Scales of Dead Review
As is the case with many Egyptian slots, all of the action is reserved in Scales of Dead for the bonus round. As we have seen, there's not much going on other than Scatter symbols bringing the promise of free plays from time to time. It would have been great to see some additions to this area of the slot.
Perhaps it is worth mentioning that there's a ‘gamble’ option that some players will be able to take advantage of. Each time you win a prize, you can guess the colour of the next card to see if you can increase your payout. It is possible to do this five times in a row but don't forget that you could end up losing the lot.
Onwards and upwards, let's take a look at the design, gameplay and a few of the stats that this Scales of Dead game brings.
I'm yet to find an Egyptian-themed slot that wows me with something completely out of the ordinary. It's always an abundance of sand, pyramids, golden emblems and other dusty paraphernalia. Some slots enthusiasts seem to have a romantic attachment to this period of history and they aren't letting go of it anytime soon. The soundtrack is nice enough and you could be forgiven for thinking that Indiana Jones was going to pop out at any moment. I can't get excited about it but I can't knock it either.
As I've mentioned a couple of times, the base game is a little drab with not a lot to write home about. It would have been easy to add a couple of modifiers in this area but Play’n GO has taken the easy option this time around. It is a case of waiting for those Scatter symbols to land and the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. Making your way into the Free Spins Bonus offers some great rewards but getting back out of it and into this Sandstorm Free Spins is where it's at.
That is a generous 10,000x top win available for some lucky players to sift out on their way through the dust and sand. The volatility is high and the maximum RTP level is 96.21%—remember that this can change depending on where you play and the range is quite wide.
Indifferent is how I feel about Scales of Dead. It's not a bad game but it’s not going to win any awards either. It was a fairly safe bet for Play’n Go to head back to this era and relive some familiar icons. Unfortunately, the gameplay lets the side down but the stats are pretty good. There's nothing to say that you shouldn't play this game and maybe your opinion about the theme etc. will differ slightly from mine. How will you know? Give it a try!