If you are an experienced slots gamer then you will probably already have an idea in your head about what Nektan games look and sound like. Cheap and cheerful would be a good way of summing it up. This developer tends to produce games that look a little mass-produced and almost retro in their design. We have to say that the Mummy Gold slot game fits this pattern.
That is not to say that the game does not provide entertainment. But it does not have the immersive feel of games from developers like Playson or Blueprint Gaming – developers who put real effort into how their slots look and sound. The Mummy Gold slot looks like a game that was created in a hurry to fill a hole in the release schedule.
The reels are a simple grid and are set in front of what looks like a tiled floor. A couple of Egyptian sarcophagi stand on either side of the reels, just to remind you that this is an Egyptian-themed game. The design of the screen is really basic. There is a nice touch of detail on the lower value symbols on the reels, though. The numbers and letters are inscribed with hieroglyphics.
Just Don’t Play the Music
The higher value symbols are all objects associated with Ancient Egypt. You’ll see a pyramid, an Eye of Horus, a scarab beetle and an Egyptian queen. None of them have been rendered with any particular detail, and look like generic cut and paste Egyptian graphics. They have the advantage of looking exactly the same on mobile as they do on your laptop or PC, but that is only because they are so simple.
There is a wild symbol that will substitute for all other symbols to create winning combinations for you. This is the Mummy who looks like he is escaping from his tomb. There is also a scatter symbol that has ‘Spins’ written on it. This triggers the bonus feature, and we’ll have a closer look at this later on in this Mummy Gold slot review.
Music plays when the reels spin, and it’s horrible. It actually sounds like it was created to get on your nerves. It’s like the sound of metal objects falling downstairs in an empty house, recorded on a microphone in a bucket of water. Why they bothered with it all is beyond us, but there you go. It adds nothing at all to the game and will definitely have you reaching for the mute button.
Overall, this game looks and sounds cheap. Basic graphics and ugly sound give you little reason to play it. Even on your mobile device, the game still seems limited and unappealing. Let’s see if the bonus features offer slightly more incentive for you to find a Nektan casino and play the Mummy Gold slot machine.