Book of Atem
Another ‘Book of …’ slot has hit our casinos with Microgaming’s partner All41Studios latest release, Book of Atem. Released on the 7th January 2020, Book of Atem follows an Egyptian theme, set in a tropical tranquil rainforest which is a nice change from the usual ‘Book of’ slot games.
The background track is jolly and upbeat, while the gameboard is vibrant and summery looking. Playable from a minimum of €0.10 up to the maximum bet of €25.00 you can enjoy this latest ‘Book of…’ edition.
Just like the other editions of Book of… you can expect to find some familiar features in the game, like the book itself. The new Microgaming slot comes with 10 paylines. Highly volatile, Book of Atem has an RTP of 96.45% with a chance for you to snatch up to €130.000,00.
If you are someone who is very familiar with the ‘Book of’ slots then, reading this is most likely just a waste of your time. Except for changes to the background appearance, the slot game is designed to function just like the other ‘Book of’ slots.
Design and Features
The design of the slot gives a summary, tropical feeling, while you are on your adventure exploring through the Egyptian temples.
The latest clone of the ‘Book of..’ slots, of course, keeps the original feature from the first-ever ‘Book of’ slot game, which is the book itself. Once you have landed enough Scatter Symbols to activate the free spins round, you will be greeted by the almighty book which determines your special symbol for the feature.
The highest paying symbols are denoted by a Cobra Snake, an Eagle, a pink Lotus and lastly the God of Eygpt. The lowest paying symbols you will find on the reels consist of an elegant 10, J, Q, K and A, painted in gold with a splash of colour.
If you were hoping for something extravagant to happen in this latest clone, then, unfortunately, you will be disappointed. Just like the other ‘Book of’ slots this latest version does not add any extra WOW factor when it comes to the special features. On the other hand, if you are a true ‘Book of’ slot game fan, then you will be thrilled to know that the Book of Atem does include the original book itself.
The Book symbol has two features. Firstly, as you have probably already guessed, to activate the free spins round, you are required to land three Book symbols on the reels to trigger 10 free spins.
Before the free spins feature begins, the book will take over the gameboard and start flickering through the pages until a final symbol is displayed. The symbol you are rewarded for the free spins feature has the ability to expand across whole reels. The symbol can only expand after a payout has been awarded and will potentially help make up more potential winnings combinations.
If you manage to land an additional three-plus Scatter symbol on the reels during the free spins round, this we retrigger the feature.
Lastly, the Book symbol has an additional feature and can act as a Wild. As a Wild symbol, this means it can substitute for any other symbol except the expanding symbol in the free spins round. By transforming into a Wild symbol, this means it can help makeup winning combinations and boost your winnings.
When I see more clones of the ‘Book of’ slot game, I struggle to get excited or enthusiastic about it. With so many different clones by now, I would have hoped for someone to have added an exciting and extraordinary twist to the game. But nope! We are still greeted with the same slot just with a slightly different appearance.
All41Studios did do a lovely job to make the clone aesthetically pleasing and took great care over the quality of the slot symbols. If you are a ‘Book of’ fan, then you will be delighted to get spinning on this new slot game. With a chance to win up to 5,000x Book of Atem does have great potential to pay out very nice amounts.