with values of 28x, 200x, and 800x times your total stake!

Similar games

Illustration of people playing online slots on a laptop.

If you think you’d enjoy playing Fortunes of Egypt, you may also want to give these titles a spin!

  • Cleopatra, developed by IGT, offers intense video graphics and animation, making this a particularly popular game that never seems to lose its charm.
  • Egyptian Stone by Spinmatic is a relatively new release that already has a following of slot enthusiasts.
  • Book of Kings takes you to a world of sand dunes and ancient temples. The maximum payouts on this popular 5-reel, 10-payline title from Playtech can reach 15,000x your stake during the free games round!
  • Cobra Queen invites you to step into Ancient Egypt as you set out on an adventure to find forgotten treasure. Developed by Max Win Gaming, the slot has a 2,040x maximum win and a selection of bonus features.

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