Veteran players will probably say “what, another Book of …. slot?” when they open Book Of Gods as we got about two dozen of them from various game providers and they all use the same game mechanic with symbol cloning. Basically, hit enough of the selected symbol and they expand and clone to cover the entire reel and award a win for every pay line.
However, Big Time Gaming wouldn’t be the shooting star in the gaming world if they would not come up with some extra twists to the well-known mechanic. For starters, Book Of Gods has 243 ways to win instead of the usual 10 pay lines other “Book of” slots have, and the symbol cloning is happening in the base game and free spins. Not only that, but players can buy the bonus round at a fixed stake to try instantly to hit the maximum win of 4,860 times your bet.
Book Of Gods is a video slot with five reels, three rows, and 243 ways to win. Bet sizes start at a very low 0.10 credits and peak at a still modest 40 credits. The high variance game has an RTP of 96.35% and can be played on desktop and mobile devices.
The game has an Egyptian theme with the river Nile and the pyramids of Giza in the background and an intricate game window flanked by two marble pillars engraved with ancient hieroglyphs. The famous book is placed on a marble pedestal to the left of the game window. An Egyptian soundtrack accompanied by reel and wind count noises is minutely synchronized to the action on the reels.
Book Of Gods has 10 regular pay symbols, consisting of card royals 9 through to A at the low end and four Egyptian gods at the high end. They are each marked with a different colour tone – Isis the Goddess of the Earth (green), Khonsu the God of the Moon (blue), Ra the God of the Sun (red) and Bast the Cat Goddess of the Afterlife (purple). The latter is the most valuable symbol, paying 20 times the stake for a five of a kind, that could reach the maximum win of 4,860 for a full screen of cloned symbols.
An ancient book is the wild and scatter symbol with three need to trigger the free spins. One other symbol you will find on the reels is a gold coin which will decrease the cost for the feature drop.
BTG has given the slot multiple features that makes their take on the “Book of” slots stand out from the crowd. The first to be seen in the base game is the symbol cloning. The book at the side of the game window contains the card royals from 9 to A. It will turn a few pages at the start of every spin to randomly pick one of the six symbols as the cloning symbol for the current spin. If minimum three land anywhere across the reels, they will be cloned to cover the entire reel and a win is awarded for each way to win. For example, five K’s in view will fill all five reels and pay 243x a five of a kind. The wild symbol continues to substitute but will not expand.
Too impatient to wait for three scatters to appear on the reels or too bored because it takes so long to trigger the free spins? Then the Feature Drop option is just right for you. It offers to buy direct access to the free spins round for the prize of 80 times the current stake. To activate it, simply click on the “Buy” button next to the stake size display. Naturally, it will only be available if the current balance is high enough to cover the price.
The cost can be reduced when gold coins appear on the reels in the base game. Each coin is worth half the stake. It will need a total of 160 gold coins to reduce the cost to zero, at which point the feature is automatically triggered.
Landing three or more of the books anywhere on the reels will trigger the bonus round with 15, 20 and 25 free spins. The typical “Book of” mechanic comes now into play where one of the four god symbols is randomly selected as the cloning symbol for the free spins. It will operate in the same way like in the base game to cover the entire reel when sufficient symbols land anywhere on the reels and award wins for each way.
BTG however, has included one more kicker to the bonus round. The feature can be retriggered indefinitely and after each retrigger one additional god symbol is selected as cloning symbol. Hitting three retriggers will see all gods becoming cloning symbols, after which any further retriggers will award extra free spins only.
So, did we need another “Book of” slot? The answer is definitely affirmative as BTG has given it its own twists that make Book Of Gods stand out from the crowd. Plus, the artwork and animations are simply staggering. If sky-high volatility and equally high win potential is your thing, then Book Of Gods should be on your favourites list.