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One of my favourite times of the month is when NetEnt releases the video footage of one of their up and coming slots and today I am pleased to bring you a first look at the Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ slot. Now, for seasoned slot players, there will be a few things in Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ that are very, very familiar. The first thing that popped into my mind when watching the footage were the similarities to cult classic Gonzo’s Quest.
Most obviously there is the name: Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™. This new lot from NetEnt takes us on another quest, this time, rather than following Gonzo on his search for El Dorado, we’re leading the exploration and we’re looking for something even more valuable- immortality! We all like to try and see new things, but there is always something comforting about an aspect of familiarity and the Gonzo’s Quest vibe to this brand new slot is very welcomed, however it has enough new features to make it a stand out game all by itself.
Much like in Gonzo’s Quest, the symbols in Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ are stone, or block like and they drop into place rather than spinning like traditional slots. The building blocks for humanity fall from the top and flop into place with the same soothing and satisfying drop sounds as you’ll find in Gonzo’s Quest.
The similarities don’t end there however and in Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ you’ll be pleased to see the popular Avalanche Feature is back, including the Multiplier that we all know and love. Any time you complete a winning line in Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™, the winning symbols will disappear, creating an ‘avalanche’ when new symbols fall into their empty spaces. This is effectively a free re-spin and it will carry on for as long as a winning pay line is created. With each avalanche, the multiplier will grow, all the way up to x10.
As with all the best NetEnt slots, you’ll find Wild symbols, which substitute all others in order to complete a winning pay line in the most profitable way possible, but also something quite new: Wild Generations where Wild symbols seem to ‘respawn’ on the same reels when they are used to complete a winning pay line and trigger an Avalanche. All special features are designed to make a slot more fun to play and more profitable for the player and this is one, along with the Multipliers that will really make the difference to your balance.
Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ has an ancient Egyptian theme, filled with pyramids, Pharaohs and Gods, as well as plenty of riches to go along with such an elaborate and luxurious part of history. The reels are adoraned with bejewelled scarab beetles, hieroglyphics and plenty of symbols from this most fascinating of times. The reels themselves are protected by Egyptian Gods such as the protective Goddess Bastet, who also had an interest in household entertainment (fitting, right?) and the God, Anubis. Ancient Egyptian buffs will enjoy spotting all the symbols and icons of the time and all of us can appreciate a great slot with plenty of chances to win.
Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ will be released on October 22nd and is a 5 reel video slot from NetEnt (formerly Net Entertainment) featuring 720 different ways to win. Unlike it’s predecessor, Gonzo’s Quest, it has a very unique layout, which seems to be something NetEnt is dabbling with right now. A lot like Dazzle Me, you’ll find reels with different amounts of symbols, rather than a traditional uniformed layout. The middle reel (the 3rd) is the longest with 5 symbol boxes, whilst the 2nd and 4th are shorter with just 4 symbols and the 1st and 5th having the lowest amount, of just 3 symbol boxes to create a pyramid shape, in-keeping with the name and overall theme of Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™.