An ancient Egyptian burial chamber is the setting for Rise of Dead, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Play ’N Go. This trip to the land of the pharaohs looks and sounds terrific and comes with a top selection of extras. They include 12-symbol stacks in the base game, a free spins round with expanding symbols and a respin round if you hit matching stacks on reels 1, 3 and 5. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.
There’s usually a glossy, high end look to video slots from Play ’N Go and Rise of Dead is no exception. The action takes place within a burial chamber in a pyramid. The design is ornate and packed full of detail but still clear and crisp. On the reels you’ll see lower value royal symbols as well as a trio of higher paying pharaohs. The best of these offers payouts of up to 25 times your total bet per payline.
The most rewarding symbol is the golden scarab beetle which is the wild. This replaces everything apart from the scatter and delivers payouts of 0.5, 2.5, 12.5 or 125 times your bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same payline. There are plenty of extras to consider in Rise of Dead too.
Mega Stacks feature – 1symbol is selected at random in each base game spin. This symbol will spin in stacks that are 12 symbols high on each reel for that spin.
Ancient Free Spins feature – the main bonus round is triggered by landing 3 scatters on the same spin. You’ll then receive 10 free spins. The reels are a little different here. Instead of the Mega Stacks, you’ll see all the symbols offer something a little different from the base game. The lower value symbols spin in stacks that are 8 high. The wild spins in stacks that are 6 or 7 symbols high.
When 1 of the Pharaoh symbols hits, it expands to fill the whole of that reel if the expansion means you’ll create a new winning combination. Landing 1, 2 or 3 scatters here will add another 2, 4 or 10 free spins to your tally. There’s no limit to the number of potential retriggers here.
Gift of Gods feature – on any base game spin, you could see reels 1, 3 and 5 fill with stacks of matching symbols. If this happens, those stacked symbols are held and reels 2 and 4 spin again. Land matching symbols there are some very big awards are possible.
Rise of Dead is another very solid all-rounder from Play ’N Go. The imagery impresses, especially in combination with the haunting score which fits the eerie theme perfectly. The features deliver plenty too, combining variety with plenty of action. We enjoyed this Egyptian adventure. If you like the ancient theme, then Rise of Dead is certainly worth a look – I would also suggest you try Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead which is it’s prequel.