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Pyramid slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 13/05/2020

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3.7 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:10/2015

RTP:96.48%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 360000

Mobile version:Support all devices

Highlights

Cascading reels

Multiplier

Wilds

Random wilds

Volatility

Themes

Ancient

Egypt

Magic & mystery

Travel

Summer

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RTP (Return to player):
96.48%
Volatility:
Low
Max. win:
bet x 360000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
85
NetEnt score (compared to other slots of supplier)
67
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Slot tester's review: Martin Anastasov

It may be lonely at the top of the Pyramid, but the views must be absolutely splendid. I wonder if a 3,600,000-coin max payout would mean much to an Egyptian pharaoh, but to us mortals, it can go a long way.

The full title of this NetEnt game is Pyramid: Quest for Immortality, which reflects the mysterious look and feel of the gameplay. You are surrounded by Anubis and Horus, whose religious cults are summoning all the cosmic energy they can so that they can unleash it in the win-multiplier meter.

Slots that have an Ancient Egypt theme never fail to impress me. I can’t get enough of the artwork, which usually makes wondrous renditions of Egyptian deities. Well, I can’t quite say the same about the Pyramid, which was made in 2015 and looks like it hasn’t aged that well. One look at Play’n GO’s Ankh of Anubis and you’ll know what I mean.

But let’s not get hung up on the graphics, because there is certainly more to this game. For one, it doesn’t come with a typical layout of 3x5. I mean, it has that, but there is an additional row of three reels and another one at the top that houses the tip of the pyramid.

Besides win multipliers, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality can also trigger an extra feature with the wild symbol. Both features are made possible as a result of the cascading wins payout system, which is always fun to play on, especially when it works itself up into a payout frenzy. In my experience with the game, that didn’t help to improve the impression, and I will get to that shortly.

Theme and Graphics

Pyramid has some decent design features to it, but overall, I think NetEnt has dropped the ball on this game.

The way in which the tiles pile up reels and crumble has a nice effect to it that reminds me of Gonzo’s Quest. Another element that captures your attention is the glowing energy behind the four symbols at the top of the pyramid, which are crucial for the eventual big-win payouts. But despite this, I still think the symbols could have been made to appear more lively, so as to match the cascading wins dynamic.

Not all is lost about the gameplay. I feel that the cascading wins system does enough to make the game playable, but not for long. A Middle Eastern musical theme makes the ambience rich with sound and melody, but it’s too bad that you can’t turn off the sound effects and remove the loud thuds of the tiles in order to enjoy the music on its own.

Extra Features

NetEnt has decided not to include the usual free spins bonus in Pyramid, but the base game makes use of the avalanche wins and the wild symbols in order to create a condition for bigger wins.

  • Wild

    Players will notice that a bonus symbol is missing from the paytable, so the wild substitutes for all other symbols and creates the Wild Generation feature.

    Any symbol that has landed on the top of the three reels in the middle and is part of a winning outcome becomes a wild in the next symbol drop.

  • Avalanche Multipliers

    The Wild Generation feature comes with a kicker - a multiplier of 1x is added for every third avalanche win. Anubis holds a sceptre that marks the multiplier value, which can reach a maximum of 10x the win.

    When both features combine and lead to multiple winning outcomes, that is almost like a free spins bonus to me. The only difference is that free spins bonuses have a guaranteed number of spins, where this game doesn’t.

    On the other hand, if you reach a multiplier of 10x and the wilds keep posting at the top by way of winning outcomes, the avalanches can keep coming indefinitely.

Bets and Payouts

The game makes payouts on concurrent reels and regardless of the symbols' row position. This constitutes the avalanche/cascading wins payout system, which comes with a caveat - symbol payouts tend to be low, which makes sense in view of the number of times you can make a gain from successive winning outcomes.

The most valuable symbol on the game is the pharaoh, paying 50 coins which amounts to 5x your bet for a win of five of a kind. For the same number of the queen symbols, the payout is 2.5x. The set royal cards and the ten are appallingly low - three of a kind can pay either 0.10x or 0.20x your bet.

Summary Beware the low to medium variance, as it sets serious obstacles on your journey up the Pyramid. Low variance slots are fine by me, but only when the payout system works with standard paylines.

Thankfully, the minimum bet on Pyramid is low enough (10c per spin) to enable players to try the game out for fun. This is one way to find out that the bet multipliers don’t come around too easily in this game, but when they do the winnings can pile up rather nicely.

Overall rating:

3.7

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Features

Wins and bets

RTP (Return to Player):96.48%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 360000

Min. bet:C$0.1

Max. bet:C$200

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Reels & playlines

Reels:5

Rows:5

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Max. lines:720

Min. lines:720

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Languages

You can play Pyramid in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 20 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese

Currencies

Pyramid supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 33 other currencies.

All supported currencies:
GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), GEL (ლ), TRY (₤), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), MXN ($), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RON (L), ISK (Kr), INR (₨), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), GHS (₵), HKD ($)

Stats

Release date 10/2015
102nd newest on NetEnt 1,669th newest on Bojoko
RTP 96.48% 0.62% > average
71st highest on NetEnt 564th highest on Bojoko
Win up to 360000 x your bet
6th highest on NetEnt 72nd highest on Bojoko
Paylines 720 3500% > average
11th highest on NetEnt 130th highest on Bojoko
Min bet C$0.1 per spin
19th lowest on NetEnt 480th lowest on Bojoko
Max bet C$200 per spin
28th highest on NetEnt 320th highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
6th most rated on NetEnt 38th most rated on Bojoko
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Martin Anastasov

Martin Anastasov

I see life as a chance occurrence, like a one in a gazillion probability that there is a planet within the Goldilocks zone that can support life. Isn't this kind of a jackpot for humankind? Besides science and a good laugh, I like games of chance. I've played on more than 150 slots in the past three years and learned what they do and how they work. I may write a review now and then about some of the slots I come across on my igaming journey. Hopefully, some of the players out there are going to find my opinion useful. Keep it chancy, and best of luck!

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Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:10/2015

RTP (Return to player):96.48%

Max. win:bet x 360000

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 3.7

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