The Book of the East slot gives you 10 paylines with a wild that can trigger 8 free spins with multiple expanding scatter pay symbols. Sounds familiar?
Set in a tent overlooking a battlefield, the background is all dull tones and ominous skies, making you focus on the bright and colourful characters on the reels.
And this Book of the East mobile slot from Swintt is loaded full of animations and pretty graphics, from the handsome warrior to the beautiful geisha, the evil general, and the treasure chest full of pillaged gold.
What makes these symbols particularly effective is that they also pay as 2 of a kind, not just on a 3 of a kind. They don’t pay a lot on the lower end, but this comes into its own in the special bonus feature.
The low-paying Ace to 10 paytable symbols don’t quite fit the Far East slot theme, but are nice enough and pay when 3 or more are found left to right on a payline.
The wild is both the scatter and the wild symbol. It can replace other symbols on a payline, or when you find three, you’ll trigger 8 free spins.
At this point, one symbol will be chosen to pay as an expanding scatter – meaning that if it can create a win, it will expand and cover the reel and pay on all 10 paylines, regardless of where they fall on the reels.
That’s why it’s good to get a high-paying symbol, as those 2 of a kind wins help build up the wins, and it’s exciting to hope you’ll get 5 a of kind wins on all paylines.
So why should you play this Book of the East slot game over the other ‘Book of’ type games?
Well, for one you can retrigger the free spins within the bonus, and you’ll get a second symbol chosen to act as an expanding scatter pay. That’s one more than the original, but technically the Legacy of Dead slot did much the same.
Still, it’s a rare feature, and even more rare is that you can collect 3 keys in the base game and randomly trigger a spin with expanding scatter pay. That’s something that belongs to the Book of East slot alone.
It’s not a huge difference, but with these kinds of online video slots, it’s about giving you the familiar features and spins you, love, in a new setting with a few extra chances of winning. Great for fans of the Rich Wilde slots.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.82% / 96.18%|
|Coins range||0.02 - 4|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 40|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / Expanding Scatter Pays|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatter, Free Spin, Expanding Scatter Pay|
Wild Scatter: The Book of The East is both the wild and the scatter symbol. It can replace other symbols to create wins and 3 or more trigger the free spins.
Free Spins and Expanding Symbol: 3 wild scatters trigger 8 Free Spins. You then get one symbol chosen to act as an expanding scatter pay. That means the symbol will expand on the reel and pay on all paylines regardless of where it is on the reels.
You can retrigger the bonus with an additional 3 scatters, and a second symbol will be chosen to expand and pay as a scatter.
Keys Feature: When you collect three key symbols as you play (this can take as many or few spins) you will be awarded one randomly expanding scatter pay symbol for one spin. These can create double pay wins.
We gave this Book of the East slot review 4 stars because whilst it doesn't do anything all that different, it's still a fun enough experience overall.
Sometimes you don't need something to be different, you just need it to be a little bit better.
And with gorgeous graphics, the ability to turn multiple symbols into expanding scatter pays, and a random feature in the base game, it's better than the Book of Ra Deluxe slot on which it's based.
The minimum bet is a little high at 0.20 a spin for a 10 payline video slot, but it's a small annoyance rather than a deal breaker.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 4, 2021 - Rating