Travel to ancient Egypt with a dashing female explorer on the slot from Amatic Industries. Book of Lords is probably the millionth clone of the original Book of Ra slot from Novomatic, which was released as early as 2005. Yet, this game type never fails to find a large number of players spinning the reels in the hope to hit a full screen of the explorer symbol in the free spins that would pay a massive 5,000 times your bet. And they do so on a regular basis as the internet it virtually littered with screenshots of the various “Book of …” slots.
Book of Lords is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 10 variable pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Join the female explorer on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 50 credits per spin. The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.71%.
Visually, Book of Lords is a quantum leap for Amatic slots as they finally included decent graphics into their design. The inside of a pyramid is the background of an intricate game window populated by Egyptian gods and hieroglyph-marked royals. The developers even gave it a decent oriental soundtrack. Welcome to the 21st century Amatic.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, paying 10x to 15x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed at the high level by Anubis, Bastet, Hathor and the female explorer, awarding wins from 75x to 500x your bet when five land on a line.
The famed book is the wild and scatter symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols. It will also 2x, 20x and 200x your total bet when three, four or five land on a spin.
Hit three to five book scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin to trigger 10 free spins, which can be re-triggered indefinitely. Before the bonus round starts, one of the nine regular pay symbols is selected as the special symbol. When sufficient land on a free spin, they will expand vertically to cover the entire reel and award wins for all pay lines, even when they are not adjacent. It will need minimum three low-paying symbols or minimum two premium symbols anywhere on the screen to see them expand and award a win. The wins from the expanding symbol are paid on top of any potential line wins.
This is, of course, the moment where the slot can produce the maximum win on a single spin. The selected special symbol has to be the female explorer and if five land in view across the reels, they will expand to pay 10 times the single line win for a five-of-a-kind, which is 500x the bet, resulting in a total of 5,000x your bet.
Saying that we are overly excited about this Amatic creation would be quite an overstatement. Not only are there hundreds “Book of …” slots from other providers, Amatic themselves have more than half a dozen titles in the casino lobbies. Book of Fortune, Book of Queen, Book of Aztec, take your pick as they are all the same apart from the visuals. Fun fact is that none of the clones have reached the cult status of the original Book of Ra slot or the popularity of the most famous clone, Book of Dead from Play’n GO. Nevertheless, Book of Lords adds another alternative for the expanding symbol mechanic with similar volatility and win potential.