Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win slot REVIEW
Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win ReviewThe Hold and Win series from Playson started with Pearl Beauty Hold and Win back in mid 2020, and they have churned out 10 similar titles after that. With the exception of the Megaways version of Buffalo Power, all of these installments come with a mediocre potential, usually below 2,000x. It’s therefore good to see that Playson has decided to up their game a bit in Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win.
The generic ancient Egypt theme cannot escape being overused, but the audiovisual experience is still pleasant once you get settled in. The best you can hope for in the bonus round is to trigger the Hold and Win feature, but the synced reels can deliver some okay top-up prizes to keep you going. Still, you will need the 5,000x Grand Jackpot to truly make a dent in this game.
Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win Slot - Reels Screen
Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win Features
The 1x2 stacked Cleopatra Wild steps in for all regular pay symbols to help you form winning combos, and it’s also the most valuable symbol in its own right. Land 5 on a payline to pocket 25x your stake, while the top-tier snake emblem symbol pays 12.5x your stake for the same.
You need to land 3 temple scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the main game to trigger the Bonus Round, and this awards 10 free spins. Between 2 and 5 reels are highlighted before each spin, and these become Synced Reels. This means that they all land with the same combination of symbols, which can lead to full screen payouts.
At any time, during both the base game and in the bonus round, you might land 6+ scarab symbols that look like big red/orange orbs. This triggers the Hold and Win Bonus Game, and the triggering symbols turn into Scarab money symbols randomly placed on a new blank 5x7 reel set.
You are granted 3 respins, and only blanks, scarab money symbols or jackpot symbols can land during the feature. Each new non-blank symbol you land resets the respins tally to 3 again, and jackpot symbols turn into regular scarab money symbols after the jackpot has been awarded.
Adjacent scarab cash symbols merge together, and larger symbols are worth more. The symbol value varies from 0.5x to 1,000x, depending on size, and you need a fully merged screen to get the top-tier scarab value. The feature goes on until you either run out of respins, or you fill the screen.
There are 3 fixed jackpots up for grabs in the Hold & Win feature, and these are the Mini, Major and Grand jackpots. They are worth 25x, 250x and 5,000x your stake, respectively, and you can win up to multiple jackpots during the same bonus game round.
The 200 Spins Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win Experience
Nothing too interesting happened until we triggered the Hold & Win feature, and this occurs at 1:29 into the 5-minute highlights video. We came close to filling the screen, and we cut to the free spins round right after the bonus game has played out. Check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
There’s no denying that we see a lot of similar Hold & Win releases every month, but Spirit of Egypt still made a pretty good impression. The music and the sound effects have an almost hypnotic effect, and with the turbo switched on the pace is pretty pleasant too. The visual presentation might be somewhat generic, but it comes with a color scheme full of enjoyable contrasts.
The bonus round with synced reels can deliver 250x your stake on a single spin at the most, so larger payouts are most likely to come from the Hold & Win feature. Having the money symbols merge is not only visually pleasing, but it can be quite lucrative as well. A full screen plus the Grand Jackpot is what you need to crack the solid 6,000x potential, and considering the above, it’s not all that hard to forgive the ‘under par’ 95.43 % RTP.
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Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win?
The 95.43 % RTP is a bit below average, but nothing too extraordinary.
How volatile is Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win?
This is a highly volatile game for sure, and you can therefore expect a bumpy ride.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 6,000x your stake in total from the Hold & Win feature, but this requires a full screen of cash scarabs and the 5,000x Grand Jackpot.
How does the Hold and Win bonus game work?
Triggered by 6+ bonus scarab/orb symbols, you get 3 respins on a new 5x7 grid where the triggering symbols turn into randomly placed scarab money symbols. Each new money symbol (or jackpot symbol) you land resets the respin tally to 3 again.
Is there a free spins mode in Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win?
Yes, you get 10 free spins, and each spin comes with 2 to 5 synced reels. The Hold and Win feature can be triggered from within the bonus round.
Can I play Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the free Spirit of Egypt Hold and Win demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos that carry this title, something our scan has confirmed.