Theme and Graphics
Every Pragmatic Play product stands out for its stunning gameplay and interesting storyline. John Hunter and the Scarab Queen is an Ancient Egypt-themed slot about the adventures of an adventurer named John Hunter. This John Hunter slot is set in a desert backdrop with streaks of golden sand and impressive pyramids that can be seen in the distance. The clouds appear low and heavy as if signalling the approach of a sandstorm with huge prizes. A great soundtrack that perfectly matches the atmosphere of the game will accompany you on this journey. The game loads quickly and does not slow down at all. You do not need to download any additional software to run the game. If you are looking for a quality modern video slot with medium volatility, it is recommended to pay attention to this game from Pragmatic Play.
Gameplay and Paylines
The high paying symbols in John Hunter and the Scarab Queen are John Hunter himself, the Egyptian God, the belt and the bag. They all have different values. Combinations of these icons at maximum stake will bring you between 25 and 4000 coins. The group of low paying symbols includes the classic A, K, Q and J. These can be between 25 and 500 coins at the highest bet. Before moving directly to the rotation of the drums, you will need to put a bet. You can do this by using the control panel at the bottom of the screen. You can bet between 0.25 and 125 coins per spin.
There are 25 lines in John Hunter and the Scarab Queen: this will give you plenty of opportunities to create combinations on each spin. You have to catch at least 3 symbols on one of the lines to get your payout.
Take note of John Hunter, which is the highest paying symbol in this game. For 5 of these icons you can get 4000 coins.
RTP : 96.5%
Special Symbols and Free Spins
In John Hunter and the Scarab Queen, apart from the exciting main game, players can also enjoy extra features to make playing the game more interesting including Wild symbols, Scatter symbols and Free Spins.
• Wild, represented by the queen, can substitute for all other symbols except for the special symbols. The Wild falls on all reels except the first.
• Scatter is the Pyramid . It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and catching 3 of these icons will activate free spins.
• Free spins. This feature is triggered when 3 Pyramid symbols appear on the reels. You and John Hunter enter an old one full of gold pyramids and wait for the 8 awarded free spins to complete in order to collect your winnings. During this feature the money and collect symbols are active. All money symbol values are collected and added to the bar displayed in the top right corner. Once all the spins have been played, it’s time for the big finale. A huge scarab symbol is added to completely cover the first 4 reels, followed by a spin of the 5th reel. This extra-large scarab money symbol has a column value. If the collect symbol is dropped, the full scale value is awarded. Drop 3 scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 in this round and the free spins feature is triggered again.
Money collection function
Plant one of the collection symbols and activate this function. You will easily recognise them because they look like scarabs. All the gathering symbols appear on reel 5, except for the money symbol. The myth says that the Scarab Queen really loved this little beetle. Some people love dogs, some people love reptiles and some people love scarabs. Who are we to judge?
There are 6 possible ways to use the money collection feature:
• Money symbol – appears on reels 1, 2, 3 and 4 and takes a random value from a predefined set on each spin;
• Cillect – adds up the values of all the money symbols on the screen;
• Extra Credit Collect – the value of this symbol is added to all visible cash symbols and then paid out;
• Multiplier Collect – the total of all cash symbols collected is multiplied by a factor of 25 before being paid out to you;
• Collect – all cash symbols on the screen are expanded to fill the entire reel. Additional cash symbols take on a random value. At the end of the feature, the game calculates the sum of all values;
• Respin Collect – each cash symbol on the reels is held in place while the other tiles rotate, giving you the chance to get extra cash symbols. All the values on the screen add up.