Ancient Disco Slot
Imagine the scene. The boss steps into the offices of the Red Tiger online casino software creative team: ‘Everyone, we need a new online slot, themed around ancient Egypt. People love them. I don’t care what it is. Make it happen.’
- Unique, fun theme merging ancient Egypt and disco.
- Potential for big wins through scatters.
- Engaging gameplay and sound effects.
- Lacks features like auto play and turbo mode.
Silence… then, a lone voice speaks: “But… we’ve been over it so many times. What possible new angle can we throw at ancient Egypt? We’ve done Cleopatra to death, we’ve already featured Anubis, scarab beetles, a multitude of pharaohs, all the Gods, and the pyramids. What more can we do?” A few creative meetings later – and (just, perhaps) a late night, clubbing in town – and we get: Ancient Disco. That’s right, folks: five reels of online slot fun themed around – *checks notes* – ancient Egypt and disco music.
Bizarrely, like bacon and maple syrup, kippers and marmalade, or sausages and honey, it works. Ancient Disco is a blast to play, perfectly combining glitterballs and the goddess Bastet, in a weird mash-up of Saturday Night Fever and the Land of the Pharaohs. Like a scene from The Mummy, Red Tiger have successfully reincarnated a long-lost genre, considered well past its sell by date; breathing fresh life into a tired old trope.
Ancient Disco Slot – Look & Feel
The first thing that hits you about Ancient Disco is that someone clearly enjoyed working on this project. The brief must have been joy for any graphic designer; take the iconography of ancient Egypt and give it a Studio 54 makeover. This is a big game. The splash screen opens with the words ‘party like an Egyptian’. It’s a basic 5 x 3 grid, but it sits front and centre. If you are spinning for scatters or free spins, the entire screen creeps towards you, very effectively creating a sense of tension and excitement.
The reels slope backwards and sit between two stacks of speakers. Above them is a glitterball, suspended under the eye of Ra. It all takes place in a temple, illuminated with neon-coloured spotlights. It looks a lot like a cheesy 1980s nightclub, arranging a promotion night to to launch an Egyptian branded alcopop.
When you spin the reels and hit high value icons, the reels turn into virtual VU meters. When you land a winner, the lights flash and a chunky dub bass wobble kicks in. It’s groovy. The game music tickles around in the background, enhanced with the flavours of the Middle East. When you spin the reels, the dancing starts, when the DJ and the drums kick in. All the game sound effects are also perfectly on point.
This is cheesy disco done, with love and a side order of ancient Egypt. It’s garish. it’s bright. It hits the brief. Expect pirate disco, wolf disco, and Lucky Leprechaun disco to follow soon.
How To Play Ancient Disco
Ancient Disco is a great looking game but it is fairly light on features. It’s also new and the work of Red Tiger. That means it’s compliant. There is no auto play, no turbo mode, and you have to wait at least 2.5 seconds between each spin. There are 20 paylines and you must bet them all with every spin. The minimum stake is £0.20, up to a maximum of £4.00 a spin.
The Ancient Disco online slot is a multi-scatter game, with a separate icon for the free games bonus round. With most online slots, the scatter also activates the bonus round. In this game, the scatter is the jackpot icon. Six or more, on a single spin, unlocks the ladder to big money. If you manage to land all 15 scatters, you get 2,500x your bet. Rave on.
Ancient Disco Slot Symbols
The Ancient Disco online slot symbol portfolio is a joy. What’s not to like about Tutankhamun wearing a pair of neon pink shutter shades. The base game icons are pimped up versions of card ranks: jack to ace.
Next up, we have an Egyptian pot (a pithos) with an added cocktail umbrella and straw. This is followed by the cat god Bastet, in shades, with glitter. The purple neon scarab beetle is next – five in a row is worth 12.5x your stake. Finally, we have the main man – King Tut – donning shades, groovy earrings, and re-sleeved in neon. Hit five of him in a row and you win 25x your wager.
There is no wild in the Ancient Disco online slot. However, the scatter pays when you land more than five. Hit six and you are immediately in the money, with 5x your bet. Ten scatters is worth 100x your bet. A full house of 15, gets you 2,500x your total stake. Kerching! The other key symbol in Ancient Disco is the Pyramid Spins. More on this below.
Ancient Disco – In Summary
Ancient Disco is a great combo. The developers at Red Tiger have done a great job merging joyful disco music from the late twentieth century, with the iconography of an ancient pre-biblical civilisation. The slot is pretty light on features but engineered beautifully. It makes for engaging game play and it’s simply a lot of fun to play. Throw in the chance to accumulate those lovely scatters, and win some serious money, and Ancient Disco is an online slot worth taking for a spin on the dance floor. Go grab a pair of flares, some glitter, and a shovel. Just watch out for the curse of the disco dancing Mummy.