Travel to ancient Egypt for an encounter with Isis, the Mother of Horus on the slot from Red Rake Gaming. Spin the reels with one of the greatest goddesses in Egyptian mythology and experience a flurry of features that can lead to wins of up to 2,500 times your bet. Her otherworldy arsenal includes wild substitutions, a prize bar on top of each reel with a variety of rewards, nudging wilds, a free spins round and the Destiny Roulette mini-game with four fixed jackpots.
Mother of Horus is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 50 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Your reel expedition to ancient Egypt on desktop or mobile starts at 0.50 and peaks at 35 credits per spin. The game has medium variance with a below-average RTP of 95.30%.
An Egyptian temple chamber with two eternal flames is in the background of a game window that is heavily ornamented with ancient hieroglyphs. The river Nile and pyramids can be seen through the open temple door. Isis dominates the reels together with her husband Osiris and her son Horus. A suspenseful soundtrack completes the slot design.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 0.5x to 0.7x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by the Temple of Philae, pyramids, Horus, Osiris and Isis. Hit five on a line to win 10x to 50x your stake. In the base game, Isis appears on reels one, three and five only, while during the free spins she can land on any reel.
A burgundy-coloured flagstaff with a scarab is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols except Isis symbols. The wild can nudge several times up or down when it lands to add more wilds to the respective reel. It can add also randomly add an Isis symbol on the reels that are active on the occurring spin. There is no scatter symbol on this slot as the features are triggered by the mini-reels on top of the game window.
Ancient Egypt is for game developers the gift that keeps giving. There are hundreds of video slots populating the casino lobbies surrounding the deities of Egyptian mythology. Red Rake has dedicated its first foray into the theme to the mighty Isis, the goddess of life and magic who protected women and children and healed the sick. She was also the mother of Horus who she had together with Osiris, the husband she resurrected from the dead.
One of the first items you will observe when firing up the slot is the Upper Prize Bar, a horizontal set of five mini reels on top of the game window, one for each main reel. They contain a variety of prizes which will be triggered when Isis lands on the respective reel. The choices are coins wins from 2x to 250x bet, 10 free spins and the jackpot mini roulette. During the base game, Isis can land on reels one, three and five only.
Landing an Isis symbol on a reel together with the Free Spins icon on the upper mini-reel will activate 10 Free Spins. You could have multiple triggers on the same spin, giving you 10 more free spins for each. During the feature, the game will award +2 free spins every time Isis lands under a Free Spins icon, no limits. All five mini-reels will be active for the free spins, providing more chances to trigger one of the rewards.
The Destiny Roulette mini-game is triggered when Isis appears on a reel together with the Jackpot icon on the upper mini-reel. Again, you could win multiple spins on the roulette wheel should more than one Isis symbol line-up with the Jackpot icon on the respective reel. A giant wheel will appear with four fixed jackpots – Mini at 15x, Minor at 35x, Major at 100x and Grand at 500x bet. You will get one spin for each trigger. The jackpot icon stopping on the arrow will be awarded.
Has Red Rake Gaming done enough for their Egyptian slot to stand out from the overcrowded niche? Mother of Horus is well designed although some of the pay symbols look rather lost on the big reels, the animations flow smoothly and the soundtrack is finely tuned to the action on the reels. So far, so good. However, two vital items are letting it partly down. The relatively low RTP and the at best medium win potential fo 2,500 times bet. Both are heavily scrutinized in the casino community and the numbers will fail to convince many of the hardcore players. Overall, the gameplay was engaging and the mini-reels add an extra element of suspense. Our test run was not too bad as we scored a few good wins with just over 250x bet being the highest in over three hours of spinning the reels.