WMS Book of Relics Video Slot Review

Try and discover some of the Pharaoh’s hidden riches with the help of a mysterious ancient manuscript in Book of Relics. This progressive jackpot slot comes from WMS and Red 7 Mobile and offers prizes of up to £200,000. Played using a 5 reel, 10 payline game engine, it also has a bonus round that awards free spins with special expanding symbols. Play on all devices from between 10p and £200 per spin.

A dimly lit chamber within a pyramid or palace forms the backdrop to the action in Book of Relics. On the reels you’ll see A to 10 royal symbols as well as a dagger, the bird god Ra and a woman. The most lucrative symbol is the sarcophagus which delivers awards of 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on the same payline.

The mysterious Book of Relics symbols serves a dual role. It’s a wild that substitutes for all standard symbols. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same spin pays 2, 20 or 200 times your bet. It also unlocks the game’s Free Spins feature.

You’ll then go on to play 10, 15 or 20 free spins. Prior to the start of those free spins, 1 symbol is picked at random. This will be a special expanding symbol. Each time this symbol hits during the free spins round, it expands to fill the whole of the reel if that expansion would lead to a winning combination being created. Re-triggers are possible too. Landing 3, 4 or 5 Book of Relics on the same spin delivers an extra round of free spins, complete with the special expanding symbol.

Book of Relics is a Mega Drop video slot so you’ll have the chance of landing 1 of 3 potential progressive jackpot prizes. These can drop on any spin and deliver some pretty chunky payouts:

  • The Mini Jackpot pays up to £1,500
  • The Major Jackpot pays between £1,500 and £20,000
  • The Epic Jackpot pays between £20,000 and £200,000

Book of Relics is a typical example of an ancient Egyptian-themed video slot. It’s nicely designed though, and the free spins round can deliver some top action if you manage to land 1 of the higher paying symbols as the expander (up to 5,000 times your bet on every one of them).

It might lack originality but Book of Relics is a solid all-rounder – the Free Spins feature is exactly like the one found in Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe or Play ‘N Go’s Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead. However, it does offer the progressive jackpot element which is an added bonus. If you like the antiquity theme, then it’s certainly worth consulting the Book of Relics.

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