Microgaming has done something a little different with the Ancient Egyptian theme of this slots game, and presented all the graphics in a cartoon like style. There is also a pleasant background soundtrack.
A Range of Egyptian Gods
Journey of the Sun has five reels which are set inside an ornate old temple structure, also drawn in a cartoon style. You are given twenty five pay lines to play with. The low value symbols are a diverting collection of playing cards, from Nin and Ten through to the Ace, and the higher value symbols are represented by a range of Egyptian gods. The symbols include the female Pharaoh, the Eqyptian Bird, the Wolf god and the Cat god, or Ra, Anubis, Horus and Bastet.
The Wild is a golden Ankh, and this is able to replace any other symbol in a winning combination, except for the Scatter. The Scatter is the journey of the Sun Logo, and this will also activate the main feature. The Scatter also rewards the casino player with a prize when you find two or more of the Journey of the Sun Logos on the reels.
Each of these symbols will give players a different payout when they land at least three of them on an active pay line, reading from left to right. The biggest reward is awarded to the player who finds five of the Wild Ankh symbol on the same pay liner. Players have a chance to view all the other payouts by opening the View Pays button. They can also view any special bonus rounds and special icons that appear in the game like the players who check to get bonuses at this iPhone optimized site during their play. You can make any bet between one to ten coins per line.
Free Spins Bonus Round is Something Different
The Free spins round in Journey of the Sun certainly offers a little extra, and it can be triggered when three or more of the Journey of the Sun Logos appear anywhere on the reels. You will now get to play a quick round of an ancient Egyptian board game called Senet. You don’t have to know how the game works, but choosing the right places on the board is the key to winning the most cash.
The playing surface of the board is a grid with a number of squares. Half the squares are light and half are dark. It is a double Pick Them bonus, as you can pick a light square from the fifteen that are available to find out the number of free spins you can play, and then you can pick a square from the dark squares, and this extra square will reveal what value of multiplier you will get. The free spins round will then begin. If you find another three Journey of the Sun Logo symbols you can play another round of Senet, and play the free spins round again.
Low rollers or high rollers, anyone will enjoy Journey of the Sun. If you do, however, play with one pay line instead of twenty five, the prizes will be a proportionately smaller. This game however, does offer the chance to play a round of Senet, and does entertain with the amusing cartoon graphics.