John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen is the third instalment in the popular slot series developed by Pragmatic Play.
This thrilling game follows the adventures of John Hunter, an intrepid explorer who embarks on a quest to discover lost riches around the world.
Following the success of the previous games, Da Vinci’s Treasure and Aztec Treasure, this slot takes players to the great pyramids of Giza.
John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen features 5 reels and 25 pay-lines. The game showcases Pragmatic Play’s Money symbol feature, which offers more than just cash prizes. It introduces respins, expanding money symbols, and multipliers of up to 25x. Players can join John on his quest for between €0.25 to €125 per spin.
The grid is set against a desert backdrop with ancient pyramids towering beside the reels. The symbols include lower-value J to A royals, along with premium symbols such as leather bags, revolvers, the ancient Egyptian deity Anubis, and the protagonist himself, John Hunter.
Additionally, Cleopatra acts as the wild symbol, appearing on all reels except the first, and substituting for other symbols to form winning combinations.
The standout feature of John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen is the Money Collect feature. Scarab symbols can appear on reels 1 to 4, carrying cash values. If a collect scarab symbol lands on reel 5 alongside these, one of the following outcomes occurs:
- Collect: The cash values on the screen are added together and paid out as winnings.
- Extra Credit Collect: The value of the collect scarab symbol is added to all money symbols on the screen, boosting the potential payout.
- Multiplier Collect: The total value of the collected money symbols is multiplied by up to 25x.
- Expanding Collect: All money symbols expand to cover their respective reels entirely.
- Respin Collect: Each money symbol on the screen is held in place while the other tiles spin again.
The game also features a Free Spins round triggered by landing three scatter symbols on the three central reels. During the Free Spins, every money symbol that appears is collected and added to a pot in the top right corner of the screen. When the free spins have run out.
Players receive one more spin with a super-massive scarab money symbol covering the first 4 reels entirely. If a collect symbol lands on the fifth reel, the entire pot is awarded, potentially resulting in wins exceeding 10,000 times the stake, thanks to the multipliers.
Landing three scatters grants players eight extra free spins, with no limit to retriggers.
- Engaging Money Collect feature
- Unlimited potential for free spins
- High-quality graphics and an immersive theme
- Unoriginal gameplay
The Money Collect feature is triggered when scarab symbols appear on reels 1 to 4 alongside a collect scarab symbol on reel 5. Depending on the outcome, cash values are added together, multiplied, expanded, or respins are awarded.
The Multiplier Collect feature can multiply the total value of collected money symbols by up to 25x, potentially leading to significant winnings.
The Free Spins round is activated by landing three scatter symbols on the three central reels. This awards players with eight initial free spins.
During the Free Spins, all money symbol values are collected and added to a pot. In the big finale, if a collect symbol hits, the full pot is awarded.