Book of Dead is probably the most popular game from Play'n GO and that is saying a lot. This 5-reel slots machine has an Ancient Egyptian theme and a main character that resembles Indiana Jones, known here as Rich Wilde. Its main feature consists of free spins with expanding symbols.
Pros and Cons
- Free spins can award massive payouts
- Wild and scatter roles for the same symbol
- Gamble feature available on winning spins
- Doesn’t have a bonus game
Gameplay, Playability and Volatility
The action is set in Ancient Egypt as Rich Wilde tries to uncover lost secrets in the temple. Although this is not the first slots game with this theme, Play'n GO makes sure that the main symbols are nicely detailed and that the music matches the style. As a result, the gameplay is entertaining. Playability is to the point, with 10 lines for the 5x3 screen and one special symbol that acts as the wild and the scatter in this game.
Three or more symbols showing the golden book of dead will trigger the free spins, after awarding a prize based on the total bet. During the free spins, one symbol will be randomly selected and it will expand to fill up the reels when appearing on the screen. Wins can go up to 250,000 coins by getting an entire screen of the Rich Wilde symbols.
After spinning the reels and getting a winning combination, buttons will appear for collecting the prize and for gambling it. Opting to gamble will enter the amount in a mini-game where you can pick the colour or the suit of a random card. If you get the colour right, the amount is doubled. Pick the right suite and you will quadruple the current prize. Make the wrong choice and it is lost. You can collect your winnings and return to the main game at any time.
There are only 10 lines available and so winning combinations are not made that often. And when they do, they are usually for the low paying symbols so the payouts are quite small. The game has a high volatility that is heavily influenced by the free spins. Players will have to risk big to win big.
RTP, Wagers and Payouts
Similar to most other slots in the Play'n GO collection, Book of Dead has a good RTP of 96.21%.
The size of the wager is set based on the coin value, the number of coins, and the number of active lines. It is possible to just play one line for one coin of $0.01 or increase the bet to up to $100 for the chance to win a huge jackpot.
As mentioned in the Book of Dead review, the game doesn’t provide a lot of sustainable payouts throughout a session so a large bankroll is required on this adventure. Settle in and be ready for a lot of spins as you are waiting for the free spins with the perfect combo of expandable symbols. Select a smaller wager that can keep you going.
Book of Dead: Overall
There are plenty of reasons to try out Book of Dead today. Arguably the biggest one is the chance to win a huge jackpot or other massive prizes. Free spins with expanding symbols is a great recipe for big payouts. Furthermore, the game is fun and available on mobile devices, with a betting range for all players. 4.2/5