50,000 Pyramid Slot Review (IGT)

50,000 Pyramid Slot

The 50,000 Pyramid is a free spins bonus slot from IGT subsiduary, Wagerworks, with a 95.02% expected return and wild symbol from Wagerworks where you can win up to 40 free spins at 6x multiplier – if you’re lucky! Can’t say I’ve ever had that one but I have had over 30 spins with 4x before now and it can be a rewarding slot. The thing I like most about it is that the bonus round occurs fairly regularly and I’d classify it as a low variance slot, meaning the risk of busting out is lower, but that’s countered by the fact that the wins during normal play are generally quite small.

The free spins are triggered by getting 3 or more “Winner’s Circle” scatter symbols in view. You then get a pyramid (surprise!) of squares and you work your way along until the picks run out. Each square awards a number of spins, a multiplier or a bonus pick, sometimes a combination thereof, and the aim is to climb as high up the pyramid as you can. Then the fun begins as the free spins you just won kick in. Fingers crossed!

Two minor irritations with the 50,000 Pyramid: firstly, the scatters themselves are “dead” symbols, meaning they don’t actually pay any money during normal play, just awarding the feature. Secondly, the feature cannot be retriggered, although the scatters do have a value during the free soins, so hitting 3 or more of them again does have a significant value, especially if you have a decent multiplier going.

The screenshot above is one of my better wins (over £900) when playing at [Virgin] and I spend most of my time alternating between this slot and the excellent free spins slot, Cleopatra. Cleo is a 20-payline slot where this one is only 15, so your bets here are a little smaller.

The 50,000 Pyramid is an entertaining slot when you are getting the bonus rounds frequently. Give it a shot if free spins slots are your thing.

The 50,000 Pyramid Is Available At The Following Flash Casinos:

  1. [Virgin]
  2. [Blue Square]

NB: In early 2011, IGT (who own Wagerworks) released an updated version entitled the “100,000 Pyramid”. It’s essentially the same slot with a few tweaks that make it slightly higher variance but IMO more fun. It’s available at the same casinos as the 50,000 Pyramid game. Here’s a link to a video showing the free spins feature in action.