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Isis Slot Review

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Head to Ancient Egypt in search of golden treasure as you hunt down free spins for some potentially impressive wins

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  • Min Bet: 0.25
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 25
  • Free Games: Yes

This Isis slot game is as old as Ancient Egypt itself with just as much treasure to uncover as those famous ancient tombs.

Some would say that the Isis slot machine is an unfortunately named game. However, don’t worry. The game is not based on what you think it is based around (we can’t imagine Microgaming kicking around for long if it was).

Instead, with this video slot, you are heading into the heart of Ancient Egypt for a bit of god worship.

Well, not quite, but it is old in the world of slots, though. First released in 2014, back then, mobile slots were a small part of the online gambling pie.

Most companies didn’t create mobile slots. When they did, they made them with ancient technology that makes the game difficult to play in the modern age.

Thankfully, Isis was popular enough to be given the ‘modern treatment’ and the mobile slot has been recently updated to be playable. Most games (looking at you slow loading Betsoft slot machines) are not always quite as lucky, though.

I have two problems with the older Microgaming slots:

  • The graphics
  • The feature set

Not as pretty as Queen Cleo, but hides a big win feature

The graphics can be forgiven. Older games always have poor quality graphics – just look at the simple but still very playable Mermaids Millions game.

In the Isis slot case, these are not ‘poor’ graphics as such, they just do not look as amazing as more recent casino game releases. They are well-drawn, just too much colour for our liking.

The feature set is annoying, though. This game is more volatile than a drunk stag group on a night out in Toronto. You are not going to be winning frequently. In fact, it is common for gamblers to have a ton of spins on this slot and not win much of anything.

Most recent casino games balance out high volatility with having a plethora of features where you can win cash. This adds excitement to the game. Isis does not: it has a single feature.

This means that you are going to be going dozens and dozens of spins without doing anything other than watching some graphics tumble about on the screen for a while. It can be a frustrating experience.

Sure, when the features pop up it is lovely and all, but the feature is so rare that many of you may never see it. But the Isis game is popular because when you do hit a feature it pays out well.

Game Stats & Details

  • No Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 25
  • Min Bet: 0.25
  • Max Bet: 125
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Volatility: high
  • Software: Microgaming
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Theoretical RTP: 95%
  • Mobile: Yes
  • Online: Yes

Isis free spins are where you’ll find the big wins

Let’s assume that you are an archaeologist in Egypt, tracking down information about Isis, the ancient Goddess of the Kings. You can think of the base game as doing a lot of digging to find a hit.

Most of the treasures in Egypt have already been discovered, so you are going to hit something rarely. Maybe a small cup or plate on occasion, but nothing that you are going to be able to sell to a museum.

These are eBay products, so you will get a couple of quid at best. However, every so often, you uncover a treasure that is so marvellous that you are going to get a huge payday.

Maybe the tomb of King Tutankhamun’s long-lost brother, Steve. This treasure will come in the form of at least three scatters, much like in the Book of Dead by Play’n GO.

When you hit the free spins feature in this game, you will win big. Really big. You can earn between 20 and 30 free spins dependent on the number of scatters you hit.

During this mode, you will have a whopping 6x multiplier.

Most people walk away with between 20x and 600x their initial bet, which is still highly volatile but may make up for the time that you have been turning up nothing while you were playing.

How much Egyptian treasure can you uncover in this Isis slot?

There is a reason people play Isis. It is because when you win big, you seriously win big.

However, we don’t quite think that it is the right slot for newer players to online slots, mostly because you need to know how to manage your bankroll if you want to see it through to the end.

It is a fun game, just be prepared to walk away with little to show for your experience but some sand in your pocket.

Experienced players are the only ones who should sign up, and should the goddess will it so, win the kind of gold that would make a pharaoh blush.

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By TrueNorthSlots | Updated: Apr 16th 2018 | Rating 3.0
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