It’s time to decipher a Book of Ancient Secrets in Reel Kingdom’s Return of the Dead Slot. What mysteries and treasure will you find in this book of a bygone era? Venture inside the pyramid, accompanied by a brave, fearless explorer to find out.
Reel Kingdom are rather recently established, founded by a team with vast experience in the gaming industry. Return of the Dead isn’t the first time Reel Kingdom have collaborated with Pragmatic Play.
Having recently worked on a New Slot in June called Ultra Burn, which provided more of a classic experience to players. Return of the Dead Slot is anything but your classic fruity experience.
But is classic in the way that it’s stepping into a genre of games that are very common place in the market today with an Egyptian theme and ‘Book of’ style of gameplay.
This style of game is ultra-popular for a reason given its huge potential and exciting gameplay, and it’s interesting to see what Reel Kingdom and Pragmatic Play have come up with together.
The theme is simple enough, and employs a more classic theme than more modern slots tend to these days with a hint of a retro reel design to it.
In the background you’ll see a picturesque sun rise over the prominent and famous Pyramids of Giza, as well as an accompanying Egyptian inspired soundtrack.
Very simple in terms of design, but the symbols themselves seem designed to a high standard albeit with a bit of a retro feel.
Much like many of the ‘Book of’ games, betting options for this one can be broken down by either coins per line, coin value, or simply total bet. These options together make for a huge selection of stake options.
On the low end of the spectrum, you’ll be able to play from a minimum of £0.10 per spin, with the other end of the spectrum being an absolutely insane £250 per spin. Between the two, there are lots of other options, so the game definitely has an option for everyone.
Symbols are simple and easy to understand, with our brave explorer as the highest paying symbol. The next is the Pharoah, an after that is Ra and a Scarab. A, K, Q, J & 10 make up the lowest paying symbol. The Book symbol acts as both a Wild and a Scatter symbol.
Return of the Dead Slot is played using traditional pay lines, much like many of the games of this genre. There are 10 pay lines in total, which are numbered at both sides of the reels.
To obtain a win, you’ll need at least 3 of the low paying symbols, or 2 of the high paying symbols across any of these 10 pay lines to form a win. Wins pay from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
Some may think that the Base Game is uneventful, and in a way, it is. However, potential big wins are available for connecting full lines of symbols, with a huge 500x possible for connecting a full line of the top symbol.
As mentioned, books will substitute for any symbol acting as a Wild, so while lacking in features, the game definitely has the potential to pay.
3 or more book symbols are needed to trigger the bonus, and the Scatter also pays. 2x your total bet is awarded for 3, 20x is awarded for 4 and 200x for 5 books.
On top of this, you’ll collect wins for any winning combination that they were a part of considering they also act as wild symbols. The option to buy the bonus for 100x your bet is also available, but only outside the UK.
10 Spins are awarded in the Bonus, and before the round starts a special symbol will be randomly selected. After the payout of regular symbols, any special symbols will expand to cover the entirety of the reel providing enough of them have landed.
If your special symbol is a high paying one, then you’ll need 2 for an expansion, if it’s a low paying symbol then you’ll need 3.
Hitting 3 or more books during the Free Spins round will award 10 more free spins with the currently selected symbol. There aren’t any limits to the number of possible retriggers.
In all honesty, you’ve played a game like Return of the Dead Slot 1000 times just with a different theme, but it never seems to get old.
The potential these games can put out is almost unfathomable even in the base game, but the bonus is where the potential is with them expanding symbols, and the excitement will peak if you manage to get a full screen of your special symbol.
The maximum win is stated at 5000x, which will undoubtedly be super hard to obtain, given the games high volatility rating.
The only drawback of Return of the Dead Slot seems to be that re-triggering the game does not select another special symbol. It can be a little bit disappointing if you get one of the low paying symbols, and you know you’ve got no chance or re-triggering with another symbol.
The game is super simplistic, which is a breath of fresh air for those who prefer easier to understand games.
Return of the Dead Slot is available to play on desktop and Mobile Casinos now!
Written by Fruity Scotty
Scotty is an experienced slot player and casino streamer. He has been streaming for Fruity Slots for over 2 years and reviewed over 300 slots. Our own Slot expert 🏆
Last modified: October 26, 2020