Here at Stakers, we love the variety of online slot games. But we always like knowing about what we are playing. And we figure our users do, too. That's why once a week we pick out a new game and put it through its paces. We bet one credit a spin and play it for two hours. Then we give you the lowdown on what happened and if the game is good to play or not.
This week we decided to try out Mega Pyramid. Here is what we discovered.
The game is laid out in a five-by-four grid. We like having that extra line, because in general it means more wins. There is a daily jackpot that keeps growing on the left-hand side. Underneath that is a larger Mega Drop jackpot that also grows.
Sadly, we never claimed either, but knowing those big wins are available is a fun thing that kept us playing.
The symbols are spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs, plus various Egyptian icons. Like most any game, the goal is to score three symbols in a row. There is a turbo option for the game. If you select this and go on auto spin, it will move the reels so fast you won't be able to see what you've won.
Every so often, the pyramid itself will decide to clone one of the symbols – and turn every icon next to it into that symbol. This gave us a fairly decent win.
But the fun really starts with the free spin icons. You need to land three of them anywhere on the board. You are helped with this, because randomly, when one appears, it will stay for several spins.
Once you get three in a row, you'll receive 10 free spins. And at the start, the pyramid will select one icon to always be cloned. This leads to really big wins.
The one time we got free spins, we ended up winning 384.80 credits. That's a huge win and was really nice to our account.
But here's the reason why the wins on free spins are so good – they don't happen very often at all. That puts Mega Pyramid into the high variance role for us. We went down quite a bit before we got our big win. That's not a problem for some players but gamers without a big bankroll would probably be better off with a lower variance game.
That said, players with cash on hand will love this game and the potential rewards. We went down a little bit more than 100 credits before we got the 380-credit-plus boost. That ended up putting us way into the black.
And there is nothing like the thrill of winning at a high variance game. It's pure pleasure.
We give Mega Pyramid 4.5 out of 5 stars. We subtract half a star because the symbols themselves are not that interesting. They could have been done a little bit better.
But the gameplay itself is excellent. The chance to win one of the two jackpots is very fun. And the take on free spins is awesome.
So our advice is if you are into high variance games give Mega Pyramid a try. It's a lightning fast great game and you should have a ton of fun with it.