Book of Gods Slot
Book of Gods is a video slot by Big Time Gaming (NYX) set in ancient Egypt. The slot theme surrounds the cosmologies and theologies of Egypt only loosely basing the symbols on their gods and goddesses!
Theme, Sounds and Symbols
Visually Big Time Gaming (NYX) have done a great job bringing the feel of an ancient time to the reels. This Egyptian themed casino slot is set against the backdrop of clear waters and pyramids reaching for the sky. The game screen is defined by tapered pillars and decorated with carved hieroglyphs, especially a winged scarab that dominates centre screen.
The sound design is interesting if not very Egyptian, the ambient sounds are made up of various wind instruments and sound overlapping each other with the occasional chant blended in. The reel spins are filled with generic flute and string instrument accompaniments.
The high-value symbols are none other than a selection of four gods and goddesses, which include recognisable deities such as Bastet and Horus. One disappointing aspect was that Big Time Gaming (NYX) did not hold true to the history behind the characters, calling Bastet the goddess of Afterlife and Osiris the god of the Moon which is completely inaccurate. It’s a small detail which will harm the immersion of fans of the culture or the legends.
The Wild/Scatter symbol is a Gold Tome called the Book of Gods and seems to be based on the ancient funerary rites (or even spellbook) called the Book of the Dead which was richly decorated in gold leaf. Landing 5 of these on the reels will pay out 30 coins, making it the highest paying of the premier symbols.
The low-value symbols are represented by A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. However, Book of Gods slot has added an interesting feature that sees these symbols adding value to your win balance.
Book of Gods video slot is built on a standard 3 Row 5 Reel base game. However, Big Time Gaming hasn’t limited you to 20-30 pay lines; rather, you get to play with an amazing 243 ways to win on each spin. In addition to these 243 pay lines, they have raised the upper stake level to €40.00 per spin for those who are invested in uncovering Egypt’s richest treasures. For those looking for hours of entertainment over chasing big jackpot, you can spin for as little as €0.10.
The inclusion of several features such as the Book of Gods cloning feature and the combination of the Wilds and Scatters into a single symbol will ensure that you get the most value from all 243 ways to win. Landing a full board of the purple goddess of the afterlife symbols will net you a respectable 4860x your stake.
The Book of Gods slot machine makes use of some interestingly themed features to increase engagement and immersion in their Egyptian themed casino game.
Combined Wilds & Scatters
Given the name of the slot machine, it should be surprising that the Golden Book of Gods symbols is not only the highest paying symbol but also doubles as both the Scatter and the Wild symbol.
Symbol Cloning Feature
On a stand to the left of the base game lies the Book of Gods, with each spin a low-value symbol is selected to become a cloned symbol. A winning pay line containing the randomly selected symbol will first payout the line result then see the specific symbol cloned (also known as expanding) to fill the reel it appears on. As the Wild remains, these can lead to amazing secondary wins!
Free Spins & Retriggers
As the Book of Gods acts as both Scatter and Wild landing, three of these on the reels will unlock the Free Spins feature. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of them will reward you with either 15, 20 or 25 Free Spins respectively.
The feature opens with the Book of Gods paging until it randomly selects your god or goddess for the round. Winning pay lines with this deity will see them cloned to fill the reels for massive wins.
Landing an additional three Wilds during Free Spins retriggers the feature adding an additional deity to your list of cloned pay line symbols. All four deities can be unlocked in this way for mega jackpot payouts.
Once all gods are unlocked in a single session, additional Wilds/Scatter will add additional free spins to the current game.
If you’re a slot fan who prefers to skip the regular gameplay and get straight to the feature games, then this is your lucky day. Feature Drop lets you pay to trigger to the Free Spins feature! The initial cost of a Feature Drop is 80x your current bet (for example a €1 stake will mean paying €80 to buy the Feature Drop immediately).
However, as you spin the reels, you will be rewarded with BTG coins which reduce the cost of a Feature Drop by 50% of the value of your stake. Also, keep in mind that the cost reduction is fixed to that stake value only.
Play ‘On The Go’
Never one to let their fans down Big Time Gaming (NYX) have ensured that Book of Gods is as entertaining and rewarding on your mobile device as it would be on your computer at home. Everything the game controls to the information interface to the sound design is perfect for mobile play. Now you can unearth Egypt’s richest secrets any time you like.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
Overall Book of Gods is a solid online and mobile slot. The Egyptian aesthetic is well implemented and features such as cloning symbols and four-tier free spins (which can be retriggered) make for an entertaining and potentially rewarding experience.
The only downsides were the less than accurate use of the Egyptian mythos and the inclusion of Feature Drop. Feature drop adds a level of impatience with the rhythm of the game and being a medium variance slot you could find yourself tempted to overpay, 80x your stake is insane, to gain access to the free spins feature just to skip ahead.