Play’n Go are back with a follow-up to their 2014 online slot Book of Dead. This brand new title, Rise of Dead, is a bigger, better version of what you would have experienced almost 5 years ago. PartyCasino, along with countless players, enjoyed the first slot and were eager to take a look at what the new slot had to offer, and the findings provided a few features that definitely have the potential to raise the dead.
The 5 years between Book of Dead and Rise of Dead have seen a lot of developments in animation, and it shows in the new game. The sound effects are pretty standard, so don’t feel obligated keep the volume on. There is a mute button which very much comes in handy. The theme is quite dark and takes place in what could be an underground tomb, acting as the background to the reels. Where the first game was bright and focused on an eager explorer this title pays attention to ancient Egyptian mummies that are quite fearsome.
While there are some terrific bonus features that we’ll come to later, there are also a few questionable base features. The maximum bet is only £50 per spin, which is quite a bit less than most games and will therefore mean the highest base game payout will be lower than average. It is also a high variance game so there could be lulls where wins just aren’t happening. On the upside, wins will be big payouts when they do happen. Players brave enough to stand against the mummies can win up to 250,000 coins which, depending on what you set the wagering limits at, could be a mega win.
Another plus is that Rise of the Dead online slot carries a RTP ratio of 96.25%. That’s higher than its predecessor, which wasn’t nearly as well optimised to mobile play than Rise of Dead.
The feature symbols are exactly what you would expect from a game of this theme, while the lower paying symbols have been kept your standard playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A. The higher paying ones are all part of the creepy theme. These consist of some nasty looking mummies that are actually more of an assistance than their scary demeanour might have you believe.
The wild symbol is a scarab beetle which can substitute all symbols to create winning paylines, except the scatter. This symbol is an ancient scroll and will pacify the resurrected pharaohs to land you a free spins date.
Bonuses and Jackpots
There are 2 bonus features in total you’ll need to be on the lookout for, besides evil mummies, in Rise of Dead. Each are riveting and profitable in their own right.
The first is the Ancient Free Spins. There is no complex formula in how to trigger this feature. All that is needed is for you to land 3 scroll symbols across reels 1, 3 and 5 and you’ll be awarded with 10 free spins. The best thing, besides the winnings, is that the feature can be extended by landing 1, 2 or 3 more scatters. Everyone will get 2 extra spins for 1 scatter, 4 spins for 2 scatters and 10 extra spins for 3 scatters.
Another great feature is the Gift of Gods feature. This is a completely random feature that sees 1 symbol become stacked on reels 1, 3 and 5 on any given spin. Imagine the possibilities if the game chooses a high paying symbol to become stacked? Play’n Go refers to this feature as a Mega Stacks feature, where 12 consecutive spaces on each reel are filled.
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While the free spins are always a welcomed sight it is the Mega Stacks that really see the big wins flow in. If a high paying symbol is the one that is chosen then all your dreams could come true, depending on whether you set your max bet high enough. As always, every online slot is more appealing to some players than others. If straightforward gameplay with good mobile optimisation and competent bonus features are up your street then start spinning on this mummy fest, today.