You'll find all kinds of slots in the industry that are based on different types of Egyptian motifs. Ancient Script, a game available at Red Tiger Gaming casinos will put you in the middle of an Egyptian adventure along similar lines. The graphics in this game are solid with an animated style that looks great, but it's the action-driven gameplay that will really be what sticks out in the minds of most players. The whole idea is to give you an exciting experience of trying to discover some ancient treasure, and if you hit the right winning combinations, that treasure will come in the form of a major boost to your account balance.
The layout of a game is a major piece of the puzzle when it comes to how your experience is going to unfold. In this particular case, the layout has 10 paylines that stretch from left-to-right only across five reels with three rows of symbols. You'll change your bet sizes based on the total amount you want to wager instead of doing with individual coin sizes, different numbers of paylines and how many coins you want to bet on each of those paylines. Along these lines, you'll start at $0.20 and go up to the $500 level at a maximum. With that having been said, many casinos will have a lower max bet size available, but that will only affect a very small minority of players.
Expanding Tile Feature
Most of the expanding symbols that you see in games these days are wilds. However, this title does something a bit different. Whenever you hit a winning combination, you'll get a chance for the symbols of that combination to randomly expand to cover the entire reel. This gives you several extra opportunities to get wins that you wouldn't have picked up otherwise. Since this will cause the combination to play out on all 10 reels instead of just the one, you can view it as a random chance at a 10x multiplier on your payouts. We can't say that this is a feature we can remember seeing much of in the past.
Wild Scatter Symbol
The pharaoh's head symbol gives wild wins, and it also acts as a scattered bonus symbol. The wilds show up on each of the five reels, but they will not give you their own particular payouts. What they will do is give you a set of free spins, the number of which is random, based on getting three or more of this scatter on any reel position. During this free spins mode, every win gives you the expanding tile feature that we outlined above, and this is a fresh way of giving players extra value during a bonus round.
One of the things about this game is that it has a pretty balanced pay table. There are four symbols that are considered the higher-paying symbols, and you'll notice that the pays are based on giving you lots of medium and small wins instead of a tiny chance at large payouts. This contributes to the low overall volatility.
You'll get 400x for five of a kind of the golden pyramid symbol. It kicks down to the 200x level whenever you line up five of the eye of Ra symbol on a payline. The crossed staffs give players 150x for five, and five of the ankh (cross-like symbol with a hoop at the top) earns you 100x.
The five card rank symbols round off the lower end of the pay table. Five of the red A is worth 90x, and the blue K gives you just slightly less at 80x for five of a kind. You can earn 70x with the green Q when five line up, and the same number of the orange J is worth 60x. Finally, the yellow 10 awards 50x for five.
Red Tiger Gaming's Ancient Script video slot brings a different twist to the Egyptian theme to a degree. While there's nothing really specific about this theme involved with the gameplay, meaning you could substitute out the game's motif for just about anything else and have it be just as good, that doesn't take away from the fact that the gameplay is interesting. The expanding non-wild symbols along with the wild scatter that gives extra pays and activates the free spins round is a pairing of features that creates a particular play style that you can't find just anywhere. While it may be a tame game overall, they definitely get credit for trying something different.