Book of Gods is one of the latest releases from Big Time Gaming, and this Egyptian-themed game offers a plethora of excitement. A Cloning Symbol feature is active on every spin, where any of the chosen symbols expand on the reels, and there’s an exciting Free Spins Bonus too, where the high-value Gods symbols can really start paying! Learn all about it in our Book of Gods slot review.
Virtually ever slot developer on the planet has built a game that’s set in Ancient Egypt. It’s proved to be a hugely popular theme with players, and Big Time Gaming are the latest developer to add an Egyptian-themed slot to their portfolio! This massively volatile game carries some massive win-potential (as you’d expect from a slot from Big Time Gaming), and it packs a bunch of exciting features, which we’ll look at a little later on in this post. First, let’s look at the game’s base-game, and its visuals.
Book of Gods is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot with 243-ways-to-win. Wins are formed anywhere in view, meaning symbols do not need to land from left-to-right to pay. The game’s playable from between 10p and £40 per spin, and it’s built using HTML5 technology, which means it can be played on all devices – mobiles and tablets included! The game has a fixed RTP of 96.35%.
Book of Gods – like most games from Big Time Gaming – looks the part, and you’ll see that the reels are set on a river – presumably, the Nile. Look to the background, and you’ll see Pyramids to the left of the reels, and mountains to the right. A clear, blue sky hovers over the top of the reels, and there’s some hieroglyphics visible at the top of the screen.
There’s an autoplay feature available, where you can pre-set up to 100 spins to play-out automatically, and Big Time Gaming also have a detailed ‘Information’ page, where you can find out all about the game.
Book of God’s Symbols and Payouts
The symbols in Book of Gods vary, and you’ll see the low-value ones represented by playing card values. This includes a 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. The high-value symbols include four Gods, best identified by their colours; you’ll see a Purple, Red, Blue, and Green God.
The game’s wild symbol doubles up as the scatter, and is depicted by a Gold Book. this Book appears on all five reels, and landing three or more of it anywhere in view will trigger the main Free Spins Bonus.
Bonuses and Features
There’s plenty going on in Book of Gods, and you can read about all of the bonuses below.
Oh the left-hand-side of the reels, you’ll notice a book; on every spin, this book turns a page, and reveals a random symbol. If, on that spin, the random symbol is involved in a winning combination, that symbol will expand, increasing the payout.
If you manage to land three, four or five of the Book scatter symbols anywhere in view you’ll trigger the free-spins bonus. This awards you the following number of spins:
- 3 Scatter Symbols – 15 free-spins
- 4 Scatter Symbols – 20 free-spins
- 5 Scatter Symbols – 25 free-spins
Before the free-spins begin, one of the four high-paying Gods symbols will be randomly selected, and on any spin where two or more of the Gods appear, they will expand, and pay out accordingly.
Now, if you manage to land another 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view during the bonus, you will be awarded more free-spins, and another God symbol will be chosen to become expanding. It’s possible to re-trigger the bonus three times (at which point all of the Gods would be expanding), and this is where the game’s real potential can be found.
Like we’ve seen in some of Big Time Gaming’s other slots, it’s possible to buy direct entry to the bonus round for a total cost of 80X your stake. Now, during the base-game, it’s also possible to land large ‘BTG’ symbols in view. Each time one of these lands, the cost of buying the feature will decrease slightly, and if the price reaches zero, the bonus triggers automatically.
While Big Time Gaming have evidently spent a fair bit of time on Book of Gods, to be honest, it’s a bit of a dissapointment. As with any of their slots, there is some decent win-potential, but we feel the bonus buy costing 80X stake is just way too high. From our experience, bonuses commonly pay 20X or less, and this just isn’t really good enough for such a high bonus buy cost.
Graphically, the graphics are impressive, and the sound effects and game animations ensure a decent playing experience, but to be honest, you’ll probably be better-suited playing another BTG game like Bonanza or Danger High Voltage.
Still, despite our negative words, Book of Gods isn’t all bad – and if you’re a fan of high-variance Egyptian slots, you’ll probably like what’s on offer!