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Bonuses - 60%
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Secret of Dead
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Secret of Dead of a Play’n GO video slot with 6 reels, 3 rows, and 10 paylines. It’s nothing new that real-world history inspires games and slots.
The age of these age-old myths are everywhere. From Norse mythology to the ancient feudal era in Japan.
Few civilizations however have left their mark on history like ancient Egypt. If there’s one online slot studio that loves the ancient Egyptian theme, it’s Play’n GO.
Secret of Dead has the same elements in it as Legacy of Dead. More to the point it’s another ‘book of slots’.
There’s one distinguishing factor that makes it pop. Instead, of the usual 5 reels, Secret of Dead has an extra reel.
Moreover, beyond the new angle that helps ease players in. Secret of Dead slot offers special rewards to those who stick around.
The volatility is an 8/10, so make sure your bankroll has enough juice in the tank.
You can start spinning from $0.10 up to the maximum of $100 per spin. The betting range is fairly wide and a great way to test the slot cheaply.
Unfortunately, Secret of Dead has a few RTP ranges. The default RTP setting is 96.20% which is quite good.
The other RTP values are not. They are 94.20%, 91.20%, 87.20%, and 84.20%. Open up the paytable at the online casino to see which RTP you’re playing with.
You’re not getting a good deal if you’re playing with an RTP below the default value.
You’ll receive a payout in the base game when 3 or more matching symbols pitch.
The symbols on the reels are the typical card values from 10 to Ace. Further, when 6 of them land they offer a win of 25x.
The high-value symbols are scarab beetles, cobras, cats, and Shai.
The latter symbol is the premium and 6 of them pay anything from 100x to 500x the stake.
The Ankh serves as both the wild and the scatter symbol. This is so typical of the ‘Book of’ slots.
As a Wild the Ank subs symbols adjacent to it in a winning combo. And, as the scatter it triggers the free spins feature.
Before you can launch the free spins feature. You need 3, 4, 5, or 6 Anks on the reels.
Depending on the number of scatters that appear. They award payouts from 1x, 10x, 50x, or 250x. More importantly, they offer anything from 8, 10, 12, or 15 free spins.
Before the free spins feature commences. The game’s engine selects a random symbol that acts as an expanding symbol.
In other words, the expanding symbol can land on each free spin. Moreover, the expanding symbol/s cover the reels and they don’t have to be adjacent to offer a win.
In case, 3 or more scatters reappear in the free spins. You’ll receive an extra 5 free spins and the game picks another expanding symbol.
The good news is if you’ve played with a low-value symbol. It gives you another opportunity to play with a high-value symbol.
Secret of Dead offers you a Gamble Feature as well. Basically, it gives you a chance to gamble your wins for a bigger cash prize.
You must guess the right colour of the face-down card. If you guess the right card suit, you can quadruple your payout.
You can gamble your wins up to 5x for a top cash prize of 2,500 coins.
The usual testing phase of 100 spins didn’t deliver much due to the game’s sharp volatility.
We didn’t trigger the free spins because 100 spins are not enough to unlock it.
Payouts in the base game ranged from 2.5x to 10x the stake.
Therefore, we can safely conclude that the base game wins won’t carry you into the free spins. Unless you’re extremely luck for a 100x win.
Play the slot with free credits and write down your playing experience.
It’s no secret that Play’n GO loves the ‘book of’ theme. Just when we think we’ve had our fair share of ancient Egyptian theme slots. Out pops this one.
The visuals are adequate and the game engine is bare-bones, so to speak. However, we like the addition of the 6th reel. But, you need to trigger the free spins to play with it.
The free spins feature also receives a small bump with a special expanding symbol. Moreover, retriggers are possible with a potential symbol upgrade.
The scatters pays in the free spins are mint. We can’t fault the jackpot of 10,000x since it’s huge! Besides, the game’s mechanic is not as deep as you’re willing to dive.
The only minor nick is the volatility and the lack of bonus rounds. Secret of Dead’s simple game engine makes it a great entry point that’s notoriously inviting to slot players.
To keep the play ‘light’ we suggest Betsoft’s, Lost Mystery Chests. Play is slightly different. The game art is spectacular and the free spins feature has mystery chests.
You can play the slot machine at online casinos USA that pay slot wins instantly.