The John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin slot is a sequel that is almost identical except for the random respin feature in the base game – yet it loses a star, and here’s why.
If you are fans of the John Hunter and the Book of Tut slot, then you know what you are going to get here. You have the intrepid adventurer heading to ancient Egypt to uncover the treasure within.
The John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin slot online is also a 5×3 10 payline game, with wild, scatters, and free spins with expanding scatter pays. The top wins 4,000x your bet, and the RTP 96.50%. Only now, you get a random respin feature in the base game as well.
What’s the cost of this extra feature? The top win has been lowered. In the original, you could win 5,000x your bet. Is the respin feature worth the sacrifice? Will you win more? Not with the high volatility of this Pragmatic Play game.
The main feature in the base game is the respin feature.
Randomly on any spin, one symbol will be chosen as the ‘mystery bonus.’ That’s just another way of saying that one symbol will be chosen to expand to cover the reel.
You then get another respin of the reel to catch another one of the chosen symbols. The respin continues until no more symbols show up. Then, those stacks of symbol pay like scatters to make things even more interesting – they don’t have to be next to each or left to right.
But what makes the Book of Tut Respin slot machine exciting is that for 200x your bet, you can buy the free spin bonus. Something you can’t do in so many of the many other similar mobile slots online.
Better yet, you can choose which paytable symbol will act as an expanding scatter, giving you choice and control.
The lower RTP and top win mean we can’t give this John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin slot review more than 3 stars, but we can recommend you take a few spins at your favourite online casinos if you like the genre.
You might also like: Take a look at more Pragmatic slots in this series and from their online slots collection.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 10 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.5% / 96.5%
|0.10 / 100
|4,000x your bet
|10 Free Spins / Expanding Scatter Pays
|Scatters, Mystery Symbols, Respins, Free Spins, Expanding Scatter Pay, Wild, Buy Bonus
|Adventure & Explorer
Wild Scatter: The Book symbol is both wild and scatter symbols. It can replace other symbols on the reels to create a win over the 10 paylines. It also triggers the bonus feature.
Mystery Symbol and Respin: On any random spin, one symbol could be randomly chosen as a mystery symbol. That symbol will expand to cover the reel. You'll then get a free respin of the reels to catch more of the mystery symbols. This continues until no more mystery symbols can be found. All the mystery symbols expand to cover the reel and pay like scatters.
So you are guaranteed wins on all 10 paylines, as long s you get 3 or more expanded reel mystery symbols.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 or more book symbols on the reel will trigger 10 free spins. One symbol will be chosen to be the mystery symbol, more commonly known as an expanding scatter pay symbol.
The symbol will be chosen to expand and pay like a scatter on every single spin. It also will trigger a respin to catch more of the mystery symbol.
Buy Bonus: For 200x your bet, you can buy entry straight into the bonus. You will also get to choose with of the paytable symbols will act as the expanding scatter pay. The RTP of the buy bonus is set a little lower at 96.48% instead of the overall game RTP of 96.50%
John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin slot review could have gotten a slightly better review if only the top win was a little higher or the volatility a little lower.
Most other John Hunter slots have a bigger top win with just as exciting features. It's hard to then give this more than 3 stars.
And yet, there is something wonderfully exciting about getting expanding scatter pays on every spin. It may be random, but it happens often enough to get a flutter of excitement.
But at the end of the day, we mostly play on the original Pragmatic Play slot for bigger wins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 28, 2023 - Rating