Scroll of Dead Verdict
There’s honestly not that much to say about Scroll of Dead you couldn’t have known from glancing at the slot for a few seconds. The Book of… mechanism is popular for good reason, but fans of the genre quite honestly have more exciting versions than Scroll of Dead to choose from. The only difference between Book of Dead and Scroll of Dead is the sixth reel you unlock for the bonus spins. Other than that, there’s nothing to explain Scroll of Dead’s (undoubtedly short-lived) popularity.
Editor’s discretion: 8/20
You should play Scroll of Dead if: you’re such a fan of Book of… games that you want to make sure you play every single one.
|Lay-out||5*3 and 6*3|
|RTP||Maximum of 96.28%|
|Extras||Free Spins, Book of… mechanism, Free Spins Retrigger, Wild Scatters|
Theme and Atmosphere
Play ‘n Go have not only recycled the gameplay, but also used the same symbols you’ll find in any Egyptian slot. The background is a dark tomb. There’s very little else to say about the theme, but it looks fine.
Gameplay and bonuses
The gameplay is as revolutionary as the theme. Adding a sixth reel in the bonus helps you get bigger wins.
The slot may be a copy of a hundred others in theme and gameplay, but the math is solid. It’s easy enough to earn (more) free spins, you’re not going broke in the base game, and the Book of… mechanism in the bonus always gives you a chance for great prices. Nothing wrong here.
Play ‘n Go is one of my favorite developers, because they often find original angles to a slot that they’ll dress up in a spectacular way. Scroll of Dead feels like an assignment they gave a team of interns. After all, the theme and symbols were already there, and the type of game is safe enough. Unless you’re a true fan, there’s no reason to play Scroll of Dead.
Book of Dead is the ‘original’ from Play ‘n Go and the most solid version. A more daring alternative is Cat Wilde and the Doom of Dead. For an out-there slot, try Book of Shadows by No Limit City.