Book of Egypt is an Egyptian-themed video slot game developed by Platipus Gaming in 2017. This game has a high win variance and a return to player of 94% that is achieved thanks to the game’s free spins and wild scatter symbol. The game’s reel has a 5x3 layout with 10 fixed pay lines. You can enjoy the game on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, with the betting layout changing slightly between devices.
The lowest bet you can place per spin is 0.20 and the highest is 100.
To configure your bets, you only need to adjust the ‘Line Bet’ setting located in the bottom right-hand corner (desktop). In the mobile version, the ‘Line Bet’ setting is located on a pop-up menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
Click on the up-arrow to select from 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, and 10. These amounts are bet per pay line and there are 10 fixed pay lines in Book of Egypt, therefore, your ‘Total Bet’ (the amount you spend each spin) is calculated by multiplying the ‘Line Bet’ by 10. For example, a ‘Line Bet’ of 5 will result in a ‘Total Bet’ of 50 [5 x 10 lines].
Book of Egypt also has a ‘turbo’ and ‘autoplay’ game modes. Turbo increases the spin speed, while autoplay allows up to 100 spins automatically.
Book of Egypt uses high-quality graphics and music to create an entertaining Egyptian themed game. In the background, you will see plenty of gold and statues of Anubis, with loud instrumental music playing. The high-value symbols have been designed with a lot of detail, but you won’t find any special win animations. The game’s volume can be muted in the bottom left-hand corner or from the game menu.
You can find 10 symbols that offer payouts in Book of Egypt, including the scatter symbol, 4 high-value symbols, and 5 low-value symbols. The scatter symbol pays out based on your ‘Total Bet’, with 2x, 20x, and 200x available if you match 3, 4, or 5 symbols respectively. This scatter symbol pays on any position on the reels.
The highest paying regular payout symbol is the Sphinx, which offers up to 5,000 coins when combined 5 times. The Sphinx, Scarab, Staff, and Eye of Horus high-value payout symbols, can be combined 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. The A, K, Q, J, and 10 low-value symbols can only be combined 3 – 5 times. At the bottom of the paytable game menu tab, you will find the ‘Winning Paylines’ which shows you the 10 possible ways to make winning combinations on the reel.
How to Read the Paytable
The pay table is found in the game menu and lists the number of coins you will win when landing winning combinations. Regardless of your chosen ‘Line Bet’, you will always win the same number of coins, but the cash value of your payout will vary. For example, if you chose a ‘Line Bet’ of 0.1 and win 2,000 coins for combining 5 Scarab Symbols, the cash value of your payout equals 200 (2,000 coins multiplied by 0.1).
Free Spins: Land 3 or more scatter symbols to trigger 10 free spins with the special Expanding symbol. Free spins are played using the same bet originally selected. The special expanding symbol is randomly selected at the start of the game mode. This symbol may expand after a regular payout to cover between 2 – 5 reels and pays the same as a regular symbol. The expanding symbol only triggers after enough symbols for a win are present.
The scatter symbol also functions as a wild symbol that subsitutes for all regular payout symbols.