Microgaming has produced an Egyptian themed slot game that is somewhat different from any other based on ancient Egypt. Crocodopolis is set in yellow desert sand, complete with desert animals like camels in the distance, together with an oasis.
There is also an occasional poisonous scorpion. The crocodile god, Sobek, is also the god of the Nile, and is important in Egyptian culture.
Crocodopolis is a five reel and twenty five pay line slot game. The Wild symbol is the Crocodile god himself, as such can substitute for any other missing symbol in a winning combination, except for the Scatter. The Scatter is the golden Pyramid, and will activate the free spins feature. The other high value symbols are an ornamental Scarab, the usual Ankh, an ancient Egyptian Scroll, and also some of the other Egyptian gods. The symbols with the lower value are the classic playing cards, from nine and ten through to the Ace.
The Unique Slide A Wild Feature
There is a unique bonus feature in Crocodopolis, which is called the Slide a Wild feature. You can move a slider that is placed above the reels to one of five positions. Depending on which reel you position the slider, and depending on whether a Wild symbol lands on that specific reel, all sorts of things can happen. For instance, if a Wild appears on Reel one, the prize will be doubled if the crocodile Wild is part of a winning combination. If the Wild appears on Reel two, the prize is tripled if the crocodile makes part of the winning combination.
A crocodile Wild symbol appearing on Reel three will expand to cover the entire reel, and the reels will then be sorted through again. If you find a Wild on Reel four, the prize will again be tripled if the crocodile Wild forms part of the winning combination. If you land on a Wild on Reel five, all symbols become wild, and if you are lucky enough to win, your payout will be tripled. You can change the position of the sliding Wild whenever you wish.
Free Spins Bonus Round
The Free spins bonus round can be activated by three of the golden Pyramid Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels. You will win twelve free spins at once, and any wins you may make during this feature will be doubled. This bonus round can be reactivated if you land more of the golden Pyramids.
A Gamble Feature Is Also Available
After every win in Crocodopolis you have the chance to try the Gamble feature. You can click on the Gamble button, and attempt to guess the colour of the next playing card to be drawn, and if you guess correctly your winnings will be doubled. You have the choice of gambling further with your winnings, and try to guess correctly the suit of that playing card. A correct guess will earn you quadruple your winnings. A wrong guess, however, will send you back to the base game with nothing.
There are a few slots games in the online casinos with an ancient Egyptian theme, but Crocodopolis is one that definitely has some innovative features to make it somewhat different.