Book of Dead Slot Review
Play N’ Go is renowned for their interesting approach to game design. When it comes to their Book of Dead Slot, the Swedish developer has provided slots players with a protagonist which they will be hoping can bring them some luck. This slot is already a classic among players who enjoy the widespread but still exciting Egyptian themes.
To be more exact, the Book of Dead is known as an ancient Egyptian funerary text. It was essentially written by a priest and is based on a number of magic spells which accompanied the dead on their journey to the afterlife. Pretty upbeat stuff, eh?
Thankfully for players, the game is not as macabre and heavy on the senses as the title would have you believe. In fact, we found the game to be great fun, and the design - while being pretty simplistic - tends to work in a slot where overcomplication would only spoil the craic for everyone.
The Book of Dead slot is part of a series of games where the protagonist - the middle-aged man with a serious case of wanderlust, archaeologist Rich Wilde - is on a mission. We would not be the first to point out that the main character of this game looks impressively good for a man in his 40's. There was a predecessor to this game (Rich Wilde and the Aztec Idols) where, in true Indiana Jones style, the main man moved around the Amazonian forests in a similar fashion to this game.
Having had enough of the forest life, Wilde travels to Egypt - the famous land of Cleopatra the Pharaohs - with the intention of finding the legendary Book of Dead. You can see how the Egyptian theme is so ubiquitous in slots, yet Play n'Go still go for it with this slot.
Book of Dead is designed with 10 pay lines and 5 reels, with a maximum non-progressive jackpot payout of 5,000 times your stake or a pretty damn tasty £500,000. It is known to be a high-variance slot. The game may not be the most incredible to look at or play through, but it is definitely popular on account of its somewhat exciting theme and smooth playability.
In terms of the symbols you will be looking out for when playing the slot, they are
- The Book of the Dead
- Rich Wilde
- Wild Substitutions
- 10's to Ace's
- Pharaoh’s Mask
As with the majority of Play n'Go's slots, Book of Dead can be played on a number of devices, which includes desktop, mobile phones such as iPhones, Androids, Samsung Galaxy, tablets, iPads and a wide range of others.
In order to help the hilariously unimaginatively named Rich Wilde with his quest, you must choose your bet amount. Bets can be placed from £0.10 up to £100 on each spin and will allow you to encounter the Egyptian mythological gods such as Osiris and Anubis. They will not be the only symbols to watch out for, as Rich Wilde and the Golden Book (The Book of Dead) are the biggies here.
The Golden Book acts as both the wild and the scatter and can further winning combinations given that it replaces all the other symbols. It is also the way to trigger free spins, which we will cover below.
Bonuses and Promotions
Free Spins: If you can land three or more scatters anywhere on an active pay line, you will be awarded access to the Free Spins game. You go. For entering the free spins game, you will be awarded 10 free spins to blast your way through in order to find some big wins on your way. The best thing is that - should you land another three scatter Book icons on the reels - you’ll get another 10 free spins.
If you are one of those lucky people, then you may be happy to learn that, if you can land expanding wild symbols at the same time as the free spins symbols - you’ll bag a tasty win into the bargain.
Book of Dead Slot Conclusion
Play N Go’s Book of Dead is a popular slot which has garnered many fans over the few years it has been around. With the chance of big wins, it seems to resonate well in the online casino sphere.
With the addition of a substantial jackpot, this game shows why it is popular among those who invest serious time and money into cracking a few big wins for their trouble. There is a chance that you can retrigger the bonus a number of times, which means more of a likelihood of winning big. That is without even landing the jackpot.
The Book of Dead slot game is designed to pay out big but less often, so if you have the bankroll to play through you may find yourself walking away a happy man. Just remember that there are no guarantees of wins on any slot.