It’s off to the mystical sands of Ancient Egypt in this next slot, where you’ll challenge the gods for a share of the vast wealth of the Old Kingdom. The market is so saturated with Egypt themed games that it takes something really special to break the mould and impress us these days, but with a good looking art style and some decent bonuses, Temple of Ausar is a contender.
So is this game a treasure for the ages, or just as dry as an old bag of bones? Let’s take a look in our Temple of Ausar slot game review.
As there are a lot of Ancient Egyptian games out there, it’s hard to find an original name, but this game has managed it and is named Ausar, an alternative name for the god of the dead: Osiris. As a result, most of the imagery is themed around the Ancient Egyptian religion, including holy symbols like the Ankh, Osiris, Isis and the Eye of Horus. On this count the game does quite well, turning out some pretty and well-designed symbols that fit the theme perfectly. They’re not quite as high res as some games on the market, and the animations are a bit jerky, but the high-value symbols and the low value 9 – A are well-drawn and rendered. The background is a mysterious blue-tinted wall of carved hieroglyphics, giving the impression of a long-abandoned temple in the sands.
Temple of Ausar slot offers some impressive payouts but is hampered by low betting limits. Bets range from £/€/$0.01 to £/€/$12.50 per spin, which is pretty low, though this is evened out by the high payouts offered by some of the symbols. Landing four scarab symbols across the five reels and three rows pays out 250 times your stake, while landing the Osiris wild as part of any combination doubles the win, or pays out as much as 9500 coins if you land five of him. The RTP in this game comes out at a pretty average 95.4%, so you’ll have to win a few of those big combos to pocket serious cash.
On top of the main game, there is also a single bonus game, which is a fairly standard free spins round that is also pretty generous with its prizes. For a start, the Isis scatter required to launch it also pays, with five symbols rewarding you with 450x your stake. You only need three to start, though, and you always get the same 15 free spins where all wins are tripled. This round can be re-triggered up to 15 times in the free game, so you can have a maximum of 225 free spins. There is also a gamble feature that enables you to double your winnings by guessing the colour of the next card in the pack, at the risk of losing it all. You can play this feature up to five times, so there is the potential to vastly increase your prize if you’re lucky!
The Temple of Ausar slot game by Eyecon is a well made and good looking Ancient Egypt themed game, but in a market that’s packed to the brim with similar titles, it doesn’t have any amazing features to make it stand out from the crowd. If you’re a fan of games like this, and you fancy a crack at some admittedly decent bonuses, then it’s worth a try.