Secret of Dead
Grab some straw treats Wombat Fans as we are getting back on our camels and heading to Egypt in the Secret of Dead slot from Play ‘n Go! We’ve just finished spinning the Cat Wilde and the Lost Chapter slot, another sandy game.
It’s another delicious looking game from the design maestros.
Secret of Dead has some similarities to Legacy of Dead and Scroll of Dead. You could call it a sequel. It’s another ‘Book of’ game with one difference: this game has an extra reel.
Like many Play ‘n Go games, it’s pretty volatile. We play many slots from these designers that are on the complicated side- Secret of Dead is not like that, it’s a traditional kind of game with a wild, a scatter and a free spins bonus. Quite refreshing in a way! The maximum win is pretty high though: up to 10,000x
This 10 pay-line game is themed on Shai, the Egyptian god of fate. if you like a volatile 10 pay-line kind of game you should also try the Lava Lava slot machine by the way. Just saying.
Look and Feel
The Ancient Egyptian vibe is always a good one and there’s plenty of gold about as usual. Large pillars and burning torches make up the background of the game. So, similar to the King’s Mask slot, also from the same developers.
The low paying symbols are the playing card symbols: 10, J, Q, K and A. Moving up the pay scale, we get to the golden cobra, a scarab, a cat and Shai, the god of fate.
The game’s wild symbol is the Ankh, and this symbol is also the game’s scatter. In case you need to brush up on your Egyptology, an ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol that means “life”. It has a cross shape with a teardrop-shaped loop.
The highest value symbol on the slot is the beautiful Shai, Goddess of fate- she can pay up to 500x your stake when you land six land on a pay-line. There are also wins of up to 10,000x your stake in the free spins bonus round.
Let’s take a deep desert dive into the game play on this slot.
Secret of Dead Game Play
Let’s take a look at the bonus first. If you land 3 or more scatters, you will trigger the Free Spins feature. 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatter symbols, will net you 8, 10, 12 or 15 free spins respectively.
You can also re-trigger more spins during the bonus game, (5 extra for 3 or more scatters). When the bonus game fires up, you will see a randomly selected expanding symbol and each retrigger loads up another special expanding symbol.
After each win, you have the option to either double your win (or lose the lot) by picking the right colour on a card turn or quadruple your win (or lose the lot) by picking the right suit. Play this sparingly, would be our advice, and bank your wins. It’s OK to have a flutter every now and then I guess, just don’t overdo it.
The Secret of Dead slot another cracking Egyptian gaming adventure from Play ‘n Go with the big story being the expanding symbols and the 10,000x max win.
The 6×3 reel set up is a bit different and the Ankh wild is also the game’s scatter symbol.
Once you are in the bonus, try and re-trigger some spins. This seems to be an easier task in this game than some of their previous titles.
I liked this game - what other games should I try?
We’d recommend some of Play ‘n Go’s other Egyptian games like Scroll of Dead, Legacy of Dead and Ghost of Dead. They are all worth a spin!
Is Secret of Dead volatile?
Yes- we would put this game in the high variance category, so be careful with your bankroll.
How do you win the x10,000 max prize?
The top-payer Shai symbol (the beautiful Egyptian goddess) is worth twice as much in the bonus round as in the base game. So the key is to get into the free spins.