Recognizable to many Aussie players I'm sure will be the immensely playable Queen Of The Nile 2 slot machine
from Aristocrat. With the exception of the free spin feature, the game is pretty much identical to the original Queen Of The Nile
which spurned games from other manufacturers such as the immortal Cleopatra
and other Egyptian-themed slot games that have since become even more popular than Aristocrat's original like the Book Of Ra slot machine
you see a lot on Gaminator machines around Europe.
Where the Queen Of The Nile 2 slot differs most notably from the original (also one of quite a number of Aristocrat slots now online
) is in the feature. Where the original dished out 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier - a concept picked up by Cleopatra and Novomatic's Dolphin's Pearl slot machine
- the sequel gives the player options. It's the same when you play Aristocrat's Choy Sun Doa game
in fact if you know that one.
While Choy Sun Doa requires the bonus symbols to appear on reels 1, 2 and 3 to trigger the free spins, on the Queen Of The Nile 2 slot machine the bonus symbols (pyramids in this case) can appear on any 3 reels simultaneously to start the bonus. That's the point at which you decide if you want less spins with potentially bigger multipliers or the opposite.
Because Queen Of The Nile isn't as volatile as many slots (I'm thinking of the Sizzling Hot Deluxe game by Novomatic
and IGT's popular Pharaohs Fortune slot machine
specifically), it is possible to get some decent hits outside of the bonus feature. Of course, like all slot machines
these days the really big paydays come with the free spin feature rounds (and a good deal of luck!) but it is nice to get some games where you don't have
to get the feature to win something half-decent from the base game.