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Over the last decade or so, players at online casinos will have seen no shortage of Ancient Egyptian-themed slots. The genre is one of the most popular in the internet gambling world. Most of the time, pharaohs and ankhs tend to dominate these games. Now, WMS Gaming is bringing something new to the table.

Desert Cats is the latest game to come out of WMS Gaming's library, and it promises some exciting action for all. The first thing which stands out about this new game as it debuts this week is the appearance of a 7-reel gaming structure, upon which sits a total of 50 paylines. Originality, it seems, is plentiful in this release.

The Latest Ancient Egyptian Title

Understandably, this Ancient Egyptian-themed game was never going to be cheap, given the wagering range, and which WMS Gaming developed title is? However, players will be able to spin the reels of the newly launched game for as little as 50p per spin, while maximum stakes are capped at no more than £100 a game.

Payline prizes are capped at 200x a player's total stake in this release, and that is won when seven lions or Egyptian women appear on any payline in the game. Lions also double up as wilds, and they can replace all icons barring scatters, which show up as golden lions. After all that, wilds also serve another purpose - they can appear as colossal symbols, 1x1 or 2x2 in size. Wilds may also hold gemstones, and those can be used to win jackpot prizes

The Bounties of Bastet

Players who managed to land 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 gems will land minor, medium, major, super or mega jackpot prizes. The largest of these is worth up to 2,000x your bet. There is also an ample array of prizes to be won in the game's free spin bonus.

This feature is triggered with 3 or more scatters, and can offer between 5 and 50 spins. In the bonus, up to two reels may be covered with lion wilds, and this can make it a touch easier for players to walk away with decent wins.

Uncover the Riches of Egypt This Month

The truth of the matter is that like many WMS Gaming slots, Desert Cats' special features are going to take a bit of getting used to. Players are advised to try the game as a free play demo then, before wagering real money on it. The new slot launches live at wms online casinos as of this week.

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