Players who have already experienced online slots may well be familiar with the title Book of Dead. Its simply one of the most popular slot games ever released and now it has a spectacular sequel.
Known as Rise of Dead, the newer game was introduced by software developers Play N Go in February 2019 and it’s already proving to be a massive hit. It’s going to be a classic in its own right so let’s see how Rise of Dead works.
Based on the popular slot theme of Ancient Egypt, Rise of Dead features stunning graphics and it will draw a following just for the great visuals. Most players, however, will be here with the aim of landing some cash wins and in the base game, this involves lining up matching symbols across the reels.
The lower paying images are standard letters and numbers from a regular deck of playing cards but when we get to icons relating to the game’s theme, it starts to get much more interesting. There are three rather ghoulish looking Pharaohs who have risen from the dead to play on the reels and they are joined by a shiny gold Scarab Beetle which acts as the game’s wild.
In Rise of Dead, the Scarab Beetle will replace all other images with the exception of the golden scroll which is the scatter.
All of the four high-value symbols – the Pharaohs and the Beetle – can appear stacked in order to cover more reels when a winning combination is possible. It can be a lucrative bonus option but this is just the start of the additional features in Rise of Dead.
There are three main bonuses in this slot and two of these can occur at random during the base game. Firstly, at the start of every spin, one symbol is picked at random as a Mega Stacks image and it will then occupy 12 consecutive spaces across the reels. This increases the chances of cash wins but there is an extension to this feature. At random moments in the base game, that stacked symbol will fill reels 1, 3 and 5 in their entirety.
We touched on the scatter and those golden scrolls can give players access to the free spins round. We need three of these to appear via reels 1, 3 and 5 and an initial 10 spins will be awarded. These can be re-triggered and, in theory, there is an unlimited amount of free spins on the line.
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Rise of Dead is played on a 5×3 reel grid with 20 pay-lines in play and there is a respectable Return to Player (RTP) percentage of 94.54. It can be a regular payer in the base game but that extensive set of bonus features is the key to the bigger wins.
With stunning graphics and a spooky feel, it’s also packed with entertainment and after the roaring success of Book of Dead, Play N Go have clearly come up with another winner.