We have said many times before that a slot with an Ancient Egyptian theme is virtually an essential part of any game maker’s offering and we stand by that, especially given the success of the likes of Queen of the Nile and Cleopatra over the years. NextGen ticks the genre off its bucket list here on A While on the Nile, which is actually pretty big compared to other similar slots from other developers, with fifty lines of action. It also crams in all of the features and bonuses that players would hope for and be accustomed to, and you can find out all about them over the course of the full review below.
What to Expect
There are not many opportunities to take advantage of anything but the most standard board layouts and win lines on Egyptian slots, so the four rows of symbols and the fifty lines were already pretty outstanding before we even started spinning. Prior to making use of those lines, you will of course have to place your bet, and this is one of several NextGen mobile slots to make use of a Superbet feature. Essentially, you can choose to bet more to increase the value of the multiplier attached to the wild. It can double prizes, but with the right bet in play it can make them worth up to ten times as much, and it is an interesting mechanic to play around with to discover exactly what will serve up the very best value.
In the main game, the pharaoh is the wild card and while he only appears on reels one, two and three, he can do so in stacks across all of them and can be very handy indeed. The first of the bonus features comes into play whenever three scarabs land on the board and it involves a pick a win round. Several options are out there to be chosen from and players can keep on picking until they discover the ‘collect’ icon, at which point their prizes are totted up and added to their balance as normal.
The main feature, as would generally be expected from a NextGen mobile slot, is a free spins round. Three jewels landing on the board at the same time will lead to the award of five free games. It does not sound like much, mainly because it isn’t, but players will still be able to win big thanks to how often the free spins hit. They are better than the main game too thanks to the disco ball, which can add more wilds to the board on every spin and this does of course get even better if you have gone with a bigger Superbet for enhanced wild action, which all carries over to the bonus round.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
We cannot say with a straight face that A While on the Nile is ever going to rank among the definitive Egyptian themed slots out there, but it is still plenty of fun to play. The Superbet ensures that there is variety for players that are looking for it and all of the features feel fun and fair. It is one of NextGen’s best mobile slots and one that we are happy to recommend, although not necessarily for the theme alone.