Developed in 2014, Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead remains one of the most popular Egyptian-themed slots ever created. The game follows the Indiana Jones-style explorer Rich Wilde on his quest to secure the Book of Dead and learn its secrets.
Similar in style and gameplay to Novomatic’s ‘Book of Ra
’ Book of Dead has a simple structure with the excitement coming from the potentially high-paying bonus features and the 96.21% RTP.
- Created by Play’n’GO
- 5 Reels & 10 paylines
- Ancient Egypt/adventure theme
- Min bet 0.01 coins, max bet 100 coins
- Default RTP = 96.21%
- Highly volatile
- Free spins bonus round
- Expanding symbols
- Scatter wild symbol
- Max win 5000x
How to play Book of Dead Slot
This is an easy-to-play game without any complicated mechanisms, so it’s good for players of all levels. There are five reels and three rows with 10 paylines. However, you can choose to play with one to 10 active paylines, it’s up to you. You just need to set your coin value and bet amount - from 0.01 coins to 100 coins and hit spin. You can also use the autoplay feature if you don’t want to play manually.
How to win Book of Dead Slot
The highest paying symbol is Mr Rich Wilde himself, who is worth a maximum of 5000 coins for a matching set of five during the free spins round. Small wins are generated fairly regularly by matching three or more of a kind of the highest paying symbols. You can also multiply your winnings using the Gamble feature.
Special Features and Bonuses
Wilds and Scatters
Strangely, given his name, Rich Wilde is not the wild symbol, which is, instead, the titular Book of Dead. The Book wild will substitute for all symbols to help you create more winning combinations.
The Book of Dead also acts as the scatter, triggering wins for three or more, as follows:
- three scatters - 2 coins
- four scatters - 20 coins
- five scatters - 200 coins
Landing three or more scatters also activates the free spin round.
By landing three or more Book of Dead symbols, you activate 10 free spins. During these spins, an icon is chosen at random to become the expanding symbol. If the symbol lands during the spin, it will cover the entire reel and one or more of the adjacent reels to seriously increase your win potential. You can retrigger free spins during this round.
After any successful spin, you can choose to play the Gamble round. Here you will be asked to guess the suit or colour of a golden mystery card to multiply your prize x4. However, if you guess wrong, you lose all your winnings.
Design & Theme
Rich Wilde is a familiar character to slots fans thanks to his appearances in slots such as Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness and Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena Slots and he looks right at home in this entertaining romp. In keeping with its ‘Ancient Egypt’ theme, Book of Dead features lots of sandy tones and gold, with flashes of bright jewel colours. The low paying symbols are the playing card symbols 10-A fashioned to look like pieces of jewellery in red, emerald, sapphire, turquoise and amethyst with gold detailing.
The default RTP is a very decent 96.21%. However this can be configured by individual casino operators to anything from 94.25% all the way down to a disappointing 84.18%, so be sure to check the paytable before you push play.
If you’re a fan of The Mummy movies, other Rich Wilde slots, or, indeed, other Egyptian-themed slots, you will probably enjoy Book of Dead. It’s a fun adventure, with attractive graphics and decent hit potential, even in the base round. There’s also the potential for some significant payouts via the free spins round. It translates perfectly to mobile devices too, so you can play the game whenever and wherever you fancy.