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Pharaoh’s Run

Novomatic Americas

Pharaoh’s Run

This new game on Novomatic’s Dominator Curve cabinet features a multi-level bonus event centered around a search for gems in an Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb.

The base game is a five-reel, 50-line video slot, with stacked symbols and scrolling wilds occurring randomly. The bonus event offers a package of special features in which the player can achieve up to five levels.

The event, called the Treasure Runner Bonus, is triggered with three scattered bonus symbols. The display depicts a maze of passages through the pharaoh’s tomb, and the player selects a path—the Sapphire, Ruby or Emerald path. The idea is for the player to navigate the path, picking up gems of the chosen color along the way while avoiding obstacles like giant scorpions, mauling mummies and ground-swallowing hazards, which end the bonus.

As the player successfully navigates each level, gem credits are awarded and the next tomb level is unlocked. Successfully completing the top three levels awards the three corresponding progressives—the Sphinx jackpot, resetting at $10; the Obelisk resetting at $50; and the Pyramid, resetting at $500.

The bonus ends after the fifth level is completed, barring any game-ending hazards.

Manufacturer: Novomatic Americas
Platform: Dominator Curve
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 250
Top Award: 500 times line bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 33%
Theoretical Hold: 6%-14%