Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 03/08/2020
Game supplier:Play'n GO
Max. win:bet x 2500
Adventure & action
Heroes & villains
Movies & TV
Slot tester's review: Gail Banavage
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead is one of those slot games that have received raving reviews, but which somehow, I never played, up until a few months ago. As a general rule, the more attention a game gets, the less likely I am to play it. The only reason I ended up playing it was because I received bonus spins on this game as part of a welcome offer.
This slot game sees our main protagonist Rich Wilde travelling to Ancient Egypt, chasing golden tombs in search for the elusive Book of Dead (I’ll let this typo slide away for now).
If you are not aware, there is an entire series based on this character. Other notable games in the same series, all made by software provider Play ’n Go, include Pearls of India and Aztec Idols. Each of these slot games come with their own themes and mechanics. The only consistent theme throughout all of these slots is that of adventure, and boy, what a journey!
Spread over 5 reels and three rows, this slot only features a total of 10 pay lines. Although this game was released in 2014, I find it quite shocking that it has so few pay lines. By then, most software providers were upping their game and going all out in terms of features and entertainment.
What I find a tad baffling when it comes to this game, is that it is remarkably similar to Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe. Both of these games feature an adventurous hunk in search of treasure in Ancient Egypt.
In terms of graphics, it boasts a colourful yet vivid design with an exotic Egyptian soundtrack playing in the background. There are no flashy movie stills here, so the game is pretty basic in terms of visuals.
Symbols & Features
In total, the game entails 11 various symbols – 9 of which are standard symbols, and one free spin scatter symbol (The Book of Dead), which acts as a wild to substitute for all other symbols to help create winning combinations.
The most rewarding symbol is undoubtedly the main man himself Rich Wilde. Land 5 of him anywhere on the reels to earn yourself 500x your bet. Fill all the reels with Rich Wilde symbols on a single spin, and you’ll hit the jackpot, winning a whopping 5,000x your bet.
The Book symbol, as already mentioned, acts as both a scatter and as a wild in the game.
Some players might prefer the Free Spins feature over the Gamble feature and vice versa. The Gamble Feature is a unique feature that makes this game thrive.
Personally, I found the Gamble feature not to tilt in my favour much. I picked the Red colour circa 8 times in a row, and I kept getting black, but some players might prefer this extra touch.
I wasn’t particularly blown away by this game, neither the first time nor subsequent times. Since this game lacks exceptional mechanics or features, I found it lacking in terms of entertainment. Players who are just starting at gambling might appreciate it, but without the pizazz, you might come to expect from more modern video slots, this game falls short.
The Gamble feature is neat and potentially, this game’s main selling point. However, I can see it deplete your bankroll pretty quickly if you give it too much attention.
Although fast-paced, I found this game to be lacking in thrills, and perhaps a slot game with more flash and unique features could bring the game up to a climax.
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RTP (Return to Player):96.21%
Max. win:bet x 2500
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You can play Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD
Book of Dead is a 5-reel video slot game that brings the daring adventurer, Rich Wilde, face to face with Anubis and other formidable symbols from Ancient Egypt! Up to 10 lines can be activated, lines are numbered and always activated in numerical order (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.).
The Book symbol acts as both a wild symbol and a scatter symbol. As a wild symbol, the Book can substitute for any other reel symbol to help comprise winning combinations.
As a scatter symbol, three or more Books that appear in any positions on any reels result in a prize. In addition, a sequence of ten free spins is triggered. On any free spin, three scattered Books will extend the free-spin sequence by an additional ten free spins until the maximum prize amount is won! Before a free spin sequence begins, an ordinary symbol is randomly chosen to act as a special expanding symbol during the entire free-spin sequence. After prizes for regular winning combinations have been recognized, the special symbol may expand to cover all three positions on its reel. The special symbol will expand only when additional prizes can be awarded along active paylines for winning combinations. Expanded symbols do not need to appear adjacent to each other to result in a winning combination.
Gail Banavage is a freelancer specialising in content writing, editing and quality assurance for Bojoko. Previously, she has worked for casino operators and affiliates specialising in both Content and SEO and as a writer for various local newspapers and publications.
She has also worked in newspaper advertising for many years and has subsequently had nightmares about dealing with rude customers over the phone.
Gail has more than 7 years of iGaming experience and can write about various topics pertaining to the online gambling industry.
Gail graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Sociology. This was followed by a Diploma in Advanced Psychology, Marketing and a Masters Degree in English.
Though she will never learn how to play poker, she is a big fan of Blackjack and likes to heckle live dealers under the nickname ‘Potatoes’.
She is also fond of slot games, most notably games Cosmic Fortune, Jack and the Beanstalk and Blood Suckers.
Before trying new games, she will research payout percentages, in-game features and study the paytable information sheet….as one should.
Gail is the owner of a dog called Buckley, who disappointingly doesn't share her passion for The Smiths. She is also the owner of a Lemon and an Orange tree and although she fusses over them, they've yet to bear fruit.