OK, own up anyone who hasn't come across the Pharaohs Fortune slot in a land-based
casino this side of Timbuktu. No-one, right? This is one of IGT's most prolific and
popular slot machines ever, even giving IGT's very own
Cleopatra slot machine
a run for it's money. The USP of Pharaohs is the free spins bonus which is pretty unique.
IGT have a penchant for making the feature triggers appear on specific reels - games like
the Coyote Moon slot and Wolf Run
will be familiar in this regard - and Pharaohs Fortune follows down the same path.
The difference with this game though is that the triggering green Pharaoh symbols have to also
be on a payline and appear on reels 1, 2 and 3. It happens a little more regularly than
you'd expect to be fair and when they drop, you get to remove stones from a tomb, each
revealing either an extra free spin or a +1 multiplers. You can
get up to about 27 spins at 6x if you are lucky - with retriggers a possibility. That's
pretty much the best free spins bonus round of all the GFM fruit machines.
There's probably little need for me to explain
Pharaohs Fortune to
most of you I guess but before I sign off, just a note to say that there are now two different
online versions of Pharaoh's Fortune - a 10 payline version akin to that you find in UK land casinos
and a 15 payline version similar to the Game King versions commonly found in the US. The version
above is the 15 line version which is better IMO: if you want to try the 10-line version then head on over to
Paddy Power Games although they may follow the crowd
and change to the 15-line Pharaoh's Fortune at some point.
The Pharaoh's Fortune slot is one of lots of land-based slots that
have now made the transition to online casinos. Classics like the superb
Book Of Ra slot and Lucky Lady's Charm
at a few places, as are games like Rainbow Riches and plenty
more IGT slots similar to Pharaoh's Fortune. You'll find many of them to play online here at GFM of course!
Genting, the company who own the Crockfords casino chain, along with the celubrious London destination Palm Beach Casino, have added a number of popular Novomatic slots to their online casino. These include the Book Of Ra, Lucky Lady's Charm, Lord Of The Ocean, Dolphin's Pearl, Sizzling Hot Deluxe, Columbus Deluxe and Power Stars with more games planned for 2016.
Genting already has a host of slot games by IGT (Cleopatra, Pharaoh's Fortune, Siberian Storm and many more) and most of the Playtech casino game portfolio but the Novomatic games are likely to appeal to land-based casino players looking to play online. Coupled with a £1,000 signup offer, Genting's online casino has built a good reputation among players for fast cash-outs and no-hassle game-play.