Other more recent slots have more going on in them and fancier bonus features but there will always be room for an absolute classic that stands the test of time, and few slots can match Book of Dead in that regard.
It’s virtually impossible to talk about Book of Dead without mentioning that the slot’s protagonist is inspired by Indiana Jones. He’s called Rich Wilde and he features in other slots also available at online casinos, so give them a go as well, if you like him.
It comes under the category of ‘Egyptian-themed’ games as most of the symbols and background music are of that genre, though you could also say it’s something of an ‘adventure-themed’ slot.
This Play N’Go game is a typical 5×3 reel slot and you adjust your stake by selecting the number of coins (1-5) you want to bet on the next spin, as well as the number of lines you want to have active (1-10). The more you have, the greater your chances of winning but also, the more it will cost you.
In truth, there isn’t much that’s particular remarkable about the base game other than the fact that the Egyptian symbols are beautifully designed, the sort Rich Wilde himself may come across deep inside an Egyptian pyramid whilst exploring.
It’s a game where the free spins round is what really makes it. Three Scatters (the Book of Dead is the Scatter) and you’re in.
At the start of the round, the game will nominate a symbol to be ‘your’ symbol for the round. Each time there are 2 or 3 instances of that symbol appearing during the free spins and they will become Expanding Wilds, helping you to secure the game’s biggest wins. The more valuable the symbol that is awarded to you at the start of the round, the better.