Free Rome and Egypt slot
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Slots themes can sometimes be mixed effectively and then not so effectively. You only need to look at the Play'n Go-developed slot Leprechaun Goes Egypt to see how a clash of themes can sometimes miss the mark but then there is NetEnt's very own Egyptain Heroes slot that merges sci-fi with Egypt successfully. So I had some trepidation when playing Rome and Egypt for the first time, wondering if WMS had cracked it or not.
Antony and Cleopatra Do Slots!
The name is the giveaway in this 5 reel, 40 payline slot. Rome and Egypt brings together the Roman era and the historical Egypt in one game. It could be argued that this is not blending themes at all and merely taking inspiration from the classic William Shakespeare story of Antony and Cleopatra. However, if you are not a fan of the classics then you may feel this is quite literally putting something as different as chalk and cheese together and hoping to produce a top slot....hmmm, not sure about that one.
Rome and Egypt has a mixture of symbols on the reels to cover the two themes. There is a pharaoh's hat, Caesar's wreath, pyramids, a Sphinx, a coliseum, a Roman temple, a Roman sword and shield, and an Egyptian whip and cane.
Keep an Eye on the Stacked Wilds
Antony and Cleopatra take on the roles of Stacked Wild symbols in an act of equality by WMS. They act as a substitute for all other symbols across the reels to help complete winning combinations and open the potential for big pay outs.
Win up to 50 Free Spins with a 2x Multiplier
The two Wilds are also the key to triggering the free spins bonus round. If you two consecutive Antony and/or Cleopatra Wilds on reels 1 and 2 then you will be rewarded with 5 free spins. If you hit three consecutive Antony and/or Cleopatra Wilds on reels 1, 2, and 3 then you will be awarded with 10 free spins. Four consecutive Antony and/or Cleopatra Wilds on reels 1, 2, 3, and 4 will trigger 20 free spins. If you are fortunate enough to hit five consecutive Antony and/or Cleopatra Wilds on all five reels then you will receive 50 free spins. All wins are subjected to a 2x multiplier in the free spins bonus round.
Rome and Egypt is not one of WMS Gaming's most ground-breaking slots. The Antony and Cleopatra Stacked Wilds are at the centre of everything and it sort of feels like WMS could not be bothered to distribute the responsibility of triggering bonus features to other symbols. That said, the potential to trigger 50 free spins with Stacked Wilds on the reels and all wins subjected to a 2x multiplier means that at the very least this is a fun slot. More a short term toy than a long term classic.