Spin that reel – Book of Dead slot review

Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead is a ferocious slot in every meaning of the word. This slot can ruin your bankroll or take you to wins you have never experienced before. There is simply no other way to put it. It is a pretty straightforward Play N Go slot where it is all about the Book of Dead symbol.

The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian funerary text, used from the beginning of the New Kingdom (around 1550 BCE) to around 50 BCE. The original Egyptian name for the text is translated as Book of Coming Forth by Day. Another translation would be Book of Emerging Forth into the Light. “Book” is the closest term to describe the loose collection of texts consisting of a number of magic spells intended to assist a dead person’s journey through the Duat, or underworld, and into the afterlife and written by many priests over a period of about 1000 years.

In this slot Rich Wilde is looking to uncover some of the world’s great artifacts in Egypt. The guy is a grave robber and has already paid India a visit in the Pearls of India slot. Now it is up to you to help him to get what he wants.

Book of Dead is a five reel slot with three rows and up to ten paylines. There are four high-value symbols and these include Rich Wilde and three representations of Egyptian gods. The 10, J, Q, K and A are the lower values. The wild and the scatter symbol are the same and represented by the Book of Dead; it will substitute for all others and it will also activate the free spins you are looking for in this game.

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Bonus Features on Book of Dead

The Free Spins are triggered by landing three or more of the Book of Dead scatter/wild symbols anywhere in view. It does not matter if you land more than 3 symbols, the amount of Free Spins is always ten. These free spins can be retriggered by landing more scatters during the free spins round.

When you manage to land 3 Book of Dead symbols, the Book of Dead will open up and select one symbol randomly before the spins start and this is an expanding icon which will cover all positions on the reel if a winning combo is possible. These symbols do not have to be adjacent but they do need to be on an active payline.

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Gamble Feature Book of Dead

You have the option to gamble your latest win by clicking the ‘Gamble’ button below the reels to try and double or quadruple that amount. Just guess the colour or suit of the next card drawn. Tricky, but that is what gambling is all about, right?

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Our Verdict

Book of Dead is an exciting game with graphics of the usual high quality as other games from Play N Go. If you can trigger the free spins there’s plenty to be won there. But this is also exactly what can drive you nuts. There is no predicting in any way when the Book of Dead symbols will appear. Sometimes it can take ages, other times you can get multiple retriggers.

Specifications of Book of Dead

  • Developer: Play N Go
  • Reels: 5
  • Win lines: 10
  • Bid: € 0.01 – € 50
  • Coin value: 0,01 – 1
  • Jackpot: Yes, 500,000 coins
  • Volatility: High
  • Bonus Feature: Yes, free spins
  • RTP: 96.2%

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