A While on the Nile Slots Game Review
A While on the Nile is yet another Egyptian themed video slot, this time from NextGen Gaming. The game offers fifty paylines over five reels, as well as stacked wilds and a free spins bonus game. This is a high variance slot; you can end up spinning many times before hitting anything. This is not a recommended game for beginners, as it looks deceptively simple, but could very well end up eating into your bankroll quite substantially.
Nile River Egyptian Theme and Symbols
A While on the Nile is set, not surprisingly, on the Nile River in Ancient Egypt. The theme of this slot differs from other Egyptian ones as it does not even attempt to be serious. The graphics are all in cartoon style, with the main characters wearing huge cheesy smiles. The graphics are very good, very sharp against a clear background. The reels’ background is a view of the Nile of course, complete with palm trees, barges and a sandy river bank. The sound track is a pretty lively Arabic style track which suites the theme nicely.
The symbols are as you would expect, with usual Egyptian suspects of Cleopatra, The Eye of Horus, Pharaoh’s Staff and hieroglyphic tablet. These are all done in cartoon style too, but quite beautifully rendered. The base symbols are from a deck of playing cards, but have been done up to look Egyptian with sharp edges and a gold border. The Pharaoh himself is the games wild symbol, and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter.
A While on the Nile is one of NextGen’s slots that offer the Superbet feature. This feature could either make or break a player, and it is important to understand it before embarking on your Nile adventure. Here you can opt to pay extra per spin, and in return receive a multiplier of either 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x or 10x whenever the wild pharaoh is a part of the winning line. These multipliers are very attractive, but the extra bet can get quite expensive at the higher levels.
Make sure that you understand exactly how much of your bankroll can disappear here and that you have the means to support it. It is recommended that you use the free play mode to try things out, and really get the hang of it before you play with real money. This feature has the potential to win a player huge amounts of cash, but also to lose all your winnings.
Free Spins and Scarab Feature
This feature is triggered when you find three scatter Jewels anywhere on your active paylines. You will then be awarded five free spins complete with added wilds and stacked wilds. The Superbet feature also applies during the free spins game if you have opted to pay the extra during the base game. These free spins can also be retriggered.
The second feature of A While on the Nile is the Scarab Bonus Feature. Finding three scarab beetles will launch you into a classic Pick Me round, where you will be asked to choose a symbol that will reveal a cash bonus. If you are really brave, there is also a gambling feature where you can double or quadruple your win by correctly choosing the colour or suit of a playing card.