Book of Dead, or Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead to give it its full name, may be the biggest case of copyright infringement in the history of mobile slots gaming! We are not sure if there is any specific relationship between Play’n Go and Novomatic, but this is basically a modern version of Book of Ra. Admittedly, if you are going to rip off a current game, you may as well rip off a good one, and Book of Ra is one of the most played games in the history of the industry. In the full review below, we will be finding out whether this modern take on the style does it justice, as we have to admit that it has pretty big boots to fill!
What to Expect
The familiarity for Novomatic fans will begin from the moment that the game first loads, as there are no surprises at all in the gameplay, which takes place over ten win lines. The betting range is typically large to suit as many different players as possible, and the inspiration from Novomatic’s game continues with the Book of Dead itself. If you remember the Book of Ra, you will know that is was most notable for serving as both a wild card and a scatter at the same time. When that game first hit casino floors around Europe, players had never seen anything like it before and that kind of value in just a single symbol will surely have gone a long way to driving the popularity of the title. It is not as unique any more, but still as beneficial as ever here on Book of Dead.
The main aim on the game is to land three Book of Dead symbols at the same time. Not only will you often be able to pick up a big win in the first place, as three wilds on the board are nothing to sniff at, you will also trigger ten free games. Prior to these spins playing out, one symbol will be selected at random to serve as an expanding icon. This part is hard to explain, but when the selected symbol lands on a free spin, it will first expand, along with all other iterations of the symbol on the same spin. Then, wins will be paid according to the win lines, but there is no need to worry about them being adjacent. Even if the stacked symbol lands on reels one, three and five, you will still pick up a three of a kind win along every possible win line.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Book of Ra must have expired from copyright protection or something as Book of Dead is basically the same game with better graphics and a more modern atmosphere. There must be something going on as everything from the theme to the gameplay is truly identical. As we have already said, if you are going to copy an existing game, you may as well make it one of the better ones out there and if we look at Book of Dead out of context, it is yet another great release from Play’n Go that is packed with winning potential throughout and, as always, comes highly recommended.