Urartu is a January 2015 ancient civilization-inspired video slot. Themes: ancient kingdom, topography, stone carving, symbolism, and royalty. Its developer Endorphina has classified Urartu under the “mystic” theme, alongside: Almighty Sparta (May 2019), Dia de Los Muertos (October 2018), Kamchatka (September 2018), Tribe (March 2018), Cuckoo (April 2017), Chunjie (January 2017), The Vikings (October 2015), The Ninja (February 2015), Geisha (August 2015), Pachamama (April 2014), The Emirate (January 2015), and Mongol Treasures (January 2015). Urartu’s rival slot games include Brothers Kingdom (November 2018) from Spadegaming, Kingdom’s Edge (June 2018) from NextGen, and Three Kingdoms (March 2020) from Dream Tech.
This is a slot game adaptation of the Urartu Kingdom whose timeline ranged from 860 BC to 590 BC; it was found in the Armenian Highlands and encompassed several Near East countries. Five symbols (Mount Ararat, king, queen, 9, and Armenian eternity symbol) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Eight symbols (eagle statue, griffin statue, helmet, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Urartu Game Characteristics
Urartu has a portioned cream 5X3 grid that is embedded on a rhyolite rock carving; ten adjustable paylines, thirteen symbols, seven denominations, six bets per line, 420 bet sizes, free games, win multipliers, a side game, and the self-adjusting payouts range from $0.02 to $90000.00.
Urartu has two special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols are: a wild-and-substitute is a white-capped brown Mount Ararat; and the free games-triggering feature is a golden Armenian eternity symbol that is regionally called arevakhach.
Ordinary symbols: a helmet-wearing brown-barded Urartian king in red; an Urartian queen in a beaded brown veil; a white eagle statue; a griffin statue; a pointed golden helmet on a shield a crisscrossing arrows; a bronze A; a bronze K; a bronze Q; a bronze J; a bronze 10; and a bronze 9.
The Urartu denominations are: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Urartu’s bets per line: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $100.00.
Betting $100.00 offers these Urartu payouts. Two, three, four, and five: Mount Ararat pays $100.00, $2500.00, $25000.00, and $90000.00; Armenian eternity sign pays $200.00, $500.00, $2000.00, and $50000.00; Urartian king, or Urartian queen pays $20.00, $250.00, $1250.00, and $7500.00; and 9 pays $20.00, $50.00, $250.00, and $1000.00.
Three, four, and five: eagle pays $200.00, $1000.00, and $4000.00; griffin, or helmet pays $150.00, $750.00, and $2500.00; A, or K pays $100.00, $500.00, and $1250.00; and Q, or J, or 10 pays $50.00, $250.00, and $1000.00.
Winning combinations with at least one substituting Mount Ararat get a X2 win multiplier. More than three Armenian eternity symbols offer 15 free games, wherein all winning combinations get X3 win multipliers.
A winning combination will unlock the optional risk game that can be ignored by clicking “TAKE WIN” to pocket winnings, or played by clicking “TAKE RISK”. The side game has a card game whose only face up playing card is compared to one of the four face down playing cards that the player predicts; guessing a relatively lower face value nullifies the current win, while guessing a relatively higher face value doubles the current win. Urartu’s non-progressive jackpot is $900000.00.
The good Urartu software features include turbo mode, 10-1000 customizable autospins, game session statistics, and left-hand/right-hand mode. The ambient instrumental is melodious. Animated 3D graphics include: glistening playing card values, Mount Ararat’s orange glow, zooming in Armenian highlands behind the queen, king segueing into a golden castle, and the golden glow associated with the arevakhach’s centrifugal rotation.
Luck in Urartu
Urartu is a game of chance. RTP rates: the regular game’s RTP rate is 96% and house edge is 4%, while the card game’s RTP rates are between 42% (e.g. playing “A”) and 162% (e.g. playing card “2”)—the average RTP rate is 84% and the average house edge is 16%.