The Scales of Dead slot game is predictable and yet effortlessly good. The Snake God will grant you fortune and favours in the two special free spins bonuses where you can win up to 10,000x your bet.
The Scales of Dead mobile slot has 5 reels and 10 paylines filled with ancient Egyptian symbols where the Tomb Wild also acts as a scatter. 3 will trigger free spins with one expanding scatter pay symbol, and a further two during the bonus will trigger Sandstorm free spins with up to 4x multipliers. Scales of Dead has an RTP of 96.21% and a low minimum bet of 0.10 a spin.
All you need is to catch 3 scatter wilds to get the free spins. But the real hidden draw is the nested free spins within where, with only 2 scatters you trigger free spins with expanding scatter pay symbols multiplier of up to 4x.
The Book of Dead slot review got 5 stars and only has a top win of 5,000x your bet. How come we didn’t give this slot game more?
Well, for one, the paytable isn’t as strong, meaning the initial free spin bonus isn’t as strong.
Yes, one symbol is always chosen to expand and pay like a scatter – so you can get 5 of a kind on all 10 paylines in one beautiful spin. But it’s not worth as much.
It’s mostly because you need to get 2 scatter wilds in the bonus to trigger 4 Sandstorm free spins.
The payoff is that the Sandstorm free spins will now pick a new expanding scatter pay symbol with a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 4x attached – making the paytable feel like pure gold again.
Sure, it’s only 4 spins, but you can usually trigger the Standstorm free spins pretty easily within the bonus game, sometimes even retrigger it multiple times in a row.
This is Basically the Book of Ra Deluxe slot but with a gimmick: two free spin bonuses for the price of one. Except that gimmick could see you win close to 10,000x your bet, which is better than most ‘Book Of’ games.
It’s worth a couple of spins at your favourite Play’n GO online casinos.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 10 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.79% / 96.21%
|0.10 / 100
|8 Free Spins / Expanding Scatter Pays with up to 4x Multiplier
|Expanding Scatter Symbol, Wild, Free Spins, Multipliers, Gamble
Scatter Wild: The Tomb symbol is both the scatter and the wild symbol. It can replace any other symbol on the reels, and three or more will trigger eight free spins.
Scatter Free Spins: 3 Scatters trigger 8 free spins with one symbol chosen to expand and pay regardless of where it lands - much like a scatter.
2 Tomb scatter during the bonus games will trigger 4 Sandstorm free spins. You can re-trigger the Sandstorm free spins up to a maximum of 30 Sandstorm free spins.
The special expanding symbol will now have a 2x, 3x, or 4x multiplier during this special nested bonus.
Gamble Feature: After any win, you can gamble that win in a simple card game. Either pick the colour of the next card in the deck - if you are right, you double your winnings, if you are wrong, you lose your original winnings with 50/50 odds. You can also pick the suit of the game and quadruple your wins, but there's only a 25% chance of winning.
These 'Of dead' games are always well received, mainly because they give you big wins, mechanics you know and love and a slot theme that is easy on the eye.
What it doesn't do is break the wheel or anything different - so does the Scales of Dead slot review deserve 4 stars? It's technically as good as any of its brothers or sisters, so yes.
If you pick it up, you are as likely to win as with the other, with a special nested bonus within a bonus that keeps things a little bit interesting.
But you could also play the Legacy of Dead slot or Pilgrim of Dead slot and get a very similar experience. Different isn't always better, more is clearly better as far as Play'n GO studios are concerned.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 15, 2023 - Rating