Lucky Scarabs is the latest release from Booming Games, and it offers a familiar Egyptian theme (with just a hint of Indiana Jones). The action takes place on a 5×3 grid, and there are a total of nine fixed paylines. For more information, please take a look at the following review.

Where to Find This Game

In order to try Lucky Scarabs, you’ll need to locate an online casino that offers titles from Booming Games. For Australian punters, available options include Johnny Kash, Woo Casino and PlayAmo. I have a preference for Woo, but you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Volatility

Lucky Scarabs is considered a low volatility game. This means that it offers frequent payouts, although top prizes are unlikely to hit close together. This type of game is ideal for impatient players with a medium to small bankroll.

Wager Options

The player may choose from 16 different wagers. The three smallest are $0.09, $0.18 and $0.27, while the largest are $180, $270 and $450.

I’m happy to report that this range makes Lucky Scarabs suitable for all players, regardless of the size of their bankroll. Before you start betting the maximum amount, however, please make sure your bank account can handle it.

Scarab Icon

The scarab icon played an important role in ancient Egypt, and it does the same in this game. There’s a golden scarab to the left of the reels, and it will occasionally eject smaller scarabs to skitter across the reel and transform into either random or sticky wilds.

Virtual reels for Lucky Scarabs poker machine.

Lucky Scarabs Pay Table

This section lists the various symbols for the Lucky Scarabs poker machine. Wagers determine payouts, so potential winnings fluctuate based on the player’s bet. In the examples below, I’ve used a wager of $27 per spin.

Minor Symbols

These are the game’s least important symbols:

  • Ten and Jack – These poker icons are worth $9 for three matches, $27 for four, and $108 for five.
  • Queen and King – These symbols pay $15 for three matches, $45 for four, and $180 for five.
  • Ace – This most valuable poker symbol is worth $21 for three matches, $63 for four, and $252 for five.

Major Symbols

These icons carry larger payout possibilities:

  • Vase – Decorated with gold, this ancient vase is worth $30 for three matches, $90 for four, and $360 for five.
  • Anubis – The Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife, Anubis is valued at $45 for three matches, $135 for four, and $540 for five.
  • Pharaoh’s Sarcophagus – This ornate coffin was reserved for the rulers of Egypt. When part of a winning line, they pay $60 for three matches, $180 for four, and $720 for five.
  • Female Archeologist – This is the feminine version of Indiana Jones, and the artwork reminds me of actress Natalie Portman. When part of a winning line, this icon pays $75 for three matches, $225 for four, and $900 for five.

Other Symbols

These icons offer some payouts, but they also trigger special features:

  • Free Spins – This scatter symbol doesn’t offer a payout. However, it does award eight free spins and trigger the bonus round when it appears on reels one, three and five.
  • Sticky Wilds – One to ten symbols appear randomly and stick to the reels during the Free Spins phase. Substitutes for all icons besides the scatter. Pays $3000 for five matches on a payline.
  • Random Wilds – Two to fifteen symbols appear at random and substitute for all symbols except the scatter. These appear during the base game and Free Spins mode. Pays $3000 for five matches.

Final Thoughts

Lucky Scarabs is an uncomplicated pokie that should entertain both low and high rollers. The payouts are impressive, the graphics are solid, and the overall product is worth a look. It’s not going to turn the gaming world on its ear, but it does offer another quality option for punters in searcch of a new virtual pokie.

Additional Reading

For more poker machine reviews, please see the following:

  • John Hunter and the Book of Tut
  • Egyptian Rebirth II
  • Best Egyptian Pokies