Have you seen this Legacy of Dead slot before? Probably. But don’t walk away yet because it hides one deep, dark, wonderful secret.
Neither. This is, as far as we can tell, a sequel to the hugely popular Book of Dead slot machine by Play’n GO. The problem we have with the theme is that it feels like we’ve been here before with this game studio. Again. And again. And again.
Of course, if you don’t play Play’n GO slots every day, you may not have heard of any of the above games – in which case, welcome to Legacy of Dead: a very pretty ancient Egyptian slot machine with lots of animations and sounds.
If you’ve ever played any ‘Book Of… games’, you’ll know what you’ll find here.
Legacy of Dead slot has 5×3 reels, 10 paylines and a wild that also acts like a scatter. You can trigger 8 free spins where one symbol will be chosen to expand on the reels and pay like a scatter.
If you get a low paying Ace to 10 symbol, you’ll probably get around 20x to 30x your bet. If you get any of the high paying symbols, from Anubis to the Pharaohs, you’re talking big, big bucks or nothing at all.
The top win is if you get a 5 of a kind win with the Pharaoh Mummy on all 10 paylines on all 5 reels. That gives you 5,000x your bet in a single spin.
Well, for one, you can have more than one expanding scatter in the free spins bonus. So whilst in games like Book of Dead, or Book of Oz slot or the Book of Ra Deluxe 6 game, if you re-trigger the bonus, it just means free spins.
Here though, another symbol will be picked to act like an expanding scatter pay. If you retrigger the Legacy of Egypt slot free spins 9 times you could have all symbols pay as expanding scatters.
What you mustn’t forget is that this is a very volatile game, meaning getting more then one re-trigger is going to be hard. But the fun is in knowing that maybe, just maybe, you may get more and more symbols expanding all over the place.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 10 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|4.42% / 95.58%
|0.01 - 2
|0.10 / 100
|5,000 times your bet
|8 Free Spins / Expanding Wild Scatter Symbol
|Wild, Scatter, Free Spins, Expanding Scatter Symbol, Gamble
Scatter Wild: The Tomb of the Pharaoh is the scatter symbol and the wild symbol. Which means that it can be used to replace any other symbols in an active payline, but also triggers free spins.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 scatter symbols will trigger 8 free spins. One random symbol will be chosen to act like an expanded scatter. That means that it will expand to cover the whole reel and pay regardless of whether you are on a payline from left to right. The wild scatter can not be chosen.
You can re-trigger the free spins, and then another symbol may be chosen to also act like an expanded scatter pay.
Gamble Feature: You can play a game where you have to guess either the suit or the colour of the next card on the deck. You bet your win in the slot if you guess right you double or quadruple your stake if you guess wrong you lose your initial win.
This Legacy of Dead mobile slot loses a star because, for a software that has wonderful inventive themes, this feels a little lazy.
But you can't fault the mechanics. With a wonderful mixture of expanded scatter wins and the ability to catch more than one of them, it's like reading our Book of Ra Deluxe review but with a cherry on top.
If you love these "Book Of..." games, then Legacy of Dead is almost certainly a must-play if only because it dares to do something a little bit different - but not too different.
Legacy of Dead is a 5-reel 10 paylines video slot game with a wild symbol that is also a scatter, with free spins, expanding scatter symbol pays and a gamble option.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating