Rich Wilde is something of a flagship character for Play’N Go. He is seen at the forefront of a number of their games. The game itself is a standard video slot that offers 10 paylines across 5 reels and has a high volatility.
Pros and Cons
- The free spins mode can be retriggered
- The expanding scatters in free spins can lead to big wins
- The maximum payout is rather high
- The base game only has the gamble feature to keep players engaged
Gameplay, Playability and Volatility
Book of the Dead offers a simple video slot experience. With 5 reels and 10 paylines it is pretty much in line with the standards expected from a video slot. There are some extra gameplay features that offer additional engagement however.
Whenever a win is created Book of the Dead offers the chance to gamble with the winnings. A playing card is drawn and the player has the opportunity to choose the colour or the suit. When wagering on the colour of the card a double or nothing is applied to the winnings and when wagering on the suit of the card either four times the winnings or nothing is available. This can be carried out until you decide to collect or you lose when choosing.
The free spins feature is triggered when you manage to land three or more scatter symbols on the reels. You will be awarded 10 free spins when this happens. During the free spins mode there is a random symbol that is chosen to be an expanding scatter. This will cover all of the reels and all of the paylines to increase the chances to create wins. Additionally, if you land three or more scatters on the reels during the free spins you will be awarded an additional 10 free spins.
Book of the Dead has a high volatility. This does mean that there can be a big gap between wins. However, when wins do come along they are quite high. This is especially noticeable with the jackpot.
RTP, Wagers and payouts
Book of the Dead has an RTP of 96.20% which is in line with the market average.
The maximum wager of $50 means that high bankroll players will be able to engage with the game comfortably. It also means that medium bankroll players may also be willing to engage. The minimum wager of $0.10 means that low bankroll players will also be able to access the game. The maximum payout of 250,000 coins means that players can walk away from Book of the Dead with a payout of $250,000.
Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead: Overall
Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead is a game that is geared towards big money players. It has a relatively small amount of features, but big payouts combined with the ability to increase smaller payouts with a gamble make it perfect for risk takers who want big wins. With more features it would appeal to a much wider customer base, but on the whole it is still a quality game. 3.8/5