Book of Dead Review
The online slot game Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, or just Book of Dead for short, is an ancient Egyptian themed game inspired by Indiana Jones and the success of other Egyptian themed games like Cleopatra.
Reels: 5 reel and 3 rows.
Paylines: 10 paylines.
Release Date: 2014
Studio (Creator): Play N’ Go
Max stake / Min stake (per spin): Min: $0.01 Max: $50.00.
Available on Mobile: Yes
Book of Dead is colourful and will keep you entertained. There are no progressive jackpots, but a payline containing five consecutive Rich Wilde symbols will net you 5,000 times your wager. At a maximum wager of $50.00 a spin, that equals to a jackpot win of $250,000. Not bad!
Book of Dead has a high volatility rating meaning that it may take you several spins to win, but once you do win, the payouts will be higher than a low volatility slot game. In a low volatility game, you will find yourself winning more frequently, but the payouts will be much lower.
There is a bonus round in Book of Dead which consists of 10 free spins with no multiplier. The 10 free spin bonus round is triggered when three or more book of dead symbols appear anywhere on the board. During the free spins, all your winnings are combined for hopefully a lucrative payout once the spins have finished. If at any time during the bonus round, another three book of dead symbols are scattered across the board after a spin, then the 10 free spins start over. Unfortunately, there is no multiplier so the normal rules and payouts of regular gameplay apply. The free spins maintain the same wager amount of the wager used to win the free spins.
In addition to the bonus round, there is an exciting gamble feature. When you hit on any symbol combination, you have the option to either take the winnings, or to gamble. If you select gamble, you are taken to another screen where you are dealt one card face down. You have the option to guess the colour of the card to double your payout or to guess the suit to quadruple your payout. You play until your luck runs out and do this as many times as you wish doubling and quadrupling each time. However, if you lose, you get nothing.
Book of Dead has 10 paylines and a variety of symbols to win on. There are the typical 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace symbols combined with a few picture symbols. The picture symbols include a phoenix, Anubis, a pharaoh, and Rich Wilde himself. The picture symbols are worth the biggest payouts. Five consecutive pharaohs are worth 2,000 times your wager while five consecutive phoenixes are worth 750 times your wager. On $2.00 a spin, five consecutive pharaohs will net you $4,000. Nice!
The book symbol which can be scattered across the board to win, not only gets you the free spin bonus with three or more symbols, but they also have their own payout. The payout for three book symbols are two times your wager, four books are twenty times your wager, and five books is 200 times your wager. 200 times your wager and 10 free spins? Yes, please!
The betting system is typical but can be a little complicated for new players. There are three variables to the betting system, the coin value, the number of coins, and the number of lines. You are defaulted to play 10 pay lines however you do not have to. Simply decrease the number of lines to your preference. Adjust the coin value in intervals from $0.01 to $1.00 and select the number of coins you want to play. Once you have found the wager settings you are comfortable with, spin away!
The max winnings on the Book of Dead is $250,000.
Book of Dead is a typical ancient Egyptian themed slot game that you have probably played something similar to. The paytable is easy to understand. The free spin bonus game can be exciting; however, they could improve the bonus game to create some chances for even higher payouts. Overall, the Book of Dead is a quality game that is typical and easy to understand.
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