Scarab Queen

John Hunter is at it again. He’s donned his Fadero hat, stopped shaving and has gone in search for adventure. In this offering by Pragmatic Play in the John Hunter Series, we’re off to find the riches of Ancient Egypt as we explore the tomb of the Scarab Queen. The mood is immediately set with just the right kind of music as we prepare ourselves for danger, excitement and unimaginable riches. 

John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen

Game Info *

Provider Pragmatic Play
Theme Egypt
Reels 5
Pay lines 25
Stakes Range £0.25 - £100
Max Win x10,500
RTP 96.50%
Volatility Medium
Release date 17/09/2019

How to Play Scarab Queen

Play couldn’t be easier. That’s part of the fun of the John Hunter Series. All you really need to get going is to place your bet. Take your pick of option from betting as low as 0.25 all the way up to 100. There’s up and down sides to both extremes. You could drag home a ridiculous amount of money should you win that max prize but if you go at it with a top of the line stake, it may cost you a pretty penny.

Scarab Queen Gameplay & Features

There is the usual selection of symbols including some special symbols which is all fine and good. There are three in particular you should pay attention to. The first is the Scarab Queen. Her Symbol acts as a WILD, replacing any symbol except for Scarabs and Scatters.

The second symbol is the the Pyramid Scatter. This is your key to the free spin round, which you wont want to miss. Drop three of these beauties and you get 8 free spins. You can land additional free spins during the free spin round itself. There is no limit on how many extra Free spins you could win, so you could be spinning for free for a while.

Perhaps the most interesting Symbol and feature of this slot is the scarabs. They appear on the reels with particular values attached to them. None of this matters as long as you don’t land a golden Scarab on the last reel. That’s when you collect all of the values of the other scarabs in play. That golden scarab can show up in number of appearances, each with a different effect:

  • Collect – the value of the scarabs are summed up and paid out.
  • Extra Credit Collect – The value of the Extra Credit Collect symbol is added to the other Scarab symbols and paid out.
  • Multiplier Collect – The value of all the Scarab Symbols is multiplied by the multiplier collect up to 25x and paid out.
  • Expanding Collect – Each real with a scarab expands to be filled with scarabs after which their values are summed up and paid out.
  • Respin Collect – All the Scarabs symbols stay in place while all of the other symbols respin giving you the chance to land more scarabs and collect more money.

Scarab Queen RTP & Volatility

This slot has medium volatility and an RTP of 96.50%

John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen Verdict

This slot from Pragmatic play goes to prove that a slot does not need to be overly complicated in order to be highly enjoyable. The theme is well done with honourable mentions to the music. The money collect mechanism played through the scarabs is hugely satisfying, especially when you land a really good collect Scarab in the last reel.

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* All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time.