Play n GO are top developers of quirky slot games that take on an interesting theme, just like their instalment Book of Dead. The slot follows the story of the dashing Rich Wilde who is on a quest to discover some of the world’s greatest artefacts. You may recognise him from Pearls of India if you managed to play it and Rich has since relocated to Egypt to search for the ancient Book of Dead.
We’ve managed to have a few spins so read our review below so you can decide for yourself if you want to aid Rich on his quest to eternal fortune. If you love action and adventure games then you’ll feel right at home with this slot.
There are just 10 paylines on Book of Dead so the game may suit players that are new to the slot machine universe. We found it really simple to play but still massively engaging and fun. Players can play for free as always before having to bet for real cash which is great as it means you can try out the game without having to risk any real money. If you enjoy the game you can then switch to real money mode and the betting options are fantastic with the chance to gamble from just a penny per spin. This rises up to £100 so all types of budgeters can enjoy Book of Dead.
The design of the game is simple but effective with a classic Egyptian theme. You will find a gold and stone backdrop with plenty of symbols on the reel including a Pharaoh, an ancient looking bird and of course Rich Wilde himself. The filler symbols are various letters and numbers as you might expect. The sound effects are good enough but you can turn them off if you wish.
In terms of additional content, players should be aware of the wild symbol and this is the Book of Dead symbol and it substitutes for almost everything else and helps players pick up some big wins. Book of Dead is unique in the sense that the wild symbol also acts as the scatter and triggers the main feature.
The main bonus round is the inclusion of free spins for players that can land 3 or more of the Book of Dead symbols anywhere in view. Players will receive 10 free spins for their trouble and these can be re-triggered also. Additionally, one symbol will be randomly selected before the spins start and this expanding symbol will cover all positions on the reel if a winning combination is possible.
The final bonus round is the gamble feature and this allows players to try and double or quadruple their stake. All you have to do is hit the “Gamble” button. You will be presented with a playing card and if you correctly guess the colour and (or) suit then your latest prize will be doubled. Watch out when using this feature as it can rapidly deplete your balance.