Free Scarab Queen slot
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Scarab Queen by Playtech is designed by Rarestone, an in-house developer of theirs. The theme will be no mystery as it's yet another Egyptian game to join The Mummy and Desert Treasure of theirs and a vast catalogue from other providers such as IGT's Cleopatra and Cleopatra Plus classics. The reels sit over an oasis by the Great Pyramids and Egyptian music constantly plays in the background, punctuated by some pretty retro and basic sounds when wins drop in or features trigger. Let's hope the Scarab Queen bestows the fortunes of Ra upon our bankroll.
On The Reels...
We get 50 paying lines on Scarab Queen slot over only 5 reels of 3 rows each. The symbols all appear singly except the Queen herself who is Wild and appears on all reels bar the first. The Pyramid scatter is also on all 5 reels and the pays are very low for your 50-coin bet. The top 5-of-a-kind is Scarab at 75 coins, Eye of Horus or Cat or Ankh at 50 with five card values at either 40 or 25 coins for a full line. You also have stacked Suns which brings us to the first feature
If you see 6 or more Suns anywhere in view you trigger a respins game. The tokens all have amounts overlaid ranging from 1 to 5, 10, 15 or 50x bet. These triggering Suns stay in position and now the reels only consist of blanks or Suns. You have 3 respins which reset to 3 every time a fresh Sun is added. When you've had 3 consecutive dead spins, the bonus ends and you are paid the total showing on all the Suns. If you fill all 15 positions, you get the Grand Jackpot. If you don't, but land a Star on one of the Suns, it will reveal either the Mini, Minor or Major jackpot.
If 3 or more Pyramid scatters appear you win 8 free spins. You can retrigger these but there are a couple of important enhancements. Firstly, the stacked Wild Queen now appears on all 5 reels and secondly, every spin one reel is guaranteed to appear fully filled with either a Wild or Sun symbols, increasing the chances of both wins and the progressive game. The progressive game is quite good as it usually pays at least 15x bet.
Scarab Queen slot isn't a fantastic game at all and has a RTP of 96.50% which is above average for most slots which somewhat makes up for it. There is limited win potential, in fact the win potential is like the volatility - -extremely low unless hitting a jackpot! The graphics and animations are pretty basic too but you cannot ignore the fact that you'll likely get a good run on Scarab Queen for your money. The progressive game and free spins also trigger quite frequently so there's certainly some entertainment to be had along the way. This queen isn't quite royalty among slots, but a queen nevertheless...