Emilia Lionheart, a brand new explorer introduced by Pragmatic Play, makes her debut in the thrilling game Diamonds Of Egypt. Set against the backdrop of the mysterious pyramids, players embark on an expedition to unearth hidden secrets. Despite a slightly lackluster performance from the newly introduced explorer, the game offers some engaging features like the x5 multiplier wilds on reel 3, regular wilds on the 3 middle reels, and an exciting jackpot pick game.
The premium symbols can award players with 1.45 to 7.73 times their stake for 5-of-a-kind wins. Meanwhile, the Emelia Wild symbol can land on reels 2, 3, and 4, substituting for both pay symbols and scatters. The x5 multiplier wild appears exclusively on the middle reel, boosting all winnings it contributes to. This multiplier wild can grace both the base game and the bonus round, adding to the thrilling gaming experience.
The Jackpot Bonus Game can trigger anytime a wild symbol is in view. It invites players to pick different pots one by one, each revealing one of the four available jackpots – Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand, offering a payout of 10x, 20x, 100x, or 1,000x the stake, respectively. The Bonus Round, activated with 3, 4, or 5 scatters, rewards players with 5, 10, or 50 times their stake upfront and eight free spins. The Bonus Round can be retriggered an unlimited number of times, with low-value royal symbols removed for its duration.
Despite a polished presentation that is expected from Pragmatic Play, Diamonds Of Egypt falls a bit short with its generic Ancient Egypt theme. The introduction of a new explorer character, Emilia Lionheart, promises novelty but fails to deliver an engaging narrative. The 2,500x max win potential, coupled with a decent hit rate, offers some solace. Nonetheless, the game leaves players yearning for more excitement and intrigue from this veteran developer.