Aristocrat’s most successful pokie ever has stood the test of time, remaining a mainstay in both physical and online casinos after two decades in the business. The Ancient Egyptian themed pokie machine continues to fascinate modern players, and the game has even spawned a popular sequel, Queen of the Nile 2. However, the game has always presented a robust challenge for those newer to the pokie game, being as difficult as it is entertaining. In this article, we help readers achieve mastery of the 5-reel, 25-payline structure and share our top tips and secrets for winning at Queen of the Nile.
- Pyramids are the Key
The pyramid serves as the scatter symbol. Three pyramids activates the bonus round where players stand to win dozens of free spins – but that’s not all it does, yet many players sadly fail to see beyond that. Did you know that four pyramids will get you a 20x bet multiplier in addition to 20 free spins? Or that five pyramids nets you 25 free spins and a market-leading 400x bet multiplier? The truly big wins in Queen of the Nile depend on you landing as many pyramids as possible, so keep a sharp eye out for this most iconic of Egyptian symbols when you’re playing!
- Make Every Jackpot a Big Win
Jackpots come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s axiomatic that small jackpots come along a lot more frequently than big ones. Sure, it’s obviously better to win than lose – but it’s tough to get excited about a 2x win, when you’re bleeding more chips than that every alternate round. The trick to getting more out of your small jackpots is to use the Gamble feature. Formerly unique to Aristocrat pokies, the Gamble feature allows you to potentially double your win by correctly guessing the colour of a playing card, or quadruple your takings by correctly guessing its suit. Don’t risk your big wins with the Gamble feature – but take every chance to boost your small ones.
- Bet Multipliers over Free Spins
Many new players get confused when selecting free spin/multiplier combos during the Queen of the Nile bonus sequence. In our experience, bet multipliers are the way to go. We’ve seen some statistical data that suggests wins are less likely when using free spins, so you’re probably better off going for the highest multiplier possible and maximising the wins you already have, rather than gunning for uncertain and potentially elusive wins further down the road.