Scroll of Dead
tue 1 jun 2021
Just over five years ago, Play'n GO released the game Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead. The developers were no doubt well aware that it was a great game, but they probably didn't expect it to be as massively successful as it turned out to be. The game is still one of the most popular among online casino players worldwide and has spawned multiple sequels and spin-offs. Scroll of Dead is the latest one to be released by the company, and like the 2019 title Legacy of Dead, this one is set in Ancient Egypt.
Scroll of Dead: Format and Presentation
Scroll of Dead is a slot that has five active reels to start and a sixth locked reel that becomes active in the Free Spins round. The game focuses on the Egyptian god of fate and destiny, Shai, and superbly detailed background sets the temple scene very nicely, with flaming torches adorning intricately carved stone pillars on either side of the reel set. We recommend maximizing the gaming window if you want to fully appreciate the visuals on desktop or laptop computers.
There are three rows of symbols on each reel, and you'll have ten ways to win with every spin. Symbols include stylized versions of the playing card ranks of 10, J, Q, K, and A, as well as an ankh, bird, cobra, and Shai himself. A scarab beetle serves as both a wild, and a scatter, and basically plays the same role as the book in the Book of Dead slot.
The audio in Scroll of Dead is also very good. A simple and melodious soundtrack accompanies the gameplay, and there are plenty of nice musical flourishes that highlight the action as it unfolds on the reels. You can therefore expect things to get quite thunderous when you start hitting big wins.
A gamble feature is offered after any regular win. You can ignore it just by pressing the spin button, but if you choose to gamble, you will bet your prize on the turn of a card. Predict whether the card will be red or black to multiply your prize by two or whether it will have the suit of hearts, diamonds, clubs, or spades to multiply the prize by four. If you gamble successfully, you can either take your winnings or gamble again to try and win even more.
Scroll of Dead Free Spins Feature
The main special feature in Scroll of Dead is a Free Spins round. This is triggered by getting three or more scarab beetle scatter symbols on the reels. Land two scatter symbols on the early reels, and suspenseful music will play as you wait to find out if a third will also land.
An instant cash prize is awarded for landing three or more scatters. The more scatters you land, the better, and you'll win 2, 20, 200, or 500 times your bet for 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatters, respectively.
When you trigger this feature, you will receive eight free spins. That alone is exciting enough, but this is also when the sixth reel will finally be unlocked. Before the first free spin is taken, one symbol will be selected at random. The selected symbol will then serve as a special expanding symbol that will expand whenever doing so would enable you to win more. You can win up to 375,000 coins
in this part of the game, so it's well worth waiting for!
A Different Aspect
'The Egyptian theme is one of the most popular themes in slot entertainment,' said Charlotte Miliziano, who is Head of Games at Play'n GO
. 'Despite the variety of these titles in the market, our Dead series of games continues to perform with every release.
'By offering a different aspect to the entertainment, linking these games while still creating new experiences, we give players ideas and concepts that they want to explore and return to whenever they see the opportunity.
'It's important to give players something they can trust in and look forward to, something they'll want to play again.'
Unroll the Scroll!
Scroll of Dead is a very worthy addition to the perennially popular series from Play'n GO. If you're a fan of previous games in the series, you're sure to be impressed by the way it retains plenty of familiar elements while still managing to bring something new and fresh to the table. Those of you who haven't yet played any game in the series will find it to be a great introduction and one that could well make you keen to explore its predecessors.
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