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John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen

Join the intrepid explorer as he heads to Egypt on the slot from Pragmatic Play. John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen is a journey back to ancient times that will reward you with wins of 10,500 times you bet. It comes with a Money Collect feature and a free spins round where all values from the money symbols are added to a bonus pot that can be won in a final respin.

Slot Details

John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Your reel journey to Egypt on desktop, mobile or tablet starts from 0.25 credits and peaks at 125 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with a default RTP of 96.50%.

The vast desert and pyramids at sunset are in the background of an intricately ornamented game window.  John Hunter and the Scarab Queen feature prominently on the reels while a typical Egyptian soundtrack provides additional suspense for the gameplay.

Card royals from J to A marked with ancient hieroglyphs are at the low end of the paytable, awarding 4x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by an explorer bag, a holster with a pistol, a Anubis statue and John Hunter himself. Hit five on a line to win 5x to 32x your stake.

The Scarab Queen is the wild symbol, appearing stacked on reel two to five only and substituting for all regular pay symbols. A pyramid marked with the word itself is the scatter, appearing on reels two, three and four only. The scarab landing on reels one to four is the money symbols while on reel five it can take on five different colours and act as a multiplier, respin or collect symbol.

John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen Slot Features

While sizeable wins are possible in the base game due to the stacked wilds, the largest part of the potential lingers in the two bonus features. There is up to 10,500 times your bet up for grabs.

The Money Collect feature is triggered when at least one scarab money symbol lands anywhere on reels one to four and a collect symbol lands on reel five. Each money symbol displays a random cash prize from 1x to 50x your bet. The kicker though is that there are five different collect symbols, four of which can further increase the win.

  • Extra Collect: Displays a random cash prize which will be added to the value of each money symbol in view before they are added and paid.
  • Multiplier Collect: Displays a random multiplier from x2 to x25 that is applied to the value of each money symbol in view before they are added and paid.
  • Expanding Collect: All reels containing at least one money symbol will expand to cover the entire reel with money symbols. Each will unveil a new random cash prize before all in view are added and paid.
  • Respin Collect: All money symbols in view are held while the remaining positions respin. All cash prizes in view after the respin will be added and paid.
  • Collect: Will add and pay all cash prizes from the money symbols in view.

Hit pyramid scatters anywhere on reels two, three and four in one spin to trigger 8 free spins, which can be retriggered indefinitely. During the feature, all Money Symbols landing on a free spin are added to a bonus pot. Any Money Symbols appearing together with a collect symbol in a free spin will be paid as usual before they go into the same bonus pot. In the end, the entire accumulated amount from the bonus pot is placed as a giant money symbol covering reels one to four and reel five is spinning once to potentially land one of the five collect symbols.

Final Verdict

Released in 2017, Wolf Gold was the first slot from Pragmatic Play with the money collect feature and has been since one of the most played slots from this developer. This creation is ramping it up by a few levels as the win potential increased from 2,500 to over 10,000 times your bet, althoug it kept the medium volatility. Well worth exploring the ancient pyramids.

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