Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead Review
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead is iconic. There’s quite simply no other way to describe this classic 2014 Egyptian themed online slot from developers Play’n GO.
The third title in the ongoing series, this 5-reel, 10 payline game sees our hero and now accomplished adventurer Rich Wilde travel to tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt in search of the elusive Book of Dead.
Like other entries in the series, the premise isn’t exactly original, and many players tend to draw parallels between this game and Novamatic’s Book of Ra… Despite their obvious similarities it has to be said that Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead is still a game well worth your time and will go down in history as one of the most popular slots ever created.
The game is very reminiscent of Rich Wilde and the Aztec Idols, the layout is much the same in terms of button and reel placement. The only real difference is the setting, rather than a Mexican jungle the game is set within a lavish golden tomb no doubt belonging to a King.
Perhaps part of the reason this game has seen so much success is down to its visuals, all in all, it’s nothing spectacular, but it’s not often we see a slot utilise such rich and vivid colours.
In terms of audio, Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead has an atmospheric Egyptian soundtrack that is both relaxing (as far as background music goes) and exciting once players ramp up the heat with a succession of high paying wins during the bonus round.
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead is an incredibly popular game, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s incredibly simple to grasp and there really isn’t much you need to know before loading it up and spinning the famous reels.
Anyone who has played any of the previous games will instantly recognise the layout of the game, with the betting options placed along the bottom of the screen. Like its predecessors, the only small issue we have is that the gamble and collect buttons aren’t more prominent.
As this game has a high volatility much like the original Rich Wilde game there’s always the opportunity for some huge wins, which is what ultimately makes this game worth playing… Especially when you factor in the max win of 250,000 coins.
You might not trigger bonuses as often as you might like, but when you finally do manage to hit one then you can trust that you’re in for a real treat. Like all high volatility slots, it just takes a little bit of patience and careful money management.
There’s a reason Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead is so popular with players and casinos alike. Because it’s an all-round great game. It’s well designed, has bonus features and mechanics that are easy to understand and of course, the winning potential is there for all to see.
We’d especially recommend this game if you’re a beginner player, it’ll give you a good taste of what to expect going forward without overwhelming you.