Book Of Dead

In the past there was Book of Ra, a well known and much loved Novomatic slot found in land based casinos everywhere and especially popular in Germany and Austria.  A lot of smaller online casinos couldn’t get access to the game since there was limited distribution. This was killing the casino managers. It was such a popular Egyptian themed slot they knew all their customers would love it. Then one day, in 2016 PlayNGo launched Rich Wilde’s Book Of Dead.  Some people thought “Whatever, this looks like a copy” but they quickly realised: This. Game. Is. Awesome. 

Book of Dead logo
Book Of Dead Reels
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Game quick facts

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Category
Video slots
Game software provider
Respins
Yes
No. of Reels
5
No. of rows
3
No. of pay lines
10
Max win
250,000 coins
RTP (payout percentage)
96%
Features
Wild Scatter, Free spins bonus

Bonus Features / Jackpots

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Bonus Features / Jackpots

It’s all about getting the Book of Dead scatter symbol. Strike 3 or more anywhere on the reels to activate the bonus round of 10 free spins. Before the free spins start, an ordinary random symbol is randomly assigned to act as a special expanding symbol. The special symbol may expand to fill all positions on its reel, thus creating new winning combinations. Strike those books again on the reels and get another 10 free spins! You can keep at it until reaching the max win of 250k.

 

This is a highly volatile game though, so don’t expect that free spins round to be popping up frequently, but once you hit it the wins are usually generous. 

Games Theme

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Games Theme

The music is captivating and the graphics are high quality. Gold literally glints off the reels.

Book Of Dead has been hitting the “most popular” slots lobbies on online casinos for years since. This position is well deserved. The game has all the punch of a land based casino game with the high quality graphics and smooth gameplay afforded online slot games, not to mention perfect mobile portability. 

Symbols / Payouts

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Symbols / Payouts

The symbols & Payouts:

 

Highest to lowest

Rich Wild – 2/3/4/5 = x10 x100 x1000, x5000 stake

Pharaoh – 2/3/4/5 = x5, x40, x400, x2000 stake

Anubis (Jackal head) 2/3/4/5 = x5, x30, x100, x750 stake

Blue Jewelled Hawk 2/3/4/5 = x5, x30, x100 x750 stake

Book of Dead scatter 3/4/5 = x2, x20, x200

K, A – 3/4/5 = x5, x40, x150 stake

10, J, Q-  3/4/5 = x5, x25, x100 stake

 

Max win is 250,000

Game tips / tricks

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Game tips / tricks

Obviously you can’t guarantee a slot will hit the free spins feature during a session, but this feels particularly true in Book Of Dead. When you strike those 3+ book symbols it is hugely exciting but trust me, you may be waiting a while so you might want to keep your bets low for a longer session.

Conclusion

As mentioned at the start of this review, there is a reason PlaynGo’s video slot game Book of Dead is frequently found in casino lobbies even though it has been on the scene for 4 years already now. Simply put, players still love it.  It is a very straight forward game, but it’s very classy at the same time. The anticipation of hitting two bonus round symbols and waiting for the third to land is really exciting, especially if you’ve been waiting a while.  So yes, there are a lot of Egyptian themed slots out there but there is something special about this one. 

If you’re a fan of Rich Wild, (Play N Go’s Indian Jones style protagonist) you might also enjoy joining him on a few other adventures including Pearls of India and the Tome of Madness.