Ancient times are often seen as simply the dark ages – a time of unimaginable suffering that was probably little short of a nightmare to live through. It seems that Red Tiger wants to put a different spin on the established paradigm, however, with the release of their Ancient Disco online slot. If you’ve ever wondered what the sphinx would look like if it was illuminated in multiple colours and wearing sunglasses, then this is the slot machine for you! The game features 20 paylines, a 95.74% RTP, and a maximum win of 22,501.2x, which the developer promises is more than enough to ‘Party like an Egyptian’.
In addition to the regular pay line wins, Ancient Disco also includes a secondary paytable that can award between 5x and 2,500x the current stake in return for hitting between 6 and 15 scatter symbols. A ‘prize ladder’ feature can multiply the value of these scatters even further, resulting in a top prize of 22,500x for the maximum of 15 ancient disco scatter symbols. The main bonus round is a ‘three-spin’ feature, although that name isn’t strictly accurate here as you will start with four or five lives on your meter if the feature is triggered by more than three scatter symbols. A bonus buy facility is available for those who don’t want to wait around for the feature to occur naturally.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I know how to party like an Egyptian! If the thought of making a fool of yourself on the ancient dancefloor doesn’t bother you, our free demo slot of Ancient Disco is available to try below!
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You can’t really argue that Ancient Disco is anything but an Ancient Egypt-themed machine, even though it is vastly different to anything that I have seen before in the category! We have a whole section in our review library dedicated to Egyptian Slots such as Egyptian Fortunes, but I’m willing to bet that you can’t find anything even remotely similar to this game in there. It’s a brave developer who takes on such an established category, so it makes sense that Red Tiger has tried to make this machine as unique as possible.
Many classic Egyptian motifs appear on the paytable, but they sure look different to how you know them! The Sphinx will pay you 50x your bet for a full payline of five of a kind, followed by the Disco Scarab, which has a return of 25x for all five symbols. Yes, I did say ‘Disco Scarab’. A *very* cool-looking cat will pay you 12x your bet for a complete payline, whilst the final high-paying spot goes to an ancient cocktail jug with a return of 8x for all five symbols. There are four suitably neon royal symbols featured too, and these have returns ranging from 1.6x to 4x the bet for five-of-a-kind.
The betting range available in Ancient Disco is extremely low, signifying that this is a highly volatile game. The minimum wager of €0.10 won’t surprise anybody, but the maximum stake of just €4.00 may be a little small for the high rollers amongst you.
base game & modifiers
Ancient Disco slot base game
Once you get past the introduction screens, you will find yourself looking at a crazy neon reel set with two speaker stacks adorning the left and right sides. The reel set itself contains five reels of three rows each, and there are 20 paylines available on which to score a win.
Ancient disco feature
Filling an entire reel or row with Ancient Disco scatters will increase the awards featured in the prize ladder for the following spin. The awards can be further boosted if more reels or rows are filled with symbols on the next spin.
The default prizes available in the ladder range between 5x the bet for six scatter symbols, topping out at 2,500x for the maximum of 15 symbols.
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Ancient Disco slot bonus feature
The main bonus round is dubbed the ‘Pyramid Spins’ and uses an alternative reel set featuring nothing but the Ancient Disco scatter symbol.
The ‘Pyramid Spins’ is a three-spin style feature, but the exact number of spins or lives you will start with will match the number of triggering scatter symbols.
The triggering scatter symbols will divide into two at the beginning of the bonus round, which gives you a head start of six symbols to work with. Each time a new ancient disco symbol lands on the reels, your remaining spin counter will reset back to 3/4/5, depending on the number of triggering scatters.
Filling the entire screen with Ancient Disco scatters will automatically award the top prize of 22,500x your bet – a massive jackpot that any player would be more than happy to receive!
There are two options on the bonus buy menu of Ancient Disco:
Ancient Disco: For 15x your bet, you can purchase a single spin that is guaranteed to include at least six ancient disco scatter symbols. This, in turn, would award 5x your bet, effectively bringing down the cost of purchasing this option to just 10x.
Pyramid Spins: For 90x the current bet, you can purchase a single spin which is guaranteed to include at least three Pyramid Spins scatter symbols. If you are lucky, four or five scatters will land instead, giving you much better odds of hitting a big win.
ancient disco slot review final thoughts
This is a really cool-looking slot, and whilst the feature set isn’t particularly new or unique, there are enough interesting twists and turns to make the game feel surprisingly fresh. If you have grown tired of typical Ancient Egypt themed slots, take a look at Ancient Disco instead – I’m off to find out how to party like an Egyptian!