Did you know that Cygnus is the name of a star constellation that’s famous for lining up perfectly with the Giza Pyramids? Obviously, ELK Studios had that knowledge when it created this slot as Cygnus transports you to Egypt so you don’t have to travel 700 million light years to see the magic. And ELK Studios’ slots like Voodoo Gold prove that, when it comes to the arcane, this is one slots developer that knows its magic.

Pros & Cons

  • 262,144 Ways to Win.
  • Gravity mechanics and innovative gameplay.
  • Win up to x5,000 your stake.
  • No jackpot.
  • Elusive bonus round.
  • Not a traditional slot system.

How to Play

Forget everything you know about Egyptian slots because Cygnus raises the bar. You’ll be transported right in front of a great Pyramid, with the reelcase sitting within two giant monoliths. It’s played over 4,096 Ways to Win, but this can expand to a whopping 262,144 Ways to Win. How does it happen? Well this slot uses a gravity mechanics feature, much like avalanche reels, so after each successful win, a row can be cleared away completely, with new symbols falling down to create yet more wins! With the spin and betting buttons clearly laid out in front of you, they don’t get in the way of the action. But it’ll be difficult for you to take your eyes off the mesmerising experience in front of you.


This slot features an interesting mix of symbols. The symbols themselves are all set within a disc, to give that casino chip vibe, perhaps in a bid to distance itself from Rich Wilde slots and other Egyptian slots of this kind. The various coloured gemstones are the low value symbols, while the high payers are made up of a Camel, an Ibis, a Cat and the most rewarding is the Lucky Seven, which can give you 30 times your stake for six of a kind. When you land a winning combination, the discs all roll down into a new position and more fall in from above. The golden W symbol is the Wild and substitutes other symbols to create further wins.


As if the gravity mechanics weren’t enough, Cygnus has a range of bonuses to add more excitement and more ways to win.

Bonus Name Bonus Explanation
Gravity mechanics

As well as acting like avalanche reels, it creates new rows. For instance, you start playing across four rows with 4,096 Ways to Win. But this can expand to 15,625 Ways to Win with five rows, all the way up to a mega 262,144 Ways to Win with eight rows.


Look out for the Multiplier X symbols. When it reaches the bottom of the reel-case, the Multiplier values increase from x2, x4, x8, x16, x32 and x64 your stake.

Free Drops

The symbols don’t really ‘spin’ here so the name Free Drops is appropriate. When the Bonus symbol reaches the left pillar, you get seven Free Drops, all played across eight rows and 262,144 Ways to Win. With the Multiplier Scatters and retriggerable Free Drops, you can play towards x5,000 your stake!

Cygnus Slot Details

Developer Paylines Reels Min Bet Max Bet Min Coins Max Coins RTP(%) Jackpot Released
blank 4,096-262,144 6 .20 100 .2 100 96.10% 500,000 2019