Lucky games have added a comical twist to a typical Egyptian themed pokie where Golden Sheila plays the role of the famous Queen Nefertiti. The layout of the game is also very typical, offering 25 paylines in a 5×3 grid. The payout rate of 96,08 is average by today’s standards, coupled with high variance, this game has the potential to pay out up to 50 times the bet, which at the max bet of $500 can fatten up any wallet.
Sheila is the wild symbol. As wild as she is her powers are limited but her reach is great. As the wild symbol, she stands in for other symbols when it comes to forming winning combinations. She doesn’t add a multiplier, nor does she have her own value. And she also only lands on the first 4 reels during the base game.
She comes in 2 forms, the regular wild symbol and the walking wild. As a regular wild she is treated much like the other symbols when she forms part of a winning combination and is destroyed. As a walking wild however, she is more resilient and sticks around with the potential to create more winning combos.
The pyramid is the scatter symbol, the trigger for the free spins. Collect 5 scatters to be awarded with 15 free spins in the bonus round. Scatters can be accumulated during the cascade and are added to the counter at the top of the reels. The counter resets once the cascades come to an end.
Other symbols are very typical to these Egyptian games and include Pharaoh, Sobek, Horus Bastet and Anubis. Lower value symbols are themed to the game design.
Cascading reels is a feature that is becoming increasingly popular with players and game makers alike. with this feature, players bet once with the chance to keep winning as winning symbols disappear and are replaced with new ones. For each successive win there is an increasing multiplier of up to 50 times for 10 cascades in a row. Multipliers are shown in the top right, above the reels.
Stacked Walking Wild Respins
This Sheila literally walks through the reels and only when a wild symbol lands on the last reel. When it does, it expands to cover the reel and then walks across to each reel, making winning combinations as she goes and adds an increasing multiplier for each win she helps to create.
If a walking wild covers 2 of the 3 rows, it could be randomly nudged to cover the full screen, triggering a respin.
Free Spins Bonus Round
Triggered by the pyramid scatter symbol, the feature round awards players 15 free spins. The triggering multiplier follows through to the free spins round and increases from there. 5 more scatters during the free spins will add an additional 5 spins.
The stacked walking wild is what pumps up the free spins round as she moves randomly creating winning combinations and increasing the multiplier by 1 for each win.
For a high volatility game, this pokie is rather simple. The theme has also been so overdone in pokies before it, but this one has a nice, fun twist with Sheila as the main character. Lucky has added a couple of extra touches with top notch graphics and subtle animations. We like that the game is simple and easy to follow as modern day game makers have started to add too many features to an already feature rich experience.