On April 13, Playson, a leading game developer and responsible gambling supporter, based in Silema, Malta, officially released Giza Nights: Hold And Win, an Egyptian-themed slot that depicts ancient Egyptian culture, including pyramids and pharaohs.
The provider’s previous Hold and Win hits include Spirit of Egypt: Hold and Win and Luxor Gold: Hold and Win.
True to its name, the main theme of the slot is Ancient Egypt, or rather Ancient Giza, a place full of mysterious events, where powerful pharaohs rule and where players travel through time for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. However, Playson has added a twist here as the real adventure happens at night!
The soundtrack completes the atmosphere of the game.
To win, players must form a combination of 3+ matching symbols in consecutive positions of valid paylines from the farthest column from left to right, on a dynamic 5×3 grid that offers 25 paylines.
The basic low-value symbols are the Jack, Queen, King and Ace poker cards, while the high-value bonus symbols are the Hook and Flail, Ankh, Eye of Ra and the Horus symbol. A combination of five low-value symbols is worth 0,2x to 2x a player’s bet, while the full set of high-value bonus symbols is worth, 4x, 6x, 8x and 10x a player’s bet, in ascending order.
The game has high volatility, with an RTP of 95.96%, a maximum win of 5844x a player’s bet and the game can be played on any device.
Wild Symbol – Wilds, aka pyramids, replace all regular symbols and can cover entire reels. A combination of 3+ Wilds is worth 0,6x to 12x a player’s bet.
Scatter Symbol – Scatters, aka scarabs, land on reels 2, 3 and 4 and can activate the Free Spins feature. A combination of 3 Scatters is worth 1x a player’s bet.
Boost Symbol– these symbols can only land on the middle reel throughout the base game and free spins and on all columns during Hold&Win bonus game.
Boost Feature – to trigger this feature, players can press the Boost icon next to the bonus card. Once activated, all Bonus symbols, aka moon, are added before being added back to the total round wins.
Furthermore, if 5+ bonus cards and a Boost symbol land on the reels at the same time, they can activate this and the Hold and Win Bonus feature.
Mystery Symbol – this symbol can be randomly converted into Mini, Minor or Major Jackpot symbols. Several of them may appear on the reels and they are revealed one by one at the end of the Bonus Game or after a spin if the Boost Symbol is also present.
Hold & Win Bonus Game – a combination of 6+ Bonus Symbols activates this feature. As soon as the feature is triggered, players are automatically rewarded with 3 respins.
Any Bonus Symbol that lands during this feature remains on the reels and is worth 1x to 16x a player’s bet. In addition, each new Bonus, Boost or Mystery symbol that lands resets the respins to 3.
This feature lasts till all free games are completed or positions are filled with special symbols.
Furthermore, Mystery Moon Bonus symbols are available which turn into Jackpot Bonus symbols and trigger:
- Mini Jackpot– worth 20x a player’s bet;
- Minor Jackpot – worth 50x a player’s bet;
- Major Jackpot – worth 150x a player’s bet.
But that’s not all; since the Grand Jackpot is also available, worth 5,000x a player’s bet, available when all positions are filled with Bonus Symbols.
Extra Bonus Feature – this activates the Hold & Win feature randomly, even through just 1 Moon Bonus Symbol.
Free Spins – a combination of 3 Scatters triggers this feature and players are automatically rewarded with 8 free spins. In addition, a combination of 3 extra Scatters throughout the feature trigger +8 free spins.
However, only the high-value bonus symbols appear on the reels during the feature.