Mega Pyramid (Red Tiger): Review
The ancient pyramids of Giza always remained a mystery to man. Even to this day, some 4500 years after the final stone was put in its place, we are learning of new things about these magnificent structures and, much to surprise, with every discovery we realise that there's more to uncover than ever before. The pyramids are also the subject of multiple conspiracy theories and continues to excite the imagination of people around the world, a fascination the entertainment industry has capitalised on throughout the years, including the iGaming industry.
Similar to most other developers, Red Tiger loves to pay old civilisations a visit, although they seem to prefer ancient China and Mayan cultures over Egypt. In Mega Pyramid, however, the designers have been allowed some artistic freedom. Here, we're taken to a long forgotten alien pyramid amid a massive sandstorm, possibly similar to the one that's been raging on Jupiter for centuries, who knows. Either way, Mega Pyramid is a relatively simple affair made up of 5 reels, 4 rows and 30 fixed paylines that comes with 2 modifier extras as well as a free spins feature. You can play it across all devices from 20 cents to 20€ per spin.
Set against the great alien structure and a stormy desert backdrop, the transparent reels spin along to an Arabic type soundtrack that is typical of the genre. On the reels you'll come across lower value card suit symbols alongside hieroglyphic scrolls, Horus, scarabs and Anubis, the latter being the most rewarding giving you 150 times your stake for 5 on a full payline.
Mega Pyramid (Red Tiger): Features
In the main game, you'll benefit from the Pyramid Eye feature which includes 2 modifier extras. Randomly, on any spin, the background can turn dark and either tease you into thinking you've triggered the feature or actually activate it. When triggered, the Eye of Providence at the top of the pyramid will fire a beam of light towards the sky as it reveals a symbol. The chosen symbol will then proceed to clone itself on adjacent reel positions which often results in decent wins. Additionally, the Pyramid Eye may also come to your rescue if you have landed scatter symbols on reels 1 and 3, in which case it may award you the third one on reel 5 needed to activate the free spins game.
There's also a Locked Free Spins Symbol feature included to help you along the way - when a scatter symbol appears in view, it may remain locked in position for a random number of spins.
In order to gain access to the Free Spins feature, you need to land 3 scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. Before your 10 spins are played, the Eye will select one of the paytable symbols as your special cloning symbol which, similarly to the Pyramid Eye feature, will randomly spread across the reel set every time it appears in view. You can also retrigger the feature.
Mega Pyramid (Red Tiger): Verdict
To wrap it up, Mega Pyramid is a simple but enjoyable game, although visually, it's a mixed bag as we know the designers at Red Tiger are capable of far greater deeds. On the plus side, the features were intriguing enough to keep us entertained throughout the session and the 5000x bet potential alone makes it worth a spin or two. Moreover, it has to be appreciated that Mega Pyramid is not just another "Book" clone, which would be the convenient approach and a trap easy to fall into. Instead, you get something relatable, yet completely different.
Like many Red Tiger slots, the free spins game can be quite difficult to trigger so expect frequent spells as dry as the Sahara. With that said, Red Tiger slots have been dominating the big win charts as of late and knowing Mega Pyramid does have the potential to deliver ample rewards, it might be worth the desert trek.
The sleek, superficial action of Mega Pyramid is thrilling in short bursts but not quite deep enough to last.