Book of Immortals slot, from iSoftBet, might be themed on Ancient Egypt, but its striking design has a futuristic, glossy feel. Indeed, this 2019 release almost looks like a Hollywood blockbuster!
There’s a rich colour scheme that’s heavy on gold, royal blue and deep pink to complete the look, plus a view across the desert and Sphinx.
There are five reels here across a conventional three rows, and just 10 Paylines to play with.
How to play
Coin size ranges from 0.10 to 10.00, bets from 0.10 to 10 a pop. The standard playing-card values take their place on the reels alongside four highly stylised Egyptian deities.
The most rewarding among these is the jackal Anubis, god of the underworld, shelling out at 15x stake or 150 coins for five in a row. The quartet is made up of the eagle Horus (the sky god), the feline goddess Bastet and Khnum, the deity for the source of the River Nile.
Book of Immortals Slot Special Features
Look out for the lucky blue scarab beetle on a blue background complete with hieroglyphs – that’s your Wild and Scatter in the same symbol.
As is the norm, it stands in for other emblems to help you scoop winning combos more easily. Get three, four or five of these off a single spin to be rewarded with 2, 20 or 200x stake.
As ever, this is where the bigger wins are to be had, and a hat-trick of Scatters is your passport to the round. The feature grants you 10 free whirls. But that’s not all.
For every free spin, a symbol is randomly picked. It expands to fill the whole reel where it lands, and retriggers are possible. You can even have wins on all 10 Paylines. Should the high-value gods rock up as these special symbols, they expand whenever they show up on the reels for as long as the feature lasts.
At the same time, this round also bestows a cash prize, worth up to 200x overall wager.
Scarab Swap Feature
This can crop up on any spin, and it sees a swarm of scarab beetles flying across the reels to land on as many as 10 positions. The scarabs then convert those icons so that they can create fresh and better-winning combos.
Book of Immortals doesn’t come with a progressive jackpot; instead, you can win up to 638x stake on one spin, with a maximum payout of 1,500 coins.
Return to Player
RTP or Return to Player is a solidly generous 96.31%, with a hit rate of 30.32%, or just under one in three. Meanwhile, volatility sits somewhere in the middle of the scale.
You don’t need us to tell you how many other slots with an Ancient Egyptian theme are out there. But this one is worth a second look, with some impressive features which set it apart in a crowded marketplace.
Serious high rollers, however, may want to look elsewhere, given that the betting range is not that wide. You’ll also have to live with a small number of Paylines; equally, there are no multipliers in Book of Immortals slot.
Give it a whirl in free demo mode before you pay to play, and let us know how you got on.