Don’t let the title fool you, this Egypt’s Book of Mystery slot game is basically a game with lots of changing ways to win, avalanching reels, and big multipliers. Sound familiar?
Technically we can’t call this Egypt’s Book of Mystery mobile slot a Megaways game, because the term Megaways is reserved only for Big Time Gaming slots like Extra Chilli, or any games with the license – ie. Piggy Riches Megaways.
This has neither, mostly because it doesn’t have 117,649 ways to win. But what it does have is 6 reels with changing rows of symbols on each spin and an extra horizontal reel at the top. And yes you still get the winning symbols disappearing with more tumbling down giving you a second chance at a win.
Sounds identical to Megaways? That’s because it is, but there’s less symbols – a max of 5 rows of symbols instead of 7. So you can only have 2,025 ways to win up to 32,400 ways to win.
And no, this has nothing to do with the Egyptian ‘Book of’ Games such as Book of Dead, Book of Ra, or Book of Tut. That’s PG Soft not doing their research and misnaming their machine.
The ancient Egyptian theme is a little standard Ancient Egypt slot fair, but the lively characters at the bottom of the screen and the pretty animations do make this a beautiful little mobile slot machine.
And it is for mobile. You have to play this Egypt’s Book of Mystery in portrait mode, making this very awkward for anyone who likes to play casino on iPads or tablet.
Once you do get spinning you get in an easy flow and notice that some of the bigger symbols have a silver frame around them. Get a win using these and they will stay on screen and simply turn to another symbol. No big deal, it’s basically just another way to trigger that avalanche.
But then they get a gold frame, and that’s when the base game comes alive. Because on your second win with that symbol you’ll get a stack of wilds that really help top up your budget on each spin.
As with these types of real money slots, it’s all about hitting the free spins, which is notoriously hard. If you do get 4 scatters you’ll then have to choose:
Will you go high risk, and take only 5 spins with a starting multiplier of 10x, go medium risk and play 10 spins with a starting 5x multiplier, or go low risk and play 15 spins with a starting multiplier of x1?
Why starting? Because on every single avalanche the multiplier will go up by 1. So 15 free spins means more avalanches and more multipliers, but starting with a 10x or 5x multiplier is a real set up towards getting wins of over 1,000x your bet or more.
Personally, we’ve been luckier with the 10 free spins. But then again, from playing the slot for an hour we only got to play the Egypt’s Book of Mystery free spins three times, so we literally just did each bonus once – could just have been good luck or bad luck on the day.
And we wish we could say we will be back to update this slot review, but honestly, we will probably still stick to more traditional Megaways such as the Captain Rizk Megaways slot or the Dog House Megaways slot game.
Still, a fun little mobile slot if you can find it along your travels.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Pocket Games Soft|
|Slot reels / paylines||6 Reels / 32400 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||3.25% / 96.75%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.10|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 20|
|Free spins||5 to 15 Free Spins / Starts from 1x to 10x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Multiplier, Symbol Transformations, Megaways|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Egypt|
Cascading Win: Any symbol that is part of a win will disappear and more symbol either tumble down from above (on reels 1-6) or slide along ton the left (on the top horizontal reel)
Wild: The sarcophagus is the wild symbol and only appears on the horizontal reel above the main reel set, unless you get the Wild on the Way feature.
Wilds on the Way: On any spin, any symbol that occupies 2 to 4 symbol spaces may have a silver frame around itself. After any new round and after the new symbols have cascaded down, any silver-framed symbol involved in a win will randomly transform into a randomly selected symbol (not wild or scatter) with a gold frame around itself.
Equally, if you manage to get a win with the gold frame symbol, that symbol will then be transformed into 2 to 4 wild symbols depending on the number of symbol spaces occupied.
Symbol Transformation: At any time, a symbol may randomly be selected to replace 3 or more symbols on the reel before any wins are paid.
Free Spins Feature: 4 or more scatter symbols anywhere trigger the free spins feature. You'll then be able to choose from:
One each successive win during the free spins (or cascade), that multiplier will increase by one. If the mystery choice is selected, you may get any combination of free spins or starting multipliers (ie. you could get 15 with starting multiplier of x10, or 5 free spins with a starting multiplier of x1, or any combination thereof. It's a bit of a gamble).
3 or 4 scatter symbol anywhere during this Egypt's Book of Mystery free spin feature will award + 5 or +10 free spins respectively.
With 2025 ways to win up to 32,400 ways to win, is this really a Megaways slot? We think it's certainly PG Soft's own version, and it has that quick win charm characteristic of these volatile games.
You've got avalanching wins, huge multipliers in the free spins, and even a novel way of catching extra wild symbols, we have to admit that we had a good time playing on this slot machine.
The free spins are notoriously hard to catch, which isn't all that surprising, as it's the multipliers that will see you get wins of over 1,000x your bet.
But overall, this is a fun machine that is using familiar mechanics, themes and feature to draw you in, and perfect for mobile casinos, if not quite as smooth or fun on tablets and iPad due to the portrait only mode.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 1, 2021 - Rating