John Hunter And the Tomb Of the Scarab Queen Slot Review
A tireless explorer John Hunter makes a brilliant comeback to the world of casinos with his new adventure to Egypt where he is on track to hunt out a legendary tomb of the scarab queen. The slot machine is choke full of all kinds of money and Collect bonus symbols that make the centerpiece of the gameplay. This time, John Hunter gives you a 5-reel 25-line ambience with free spins and stacked wild symbols that will make your winnings grow even higher. The best win per single combination is C$4000 (or in bitcoin equivalent).
The reviewed slot is part of the John Hunter series that now consists of six games. As a Pragmatic Play chief officer said, the series has become a staple of their online casino collection, and it is hard to disagree with that statement. The Tomb of the Scarab Queen injects new life into the series thanks to the unique Money Collect feature that presents you a perfect chance to come away with some thrilling wins if you play for real money.
A bet value is available within the wide limits of C$0.25 (min.) and C$125 (max). You have two configurable parameters: the number of coins per line (1–10) and a coin size (C$0.01–C$0.50). Changing them up or down will allow you to set your desired bet size within the range specified above.
Symbols and winnings
There are eight non-feature symbols in the slot machine. Low symbols are J to A that look quite generic and pay x5 to x100 (up to C$500) for three, four or five of a kind. High symbols are a brown leather bag (C$625 max), a belt and gun (C$750), a pharaoh’s mask (C$875) and John Hunter holding a burning torch (C$4000 for five of a kind). The profit of non-feature symbols appears pretty low, and this is true. But thanks to numerous bonus symbols – more on that later – the online casino slot turn out to be very lucrative to players from Canada.
Money Collect bonus
A hunt for hidden treasure turns into a heart-pounding adventure thanks to golden scarabs. The sacred beetles that were worshipped in Ancient Egypt may hit reels 1–4 at times and display a random money value. When a Collect symbol appears on the fifth reel, all the values visible on top of the beetles are paid out with some modifications corresponding to the specific Collect type:
- Collect: All values on the scarabs are simply added and paid out
- Multiplier Collect: The value of each scarab on the screen is increased by the multiplier shown on the Collect symbol. They are then added together and awarded
- Extra Collect: The amount of money on the Collect symbol is added to each scarab. The values are then tallied and awarded
- Respin Collect: All scarabs stay in place, while the remaining cells respin, which can bring new scarabs to the screen. All money amounts visible at the end of the respin are then added together and awarded
- Expanding Collect: All scarabs expand vertically, with the new ones taking random money values. Then all money amounts are tallied and paid out
Wild and scatter symbols
A beautiful scarab queen in fine feather is a wild symbol. She stands for non-feature symbols when possible and appears in a stacked layout, one on top of another. The only limitation to her is that she cannot land on the first reel.
A sunlit golden pyramid is a scatter symbol that counts in any place. Similarly to the scarab queen, pyramids cannot appear everywhere, landing only on reels 2, 3 and 4. Having done so, they pay out the total bet and start a free spin feature.
A bonus round consists of 8 free spins (can be triggered unlimitedly), during which the Money Collect is active but performs a little differently. All dollar amounts displayed on top of the scarabs are placed into the pot. The final free spin takes the form of a Super Spin that determines whether you win the entire pot or miss it. If any Collect symbol lands on the fifth reel during the Super Spin, the bonus pot is yours.
Summary to John Hunter And the Tomb Of the Scarab Queen slot
The 5-reel 25-line video slot belongs to the John Hunter series and features stacked wilds, scatters and an original Money Collect bonus that can result in impressive wins. Min/max bets are C$0.25/C$125, and the best possible win for a single combination is C$4000. Also available in mobile casinos.