Eye of the Storm Review
Eye of the Storm has 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed pay-lines. It has high volatility and an RTP of 96.71%. You can use wagers in the range of 0.10 and 250 credits to play on desktop and smaller devices.
The maximal win per spin is from a full screen of the Eye of Ra symbols or scatters, which results in 500 times the stake. This you can achieve easier during the free spins since there are upgrades of symbols on 5 of the 6 levels. There are 12 free spins you can activate and you can retrigger 12 more on any free spin. These rounds are played on 6 levels with better odds for bigger payouts.
Eye of the Storm has a distinct Egyptian style and unique graphics. The grid has Egyptian hieroglyphs in dark brown as a background on the card royals symbols. The cards are decorated with wings and other elements. There are cheetahs, scarab beetles, hand fans, Cleopatra and others related to the topic symbols.
You can see Cleopatra taking the whole reel on rows 1, 2 and 3 in all her glory looking magnificent with a crown. The images are detailed, precise and stand out with their unique style. The grid takes almost the whole screen and is set in front of an authentic Egyptian city. You will see pyramids, palm trees and buildings behind and around the grid as well as fog drifting. The soundtrack is oriental and dramatic. It merges you into the action of the game.
Eye of the Storm Gameplay
Eye of the Storm has 12 symbols, 10 of them are regular ones, there is a scatter and a wild. To get payouts you need 3 to 5 of a kind symbols to land on any of the 10 pay-lines. They must start from the leftmost reels to the right.
The 4 card royals J, Q, K and A are the ones with the lowest values and pay equally. 3, 4 and 5 matching ones of them give you 0.50, 2 and 10 times the stake. The artefacts are the premium symbols. These are hand fans, ankh crosses, scarab beetles, vultures, cheetahs and the Eye of Horus.
The fan and Ankh cross pay equally – 1x to 20x stake for 3 to 5, the scarab beetle – 2 to 25x stake for the same number of symbols. The vulture and jaguar return 2 to 30 and 5 to 40 times the stake for 3 to 5 of a kind respectively. The Eye of Ra symbol is the most rewarding of all. It pays 10, 25 and 50 times the stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols on a pay-line. A full screen of this symbol gives you 500x stake win.
Cleopatra plays the role of the wild symbol that stands for the other 10 regular ones. It appears on the middle 3 reels only. When the wild can form winning combinations, it expands to its whole reel every time it hits the reels. This helps you win more during the game.
The scatter is the pyramid symbol with the word itself. You can see it on all reels and 3 or more pyramid symbols activate the free spins. This is a paying symbol and the only one that doesn’t need to be on a pay-line. Scatters pay in any position as long as you have 3 or more of them in a spin. Their value is the same as that of the Eye of Ra, which pays most of all.
Eye of the Storm Bonuses
Eye of the Storm has free spins you can trigger with 3 or more scatters in a spin. You also get paid for the scatters as follows:
- 3 scatters = 2x total bet;
- 4 scatters = 20x total bet;
- 5 scatters = 50x total bet;
The feature is progressive with reels strips that change as you advance to the next level. You start with 12 free spins at level 1.
You will progress through the levels as follows:
- Level 1 – you start with 12 free spins;
- Level 2 – all fan symbols transform into ankh crosses;
- Level 3 – all ankh crosses turn into scarab beetles;
- Level 4 – all scarab beetles transform into vulture symbols
- Level 5 – all vulture symbols turn into cheetah symbols;
- Level 6 – all cheetah symbols turn into the best-paying Eye of Ra symbols;
When 1 wild hits the reels on a free spin, this adds more free spins to the ones you have left and increases your level by 1. Getting 2 wilds on a free spin gives you 3 extra free rounds and increases your level by 2. If you are so lucky as to have 3 wilds on a free spin, you win 5 more free games and your level increases by 3.