In January 2016 game studio Play’n GO released Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead – known now by most as simply Book of Dead. It has since become by far the biggest game in their impressive catalogue of games, and we have no doubt it will remain so for many years to come.

Based on a classic ancient Egypt theme (which all of us slots fans know and love) Book of Dead is arguably the standout performer in a genre of games players are unofficially calling ‘Book Games’. This genre of games began its life in land-based casinos across the world, before being adopted by several game studios online. We though feel like the Play’n GO were the studio that really nailed the graphic and gameplay combination that created the leader in this category.

Chasing the Books

Book of Dead is a highly volatile slot game based on a classic 10 line 5 by 3-reel set-up with a free spins bonus round triggered by 3 or more scatter symbols. In this game the all-important scatter symbols are represented by the now famous golden Book of Dead – hence the term “chasing the books”. With 3 or more books you’re in for an exciting bonus round.

With opportunities to win up to 5000x in the bonus round the main game can feel a little cold (lots of dead spins, or spins with no win), but you need to stick with it because typically the bonus round delivers excellent wins.

The golden Book of Dead scatter symbols are also Wilds, but the top paying symbol to look out for is Rich Wilde – the main character upon which the game is themed.

The RTP of the game is 94.25% and even if highly volatile gameplay is not your favourite, we think you’ll still enjoy chasing the books in Book of Dead.