Cryptologic’s highly anticipated Valley of the Scarab slot game is finally live at InterCasino, and presents players with a worthy distraction from the traditional Christmas titles. The setting is ancient Egypt and all of the symbols are consistent with the time and background, while the reels themselves are set on the blue Nile. The top payout is of 750 coins and the line bet ranges between 0.01 and 10 credits.

Among the symbols that are scattered all over the reels, the most prominent ones are the scarab, pharaoh, cats, dogs, mummies, Queens and books. Naturally, the scarab is the wild symbol and it comes to light whenever it is involved in winning combinations, by flapping its wings. When it appears stacked on the first or second reel, the payouts are greatly increased and it is even possible for all 20 symbols to be replaced by scarabs. When this happens the profits are increased five times.

Less generous amounts are awarded to those who discover three Anubis symbols, but the free spins and the bonus round make up for the lower payouts. Multipliers are in order and they range between 2x and 8x and the free spins can be retriggered with as many as 98 free spins playable during the same round.

While Valley of the Scarab is Cryptologic’s most popular title, it is not the only ancient Egypt themed slot game to be introduced at InterCasino. Cleo Queen of Egypt might not be the flagship title right now, but its cool animations and attractive payouts make it a worthy contender and definitely a game to keep an eye on.