Released in 2014 by Play n Go, Book of Dead Slot is a highly popular video slot so we decided to post this review and try to ‘dig a little deeper’ (pun intended) to discover why.
The RTP is acceptable at 96.21 %, however, the Book of Dead volatility is high, so winnings can fluctuate quite considerably. If you have a small bank and/or do not want your bank potentially fluctuating by large amounts we would suggest you give this slot a miss and try a low to medium volatility game.
The game format is the familiar 5 reels x 3. The Pay Table is pretty straightforward to understand and it explains the bonus features such as the Free Spins.
As with many other slots, there is an Auto Play feature which can be set for 10, 20, 50, 75 or 100 spins. The other options are also useful in that you can stop Auto Play if certain criteria are met. Take a look at the table below – there are six instances where this can be done. The more cautious among us will like the ‘if balance decreases by’ setting. Let us make a suggestion about how to use it. Firstly, after a big win, you may want to cash out if your bank starts dwindling. This feature allows you to set a stop-loss. Another instance could be if you want to vary your bet. For example, you may start off with some large bets, but want to reduce the amount if your bank is heading in the wrong direction. Or the other round, if you may start with smaller bets and plan to increase the bets.
Book of Dead Demo Play
Demo versions of this slot are available so if you don’t want to play with real money you can still have some fun. We opted for the 0.20 coin value x 5 coins and a maximum of 10 lines. This cost us 10.00 per spin.
We got off to a flying start with a couple of small wins which we gambled 50:50, and lost both times! We only use the Gamble feature for small wins and even then we only risk the 50:50 choice.
However, soon our luck changed and after just a couple of dozen spins, we won a 10 free spins bonus.
The free spins are awarded when a minimum of 3 Book of Dead symbols lands on the 5 reels. During the free spins, even more, can be won – a feature we really like. The Book of Dead free spins can pay handsomely – so how did we do?
Book of Dead Jackpot
The maximum number of coins to be won is 250 000 – not bad. Did we manage to hit the jackpot? Sadly no. Our biggest win was achieved during this 10 free spins bonus play – 8,850 coins.
Did we like this slot? For sure, yes we did.