A While on the Nile is a Video Slots game by NextGen Gaming. Like many other Slots games it has an Ancient Egyptian theme, and the quality and detail of the graphics and sounds show that the NextGen team worked hard to make it stand out. The usual card symbols are brightly coloured and in an Egyptian-like font, and the other symbols are well designed and rendered. The setting of the Nile River and opulent temple, and the exotic background music take the theme from the reels into the rest of the game.
A While on the Nile Basics
The game has 5 reels, 4 rows and 50 fixed paylines. The usual card icons of 10, J, Q, K an A carry lower values, and there are 4 symbols with higher values. These are the Pharaoh’s staff, Cleopatra, the Eye of Horus and a stone tablet.
The coin value range is 0.01 to 0.5, and 1 coin is the minimum while maximum bet limits are not readily apparent. The RTP is between 95.01% and 96% and there are several Special Features as well, which are described below and in the Information Feature on the real online pokies game itself. To get the maximum payouts that are possible from all of this, players need to practice as much as possible. This game allows them to do this with the no-deposit Free Play mode, so they can build up skills and confidence before betting real money. There are also adjustable settings that allow each user to create a customized experience of A While on the Nile. These include the Autoplay button, so players can carry on with other games or other activities as they are spinning.
A While on the Nile Special Features
In addition to placing standard bets, players of this game can also choose a SuperBet option. This allows them to wager more coins and thus increase their potential returns, so it’s essentially a way of choosing to pay for a Multiplier. Bets can be multiplied by 50, 100, 200 or 300 times, resulting in 2x, 4x, 6, 8x or 10x increases to any payouts.
The Wild Symbol is a Sphinx’s head that only appears on Reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitutes for all other symbols except Scatter Symbols to make winning combinations. This symbol is stacked so it covers the entire reel when it falls, no matter what position it’s in.
There are actually 2 Scatter symbols in this game; the Scarab and the green Jewel. When 3 Scarabs appear players are taken to another screen where they get to pick from other scarabs on display and win cash rewards. When the Collect beetle is found, the round is over and the main game recommences. The Jewel symbol can appear only on Reels 2, 3 and 4 with a simultaneous appearance on each reel triggering 5 Free Spins. Random symbols can become Wild in these rounds, so more Free Spins can be indefinitely triggered, and any SuperBet level that has been set will be respected.
Finally, there’s also the Gamble Feature. When a player wins on the Slots portion of the game, they can choose to enact this feature and try to correctly predict the colour or suit of a playing card, to double or quadruple their takings or forfeit everything if they are wrong.