Diving into the much-visited world of ancient Egypt, Book of Dead is one of developer Play’n GO’s most popular video slots. The game’s protagonist, Mr Riche Wild, can lead players to a massive 250,000 coin jackpot and a superbly cinematic and lucrative free spins round.
The game is also beautifully designed. While some players argue it too heavily copies the famous land-based game Book of Ra, there aren’t many who would genuinely turn up the chance to play Book of Dead – the game is too good!
In order to maximise the visibility of the game itself, Play’n GO has kept virtually all buttons and settings off-screen. There’s the home button (bottom-left) which returns to the casino lobby, the spin button (middle-right), and the menu (bottom-right). Contained within the menu there is:
The game includes many ancient Egyptian tropes such as Anubis, Pharaohs, a handsome main protagonist, and the usual 10 thru Ace playing cards. There is also the Book of Dead symbol – the game’s scatter and wild!
From the enchanting music before the reels even load, to the temple setting and the portraits of Osiris and Anubis, this game makes sure players know they’re in ancient Egypt. Where Play’n GO has succeeded is in not overdoing it!
The game is fundamentally attractive: every inch of the screen is well-designed and HD, while the colours all perfectly complement one another. The screen is clear of annoying buttons, but it’s also easy to vary bets and access settings. From a user experience perspective, Book of Dead is about as good as it gets – and that’s not even mentioning the awesome special features which have made this game world-famous!
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The game comes with a fixed 250,000 coin jackpot which is triggered at random. The jackpot can be triggered by any player, wagering any amount, which means every spin contains an element of raw excitement: what if I win?
Base game wins are up to 5,000 coins for landing 5x Rich Wildes on a payline, and there is no real limit to what could be won during a productive free spins round! Book of Dead is a great game for players looking for that one life-changing payday.
The headline special feature in Book of Dead is 100% its free spins round. Triggered by landing 3+ scatters (the game’s eponymous symbol) anywhere on the reels (4 or 5 scatters activates the free spins plus a payout) the bonus round offers players the chance to win big.
One random random is selected to become special: following winning combinations, these symbols can expand to fill the entire reel and produce secondary wins from the one spin! Over the course of 10 spins, it’s absolutely possible for players to take home thousands of times their stake.
Landing 3+ scatters again extends the bonus round, virtually guaranteeing a life-changing payout for players wagering a higher amount.
Book of Dead is a top-quality slot. Its minimalist design has been a massive hit with mobile players where screen space is worth its weight in gold. Furthermore, the mouthwatering prospect of unlocking a 250,000 coin jackpot (with a coin value up to $1.00!) keeps players coming back for more.
In Book of Dead, Play’n GO has created a fundamentally straightforward game, but it’s so well-executed that the user experience is perfect. It’s attractive, easy to play, and pays out big – what more could players ask for?