What does John have to say?
- Choose your own expanding symbol
- 2nd expanding symbol in free spins
- Random feature in the base game
- RTP can be lower than default at some casinos
Ghost of Dead Review
Visually, it’s very similar to the flagship slot game, Book of Dead, with a spooky background and familiar symbols depicting Ancient Egyptian gods and other mythological motifs. Rich Wilde is nowhere to be found, but death masks, scarabs, serpents, and the Ankh symbols come with a lucrative win tag for 3, 4 and 5 of a kind. Intricate letters and numbers embody low paying emblems and wilds/scatters offer up to 1,000x your stake for 5.
This 5-reel, 3-row and 10-payline game still revolves heavily around the famous expanding symbols, but in this release, you can unlock more than one of them. Carry on reading our slot review to find out how.
|SLOT FEATURES||Free Spins, Expanding Symbols|
|RELEASE DATE||16th September 2021|
|GAME PROVIDER||Play’n GO|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5 Reels, 3 Rows, 10 Paylines|
|BET LEVELS||£0.10 – £100|
|MAXIMUM WIN||5,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.21%|
Ghost of Dead Bonus Features
As a ‘Book of’ slot, Ghost of Dead has more bonus features than usual. For starters, the base game now has a random feature and regular wilds/scatters can transform into special symbols to turn things around during the free spins bonus round. Expanding symbols are still key to winning big and even more so now two of them are in operation.
Wilds and Scatters
In Ghost of Dead, Anubis Canopus has the double powers to substitute for all paying symbols and activate the free spins bonus round if 3 or more of the symbols appear anywhere on the reels in one go. However, the regular Canopus symbols may turn into Spectral Canopus symbols during the bonus round, and when they do, they’ll activate a whole other host of free spins.
The Ghost Spin feature does what any other ‘Book of’ game does – it selects a random symbol to become your expanding symbol for the session. As a random event, the Ghost Spin round can occur on any spin during the base game. If, when it lands, the chosen symbol is part of a winning combination, it will expand to cover its respective reel for even more winning possibilities.
The free spins bonus round in Ghost of Dead starts with you choosing a special expanding symbol for the feature. Pick 1 symbol out of 3 to kickstart your 10 free spins. This is the regular free spins feature, but there’s one more.
The additional Awakened free spins round activates with at least 3 Spectral Canopus scatters anywhere in view during the regular free spins session. It awards 10 free spins, one of your chosen expanding symbols and also selects a second random expanding symbol on each spin.
Retriggers are possible in both instances with another 3 standard Canopus, or Spectrum Canopus scatters. The former will reactivate the regular, and the latter will restart the Awakened free spins game.
Ghost of Dead Jackpot
The lack of in-game jackpot won’t affect your win potential in Ghost of Dead. So, carry on searching for the Egyptian riches of 5,000x your stake inside the time-frozen pyramids.
RTP and Volatility
Both the high volatility and the default 96.21% RTP rate seem to have stood the test of time since the original Book of Dead release back in 2016. But beware, the RTP in this game is as wavering as it always was and can be set to a lower figure at different online casinos.
Where to Play Ghost of Dead
Play’n GO is a highly successful studio that has its games hosted at nearly every UK online casino and also worldwide. Use our current toplist to choose your favourite or trust our experts’ recommendations and try PlayOJO.
Ghost of Dead on Mobile
Transport yourself to Ancient Egypt at any time from any location when you load the game on your preferred mobile device. The game is fully optimised for playing on the go via any mobile casino hosting the developer’s games.