Betsoft take you on trip to the land of pharaohs and pyramids in Legend of the Nile. Taking its inspiration from the mystical land, there is the usual smattering of clichés, as well a glimpse of the infamous river and its surroundings.
Presented over a 6x6 grid that spins in cascades rather than rolling reels. Set your betting range by pressing the ‘choose coin’ option, the range is from 0.02 to 5 in value. Press ‘bet level’ to set the number of coins you want to bet per line, whilst pressing ‘max bet’ will let you put a cap to amount you bet during play. Hit ‘spin’ to get going and ‘autoplay’ to play hands-free so to speak. Pressing the ‘double up’ button will start a gamble feature after wins.
The symbols of Ancient Egypt
One of the most important symbols in any game is the wild, and here it comes in the form of a pyramid symbol. This bad boy will replace all other symbols to help you form wins, except for the Ra, Isis and Anubis symbols. If you get a cluster of wilds, don’t get too excited, as they’ll only substitute for adjacent symbols. Get four or more of these wilds to win up to 6000 coins.
Features to keep you in the game
This symbol can trigger Ra Power, Ra Free Spins and Ra Jackpot. Get one or more for a cash prize and an increase in Ra Power, depicted over to the left of the reels. This will reset after each spin. However, awards are cumulative during the trail and advance as follows: 8 symbols result in 8 free spins, 9 symbols give an additional 2 spins, 12 symbols an additional 2 spins, 15 symbols bring an additional 3 spins, 17 symbols result in a prize of 400x your total bet, and 20 symbols start a progressive jackpot.
This symbol triggers both the Anubis trail and the Anubis free spins. Get four or more to receive a cash prize and move long the trail, depicted to the left of the reels. Again, this will reset after each spin, but the advancement of the trail continues between games, with only the triggering of the Anubis free spins resetting it. The trail moves on one step per symbol within a winning cluster.
This symbol will trigger both the Isis trail and the Isis free spins. Get a cash prize is you land four or more of the Isis symbols across the reels. This will also advance you along the Isis trail, again located to the left of the reels. Although the trail resets after each spin, again the advancement continues between games one step at a time within the winning cluster, resetting only when the free spins trigger.
Double up (gamble feature)
After each base game win you get the chance to gamble you winnings by playing this simple coin tossing feature. Hit ‘double up’ to activate after a win and you’ll be given a choice between heads and tails. Guess right and double your winnings, get it wrong and lose the lot – so take care!
Legend Of The Nile is a quality game, with a strong theme to carry it through. A nice range of well thought through features will keep you coming back and may even contribute to that bank balance. Betsoft don’t skimp on design, and that shows here. Worth a go, but be prepared to give it a chance before you bail as it can be a slow burner at times.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring