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Valley of Pharaohs slot review

Added by Booming Games. Information last updated: 20/05/2020

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Tester rating:

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Game information

Game supplier:Booming Games

Release date:07/2017

RTP:95.51%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1011

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Stacked symbols

Wilds

Freespins

Scatter symbols

Max. win

Themes

Ancient

Egypt

Sexy

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RTP (Return to player):
95.51%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 1011

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
15
Booming Games score (compared to other slots of supplier)
12
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Valley of Pharaohs is set deep inside the heartland of Egypt where, in antiquity, the leaders of the empire were buried in extravagant burial chambers underneath enormous pyramids. Surely, there is more than meets the eye.

This slot was developed by Booming Games and released in 2017, depicting a series of classic Egyptian symbols as the game is set in the area of Egypt where historically their leaders were buried. The symbols are hand-drawn and slightly animated. I did find the characters to be quite gaudy, all scantily clad and the women wearing low-cut bikinis. I’m not sure that’s historically accurate.

The game reminded me a lot of Valley of the Gods by Yggdrasil. Not only because of the name but also because of the presentation even though this slot obviously looks a lot less professional. Luckily, everything looks sharp and detailed and the symbols are easily distinguishable from each other.

The soundtrack was rather original and hardly fit the theme. There were some sounds like rattlesnakes when the reels spun that reminded me of the desert and there was a snake charmer’s flute in the music too. On the other hand, the music had elements of a comedy riff that confused me. All in all, it only partially succeeded in conjuring up the right atmosphere.

Symbols

Valley of Pharaohs has the usual division of symbols with the high-paying symbols as original characters and the low-paying symbols based on high cards. The high card symbols are very basic and don’t fit the theme at all. All the symbols are only slightly animated when part of a win, usually rotating a little.

From highest to lowest they are:

  • Purple Woman (Wild): Substitutes all symbols in the game except the Scatter Symbol. Max. 1,000 coins with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Red Pharaoh (Scatter): Get 3 or more Scatter Symbols to activate the Free Spins mode. Max. 50 coins with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Teal Woman: Max. 50 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Anubis: Max. 30 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • White Woman: Max. 15 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ankh: Max. 7 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Eye of Horus: Max. 7 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 4 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 4 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 4 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

A recurring problem with Booming Games slots is that their special symbols aren’t distinguishable from the others. The Wild and Scatter symbols look the same as the other characters in the slot with only an ‘S’ and a ‘W’ at the bottom to denote their special function. Even though a symbol that simply says Wild or Scatter might not be as pretty, it’s a lot clearer.

Features

Valley of Pharaohs is very light on the features with only the basics. In fact, they’re exactly the same ones as found in Paris Nights. I generally don’t mind features getting used often but the fact that they’re exactly the same is disappointing. The only difference might be in their visibility since this game has a Medium Volatility.

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game except the Scatter symbol.
  • Stacked Symbols: Symbols can appear in Stacked Reels, meaning the same symbol 3 times. The Stacked Symbols don’t always stop to completely fill the reel.
  • Free Spins: With 3 or more Scatter Symbols, the Free Spins mode starts. At the start of the Free Spins, the player picks a symbol that acts as a Wild.

All in all, the features offer no real surprises although I did like that you get to pick a random symbol that will act as an extra wild during the free spins mode. Of course, this is still random as you’ll see a book flipping through the different symbols. The only input the player gets is the moment in which the book stops flipping to see which symbol ends up being the random wild.

Stacked Symbols are a feature that doesn’t really require extra attention, since they only occasionally showed up and would often not stop to fill the reel with the same symbol. Given that each reel had its own symbols, the existence of Stacked Symbols would almost never result in any spectacular wins I would not have gotten without them. All in all, more a feature in name only.

Finally the free spins mode I already touched on a little bit. There is a short phase where you pick a random symbol but after that, it’s straight into the standard free spins mode. I got 10 free spins with 3 Scatter Symbols which is the industry standard. The extra random Wild did help in getting some more wins during the free spins mode which is why I wanted to trigger it, something that is missing in a lot of other Booming Games slots.

In Conclusion

Valley of Pharaohs is a pretty standard slot from the pantheon of Booming Games slots. The graphics are acceptable although I found it odd how sexualised the characters were. The music is also quite confusing, not fitting in with the Egyptian theme.

It plays fine though and the extra Random Wild during the Free Spins mode made that part of the game more interesting. The gameplay is very simple and with the game’s Autospin function it doesn’t require the player to look at the game at all.

Players can look at the cost per spin to balance the risk, with a choice between £0.01 and £300 per spin. I found the maximum bet to drain my funds quite fast so I would recommend a more conservative approach. The max. win meanwhile is a respectable 1,011x your bet. The coin win was pretty low though, even with a five-of-a-kind win so keep that in mind.

Valley of Pharaohs is a simple, no-nonsense slot perfect for players that enjoy a quick play experience. Those that require some more innovation and excitement might do better looking for something else.

Overall rating:

3

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Features

Wins and bets

RTP (Return to Player):95.51%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1011

Min. bet:£0.01

Max. bet:£300

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Reels:5

Rows:3

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Max. lines:10

Min. lines:1

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Languages

You can play Valley of Pharaohs in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 23 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Filipino

Currencies

Valley of Pharaohs supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

Stats

Release date 07/2017
58th newest on Booming Games 1,230th newest on Bojoko
RTP 95.51% 0.35% < average
35th highest on Booming Games 1,582nd highest on Bojoko
Win up to 1011 x your bet
40th highest on Booming Games 1,262nd highest on Bojoko
Paylines 10 50% < average
47th highest on Booming Games 1,480th highest on Bojoko
Min bet £0.01 per spin
The lowest on Booming Games The lowest on Bojoko
Max bet £300 per spin
22nd highest on Booming Games 210th highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
The most rated on Booming Games 38th most rated on Bojoko
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Trystan Michielsen

Trystan Michielsen

Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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Game supplier:Booming Games

Release date:07/2017

RTP (Return to player):95.51%

Max. win:bet x 1011

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 3

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