Aristocrat, the software house which created Love on the Nile, have enjoyed a lot of success with ancient Egypt themed slots. The best known of all is the Cleopatra-themed ‘Queen of the Nile’. There has also been a King of the Nile, and Queen of the Nile 2. This slot features both the King and the Queen in the same game. Created in 2011, Love on the Nile has enough variation in the bonus feature to give it the benefit of the doubt when it comes to charges that this is just a remix of some of the older games. This slot has not yet made it online, though it can be enjoyed in live casinos around the world.
Love on the Nile has 25 lines rather than the ‘reel power’ option of 243-combinations. You can select any number of these lines, though with both the Queen and King symbols wild it makes sense to maximize the opportunities to make winning combinations by playing all 25. The free spins feature has a ‘game within a game’ if you hit the maximum number of Pyramids. This can lead to some very big wins.
Fans of Aristocrat slots will find all the familiar features in this game. The galloping succession of clicks as the reels stop, the retro computer jingles for wins, the playing card symbols and the gamble-after-win system are all included. The ancient Egypt theme includes all the clichéd symbols. These include hieroglyphics, scarab beetles and the ‘eye’ symbol.
First you’ll need to set up your lines and betting amounts. You can choose from up to 25 lines, and bet from 1c through to $4 – giving a maximum spin of $100. There is an ‘Extra Free Games’ feature, which costs 5 more coins. This is worth having as you’ll get 15 rather than 10 free spins. Your chances of collecting the required number of pyramids will increase, giving you a better shot at the real big money. Like all Aristocrat games, you can select from 5 to 500 autospins, this can be stopped at any time you choose.
Both the King (Pharaoh) and Queen are wild in this game, which gives you a lot of winning combinations. With 5 of these symbols, you’ll be looking at substantial wins. The remaining Egyptian symbols are smaller though still good, with the playing cards ace through nine making up the remaining (smaller) wins.
The scatter symbol is the pyramid. This can trigger an additional wild on the screen if you hit 2, 5 or 7 of them. The scatter also triggers the bonus feature, which starts with 10 free spins (15 if you have paid the ‘ante’ bet marked ‘extra free games.).
The free spins round has the standard element of adding your wins to a hopefully big total. In addition there is a sub-game. This involves collecting pyramids. Each time a pyramid symbol appears, the meter goes up by one. When you make a full house, you will be awarded a large number of wilds in the form of the King and Queen. If you are lucky, a large proportion of the board will be covered, giving you multiple big wins.
If you have just one pyramid to go when your free spins round ends, you’ll wish you had paid the extra 5 coins for the enhanced feature. Make sure you decide on this before you play, and put yourself in the best position to make a big score.
I’ll admit to be skeptical when I first saw this slot. It looked so much like the elements of Queen of the Nile and King of the Nile had been thrown together. I was wrong, this slot has its own characteristics and is a unique and very playable game in its own right. You’ll have the potential for big wins too via the free spins feature.
Aristocrat slots do not have the dynamic interactive gameplay of some games, they focus more on the old-school great gaming and simple setup. If you enjoy this kind of slot, and particularly if you have enjoyed the other Egyptian games from this slots software house, then Love on the Nile is a great game to try.