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Crypt of the Dead from Blueprint Gaming takes you on an adventure you’ve been on a million times before with tried and true ‘Book style’ gameplay, yet it never seems to get boring.
Crypt of the Dead isn’t your typical Book slot though. It may have a very typical Egpytian theme, but with 4,096 pay ways instead of traditional pay lines and 6 reels instead of 5, Crypt of the Dead changes the formula of a slot that others dare not tamper with.
Does Crypt of the Dead stand-out from others alike it?
We were first graced with Book Style Egyptian concepts so long ago that it feels like it could be as old as Ancient Egypt itself at this point. Something about the Ancient Egyptian concept just seems to excite players, and it’s emerged as a timeless theme used by many providers in many slots.
While Crypt of the Dead brings nothing new to the table in terms of the visuals it presents, it at least does so in a more modern manner with crisp graphics. The music of this slot is as about Egyptian as you can imagine, and overall unless you’re a big fan of a design seen a million times before then you won’t exactly find anything about Crypt of Dead breathtaking.
The betting options in Crypt of the Dead are seemingly more than extensive enough to cover the needs for most players, but if you’re usually playing at stakes that exceed £/€5 then you’re out of luck here.
Betting options in Crypt of the Dead start at £/€0.10 per spin and stretch to £/€5 per spin. While lack of higher options may disencourage some, we think that the options presented are plenty by most peoples standards.
When it comes to the symbols, it’ll surprise none to find out that the top symbol is once again a daring Explorer. After this, you’ve got this Pharoah, Anubis and Ra Symbols.
Low paying symbols are A, K, Q, J, 10 & 9, and the Scatter symbol doubles up as a Wild.
When you think of a typical book style game, you usually think of pay lines, but Blueprint Gaming have decided to go another direction with Crypt of the Dead.
There are 6 reels and 4096 ways to win in total, so winning combinations pay regardless of their position on the reels. To actually form a win, you’ll need at least 3 of any symbol to connect from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
Because of the utilisation of pay ways in Crypt of Dead, the potential for 5 or 6 symbols isn’t as high as it would be in a pay line game, but that doesn’t mean that the overall potential isn’t there. Free Spins is full of excitement and full of prospects
To trigger Free Spins in Crypt of the Dead, you’ll need at least 3 Scatter Symbols
Before the round starts, a special symbol will be chosen to act as the expanding symbol for the remainder of the bonus. You’ll need 3 of any symbol to trigger an expansion, and the rewards for connecting 4, 5 or 6 of any symbol is very significant.
It’s surprising to see how well this style of game fits into a ‘ways to win’ function, and the 6th reel makes it very exciting indeed.
Another thing that separates Crypt of Dead from a lot of other Book slots is the Bonus Bet option.
This bonus buy feature will be available to those outside of the UK, and it’ll be available for the price of 100x your stake.
Crypt of the Dead isn’t significantly different to any other Book Style slot, and the theme definitely reminds you of just about every other Book Game ever made. The changes become apparent when you see the pay potential for full screens of symbols, and the excitement when you get a high paying symbol and connect 6 of them puts you on the edge of your seat.
The 6th reel was fundamental to success of this slot. Without it, the potential might even be less than your conventional Book Game, if you’re lucky enough to get the explorer symbol, and blessed enough to get a full screen of him then you’d benefit from a massive 40,960x
If you’re a fan of Book Games, then you’ll definitely love all that Crypt of Dead has to offer.