Embark on a mysterious journey to the Egyptian desert on the slot from IGT. The High Priestess is ready to bestow her blessings upon those who are worthy and shower them with untold riches. Experience a symbol collection feature and a free spins round with up to 10 guaranteed wilds and wins of up to 200x your bet on every spin in the base game and free spins.
Scarab is a reel video slot with five reels, four rows and 75 fixed pay lines. Encounter the High Priestess on mobile or desktop from 0.75 to a whopping 2,250 credits. The RTP of this low variance game is set at 96.00%.
Graphics and Visuals
A beautifully drawn slot with rich graphics and bold animations is awaiting when you load the game. Pyramids can be seen in the background while the setting sun throws her colours onto a cloudy sky. The High Priestess dominates the reels with here four-symbol high appearance. A typical oriental soundtrack accompanies the usual reel and teaser sounds.
You will find the card royals from 10 to A at the low end as well as Egyptian gods including Anubis, Horus and Ankh at the high level. The top pay symbol is the High Priestess herself, appearing stacked at all times. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 0.4 to 2.66x your stake. The wild symbol is a golden framed icon with blue background. The scatter symbol is a collection of three pyramids, adorned with the word bonus. The Scarab symbols will place Golden Frames during all play which later turn in to wilds.
Wild Stays Feature
This is pay mechanic that can pack quite a punch when the right symbols line up. The feature is bet sensitive, so you will have to go through the collection for each bet size.
At the top right corner is a counter, which increases by one for each spin, up to 10 spins. Any scarab symbols with a golden frame landing during first 9 spins will leave the golden frame locked in position. On spin 10, all gold frames will turn into a wild symbol before the win evaluation is made. The display then resets and the game counts another 10 spins.
The Scarab Free Spins Feature
Three or more bonus scatters triggers the free spins bonus round. The game will lead to a second screen with three options to choose from. You can pick a higher number of free spins with less random wilds or a lower number with more random wilds on every free spin. The free spins can be retriggered.
- 3-scatter trigger: Choose from 5 | 10 | 15 Free Spins with 10 | 7 | 5 random wilds
- 4-scatter trigger: Choose from 10 | 20 | 30 Free Spins with 10 | 7 | 5 random wilds
- 5-scatter trigger: Choose from 15 | 30 | 45 Free Spins with 10 | 7 | 5 random wilds
During the feature, the selected number of wilds will stay on the reels and move to a random position at the start of every free spin. The Wild Stays feature is not active during the free spins.
While Scarab is a well-designed slot, I am not impressed with neither the gameplay nor the win potential. The Wild Stays become boring after a while as mostly the wins on the 10th spin are not much more than those from a normal spin. Plus, a full screen of the top symbol paying a mediocre 200x bet is not what avid slotting folks are chasing. Make it 2,000x the bet, and it starts to become interesting. Nevertheless, it can produce medium sized wins on a regular basis.