Pyramid Quest for Immortality is semi-popular new game from NetEnt, and while some players fundamentally dislike the game due to the lack of a bonus round, for the players who do enjoy it, their reviews are usually unanimously in high favour of the game.
Set within an enriched Egyptian theme (didn’t the name give that away?), Pyramid Quest for Immortality uses similar to the 243-ways-pay structure we see with Microgaming’s new games, except Pyramid Quest for Immortality works in a slightly different way.
On reel one, there are three rows, reel two has four rows, and reel three has five rows. Reel four mirrors reel 2, and reel 5 mirrors reel one, so if you can visualise it, it is designed to look somewhat like a Pyramid.
This ties in with the bonus round, which we’ll talk about shortly, but first, let’s look at the symbols on the reels, and the way the game plays.
First off, Pyramid Quest for Immortality uses a similar approach to Gonzo’s Quest, with the reel symbols seeming to ‘drop away’.
The symbols themselves include traditional playing-card symbols, including 10, J, Q, K, and A, as well as Egyptian-specific imager, including the lower-paying icons, including a Serpent, and a Ra god, and the higher-paying symbols being a flying stag beetle, a Sphinx’s head, and the Pharaoh’s head being the highest paying symbol.
Bonuses & Features
While it doesn’t contain an actual bonus round, Pyramid Quest for Immortality does contain an interesting gameplay, and although it takes some getting used to, it’s pretty fun once you get the hang of it.
Basically, if you have a win, you’ll notice a bar on the right hand-side of the screen increases. Every three wins, this bar will reach the “top”, and which point a multiplier increases.
So, if, on your first spin, you get a win, the symbols that make up the win drop away, and are filled with new symbols – essentially a free spin, but ONLY the symbols that made up the winning pay-line are replaced.
This continues until the spin is no longer a winning one, so theoretically, it’s possible to keep going – and with the multiplier raising by 1X every 3 spins, if you can manage 6 or more winning spins in a row, you can be onto a decent winner!
Now while that may sound a little tough, there’s two things you need to be aware of. First, remember that it’s a “any ways pay” game, so you simply need a symbol on each reel to win – the positioning doesn’t matter.
Now the second big thing to remember, is that on the middle three reels, that is, reels 2, 3, and 4, if the winning pay-line features any of the top row symbols – or in other words, if the symbol at the top of any or all of these rows is part of the winning pay-line, when it’s replaced, it will be a wild symbol – so, if you get a winning pay-line that takes out the top symbol on reels 2, 3, and 4 in one win, the next spin – the “free spin” – guarantees you a four of a kind, as there would be three wild symbols – make sense?
It sounds a little confusing, so it’s best to go and check out Pyramid Quest for Immortality for yourself – it is a really fun game though, and if you can get the multiplier up to 4 or 5X, it can provide pretty generous wins as well!