Yet another Egyptian themed video slot has come to tempt us with its mystery and intrigue, this time it is Skywind Group that has told us the tale of this particular slot.
The Egyptian theme has always been a fun and interesting one, and it would appear that most players agree considering how popular this theme is. So long as there is something new or something interesting that has been added to this slot it should be a welcome addition to the collection.
Let’s take a look at this attempt from Skywind and see just how it stacks up against the rest of the competition for this setting.
Theme & Symbols
Picture almost any other ancient Egyptian themed video slot on the market currently and you’ll have a pretty good picture of what this one looks and sounds like. If you haven’t played one yet we’ll go into detail.
The play grid is situated in the centre of two large, sun scorched pyramids while the desert sands engulf everything around it. There are clouds in the sky that seem blissfully unaware of everything that’s going on directly underneath them.
The art work and the graphics are all incredibly well done and fit the aesthetic quite well, you can see where the wind has sculpted small dunes in the sand. The symbols all have gems and jewels encrusted in them making the Egyptian theme fit right into the title of this game.
The sound design is superb, the soundtrack that plays alongside the game is very fitting and makes you feel like you’re there in the sand. Sound effects are also good, they aren’t too invasive and do a good job directing your attention to a winning spin.
Animations are smooth and seamless, reels spin like they’ve been freshly oiled and symbols that animate on winning spins do so like they were always meant to move.
Skywind really needed to knock the visuals out of the park in order to help this title stand out amongst the rest and they did a really fine job of it. While there’s nothing that makes it too unique, the overall presentation is fantastic.
Starting off with the low-paying symbols we have playing card values. 10, J, Q, K and A are the ones you’ll be seeing pop up most frequently while you spin away at this title.
Next up we have the high-paying symbols represented by various Egyptian artifacts that are all gem encrusted. The ones you’ll want to keep an eye out for are the Wadjet Band, the Scarab, the Pyramid and our adventurer himself.
There is a Wild in this game that is represented by the Book of Gems and has the ability to substitute for any other, non-expanding, symbol in the game. The book will only appear on reels 2,3 and 4.
Betting Options & Features
Book of Gems is a 5×5 megaways video slot developed and published by Skywind Group. There is a ridiculous total of up to 3125 ways to win and a RTP of 95%.
If you’re lucky enough to land a wild on reels 2,3 and 4 you’ll be awarded with 10 bonus spins. Before your spins begin, the Book of Gems will open itself to a page, revealing a special symbol that has a chance of expanding during the extra spins. As an added bonus, if you’re able to land three Wilds again during your bonus spins, you’ll retrigger the bonus spins.
If you don’t feel like waiting for the Wilds to land you can always make use of the Buy In feature. Press the buy button, make the payment and you’ll be guaranteed to trigger the bonus spins feature.
Enjoy this Egyptian themed megaways video slot if you’re a fan of megaways or even the theme!