So what are we trying to say here? Well, let’s start working, but first let’s get down to basics. The Rise of Dead comes with a 5 reel, 20 payline configuration and includes 3 main features. First, there is the Mega Stacks feature that is active every turn of the main game.
Then there is the Gift of the Gods feature, also in the main game, where 3 fully stacked reels are held in place while rotating the 2 remaining reels.
Finally, and most importantly, there is the Old Free Spins function with several features to benefit from. The Rise of Dead has an industry standard RTP of 96.53% and can be played at between 0.20 and 100 Eur per reel.
Visually, it is a less bright picture of its brother. It is dark, apocalyptic and the elemental colors are cool with a bluish hue.
In addition, hieroglyphs, like the ancient Egyptian Ankh, are strategically placed on either side of the information field to indicate eternal life. The symbols on the reels include royal A’s to royal 10’s, as well as 3 wandering dead pharaohs of the highest quality.
It is Tutankhamun, the ruler of the new kingdom and pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, who has the highest value: 5 on a payline gives him 25 times his stake. The beetle is the savage. It performs the usual tasks of replacing all symbols on the spread bar and is also the most valuable symbol worth 125 times your bet by 5 across a payline.
Most of your time, of course, will be spent chasing the bonus, so it’s good to see that there are a lot of quality features in the main game to keep you entertained.
Rise of Dead benefits from the Mega Stacks feature that is activated every turn of the main game.
A random symbol is selected to fill each battery roll with 12 symbols. Of course, this improves your chances of winning combinations significantly with the specific symbol.
Even in the main game, the “Gift of Gods” function can be activated at random. When activated, reels 1, 3 and 5 are connected on whole batteries with the same symbol and held in place, while reels 2 and 4 continue to spin with the usual symbols, which could generate a 500x win if you land on a full screen with the For the Top Payout symbol.
However, these are old free spins if you want the mega income. To enter the tomb of the dead kings, you must show 3 reels on reels 1, 3 and 5.
If you start with 10 free spins, 1, 2 or 3 spreader falling on the reels during the bonus will add 2, 4 or 10 extra free spins in total.
There is no limit to the number of times the bonus can be reactivated. The free spins feature is basically about Mega Stacks but with some additional benefits.
Not only are all the common symbols stacked on the reels, the wild symbol is also displayed on the stacks.
In addition, the premium pharaoh symbols that fall on a winning payline will be expanded to completely cover the reels. A full-screen joker gives you 2500 times your bet, but if you are very lucky, there is a chance to reach the 5000x bonus limit.
The three main and best paid symbols are the three mummies of the powerful Egyptian pharaohs, Ramses, Tutmés and Amenhotep. We will only need two online to receive paid prizes.
The symbols that form the lowest value group are the typical A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols in the card deck. To form prizes, we will need a minimum of 3 in the payline.
The wild symbol is a beetle of gold and precious stones, with such power that it is also the symbol that pays the most when forming paylines.
The scatter symbol in the game is the book of Thot, presented in the form of a golden papyrus and will have the power to summon free spins.
On each reel in the main game, the game will automatically and randomly select a normal symbol and on each round during the main game a normal symbol will be chosen at random to fill 12 consecutive spaces on each reel.
Each round during the main game will randomly select a high pay symbol or low pay symbol to fill 12 consecutive spaces on each reel, creating Mega Batteries.
This is a feature that is activated during the main game. What happens is that a random symbol will be selected and then 12 consecutive symbol slots will be filled on each reel.
Disappointingly, Rise of Dead ends up being a mere clone of another Play’n GO slot released last year called Gold King.
Despite the great opportunity to further expand the legacy of one of its most successful games to date, Play’n GO somehow manages to lose an open goal.
Not that Gold King is a bad game, but all the obvious references to the Book of the Dead have significantly raised our expectations, a space with which, whether we like to admit it or not, many of us players have a very strong emotional bond.
Although it is not an official sequence, it is difficult not to consider it as such when looking at the artwork. After all, Play ‘n GO is a developer that is always related to the Book of the Dead.