REVIEW – Play’n Go Secret of Dead

REVIEW – Play’n Go Secret of Dead
Rating 7.5/10

Overview Of Secret Of Dead

Secret of Dead looks very familiar straight out of the box and rightly so as its made by the same people that brought us the famous Book of Dead, gaming giants Play’n Go. With no Rich Wilde in sight or his daughter Cat, this time it’s all about ancient egyptian mythological symbols.

Having uncovered the Scroll of Shai and opening its path to unimaginable treasures that have laid in wait for centuries upon centuries, the secrets of these ancient riches are now in touching distance.

Slot Description

Secret of Dead is a 6-reel, 3-row video slot game with 10 paylines. The Ankh Scatter symbol acts as a Wild, and substitutes for all other symbols. 3 or more Scatter symbols trigger Free Spins. The number of Free Spins awarded is based on the number of Scatters landed: 3 Scatters award 8 Free Spins. 4 Scatters award 10 Free Spins. 5 Scatters award 12 Free Spins. 6 Scatters award 15 Free Spins.

During Free Spins, 3 or more Scatter symbols re-trigger Free Spins. 5 additional Free Spins are awarded and an additional special Expanding Symbol is added. 1 regular symbol (except SCATTER) is chosen at random to become a special Expanding Symbol in FREE SPINS. When enough of the respective symbol lands, they expand to cover all reel positions. These symbols do not need to appear adjacent to result in extra wins.

Re-triggering Free Spins during the same session adds another special Expanding Symbol. You can attempt to multiply your prize in the optional Gamble round. Press the GAMBLE button after winning a prize to start the round. Your objective is to correctly guess the colour or suit of a face-down card. Take your guess by clicking the appropriate button. If you correctly predict the colour, you double your prize. If you correctly predict the suit, you quadruple your prize. You can play the Gamble round up to five times in succession and up to a limit of 2500 coins.

Secret Of Dead Paytable

The paytable in Secret of Dead is dynamic and changes with your stake so it’s nice and easy to interpret. Starting with the low paying symbols we have the 10’s, J’s, Q’s and K’s all paying 20x for 6 of a kind and the A’s pay slightly more at 25x for a full line

Now moving on to the premium symbols we have the Purple Cobra and Blue Beetle paying 100x for 6 of a kind, the Green Cat pays 200x and the top symbol of the Red Pharoah pays 500x exactly like the Scatter which also doubles as a wild symbol.

Final Thoughts On Secret Of Dead

Secret of Dead has an RTP of 96.20% and Play’n Go rate the volatility as an 8 out of 10 which is High, from my test play I’d say it felt as volatile as most book based games and I’m sure it can swing between totally dead and feature frenzy on different sessions.

The bonus is essentially a clone of Book of Ra Magic with the extra symbols being added with each re-trigger so it’s not a new mechanic from a players POV it’s just another sequel to add to the many others, however from a paying perspective it works well with a generous paytable. My first bonus paid over 140x stake with no re-triggers and just an Ace symbol so I can imagine the potential with some Premium symbols and a few re-triggers!

As always thanks for reading and if you fancy a go yourself you’ll be pleased to hear the release date is today! Good luck and don’t forget to share any wins on the forum

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