Journey of the Sun By MicroGaming
Journey of the Sun is another Egyptian themed online slot, this time by MicroGaming. The slot works on Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, which allows it to run smoothly on both online and mobile devices. The game is not graphically very heavy, so is easy to see on a smaller screen such as a Smartphone.
Journey of the Sun has five reels which allow the player to choose from one to twenty five paylines. Each of these lines can be played for one to five coins. The coins in Journey of the Sun hold a value of between 0.01 and .20. Journey of the Sun is a very affordable game for those in the lower budget categories. Experienced players may like to try the game out, but since it is a pretty basic slot with no progressive jackpot they may wish to move on quickly.
Cartoon Style Egyptian Graphics
There are very many Egyptian themed online and mobile slots on the market today. Journey of the Sun has made itself stand out from the crowd a bit with the way that it has been designed graphically. All of the symbols and the background are done in cartoon style, but not silly cartoon. They are more reminiscent of a Manga style cartoon than a silly Saturday morning one. The reels sit against a blue sky background with a foreground of sand. All of the buttons and the reel edges have been made to look as if they are carved from sandstone and are sitting in the Egyptian desert. Journey of the Sun is a simple looking slot with not much detail.
Egyptian Symbols With A Twist
The symbols in Journey of the Sun are mostly theme based. There are some poker card symbols at the bottom of the paytable, but they have been designed to fit into the theme with a cartoon style font and a pattern that makes them look as if they are carved from stone. The rest of the symbols are Egyptian gods, but may not be recognisable as they have been drawn as various animals. Bast, Horus, Isis and Anubis are all on the reels as their representative animals. These are worth between 500 and 1000 coins for five of a kind in a row on an active payline.
Of course there is the obligatory Anke symbol that has to be in every Egyptian themed slot. In this case it stands for the games wild symbol, and can replace any of the gods of the poker card symbols. This ankh is also the games highest paying symbol, awarding the player with 2000 coins for five of them in a row.
Journey Free Spins
Journey of the Sun has one special feature or bonus round. This is free spins round which is launched when you find three or more scatters anywhere on the reels. The scatter is the games logo, and will also pay out scatter wins no matter where it turns up.
When this round launches you will get to play a quick version of the ancient Egyptian board game, Senet. The playing surface is basically a 3 x 10 grid with a number of symbols on it. You get to pick one of the first fifteen squares from the top which will give you your free spins amount, and a number of squares that your piece moves next to get your multiplier.