This video slot utilizes two of Bally’s most popular new game mechanics, the U-Spin “gesture control” technology and the new “Directional Wilds,” which expand wild symbols in a random direction to make additional symbols wild.
Golden Pharaoh is the follow-up to the popular Money Vault, which was the first game title available on Bally’s Alpha 2 Pro Series V22/22 upright cabinet. The cabinet features the “Hammerhead” oversized top box.
Golden Pharaoh is a 40-line video slot featuring a top wide-area progressive resetting at $1 million. On random spins, a Directional Wild symbol will appear on the third reel. When it lands, the symbol changes into a spinner, and points to an edge or corner in one of eight directions. All symbols in its path are turned into wild symbols. According to the manufacturer, this occurs every six spins, on average.
The main bonus is the U-Spin Wheel, which appears on the top box display and turns into a horizontal 3D image. The player touches the screen to spin the wheel, which responds to the amount of pressure applied to spin at the appropriate speed. Prizes on the wheel include credit awards, free spins with stacked wilds, and the top progressive jackpot (max-bet only).
The U-Spin wheel is synchronized with the top-box display, which includes a “Super Pointer” at the top, flashing in sync with the 3D virtual wheel and illuminated side bezels. A “Super Candle” is also synchronized with game play, adding to the effect.
Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Five-reel, 40-line video slot
Max Bet: 200
Top Award: Progressive; $1 million reset
Hit Frequency: 41.65%
Theoretical Hold: 11.97%—13.92%