Egypt has been a popular theme for slot developers for many years and the list of slots with this theme is as long as your arm. The theme suits slots quite well, as ancient Egypt still to this day is wrapped in mystery.
Most developers have one or more Egyptian slots in their portfolio, but no one has as many as Play’n GO. The Swedish developer is the unofficial king of the Egyptian slots and it all started with the slot Book Of Dead, in 2016. The slot is a straight up clone of Novomatic’s Book Of Ra from 2004, but that has not stopped the slot from becoming one of the biggest slot successes in Play’n GO’s history.
Play’n GO has had to handle a lot of criticism over the years for the way they beg, borrow and sometimes steal from other developers. They have been taken to court by other developers several times and in the last few years both NetEnt and Big Time Gaming have been after Play’n GO for cloning their work. Personally we don’t like cloning and a developer like Play’n GO doesn’t really need to clone others because they have proven time and time again that they can develop unique slots such as Wild Rails, Fu Er Dai Big Win Cat, and Battle Royal.
Looking past the fact that Book Of Dead is a clone, there is not a better slot to represent Play’n GO in all their glory. The slot looks amazing and even though it’s a fairly simple slot with just five reels, 10 paylines and only a couple of features, it offers an RTP of 96,21%, a max payout of 5,000 x weger and phenomenal graphics.
A slot with a theme like this needs some special features to build up excitement and Play’n GO kicks it off with a symbol of the book, which acts as both a wild symbol and a scatter symbol. As a wild, the symbol can replace all other paying symbols, and as the scatter it will ensure you win free spins.
A nice bonus is that the symbol also has its own coin prize. Land five scatters anywhere on the five reels and you win 200 x wager. Additionally, three or more of the scatter symbol on the same spin will activate the bonus game with free spins.
You’ll be given 10 free spins to start off with and one of the normal paying symbols will be picked as “Special expanding symbol” during the bonus round. The slot picks the symbol at random, but will always pick a high value symbol to ensure you bigger wins.
When the selected symbol lands on the reels and is part of a winning payline, it will expand to cover any reel it’s on so that you can land even more paylines. If the slot picks the symbol of Rich Wild, the star of the slot, you could win the max payout of 5,000 x wager.
The last feature on Book Of Dead is the classic gamble feature, which gives you the option of gambling any win in the main game. Simply guess the color of the next card in the deck and you double your win. If you want a bigger win, you could have a go at guessing the suit of the next card. Get it right and you quadruple your win. If you don’t guess correctly, you lose it all.
With Book Of Dead, Play’n GO invites you to join them in the Valley Of The Kings in Egypt in search of great riches. It’s basically the same setting as any other Egyptian themed slot over the last years.
Personally we are getting a bit fed up with the whole Egypt theme, but we can’t deny that Book Of Dead looks smashing and the graphics kicks ass compared to Novomatic’s Book Of Ra from 2004. We all know Play’n GO is able to produce great graphics and Book Of Dead really shows off just how it’s done.
The graphics are crisp and the colors are bright. The slot doesn’t have as many details as newer slots from Play’n GO with the same theme, but that doesn’t change the fact that Book Of Dead is still one of the very best “book” slots around. Great graphics combined with simple, but effective features makes Book Of Dead one of the best Play’n GO slots ever made.
Book Of Dead is one of the best known slots ever and you’ll find it at just about every single casino offering slots from Play’n GO.