Backseat Gaming has laid out plans for an archaeological adventure underneath an ancient Egyptian tomb with its latest slot, The Cursed King


Out now


Ancient Egypt


The Cursed King is a 5×5 reel slot with 19-paylines and a maximum win of up to x12,500 the player’s wager. 




96.31 per cent


Low value symbols come in the form of the high end of a deck of cards, from 10 through to Ace. These symbols can provide wins between x0.1 and x1.5 the player’s bet, depending on the number of paying combinations that land on a single spin. 

Next up, green Ankhs, scorpions and scarab beetles depict the medium value symbols, offering between x0.5 and x6 the player’s preferred wager. 

High value symbols are represented by purple urns and red birds. If the right number of winning combinations land on the same spin, these symbols can offer between x1.2 and x10 the player’s stake. 

Bonus eye scatters can also drop into play, triggering three, four or five free spins when three, four or five scatters land on the same spin, respectively. 

Finally, Pharaoh wilds can appear. When these symbols drop into play on a winning spin, they will expand to cover the reel they dropped into, revealing the cursed king. 

These expanded cursed king wilds substitute for all symbols other than the scatter, while presenting a multiplier between x2 and x100 that will be applied to any wins it contributes to. 


While players are only given three, four or five spins in the bonus game mode, each time a cursed king wild is activated, it will award free respins that don’t impact the free spins counter. 

Each expanded cursed king will randomly move one reel to the left or the right after dropping into play. This can repeatedly occur until the cursed king wild eventually shifts off of the board. 

With two or more cursed king wilds able to appear on the same spin in the bonus game mode, they can merge, adding multipliers together to create one enhanced multiplier wild. 

Players can buy access to the bonus game mode for x125 their stake, or to a guaranteed pharaoh symbol spin that uses the bonus game’s respin feature for x50.

Additionally, an ante-bet option is available, doubling the player’s stake – without impacting paytable prizes – to gain three times the chance of activating the bonus game mode. 


To test your luck with the demo version of The Cursed King, click here.