Book of Sheba is an Egyptian slot that includes free spins and Ultra Bet features. These include multiplier wins and expanding symbols. The game has 2 double wild/scatter symbols and very rewarding modifiers.
The slot is planned for the 26th of May 2020 created by iSoftBet. It is full of glamour and exuberance of gold and jewels. You will be taken into ancient Egypt in the Queen of Sheba’s palace. Thanks to expanding special symbols during the free spin, you can score full-screen massive wins.
This is a video slot that uses 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed pay-lines. You can spin the reels from 0.10 to 10 credits. Book of Sheba is a slot with high volatility, which means that you will win larger sums in fewer spins. The theoretical return to player is 96% but when using the Ultra Bet feature, it increases with 0.5% to 96.5%.
Book of Sheba has 2 bonus features. The largest winning potential has the Free Spins. Then, the premium symbols are special expanding ones. The maximal win per spin is 5,000x stake, which is a result of filling the reels with Queen of Sheba symbols. In the Ultra Bet feature, you will collect stars and win from big multipliers. The max win in this paid mode is 1,000x stake per spin.
The theme of the game is Egyptian and the action is set in the time of the reign of Queen of Sheba. The reels are set in the palace of the Queen of Sheba that are framed in gold. They are dark brown and on them, you can see golden masks, highly decorated necklaces of gold. There are also lions and the Queen herself.
The card royals are present, each in a different colour. The playing area’s scene speaks of luxury and riches with a lot of gold and jewels. The soundtrack is enchanting, the graphics – vivid, colourful and stylish.
To win you need to match 2 or 3 of the royals to 5 symbols on a line from left to right. The symbols include 5 card royals and premiums. The 10, J, Q, K and A are the low-value symbols. The 10, J and Q pay 10 times your bet for 5 of a kind on a pay-line. The K and A pay up to 15 times your bet for 5 of a kind on a pay-line.
The premiums include necklaces, lions, masks and the Queen of Sheba. The mask and necklace have the same value – 5 on a line pay equal 75 times your stake. The lion pays 200 times your stake for 5 in combinations. The Queen of Sheba is the most valuable symbol and 2, 3, 4 and 5 of it on a pay-line return 1, 10, 100 and 500 times your bet.
The Book of Sheba is one of the double wild and scatter symbols. It substitutes for all other symbols and pays 2, 20 and 200 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols. This also triggers the highly coveted Free Spins. There is a second wild/scatter double symbol active during the free spins – the Golden Book symbol.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 of the Book of Sheba double wild/scatter symbols in a spin anywhere on the reels trigger 10 Free Spins. This also results in 2, 20 and 200 times your stake wins respectively. Before the free spins start, you will have a randomly chosen symbol to be the special expanding one. You can either accept or reject it. In case you reject the first symbol, you must accept the second one.
When the special symbol lands, it will expand until it covers a whole reel. This increases your winning potential. The special symbol also doesn’t need to be on adjacent reels to ensure wins, which makes all the difference.
Moreover, there is a special Golden Book symbol which is a second wild/scatter double symbol. It can land on the middle 3 reels (reels 2, 3 and 4). When this happens, the middle reels transform into a single giant golden reel for the rest of the free spins you have left. When the reel is made gold, it transforms into the special expanding symbol each time. Being a wild as well, this symbol can substitute for all others.
You can retrigger the free spins and receive 10 extra spins by landing 3 or more book wilds/scatters in a spin. The retriggers are possible many times without limits. If you are lucky and get 3 golden reels and land the special expanding symbol on reel 1, all 4 reels will be filled with the expanding one. This makes it easier for you to fill all positions with the special expanding symbol. Your wins then depend on which one is the expanding symbol as follows:
The final extra in the slot is the Ultra Bet mode, which you can activate for the price of 50 times your total bet. The Ultra Bet button is next to the reels. This mode gives you 50 spins, during which your aim is to collect stars and win more rewards.
Collecting 5 or more stars gives you 6x stake multiplier. If you get 15 stars, you will win 1,000 times your total bet. During these rounds, you will be winning from the normal paying combinations in the slot as well. The RTP of the Ultra Bet mode is 96.5% – 0.5% more than the standard mode.
The modifiers in the bonus game – the expanding symbols, gold reels and retriggers make the Book of Sheba stands out from the rest of the games. Some of them are rarely used and add more thrill to the gameplay as well as better odds to grab massive wins. Spin the reels of the slot when it gets released and have luck!