The Book Beyond Review
This dramatic Egyptian game has 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed pay-lines. You will help Alex find the book playing with wagers from 0.10 to 6 credits per spin. The volatility is high and the RTP – 96.15%. The most valuable symbol is the golden book, which triggers the free spins being a scatter and a wild.
There is a randomly selected bonus symbol during the free spins. You can trigger between 10 and 100 free games, which you can retrigger. Take part in a card or a ladder gamble after every win if you wish. The max win per spin is 5,000 times your stake from a full screen of Alex symbols.
The game is set inside a hall with golden pillars and gold everywhere. The grid has brown reels and on them can land the card royals decorated with hearts, crowns and ornaments. The picture symbols include a green scarab, the black cat goddess Bastet. The gold statue of Anubis and the main character – the adventurer Alex are present on the reels.
The most important symbol is the gold book. The soundtrack is typical Egyptian. A lingering melody mixes with more joyous tunes during wins. The images are precise, look good and masterful. The music makes the game authentic and complete.
The Book Beyond Gameplay
To get wins you need 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical symbols on a pay-line to appear from the left to right on adjacent reels. All symbols must appear on pay-lines except for wild/scatters, which pay in any position.
The low-value symbols are the card royals from 10 to A. The 10, J and Q return 0.50, 2.50 and 10 times the stake for 3, 4 and 5 of a kind. The K and A pay 0.50, 4 and 15x bet for 3 to 5.
The premiums are 4 picture symbols that pay for 2 to 5 symbols of a kind on a pay-line. They include a scarab and the cat goddess Bastet, which pay equally – 0.50, 3, 10 and 75 times the stake. The golden statue of Anubis is second according to payout – 2, 3, 4 and 5 of it grant 0.50, 4, 40 and 200x sake. The most valuable symbol is of the adventurer Alex. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of it to win 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your bet.
The golden book symbol is the most important one. It is a double wild and scatter symbol at the same time. The book triggers the free spins, substitutes for all except for the bonus symbol and has a payout of its own. Landing 3, 4 and 5 book symbols in a spin anywhere on the reels pays 2, 20 and 200 times the stake.
The Book Beyond Features / Bonuses
After every win except after big payouts and during autoplay, you can take part in two kinds of gamble games. The Card Gamble gives you a chance to guess the colour of the face-down card. If you do, your won sum will be doubled, if not, you will lose it.
The other option is the Ladder Gamble, which has progressively increasing amounts. Press on the ladder button after a win and gamble half or all of your stake. If you win, you will get the highlighted amount, if not, you move one step below the ladder.
You can subject the whole or half of your won sum into any of the 2 gamble games. Press the bag symbol before making your choice to do so. By using the Split button, you save half and put at stake the other half.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 book scatters triggers 10, 25 or 100 Free Spins respectively. You can retrigger more rounds as you play. Before they start, you will have a symbol of all except for the book chosen to be the Bonus symbol. The wild cannot substitute only for this bonus symbol. If you retrigger the free games, you will play with the same randomly chosen bonus symbol.
After the evaluation of a line win, 2, 3 or more reels can show bonus symbols. If so, the corresponding reels nudge to become fully filled with bonus symbols. You will be paid for the new wins created by the bonus reels. The bonus symbols count as scatters – book symbols paying in any position 2 to 200 times the stake for 3 to 5. A full screen of book symbols pays 2,000 times the stake.
Gamomat doesn’t offer a jackpot win attractive enough for a high volatility slot as this one. Still, the graphics, soundtrack and features are good. They ensure pleasant and thrilling rounds, in which the book symbol is your key to big wins.