The Wombat says: Journey into the magical tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs to uncover the ancient Book of Thoth and unearth the riches hidden within the Pyramids. Well, that’s what Play’n GO have got to say about this game from their Egpytian ‘Dead’ series. It’s a different kettle of fish to their Energoonz slot, that’s for sure!
A more accurate description would be: Three all powerful-but-very undead Egyptian Pharaohs are in charge of the wins here in Rise of Dead slot. And you don’t want to get on the wrong side of them…
Yes this zombie mummy sequel to smash hit Book Of Dead has just popped into our spinbox, and we’re pretty excited to say the least. So let’s fire it up and see how it compares to the original.
Look and Feel
Creepy crypts and undead emperors – yup, this slot is a whole lot darker than the prequel. We are talking Wild Blood 2 levels here (that´s another Play’n GO by the way). And as such the design has a more sinister feel too…
The reels are set in a dark tomb lit by eerie green torches and flanked by plinths adorned with hieroglyphs. The mummies themselves are also done up in spectacular style with half their faces missing and bandages that have seen better days.
What really stands out though is the soundtrack to your spins. A rousing and rhythmic score that’s full of lyres, harps and drums that will have you humming it long after you close the game…
Rise of Dead slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay lines, just like the Dark King Forbidden Riches slot but that one’s from NetEnt. You can place your Ancient Egyptian bets range starting at 0.20 coins to a maximum 100.00 coins per spin.
Symbols across the reels are 3 zombie-type pharaohs, Tutankhamen is mummy in the blue and gold burial suit, then Thutmose is the fella with the purple head gear while Amenhotep the one with the extra long chin. Hit 5x of King Tut on a pay-line and you’ll get 25x your bet. Cheers Tut!
Meanwhile, the low-paying icons in play are the 10, J, Q & A playing cards. The wild symbol is the ornate scarab beetle who spreads his opulent wings when he makes a win. It’s also the most valuable icon in Rise of Dead and will give you 125x your stake for 5.
Finally, the golden scroll is your bonus scatter and will land only on reels 1, 3 or 5.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
This is a base game extra that will activate on every spin. One symbol is selected at random and 12 consecutive positions on each reel will then be filled with that very icon.
As you can imagine these great big ruddy stacks maximise your chances of landing the big pays.
Ancient Free Spins
Hit 3x or more golden scroll scatters symbols and you’ll be given 10 Free Spins.
During this round the Wild scarabs will land on the reels in stacks of 6 or 7. Meanwhile the low paying symbols hit in stacks of 8. The creepy Pharaohs will expand to cover the entire reel when they form part of a winning combo – and a new pay out will be calculated.
But best of all, for every scatter that lands during play you’ll get you 2 extra free spins and the number of spins is unlimited! Bonza!
Gift of the Gods
This is a cool base game that’s triggered at random. When it is set off, reels 1, 3 and 5 will fill up with matching icons that will become sticky while reels 2 and 4 spin. This can lead to a whole screen full of the same symbol. And if it happens with Tutankhamen, Thutmose or Amenhotep the wins can be x500 your bet.
If anybody knows how to do the Egyptian theme, it’s Play’n GO, and they’ve nailed it once again in the Rise Of Dead slot. The atmosphere is creepy and suspenseful and will keep your attention firmly on the reels.
As for the play? Well, hitting those Mega Stacks in the Ancient Free Spins really can result in chunky pay outs – but they’re not guaranteed. And this Wombat didn’t come anywhere close to hitting the 5000x your bet max win.
Still, that’s the joy of high variance slots. You just never know when a mega win is round the corner.
Play if you dare… But make sure you’ve got the cash to bankroll it
Wombat score: 5/5
Rise Of Dead FAQs
Is there a Free Spins Bonus in Rise of Dead?
Yes! Land 3x or more of the gold scroll scatters and you’ll receive 10 Free Spins. These can also be retriggered indefinitely.
How volatile is Rise Of Dead?
We’ve done some Wombat calculations and we reckon it’s a high variance slot. So you’ll need a bigger budget to ensure you make the wins.