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May 3rd, 2022 at 9:40:28 AM permalink


In our continuing look at advantage plays in slots, our next game will be Magic of the Nile.

This game features three obelisks, each associated with a feature. Expanding reels, Random Wilds, or Multiplier Wilds.

When the player gets a scarab, it will hold either a red, blue, or green gem. If the player accumulates three green gems, he will get a free spin with the expanding wild feature. Three blues earns a free spin with multiplier wilds, Three reds earns a free spin with expanding reels.

The count of gems is shown by the number of illuminated sections of the associated obelisk.

Once the player plays one of these feature spins, that obelisk will reset to zero pieces illuminated.

There is also a free spin feature if the player gets three or more Pyramids on any one spin. In free spins the player doesn't need to accumulate three gems to get a feature spin, but gets it immediately. A gem will also increase the free spins remaining by one.

This video shows the various features. I indicate time stamps where each can be found.


Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln5Bh7iqbpQ

Expanding reels: 1:43
Random wilds: 3:04
Multiplier wilds: 3:50
Free spins: 8:22

The big question is how many pieces should be already lit up to jump in and play? Are some features worth more than others?

The question for the poll of the machine AP's of the forum is how many pieces do you require to play?
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May 3rd, 2022 at 9:52:35 AM permalink
how many pieces depends on the rtp and which columns.
Green is the least desirable.

i put the red and blue as equal.

in the high limit room, i would play 2 red or blue with 1 of another. i assume the high limit room is 91%+ rtp.
else i would only play 2 columns of 2 and walk away when it's no longer in that condition
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May 3rd, 2022 at 3:09:18 PM permalink
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how many pieces depends on the rtp and which columns.
Green is the least desirable.

i put the red and blue as equal.

in the high limit room, i would play 2 red or blue with 1 of another. i assume the high limit room is 91%+ rtp.
else i would only play 2 columns of 2 and walk away when it's no longer in that condition
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Thank you!

Know Your Slots has a good page on the game. As usual, that site explains the rules well, but is not specific on when the game turns positive.
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May 3rd, 2022 at 3:37:54 PM permalink
Green is definitely the weakest column. Biggest problem with this game is catching plays. Pretty obvious when it is in a good state. Can just glance as you walk buy and see what state each bet level is at.
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May 3rd, 2022 at 5:17:16 PM permalink
I just had a conversation with a machine AP who is not a forum member. He spoke to me on conditional of anonymity only.

He said he would always play with five or six gems and never with three or less. Four, he said, is marginal, depending, in part, on the casino. It sounded like he would play four at an off-strip casino, but not at a tight Strip property.

He also said he would prefer to play two sets of two gems, as opposed to a two gems of one color and one each of the other two. In other words 2-2-0 > 2-1-1.

I asked him if he felt green gems (which lead to the random wilds) were the weakest and he said he used to think that, but now believes each gem has about equal value.
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May 3rd, 2022 at 5:21:48 PM permalink
Green and blue together is great but double triggers seem to be pretty rare.
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May 3rd, 2022 at 5:35:09 PM permalink
I working on a page at WoO on Magic of the Nile. So far, it has the rules only. I welcome any comments or corrections on them.
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May 3rd, 2022 at 7:43:08 PM permalink
Right now I have a very simple rule of thumb where I will play if there are 4 total levels across all obelisks. I haven't tested it extensively though since the game isn't in my home casino.
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May 4th, 2022 at 3:17:20 PM permalink
One of my favorite games for running freeplay with three or four squares filled. Quit when the bonuses are kicked.

This is at places that don't allow freeplay on video poker.
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May 4th, 2022 at 9:45:55 PM permalink
Been playing this game since it came out and I never realized it was Magic (of the) Nile, Iíve always called it Magic Nile lol.
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May 5th, 2022 at 6:09:13 AM permalink
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Been playing this game since it came out and I never realized it was Magic (of the) Nile, Iíve always called it Magic Nile lol.
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i also called it magic nile but because it's shorter and people still know what i'm talking about.

as for Wolf Run Eclipse, i play when 20 free games
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May 6th, 2022 at 9:52:24 AM permalink
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i also called it magic nile but because it's shorter and people still know what i'm talking about.

as for Wolf Run Eclipse, i play when 20 free games
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In my neck of the woods we usually just call it the Niles. And some people refer to it as the towers games.
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March 19th, 2023 at 8:06:39 AM permalink



I think getting Blue + red is better than Green + another color, if you got 2 columns at once.
I have never gotten all 3 :(
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March 19th, 2023 at 8:08:54 AM permalink
Someone in another thread mentioned that all 3 colors have the same EV.
HOW?

Blue and green have random wilds but Blue's is 2x.
How can Green compete with Blue's multipliers?
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March 19th, 2023 at 10:01:15 AM permalink
More green wilds
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March 19th, 2023 at 11:30:52 AM permalink
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More green wilds
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ahh.. green is min 5, max 10 wilds.
whats the min/max for blue?
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April 1st, 2023 at 7:28:46 AM permalink
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More green wilds
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ahh.. green is min 5, max 10 wilds.
whats the min/max for blue?
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Demo mode shows 7 wilds:


So I guess that's max?

Hmm.. come to think of it, just 3 wilds in column 2 (or 3) is all you need AND has the maximum effect.
Every winning line has to go through either of those columns.

But I've never seen column 2 or 3 completely 2x.
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