Scarab Link slot REVIEW
Scarab Link ReviewWith the sun setting behind the Pyramids of Giza, IGT sets the stage for yet another installment in the ancient Egypt genre. The base game centers around a feature that goes by the somewhat clumsy name ‘Wild Stays Charges Then Pays’. Other than that, you can look forward to a classic Streak Respins feature in this game, with a progressive jackpot starting at £5,000.
The Grand Jackpot can be won randomly on any spin also, adding an extra layer of excitement to the base game. The framed reel positions are sparkling, and there are some decent visual effects on display here. Still, the game looks a bit dated, but not as “brick and mortar” as their mega-hit, Cleopatra. There is no regular bonus round to look forward to, so this one is purely for fans of the “trendy” Hold & Respins feature.
Scarab Link Slot Reel Screen
Scarab Link Slot Features
The base game goes in cycles of 10 spins, and every Scarab symbol you land highlights the reel position with a frame. When the 10th spin comes around, all framed positions turn wild. All scarab frames are removed once the total payout has been summed up, and you cannot change your bet level “midstream” if you want to keep the currently accumulated scarab frames.
Land 3 Scarab Link symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 to trigger the Hold & Respins bonus round. You start out with 3 respins, and you will get at least 6 cash symbols and/or jackpot symbols on the very first respin. These become sticky on the new reel set, where only blanks, cash symbols and jackpot symbols can land.
Each new symbol you land also becomes sticky, and this resets the respins tally to 3 again. You can win multiple jackpots by landing the corresponding jackpot symbols, and these are as follows:
Mini Jackpot equals a 10x payout.
Minor Jackpot equals a 20x payout.
Major Jackpot equals a 40x payout.
The progressive Grand Jackpot seeds at £5,000, and is won by filling all reel positions with cash and/or jackpot symbols. The Streak Respins feature goes on until you run out of respins, or until you manage to fill the reels to win the Grand Jackpot. All wins are then summed up, and you return to the base game.
You can also win the Grand Jackpot at random times during base gameplay. Your chances of doing that is proportional to your total stake. As an example, if you play with £2 per spin, your chances of landing the Grand Jackpot randomly is twice of what £1 per spin will get you. Keep in mind, however, that your chances are not all that high to begin with.
The 200 Spins Scarab Link Slot Experience
We almost managed to completely fill the first 3 reels with scarab frames in our test session, but we missed the top position on reel 3. Still, it only yielded a 20x win, which was not all that impressive. The Streak Respins round is triggered at 1:04 into the 2-and-a-half-minute highlights video you can check out below.
With a timeless cult classic like Cleopatra under their belt, it’s no wonder IGT sometimes circle back to explore similar themes. With Scarab Link they’ve decided to jump on the Streak Respins bandwagon, something far too many developers have done already. Nothing much happens in the base game between the 10th spin wild releases, and many times the wilds you get are quite ineffective.
This leaves you with a semi-exciting Streak Respins feature, but the 3 fixed jackpots will hardly impress anyone. The Grand Jackpot starts at £5,000, and can probably build up to decent amounts, but who would bother chasing it when there are so many better alternatives out there. As a final nail in the coffin, you should know that the plentiful scarab symbols are completely useless except for framing reel positions. This means that they effectively block other winning opportunities on almost every spin.
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Golden Beauty - is an Asian-themed Pragmatic Play title with 5 reels and 75 paylines. The base game goes in cycles here too, with a wild release on every 10th spin. The bonus round comes with an optional combo of free spins and wilds.
Bronco Spirit - is another Pragmatic Play title that goes in 10 spin cycles, and all collected wild coins will thus be released on a regular basis. You can look forward to a bonus round with an optional combination of spins and roaming wilds, and this can lead to payouts up to 1,472x your stake.
Scarab Link Slot FAQsWhat is the RTP of Scarab Link?
The payout percentage is 96.5 %, which is decent for a jackpot game, and 0.25 % goes to feed the progressive jackpot.
How volatile is Scarab Link?
The game has low to medium volatility.
What is the biggest win possible?
The official potential has not been disclosed, but you can at least win more than £5,000, as this is the minimum progressive jackpot.
How does the Wild Stays Charges Then Pays feature work?
You land scarab symbols that frame reel positions in the base game, and all framed positions turn wild every 10 spins.
Is there a free spins mode in Scarab Link?
Not in the traditional sense, but you do get a Streak Respins feature. Cash and jackpot symbols become sticky, and every new symbol you land resets the respins tally to 3 again. Winnings are summed up in the end, and filling the screen with symbols lands you the progressive Grand Jackpot.
Can I play Scarab Link slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Scarab Link demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). You will also find plenty of casinos that carry this title up there, something our scan has confirmed.