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Book of Toro slot review

Added by Elk. Information last updated: 02/11/2021

User rating:

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Expert rating:

3.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Elk

Release date:11/2021

RTP:95%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 10000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Freespins

Scatter symbols

Walking wilds

Stacked symbols

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Themes

Ancient

Egypt

Adventure & action

Travel

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RTP (Return to player):
95%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 10000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
65
Elk score (compared to other slots of supplier)
53
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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Book of Toro brings back the bull from ELK Studios in a new slot that combines the animal with Egyptian antiquity. The slot gives us a number of interesting features to play with, including a free spins mode, wilds and stacked symbols.

This slot was released in 2021 and makes sure to show off the work of talented designers. The game looks very colourful and lively, it even has the rampaging Toro as it does in the other slots with the bull. The Egyptian theme gets a lot of room to shine here with the background covered in various vases, pillars and sarcophagi. When looking at the different symbols we also see the similarities.

Players will be playing on a 5-reel, 3-row playing field with a tidy 10 paylines. This game doesn’t make use of the popular Megaways feature or even the Cascading Reels we see so often. As a slot, it comes pretty close to a classic game. There are a few exceptions though, which include the stacked symbols I’ll talk about more later.

With regards to the sound design, I’m afraid there isn’t that much to say. Even though the quality is excellent, the studio decided to lean heavily on the Egyptian theme. That means a pretty standard soundtrack making use of the familiar tones that are found in other slots with the same setting. This does sound like an original song but it sounds very similar to what we’ve heard before.

Symbols

Book of Toro tries to bring the Egyptian culture to life by making use of various famous symbols and designs. The low-paying symbols are still the usual card letters but they have been redesigned slightly to fit the setting better. The other symbols portray the usual fare, from scarabs to mummies and the eye of Ra. It all looks very well done but it isn’t a shining example of creativity.

When it comes to gameplay, players should be ready for High Volatility. I found it to be quite punishing with only the occasional win, and even those were often not big enough to make back many spins. The slot heavily depends on getting a number of wins at the same time. The walking wild can help with this, but unfortunately, it’s increasingly rare. As a result, the RTP of 95% is well below average.

Players that decide to take on the challenge can augment the risk slightly by picking the size of the bet. As usual, this game allows players to choose a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin. The larger the bet the larger the win, but it will also drain their funds faster. The small number of players that manage to hit the jackpot will walk away with a maximum win of 10,000x their bet.

The symbols in the game include:

  • Scatter: Get 3 or more Scatters on the screen to activate the free spins mode. Also acts as a Wild.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Mummy: The Mummy symbol acts as a re-spin.
  • Walking wild: The Toro can only show up on the 5th reel and will walk to the Mummy if there is one or more of them on the reels. This leaves Wilds in its wake.
  • Explorer: Max. 250x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Eye of Ra: Max. 40x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Falcon: Max. 30x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Scarab: Max. 20x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 15x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 12x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 7.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.

Features

Book of Toro has a few features that change the gameplay in different ways. I thought they were pretty entertaining but very tricky to get them together which is where they really shine. The features include:

  • Walking Wild: The Toro Wild will move across the screen from left to right with every spin, disappearing after it reached reel 1.
  • Free Spins: With 3 or more Scatters on the screen the free spins mode is activated.
  • Toro Re-Spins: If the Mummy appears on the screen and the Toro Wild is there, the Wild will move towards the Mummy and replace it with a stack of wilds covering the reel. During this time, every spin is a re-spin until the walking wild reaches the leftmost reel and no more Mummies land. Scatters will become sticky.
  • Mummy Re-Spins: The other way to activate the re-spins is by having two Mummies on the screen at the same time. This will trigger a single re-spin. If additional Mummies appears at this time it can trigger more re-spins.
  • Scatter Symbol: During the free spins mode a random symbol is selected. This symbol will act as a scatter during the bonus game. When 2 high- or 3 low-paying symbols appear on the screen they will expand to fill their reel and award a win.

If you are aware of the other Toro slots then you will know largely what to expect. The biggest selling point of these games is how the Toro Wild will rampage across the screen if the right symbol is present on the playing field. In this case, the Toro will race towards any Mummy that it sees. While moving across the screen it will leave Wilds in its wake.

Another benefit is that every move the Toro makes will trigger a re-spin, and thus not count towards your regular spins. If there are Scatters on the screen, those will remain as long as the re-spins are active. This makes it more likely to activate the free spins mode.

The free spins mode can be triggered manually in certain countries. It is unfortunately not possible in the UK. If you enter the free spins mode, a random symbol is selected. During the free spins mode, this symbol will expand to fill the reels if enough of them appear on the screen. This will grant scatter wins, where the symbols do not need to appear on consecutive reels but are counted anywhere on the screen.

In Conclusion

Book of Toro is very clearly the next instalment in the Toro series, even if it takes the bull back into antiquity. The design is very well done. My biggest complaint is that the Egyptian setting feels very overused, and even here there is a distinct lack of originality. If not for the bull, this slot would be almost indistinguishable from all the others set in ancient Egypt.

When it comes to the gameplay, fans of the Toro slots will find more of the same here. That’s not a bad thing as it feels very enjoyable. It was difficult to get a Mummy and the Toro on the same screen. For me, I had the free spins mode trigger more frequently than the re-spins.

Players looking for something wholly original or a classic slot will want to miss out on this. Everyone else is likely to have a good time with this game. Just be aware of the high volatility and the relatively low RTP.

Overall rating:

3.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:10

    Min. lines:10

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    Wilds

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    Languages

    You can play Book of Toro in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 19 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Book of Toro supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 11/2021
    4th newest on Elk 50th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95% 0.87% < average
    50th highest on Elk 2,247th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 10000 x your bet
    3rd highest on Elk 466th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 10 50% < average
    49th highest on Elk 1,901st highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    7th lowest on Elk 1,320th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    The highest on Elk 738th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Elk 41st most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Elk

    Release date:11/2021

    RTP (Return to player):95%

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.2

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