As a well-established slots developer, Thunderkick is known to explore themes and concepts that wouldn’t occur to most other providers. Enter Pyramyth, the Egyptian themed slot that merges the concepts of ancient Egyptian architecture with a sci-fi, futuristic city.
With a host of familiar features crammed into every corner of this magnificent board, Thunderkick’s latest online slot seems destined for greatness. But do these elements manage to work well together to create a balanced experience, or does the slot crumble under the weight of its own potential? Continue browsing our full review below to find out!
- Paylines: 15
- RTP: 96.17%
- Volatility: High
- Features: Wild Symbols, Wild Multipliers, Roaming Wilds, Free Spins, Sticky Reels, Re-Spins
Technically speaking, there aren’t an insane number of features in Pyramyth. But Thunderkick manages to find ways of using Wilds, Free Spins and Re-Spins in interesting ways to build on their potential and create a layered, progressive slot. The 3 features have a considerable amount of depth and manage to complement each other every step of the way. Sure, there isn’t anything completely original at work here, but these familiar features still manage to create a palpable level of intensity and excitement.
Represented by the iconic Scarab symbol, Wild symbols step in for any paying symbols that can form part of a winning combination. Additionally, whenever they do form part of a winning combo, the Wild symbols activate their very own Win Multiplier based on the number of wilds on that respective combination. As such 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Wild symbols will grant a x2, x4, x8, x16 or x32 win multiplier respectively.
Entrance into Pyramyth’s Free Spins comes courtesy of the Scatter symbol. You’ll need a minimum of 3 symbols to enter the bonus rounds, with more Scatters allowing for additional free spins. 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols award 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. Additional free spins can be added to your tally during free spins too, by landing another set of Scatter symbols.
Pyramyth Free Spins and Bonus
As with other games, Free Spins really takes things up a notch, creating a playground that makes use of all of the slot’s features to maximise your winning potential.
First off is the Sticky Re-Spins feature. Whenever a winning combination lands, they will remain stuck to the reels while the rest of the board re-spins. If this results in a new win, then the winnings symbols are also locked onto the reels and another re-spin takes place. The feature ends once there are no more consecutive wins or all symbol positions are locked into place.
The other big change in Free Spins concerns Wild symbols. Whenever Wild symbols land in Free Spins, they remain on the reels and roam until the end of the bonus rounds. Before each new spin, the Wild symbols roam to a new position on the board. Players can reach a maximum of 5 Roaming Wild symbols in free spins and all of them carry the same win multiplier they had in the base game.
Pyramyth Theme and Symbols
Thunderkick has gone for an incredibly unique theme for Pyramyth. The fusion of ancient Egyptian imagery with a futuristic touch evokes images of classics like Blade Runner and Stargate. There is something quite dystopian in this world and it is brought to life perfectly thanks to the high-quality backgrounds and symbols that Thunderkick provides.
Pyramyth RTP & Volatility
With volatility clocked at a high setting, players will have to wait for the opportune moment before they can even dream about getting anywhere near the 10,000x maximum win on offer. RTP is set to a decent 96.17%, so an overall balanced math model is to be expected.
How to Play Pyramyth
Pyramyth is set on a standard 5 reels and 3 rows, which provides 15 paylines to win from. Simply set your desired bet amount and spin according to your set budget. An auto-play function also makes the cut, for those who prefer a less hands-on approach.
Thunderkick’s imagination pays off in Pyramyth. The unique theme is supported by a fantastic set of features that complement each other perfectly. With that being said, the features here lack originality and we’d love to see the provider take more chances with its releases.
Pros and cons
Roaming Wilds with Win Multipliers
Free Spins with Sticky Re-Spins
10,000x Max Win potential
Recycled features and mechanics