Return of the Dead by Pragmatic Play released on 22.10.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 10 paylines and a 96.71% RTP. This is a Ancient Egypt-themed game offering players a max win of up to 20000x their stake. Return of the Dead can be played on all devices from €0.1 to €250 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.

• Standard Book of Ra Clone • Win up to 20,000x • Very High Volatility

Developed by Reel Kingdom and offered exclusively through Pragmatic Play, Return of the Dead is your standard Book of Ra clone.

Set in Egypt, the aim of the game is to land enough Return of the Dead books to trigger 10 free spins where special symbols expand to fill the reels on this 10 payline slot. Match enough of the Ancient Egyptian symbols and you could win up to 20,000x your bet size.

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How to Win Big in Return of the Dead – Free Spins

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Landing 3 or more Return of the Dead book symbols (which act as both the wild and scatter symbols) triggers 10 free spins. One of the game’s 9 regular symbols is chosen as a ‘Special Expanding Symbol’ for the duration of the bonus round.

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The special symbol expands to cover the entire reel if, by doing so, it facilitates a win. Unlike regular symbols, which only payout for combinations of 3 or more (2 or more for high paying symbols) starting from the leftmost reel, special symbols payout for the same number of matching symbols anywhere on a payline.

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Landing 3 or more scatter during the bonus round adds another 10 free spins. Retriggers are potentially unlimited.

Look and Feel of Return of the Dead

Return of the Dead looks and feels like many of the other 140 clones of Novomatic’s original Book of Ra. Well, to be a little more accurate it looks and feels like Play’n GO’s super-successful clone, Book of Dead. It’s amazing what the impact of a handsome Indiana Jones-type adventurer can have on a slot?

It also helped that Book of Dead had a significantly higher RTP than the original game at 96.21% - and that is also where Return of the Dead might pick up a few extra punters. Return of the Dead boasts an impressive 96.71% RTP, about as high as you’ll find on these types of games.

Furthermore, this slot is highly volatile, has a max single spin win of 5,000x the bet size (for a screen full of hunky adventurer symbols, possible only in the bonus round), and a max feature win of 20,000x the bet size. This 20,000x max feature win is significant as many clones max out at 2,500x or 5,000x. This means that as soon as that max single spin win is hit, the entire feature ends. Return of the Dead, however, gives players the hope that if they land the adventurer as their special symbol, that they could end up with a monstrous win on their hands.

In terms of symbols, it’s the usual combo of face cards and Egyptian symbols. The adventurer stars as the highest paying symbol with 5 on a payline awarding 500x the stake.


The two little tweaks mentioned earlier (the RTP and the max win) along with the game’s high volatility are bound to appeal to hardcore ‘Book’ fans (and there are plenty of those), so although this game is by no means reinventing any wheels whatsoever, it still has the potential to be a solid slot in the Reel Kingdom cannon.

Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.

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