Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead slot – Play’n GO


Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead reviewOpen the forbidden book of the dead to unlock treasures untold with Play‘n GO’s online slot – Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead. This online video slot offers an RTP of 96,2% with the chance to win up to 250,000 coins. Released January, 2016, Book of the Dead features Free Spins with a special Expanding Symbol. Play Book of the Dead online from any Windows desktop or iOS/Android mobile device.

Brave the Treacherous Pyramid

Book of the Dead is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-adjustable payline, online video slot. Its symbols are framed in stone right in the heart of a pyramid. The music is understated with little variation throughout gameplay. Apart from symbols popping in and out of place when they form a winning combination, this online slot lacks detailed animations. That said, the overall visual quality is quite good – something we’ve come to expect from Play’n GO slots in general.

Book of the Dead lists coin/cash values for Balance, Total Bet and Win at the bottom of the slot screen. Adjust Bet/Line (1-5 coins), select the number of Lines (1-10) and pick a Coin Value (0.01-2.00) to choose a Cash Bet ranging from 1p-£100 at Vera&John. Paytable values are listed in coins only and remain fixed despite changes in Bet selection.

This slot has 10 symbols reflective the pyramid exploration theme. Book of the Dead only has 1 special symbol: the Book Scatter Wild. The Book can form its own winning combinations, pays scattered, can substitute for any symbol and triggers Free Spins. Book of the Dead’s regular symbols include 4 higher-paying symbols: Rich Wilde, Pharaoh, Anubis, Eagle, and 5 lower-paying symbols: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10.

Winning combinationGameplay for Book of the Dead’s regular symbols is left to right only. Get 2+ higher-paying symbols or 3+ lower-paying symbols to win. Get 3+ Book Scatter Wilds starting from reel 1 or reel 5 to win. Admittedly, this symbol appears to pay very low when compared to the higher-paying symbols of the game showing (200, 20, 2) in the Paytable. However, keep in mind that wins are calculated differently for Scatters. While regular symbol pays are multiplied by the Bet/Line, Scatter symbol pays are multiplied by the Total Bet. For example, for a Total Bet of 50 coins (5 coins Bet/Line; 10 Lines), a win of 2 Books pays 100 coins. That same bet selection would pay 50 coins for a win of 2 Rich Wilde symbols. The Book Scatter Wild actually has the potential to award up to 10,000 coins along a single payline making it the 2nd highest paying symbol of the game.

For a single payline profit, get 3+ of the higher-paying symbols (Rich Wilde, Pharaoh, Anubis, Eagle) or 4+ of any symbol (10-Rich Wilde). Multiple wins on differing paylines count toward the Total Win. The highest value symbol of the slot is Rich Wilde which pays (5.000, 1.000, 100, 10). Rich Wilde gives this slot the potential to award up to 25,000 coins along a single payline and up to 250,000 coins, along all 10 Lines, each spin.

Special Features

Book of the Dead is one of many Play’n GO slots with 5 Autoplay options ranging from 10 -50 spins. Advanced Autoplay settings include setting Autoplay to stop on any win/Free Spin win, when a win exceeds a set amount or if the Balance increases/decreases by a set amount.
Game settings include switching on/off: sound, auto-adjust bet and spacebar to spin.
Book of the Dead allows players to stop reels quickly by pressing the Stop button.

Book of the Dead Bonus Features

Free Spins Book of the DeadFree Spins: The appearance of 3+ Book Scatter Wilds anywhere across the 5 reels triggers an initial 10 Free Spins. If 3+ Book Scatter Wilds appear again during Free Spins, an additional 10 Spins are awarded. It’s possible to retrigger multiple times.

Special Expanding Symbol FeatureSpecial Expanding Symbol Feature: 1 regular symbol is selected at the start of a Free Spins session and acts as an expanding symbol for all Free Spins. After a Free Spin win, the Expanding Symbol covers a select reel entirely only when additional winning combinations can be made. In addition, it does not need to be adjacent to other symbols to form a winning combo.

Gamble Round: This option is available after any win. Guess the correct colour or suit of a card to either double or quadruple the win. Book of the Dead allows players to guess correctly up to 5 consecutive times.

Summary table Book of the Dead

Software developer Play’n GO
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date January 2016
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 96,2%
Volatility / variance (?) Low
Features (?) Special Expanding Symbol, Gamble Round, Free Spins and Scatter Wild symbol
Roles / pay-lines (?) 5 / 10
Min. / Max. bet 1p up to £100
Max. prize 250,000 coins


Explore at Your own Risk

Expect Book of the Dead to be one of those slots that pays low most of the time with an occasional big win. While testing the demo version at Vera&John, we won around 3 every 10 spins. The vast majority of our wins were not profitable with only 3% profiting. However, that 3% consisted of big wins which paid up to 15x/Bet during Main gameplay and 22x/Bet during Free Spins (which only triggered once out of 200 spins). Players looking for more pyramid adventures may enjoy other slots such as NetEnt’s Pyramid: Quest for Immortality.

7.6 -
  • Graphics & Sound 9
  • Features 7.5
  • Usability 8
  • Bet Options 8.5
  • Originality 5
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0

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