Scarab Queen is one of a few Ancient Egyptian-themed slot machines to have been developed by Playtech. The game officially made its debut in May 2019 and offers up a basic payline structure. However, there is a wagering range which will appeal to high rollers and low rollers alike, a few fixed jackpot prizes up for grabs, and a likeable (if basic) theme to this Playtech developed slot.
The Scarab Queen slot features 50 paylines spanning its 5 reels. None of those lines is alterable, so players are going to have to make do with what is there. Fortunately, the slot is inexpensive to play. Naturally, the cheapest spin in the game is going to set you back 50p a turn. That is about as high as low-rolling players are prepared to go.
At the opposite end of Scarab Queen’s wagering range is a capped maximum stake of £500 a spin. High rollers will be delighted with that. There are three fixed jackpot prizes in this release, with the most prosperous of these being Grand Jackpot. It can pay out 2,000x a bet, which is £100,000 in real money. The Scarab Queen slot’s RTP (return to player) rate is set to 96.50%.
There is a wild symbol in this Ancient Egyptian-themed game. It naturally takes the shape of the title character. This icon cannot appear on the first reel but can on the remaining four reels of the slot. It will substitute for any standard paying symbols.
Pyramids are the scatter icons in the game, and at least three of these needs to appear on the reels (in any position) for a free spin round to be triggered. You’ll also scrape together scattered wins worth up to 50x a bet with these symbols.
Scarab Queen players will also need to take note of the sun emblems. These icons are what you’ll need if you have designs on the fixed jackpot prizes. Players can win the Grand Jackpot prize if they fill the reels with the symbols.
A Fire Blaze Re-spin round can offer players the chance to land the other, less valuable fixed jackpot prizes. This is triggered when at least 6 sun emblems appear on the reels. In the feature, players will get three free re-spins to try and fill the reels with as many sun symbols as possible. Naturally, each prize requires a different number of bonus symbols to be on the reels to be won.
Back to Scarab Queen’s free spin bonus. It will initially offer you eight free spins. During the round, wild symbols can now appear on all five of the slot’s reels. What follows is a generic and elementary free spin bonus with nothing overly special about it. However, as you’re playing for free, you’re in a decent position to land sun emblems on the reels during the feature.
Scarab Queen sees Playtech try to compete with the best Ancient Egyptian-themed slots out there on the net. This is an overcrowded genre. The game is exciting enough in some ways, and a bit dull and boring in others. It is fair to say that players should still have a punt on Scarab Queen before making their mind up about the slot, though.