Book of Rebirth
Book of Rebirth is inviting you to come to dig into an ancient mystery surrounding, well, the Book of Rebirth. Already before the game even has loaded, there will be no doubt about what the theme of this slot is. Spinomenal have brought us another Egyptian-themed slot taking players back to ancient times. While this is a favourite amongst some players, we can almost hear the sigh of so many others, thinking why yet another Egyptian-themed slot has been created. Time will tell if Book of Rebirth is a slot that will become one of the better options or if it will be quite the opposite.
The slot has been put together by a pretty standard set up, consisting of 5 reels and 3 rows with symbols. There you will see 10 available pay lines where you can place your bets, the pay lines are fixed. You will, however, be able to adjust your bet, starting from a minimum of 0.01 per line and up to a maximum of 10 per line. In other words, this won't be a great choice for any highrollers out there. Symbols will all pay from left to right with winning combinations being formed with three or more of a kind. You can win up to 5 000x your total bet on this slot with an RTP of 95.9%.
As for special features in the game, you will be happy to know there is a bonus game, free spins, scattered wilds and expanding symbols. There is also a buy feature available.
As mentioned above, there are quite a few special features going on in this slot. With scattered wilds, free spins, a bonus game and a buy feature there is plenty happening.
You might have noticed there is nothing mentioned about scatter symbols, this is because the wild symbol of the slot also is a scatter. As usual, the wild symbol will be able to replace all other symbols on the reels. Should 3 or more of these scatter wild symbols appear anywhere on the reels, you will be rewarded with a win as well as 10 free spins.
3 Scatter Wilds – x2
4 Scatter Wilds – x20
5 Scatter Wilds – x200
Free Spins Feature
As mentioned above, 3 or more of the scatter wild symbols will trigger the free spins feature. Once this feature has been triggered, the player will be presented with a spinning wheel. The reel will have all of the symbols shown on it, with an exception of the scatter wild.
You will then spin the wheel to determine which of the symbols will be turned into an expanding symbol during the free spins round. What makes this feature even better, however, is the fact that it can be retriggered, meaning you will be awarded yet another 10 free spins.
This buy feature will likely come in handy for any players out there lacking patience, or players who simply have more money than time and want to get right to the good stuff. A buy feature like this one will allow you to purchase and immediately trigger the free spins round, without any of the waiting.
You will be able to click onto the buy feature whenever you want to. Doing so will open up a window where you will be allowed to modify the bet that you will use to play with during the free spins round. The purchase price will be set according to your bet. Then you can simply click the buy button to pay the purchase price and the free spins round will be triggered. This feature will only be available during the base game.
Design and Symbols
The looks and style of the game are without a doubt perfectly suited an Egyptian-themed slot. In the background you will be seeing what we guess is the inside of a pyramid or some secret chamber of sorts. In dark orange and red hues, you will see different designs on the walls as well as golden treasures and golden coins scattered around on the ground. The reel set has been framed by golden lines, also separating each reel, while the title of the slot is placed and the top in shimmering gold along with a wing and a purple jewel on each side.
We found ourselves getting slightly disappointed when seeing the symbols of the game. Once again there are the standard card suits and this time they haven't even been properly adapted to fit into the theme of the slot. The low paying symbols are of course the card suits, from 10 to A, having been designed in different colours and simply framed by a golden line. To our surprise, there are only another 4 symbols in the slot, showing a cobalt blue scarab, a pyramid as well as a male and female character. The male character is of the highest value.
Another surprise to us was the fact that there is only one special symbol in play. The Scatter Wild symbol shows the image of a book, which of course has to be the Book of Rebirth. A Scatter Wild symbol on the reels will be able to substitute all other symbols on the reels as well trigger the free spins feature should 3 or more land on the reels.
Our Thoughts on Book of Rebirth
Funnily enough, we seemed to enjoy this slot more than we were expecting to when we first clicked on to it. Of course, this doesn't mean that the slot is without any faults. In fact there are quite a number of things throughout the game we would have liked to have seen done differently. Starting off with the theme itself, it is slightly (very) overused, yet game developers seem to keep on creating new slots with an Ancient Egyptian-theme. Some players won´t mind while some will.
In terms of features, the free spins feature is good enough, especially seeing that it can be retriggered. However, we would have liked to see something more going on in the game, perhaps a bonus game with some more animations and action to breathe a little life into the game. And of course, we have to mention the boring old card suit symbols, custom symbols will always be better, which goes for any slot.
Still, Spinomenal has created a visually pleasing slot with simple free spins feature that can retrigger, a wild that is also a scatter and offers players the chance to purchase the feature, which we think many players will appreciate.