Blueprint Gaming have decided once again to take slot gamers on a trip to ancient Egypt in this release called Funky Pharaoh. People will have more than likely heard the phrase walk like an Egyptian, well, in this one, mainly because the word funky is involved, we think it should be modified to read dance like an Egyptian.
There’s no point avoiding the obvious: slots that take inspiration from ancient Egypt featuring pharaohs and the like are incredibly common, and so are games with five reels and ten paylines like this one. But, because this is a Blueprint Gaming release, one that pays up to 50,000x, we hold out hope that they’ve mixed things up sufficiently to keep everyone interested.
Tickets to board the plane to ancient Egypt in Funky Pharaoh cost as little as 0.10, with a maximum charge of 5.00 per spin. It’s a great entry-level bet, but some may have wished for a higher top stake. But nevertheless, we’re getting the urge to dance, so let’s explore this slot in more detail.
As we mentioned above, and as everyone will know already, the theme on display in Funky Pharaoh isn’t new or unique or even uncommon. And a lot of slots that are ancient Egypt-inspired look and feel the same too. So, in short, it comes down to the developer to add something into the mix to make it at least appear like a fresh take, and Blueprint Gaming go with the addition of a dancing pharaoh wearing sunglasses, which is certainly a sight to behold.
The backdrop of the game is a traditional ancient Egypt scene comprising of sand, pyramids and palm trees. And then on the reels, symbols include the Eye of Horus, scarabs, ankhs and more. It’s all the kind of thing you expect to see. But a dancing pharaoh wearing sunglasses appearing on the reels is what brings this game to life, and you’re about to find out why and how.
There are a couple of main features in Funky Pharaoh, and one of them involves progressive jackpots, which is sure to whet the appetite of a lot of players, especially those who enjoy hunting down the big wins. But we’ll start by talking about the Funky Pharaoh Wild Respins.
The Funky Pharaoh, the one who dances and wears sunglasses, can appear on reels 2, 3 or 4 during play. And when he appears, he expands to cover the reel he lands on in its entirety. Therefore, the chance to find winning combos increases, and not only that, because he will present a respin, and multipliers on the screen will be boosted by up to 10x. Every respin will see the Funky Pharaoh dance one reel to the left, with the feature ending when he disappears out of view.
Five special symbols are required to trigger the bonus round, where winning one of several progressive jackpots is possible. The jackpots – Royal, Regal and Jackpot King are winnable when fifteen crowns are landed.
There’s also the Spin Boost function to be aware of in this Blueprint Gaming release, where players can pay 5x their bet to have nudging wilds entered onto the reels. It makes it easier to trigger Funky Pharaoh Wild Respins.
You may have played ancient Egypt-inspired video slots before, but how many included not only several progressive jackpots but a dancing pharaoh wearing sunglasses? Not many, if any, is our guess. They may or may not be reasons enough alone to spin the reels of this slot, but then consider the 50,000x top prize and all the other good stuff, and then there should be enough reasons.