Isis is an Egyptian goddess who was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife, as well as a patroness of nature and magic. First worshipped in ancient Egypt, her influence spread to the Roman Empire too. She is also often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon headed god, who features prominently on the reels.
The beautiful Isis is the most striking symbol on the reels and acts as the wild symbol. It becomes clear quickly that Isis is the dominant symbol in the game, as she offers easily the biggest win. The bonus feature will be highly sought after too, with a large number of free spins in combination with a large multiplier.
This MicroGaming designed slot has five reels and a total of 25 win-lines. The slot pays from left to right and to make it easy, every single symbol pays out when you land three or more in a row. The biggest wins are for the maximum five in a row.
The highest paying symbol in the game is Isis herself. Land five in a row and you’ll pick up a huge 10,000-coin win, this pay-out swamping any other win in the game. Even landing four in a row pays 2,000-coins which equals the joint highest win in the game. Isis also acts as the wild symbol in the game. This will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. Each time you land a win with the wild a 2x multiplier will be applied to your win.
The Eye of Horus is the next highest paying in the game, with a top prize of 2,000 coins. The royal seal symbol pays 1,750 coins, while an image showing Isis appearing twice with golden wings attached to her arms pays 1,500 coins. A golden vase featuring Isis and palm trees are joined by the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in completing the standard symbols.
Any time you land a win you can opt to gamble. This will take you to a second screen where you’ll find a face down playing card showing a pyramid and palm trees. You now have two choices. You can opt for the ‘double up’ gamble by predicting the colour of the card. If you think the gods are on your side, you could opt to predict the suit of the card, which will multiply your win amount by 4. Don’t get too greedy though, as if you get it wrong, your win amount will be zero.
The scatter symbol in the game is represented by a purple-tinged Horus. This symbol offers immediate scatter wins when you land 2 or more across any of the reels. The top prize is 600x your total stake, which will top even the highest wild win if playing all 25 wins. Land three or more scatters and you’ll enter the free spins feature.
The number of spins will depend on the number of scatters landed to activate the feature. Three scatters gives you 20 free spins, while each additional scatter will add an extra 5. Whenever you land a win during the feature, it will be the subject of an incredible 6x multiplier. This feature can be re-triggered too. This is sure to make for a very profitable feature.
Isis is one of many MicroGaming designed slots where the focus is completely on the reels, these taking up the majority of the screen. The game has a slightly dated look in comparison to many modern games. The mix of symbols does make for a colourful scene with much gold on the reels. Isis and Horus are the two standout symbols on the reels, each made more impressive by the addition of animation when you win with them. The accompanying atmospheric, almost haunting soundtrack adds to the overall experience.
Head to any online casino and you’ll find a whole host of Egyptian themed games and Isis is another to add to the list. While this game doesn’t do quite enough to raise its head above the parapet, there are some good aspects to the game. First, you have the wild, which pays fantastically and doubles up any wins. Then you have the free spins feature, where the combination of the number of wins and the immense multiplier is sure to be a money-maker. These two reasons make this Ancient Egyptian slot worth playing.