Pyramid is yet another slot made by Novomatic that takes inspiration from ancient Egypt and all that wonderous civilisation has to offer. There’s slots of gold and gems in this jackpot game. Like a few other new Novomatic jackpot slots, this game has four different jackpots. The grand jackpot is the biggest, but you can also win the major jackpot, the minor jackpot and the mini jackpot. The biggest two of the four jackpots are both progressive. This means that the jackpot amount increases with every spin! Many famous symbols associated with this ancient culture are celebrated in this jackpot game. A golden pyramid features as one of the symbols. Egyptians built pyramids and they were built to serve as tombs for their kings and queens. The kings and queens of ancient Egypt were known as Pharaohs, and Cleopatra was the last of them! A woman just as beautiful as Cleopatra features on these reels. Atop the reels, you’ll see the chest full of golden coins! The fuller this gets, the closer you’ll get to winning the jackpot! The treasure chest is nestled within a beautiful pyramid chamber. Hieroglyphics cover the walls and a vivid, red light glows around the room. Other similar jackpot slots from Novomatic include: Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes, Gold of Egypt, Temple of Secrets and Epic Adventure.
There are 12 unique symbols in total in Pyramid Fortunes. These spin and land on the 5 different reels. Each reel has 3 positions, so there are three rows. Pyramid Fortunes isn’t like many other Novomatic slot games. There aren’t a set number of fixed paylines. Instead, Pyramid Fortunes is a slot that pays in ‘allplay’. This means you don’t have to worry about lining matching symbols up on paylines! All you need to do is get 3 or more symbols that match to fall on consecutive reels, starting from the leftmost reel. It doesn’t matter where on the reels they land, so long as they continue consecutively. The biggest wins are awarded for a matching symbol on all 5 reels! Along with the symbols that would be more at home in a deck of cards (9, 10, J, Q, K and A), there are many picture symbols. These include the blue and gold scarab beetle; the turquoise and gold ankh; the green and gold isis; the purple and gold ring and the beautiful pharaoh. All of these symbols award wins for 3, 4 and 5 consecutive matches.
The bonus symbol is the final symbol on the reels. This is a golden pyramid! It gives payouts for 3, 4 and 5 matches. It can also stand in as substitute for any other symbol on the reels, except the card symbols. When it gives a payout (for 3 or more matches), it will also award 10 free spins! During the free spins, two different wild symbols are added to the reels. There’s a blue wild symbol, which appears on reels 2 and 4. The other wild symbol is red and this appears on reel 3. When either or both of these wild symbols land on the reels in a free spin, you might be lucky and trigger the jackpot feature! The four different jackpots are colour-coded. The mini jackpot is green, the minor jackpot is blue, the major jackpot is purple and the grand jackpot is red. If you trigger the jackpot feature, the screen will fill with 12 golden objects. One by one, you’ll need to select them and reveal their hidden gem. All of the gems will be coloured and will correspond to one of the four jackpots. If you reveal three gems of the same colour, the corresponding jackpot will be paid!