88
Value 87
Gameplay 89
Art 90
Bonuses & Features 89

Overview

Book of Dead is a slot by PlayNGo released in 2016 and became a player favourite. It is an Ancient Egypt themed game, with fascinating Free Spins bonus game.

Details

Book of Dead is a 10 paylines, 5 reels slot. During the Free Spins feature the it will randomly pick as symbol to act as a special Expanding Symbol.

You can adjust the coin value from 0.01 to 1 and the coin range from 1 to 5. That will adjust the betting range between €/£/$0.3 and €/£/$50. Therefore adjust the bet amount to a comfortable level and click the SPIN button. You can set it to autoplay instead by clicking the AUTOPLAY button and adjust the settings there.

The Book symbol acts as both scatter and wild. If you land three or more of the Books anywhere then it will activate the Free Spins feature.

Bonuses & Special Features

The Free Spins feature will award you 10 initial spins. That possible to retrigger it if you land three or more Books during the feature. A randomly selected symbol will act as special Expanding Symbol for the duration of the Free Spins round. If two or three, according to paytable, of those special symbols land anywhere on the reels then it will expand to cover the whole reel. In this case, it will pay the amount for these symbols and fo all active paylines.

Art Design

The game is set in Ancient Egypt. The sounds and graphics match the theme, are pleasing but not revolutionary.

Payout

Book of Dead is a high variance slot. There is a very small chance to hit a very good line on the base game. Nevertheless it can happen and in such case we suggest to cash out if possible. More interesting is the Free Spins feature, however. The potential is huge withing Free Spins, but once again a greatly big hit is very rare.

Test Results

  • Average Free Spins Frequency: 163
  • Min Free Spins Payout: 6 x stake
  • Max Free Spins Payout: 205 x stake
  • Average Free Spins Payout: 57 x stake
  • Shortest Period between Free Spins: 1
  • Longest period without Free Spins: 654

Strategy

  • Initially play a maximum of 170 spins.
  • If you don't trigger the Free Spins feature in the first 200 spins, best is to leave the game and try again later.
  • If you land the Free Spins feature then continue for 50 more spins afterwards.
  • In the case you trigger the Free Spins, then continue for 50 additional spins. Repeat till it doesn't give you Free Spins.
  • Most of all, have in mind that it can run for 600 spins or more without triggering the bonus.
  • After a successful session leave the game and cash out the money.

Conclusion

A decent slot, Book of Dead is not the most spectacular slot out there. It targets mostly the more adventures players that like to gamble in search of massive potential winnings. We suggest to play in demo mode first, discover its features and potential. In any case, the minimum required amount is very small and if you are careful you won't lose a massive amount of money and even win a large amount even.

Pros

  • Great potential, especially during the Free Spins
  • Pleasing enough graphics and music
  • Playable with small bet amount

Cons

  • High variance slot and not for casual players

Details

Software Play'n GO
Released 2016
Paylines 10
Reels 5
Min Bet €/£/$ 0.01
Max Bet €/£/$ 50
RTP N/A
Bonus Game No
Free Spins Yes
Multipliers No
Wild Symbol Yes
Scatter Symbol Yes
Progressive No
Autoplay Yes
Variance High