The Mummy Pokie Game
The Mummy may not be the most obvious choice for a branded poker machine, but Playtech has come up trumps once again with an iconic game with excellent replay value and lots of fun to be had. Indeed, this game checks many of the boxes for Aussie players as it has an Egyptian theme, photorealistic graphics and plenty of features to sink your teeth into and you can see what each and every one of these features entails in the full review below.
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 25
Special Features: Wilds, scatters, Lost City Adventure with multiple mini games
Top Prize: 4,000 coins
The Mummy does actually become one of the more complex games that we feature here at Game Culture once you get into the swing of things, but there’s certainly no difficulty associated with getting the reels spinning. 25 win lines are the order of the day and virtually every player will be comfortable with that particular configuration. Simply choose a bet amount to place on each of these lines and you’re good to go with the regular choice of auto play or manual spins. The pay table is always on hand too so you can see what each of the great looking symbols is worth in any combination.
The features are often the highlight of any of Playtech’s branded pokies and this game is certainly no different. They are also where the more complex nature of the game comes in as you’ll soon see and it all revolves around gaining entry, at random, to the Lost City Adventure. Once in there, you can pick from a whole host of boxes in order to win instant cash. That’s not all, as entering the round will unlock an additional feature on the left hand side of the screen and you can have any one of them in play during the base game.
The Scorpion Scatter will see that symbol becoming an additional scatter for pay out purposes, while the Expanding Mummy feature will see the regular wild become a symbol that will expand to cover the entire reel each and every time it lands. Scarab Attack sees any instance of the scarab symbol landing on the third reel adding additional wild cards to reels two and four.
You may opt instead for Collapsing Reels, which are identical to the rolling reels found on other games. Essentially, winning spins will see the symbols that form that win disappearing to be replaced by further icons from the top of the screen. Mummy Power affects the wild once more, turning it into a multiplier. Prizes that make use of one wild will be multiplied by three, while two mummies are good for a six times multiplier. Complete a winning combination with three mummies and the overall prize is multiplied nine times over. The Mummy Respin is the final of these types of bonus and will see any mummy wild that lands on the board freezing in place while unlimited respins play out, which only come to an end when you next hit a win.
See, we told you it got a little complicated and that’s not even the end of the relevant features. Two further bonuses will permanently add new symbols to the reels and they kick off with the Mummy Hunt Bonus. Land two of the Mummy Hunt symbols on reels one and five and you’ll enter the catacombs to essentially kill mummies for cash. Alternatively, you can add free games symbols to the board and hitting them will award five free spins and one super spin with enhanced wilds.
Game Culture’s Opinion
To say that Playtech’s The Mummy is a flexible game would be an understatement. It is almost as if the developer decided to take every feature it could think of and make it available, just only one at a time. Switching between features is definitely an appealing part of the game and you’ll need to get some practice in to get used to what they all entail. Fortunately, you can do that right on this page and it’s certainly a worthwhile endeavour!