Time to enter an Ancient Egyptian Temple that gives you two wild symbols, two scatter symbols and two free spins. We’re seeing double in this Books & Temples mobile slot.
Imagine stepping into a Temple of the Pharaoh at the height of the at night, lights glowing softly in the background and golden symbols littering these Gamomat reels.
This Books & Temples slot game has got to be one of the better-looking machines by this game studio, though considering its past record, that’s not saying much – think the Fort Brave slot or the Beer Party slot.
This is fun to play, especially when you get a normal wild, and then an expanding wild, both different symbols that make things easier to keep track of the special features.
Sometimes the names of slots don’t fit the theme, but this one is as well named as you’ll ever get.
First, you have the Book Symbol, which is a normal wild and a scatter. Get three on-screen and you’ll trigger 10 free spins. At this point, one symbol will be chosen to pay like an expanding scatter.
In other words, they will expand to cover the reel and pay like scatters over all 10 paylines.
That would be the Temple symbols which, if three show up, also trigger bonus games, but 12 of them not 10. Here, whenever the expanding Horus wild symbol shows up, he upgrades the high pay symbols to the next one on the paytable.
It would have been easy to just make a Book of Ra copy, much like the millions of copies out there, and just stop there.
We like that Gamomat took a chance on this Books & Temples slot machine and added a few extra features. You can still, probably, win more in the Book free spins, rather than in the Temple, but we’ve had some good results in both.
This is a high variance game, let’s not forget. So both video slot bonuses will be temperamental and frustrating at times.
But as long as you know what you’re getting into, you’ll have great fun here. And if not, you can always go back and play on the Book of Bob slot instead for something a little more familiar.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.9% / 96.1%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||12 to 10 Free Spins / Upgrade Symbols or Scatter Expanding Wins|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Expanding Wild, Scatters, Free Spins, Expanding Scatter Wins, Upgrade Symbols, Gamble|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Egypt|
Normal Wild: The Book is wild and replaces all other symbols on the reels except scatter and other bonus symbols.
Expanding Wild: Horus is wild and he will expand to cover the whole reel if it can create a win.
Book Free Games: The Book is a wild and a scatter symbol. If you get 3 or more books, you'll get the 10 free spins. One symbol will be chosen to pay as an expanding scatter pay. That means that it will expand and pay on all paylines, regardless of whether you're on left to right.
Temple Free Games: 3 or more Temple bonus symbols will trigger 12 free spins. Except now, every time the Horus symbol shows up, he gives you +1 free spins. 2 Horus symbols give you +3 free spins. 3 Horus symbols re-trigger +12 free spins.
But he doesn't just add free spins. He also upgrades the lowest high-value symbol to the next higher one on the paytable.
Gamble Feature: You can gamble any win in a mini-game.
You can either play a card gamble game, where you guess the colour of the next card on the deck. If you guess right you double your win, if you guess wrong, you lose your win.
Or you can play the Ladder Gamble, where you press a button and, much like a flip of a coin, you'll either go up or down the ladder. Up you double your win each time, down you lose.
Probably one of the prettiest Gamomat slots, although that's not saying much as it can never compare to new providers such as Quickspin or Yggdrasil mobile slots.
Still, we enjoyed this Books & Temples slot on mobile because it takes familiar elements from the Book of Ra slot review, but adds extra factors giving it a new dimension.
Fans of expanded scattered pays may get frustrated that they get the other free spin bonus more often, but we enjoyed the diversity and the expanded wild feature.
Books & Temples is a 5x3 reel slot game with 10 paylines with two free spin bonus, expanded wilds, expanded scatter pays and upgraded symbols.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 22, 2021 - Rating