Theme and Graphics
Wild Scarabs by Microgaming is a video slot dedicated to Egyptian culture with scarab beetles as the protagonists.Microgaming has added another slot machine about Egyptian culture to its extensive portfolio. Wild Scarabs focuses on the role of scarab beetles in the religion of the ancient Egyptians. Here they are endowed with special features that make them highly desirable to players.
The Wild Scarabs slot machine is very nicely designed. The symbols are drawn in detail, and the background, where the pyramids of Egypt are towering, changes colour – it’s dusk in freespin mode. The sound design is well chosen: theme music plays during the game, and there are ringing sounds to draw the player’s attention to the bonuses.
Gameplay and Paylines
Wild Scarabs is a 5-reel slot with three rows of icons without the classic paylines. Combinations are made in 243 ways. Paid sequences of 3, 4 or 5 of the same symbols located in any cell of the adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost. Multiple matches in one round are allowed.There are no active lines. Combinations are made in 243 ways according to the principles described below.
The bet per round is a multiple of twenty. At each of the conditional positions taken up to fifteen coins worth 0.01 – 0.20 euros (0.20 – 60 euros total).
The Wild Scarabs slot machine features standard icons, jokers with extended features, free spins on special conditions and additional bonuses.
Paid sequences of three, four or five of the same image. They must be in any of the cells of the adjacent columns, starting from the leftmost cell. Multiple chains in one round are allowed.
The winnings are calculated by odds from x3 to x750. They are multiplied by the bet.
There is no equal odds risk game in Wild Scarabs.
Gemstones of different shapes and colours, sacred Egyptian signs and gods in the guise of animals appear on the reels. The pictures are not stacked.
There are two special symbols:
• Wild is a joker, capable of forming winning chains on its own and replacing simple icons if necessary. It is also involved in bonuses.
• Scatter differs from other pictures that pay, appearing in any cell. It also triggers free spins with at least three symbols.
Let’s take a look at the prize features:
• Wild Deal – If a joker turns up on the third reel and no combination is formed, up to four additional Wilds are placed in cells chosen at random. This results in a guaranteed payable chain.
• Free Spins – From three scatters, the Free Spins for casino money begin. In them, the bet remains the same.
• Stashed Wilds – This option is active during free spins. Any jokers that have not been involved in forming combinations are accumulated. When a minimum of three are accumulated, they are spread aсross the screen, always resulting in winning sequences.