John Hunter and the Scarab Queen
Release 09-2019
John Hunter and the Scarab Queen Screenshot

John Hunter and the Scarab Queen

About John Hunter and the Scarab Queen

John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen video slot is the third instalment of the John Hunter series by Pragmatic Play. The games feature an Indiana Jones-style explorer character who searches for lost treasure in ancient tombs. Join the intrepid adventurer on his quest for hidden gold in the John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen game. A 5x3 slot with straightforward gameplay becomes a lot more interesting with the inclusion of its special features. To find out more, read on for the full John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen slot review.

John Hunter and the Scarab Queen Screenshots

How the video slot works

The game is set against the backdrops of the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza. Here you’ll find a five-reel, three-row slot with twenty-five playlines. The game allows you to bet from €0.20 to €125 each spin for a potential max jackpot of 10,500x your stake.

Symbols in the game include from the typical J-A card royals. There’s also John Hunter’s adventuring equipment, the Egyptian god Anubis and John Hunter himself, the best paying symbol in the game. There are also wilds in the form of the Scarab Queen who will substitute for any other symbol, giving you more chances to land a big win.

As well as typical symbols, the game also features money symbols which can unlock various cash prizes if you land a collect Scarab on the same spin. Scarabs come in five different types. There’s the standard collect which collects any money symbols on the reels. Then there’s the expanding collect, which expands across the reels to generate more money symbols.

There’s also the respin scarab which unlocks a respin while the money symbols hold in place, giving a chance to land further money symbols. Extra credit scarabs add an additional bonus to the cash you collect. Finally, there’s the multiplier scarab which can give a multiplier of up to 25x to the cash.

Lastly, the game features scatter symbols. These come in the form of the great pyramid and landing three on a spin will unlock the John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen free spins.

During the free spins round, you’ll get eight spins and any money symbols which appear will be added to the bonus pot in the top right corner of the screen. You can earn extra free spins during this round, picking up another eight for each three scatters you land. At the end of the free spins, a giant scarab will land on the grid, taking up the first four reels. The final reel will spin, and if it lands on a collect symbol, you’ll keep the entire bonus pot.

Game Facts

Release date 09-2019
Paylines 25
No selection
Bonus rounds
Free spins yes

About Pragmatic Play

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What kind of special features can you expect?

The game has wilds, free spins and money symbols which can also include multipliers and respins.

Are there any limitations when playing on a mobile device?

No, the game is fully optimised to run on all devices.

What is the RTP Factor of John Hunter and the Tom of the Scarab Queen?

The game has an RTP rate of 96.5%.

Closing Thoughts on John Hunter and the Scarab Queen

While the Egyptian theme has certainly been done to death by other slot games, this video slot contains enough special features to keep things interesting. The presence of money symbols adds an interesting dynamic to the game, and the prospect of landing a big multiplier is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you’re still unsure, try out the demo.

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