Playtech’s Book of Kings Slot Review

Book of Kings: Demo

Dust off your desert books, we’re off on another virtual treasure hunt in the sandy terrains of Egypt in the Book of Kings slot. This Playtech-powered game uses a simple 5 reel, 10 payline game engine and comes with a potentially exciting bonus round. On offer are free spins with a special expanding symbol that fills the reel whenever it appears. Trigger the round with the special book and snake scatter and all free spin payouts are trebled. Find out more in our in-depth Book of Kings review.

Book of Kings Bonus Features

This virtual trip to the Valley of the Kings is a straightforward one. Book of Kings isn’t overloaded with extras. This slot is all about the Free Games feature which is where the action can get as hot as the Sahara.

Free Games feature

The gold book is the game’s scatter and wild. It substitutes for all the standard symbols and also triggers the Free Games feature. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll win a prize equal to 20, 20 or 200 x your total bet.

You’ll also activate the feature round and receive 10 free spins. Before the free spins commence, 1 symbol is randomly selected. This will be the special expanding symbol.

Each time a special expanding symbol hits during the feature, it expands and fills the whole of that reel if the expansion means the symbol makes up part of a winning combination. Land multiple expanding symbols on the same free spin and the coins can quickly build.

Super Free Games feature

You’ll notice that the golden book symbol can sometimes come with a snake attached. This too is a combined scatter/wild combination. If you land 3 or more of this symbol, you’ll get the same cash prize and free spins trigger with expanding symbol that’s offered with the standard book scatter.

There’s a hefty extra attached too in the form of a 3x multiplier. All wins, including those from scatters, are trebled during this round.

Retriggers are possible in both the standard and the super free spins features. Landing 3 or more scatters awards 10 more bonus spins.

Book of Spins Slot RTP & Info

The Return to Player (RTP) rate in Book of Kings is a favourable 96.63% which is better than what’s offered from many other slots.

The stake ranges offer something for everyone, from micro players eking out as much play as they can, right up to the super high rollers. The min bet level is 10p per spin with the maximum an eye-watering £500 per spin. For that investment, you’ll get to play on a classic 5 reel, 3 row machine which offers 10 paylines.

You’ll find Playtech’s usual game interface in Book of Kings. You can set autoplay to run between 5 and 100 spins or until you trigger the feature. There’s also a turbo mode. Just click on the button to the right of the spin button to activate this.

Variance wise, its high with the bigger wins coming from the free spins. The most you can win per spin or free spin is 5,000 times your bet. If you play the Super Free Games feature, the 3x multiplier can lead to potential 15,000 x bet payouts on every free spin.

Book of Spins Theme – visuals fit for a Pharaoh

Yellows and gold dominate the colour scheme in Book of Kings which is no surprise given the ancient Egyptian theme and the desert setting. With the sands of the Sahara, palm trees and pyramids in the background, the reels are enclosed in gold and set in stone.

There you’ll find brightly coloured A to 10 symbols alongside the all-seeing eye of Ra, the falcon god of the sun, Horus, and the Pharaoh.  The best of the standard symbols is the Lara Croft-style treasure hunter. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of her in combination and you’ll pocket a payout of 1, 10, 50 or 500 x your total bet.

The details in the symbols is impressive. It’s all nice and sharp and stands out nicely against the sandstone reels. The Egyptian theme is maintained with the haunting, orchestral soundtrack. The sounds following a winning spin are generic and really don’t sit well with the rest of the design.

It’s a shame you can’t switch off the generic noise and leave the traditional backing track. That aside, the design here is rather good. The paytable is just a click away and you can find detailed game info by clicking on the ‘I’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

The clean, crisp and colourful visuals stand out nicely in the desert scene. That true of play on both desktop and mobile devices. The simple features also fit well if you’re playing on a device with a small screen.

Book of Kings Thoughts/Opinion – like Book of Ra Deluxe but 3 x better

The combination of free spins with expanding symbols is a popular one that can be found in a number of Egyptian-themed slots – i.e. Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe.

What makes Book of Kings stand out is the 3x multiplier which comes on top of the expanding symbols if you manage to trigger the round with the book and snake scatter. This is because the max win per free spin can rise from 5,000 x bet to 15,000 x bet.

It’s not the most original game you’ll play and it probably won’t be for you if you like slots with plenty of variety. If you fancy playing a slot that combines a classic ancient theme, glossy design and a simple but potentially exciting feature, then you’ll want to open up the Book of Kings.


Book of Spins FAQs

What is the Book of Kings RTP?

The RTP in Book of Kings is an impressive 96.63% which is above average. The RTP for Book of Ra Deluxe for example is 95.1%.

🥇 What is the Book of Kings max payout?

The most you can win on any Book of Kings spin is 5,000 x your total bet. However, you can win up to 15,000 x your total bet on every free spin in the Super Free Games feature (with the trebling multiplier).

🎰 Can I play Book of Kings on mobile and tablet devices?

Yes. Book of Kings is available to play if you’re using a tablet or mobile devices. The neat and tidy visuals work very nicely on the smaller screen too.

What is the Book of Kings bonus feature?

Trigger the Free Games feature and you can look forward to free spins. These come with a special expanding symbol that fills the reels when it hits. Activate the free spins with the book and snake scatter and all payouts are trebled.

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