This very recent Legacy of Dead slot release, from October 2019, comes from Play’n GO and adds to the legacy of their character, Rich Wilde, a sort of Indiana Jones of the slot world who is now featured on some of the most popular slot games in history, most notably the free-spins favourite Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead.
The games all come in an Egyptian theme and plunge you into an atmospheric world of torch-lit temples and the interior of pyramids. Although Rich Wilde himself doesn’t appear in this game, it is recognisably a part of that hit series, and one for fans to add to their must-play list.
Once you get past the great design you’ll not that the game is high volatility, so aimed at players who are more comfortable taking more of a risk. This also means that it has big prize potential, with a 5,000-times stake top prize.
The Rich Wilde games and their relatives are massive hits. They must be doing something right, but should you get out your little shovel for this title?
Let’s have a look at the Legacy of Dead slot.
Play’n GO are a massive company. They are rated as the sixth most popular slot developer in the regulated UK market and you can find more than 200 of their slots at more than 300 casinos.
They are from Sweden, the epicentre of the online gaming industry, and have a history going back to 1997, becoming an independent slots developer back in 2005.
Regulated in 15 jurisdictions, largely in Europe, they have the UK Gambling Commission license. They are members of all the industry bodies you would expect and they are a good company in good standing – you can play Play’n GO titles with confidence that you’ll have a good experience.
With hundreds of titles, Play’n GO can cover all the genre bases, and they do: an upcoming release is a tie-in with Gremlins. Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead is a massive smash, and pretty much the favourite free spins slot in the industry right now. This title is the company’s second-biggest title in April 2020.
We’ve already mentioned the High volatility of this game. That means that players should expect bigger prizes to be paid out, but they should also expect pay-outs to happen less often. These measures are not precise and should not be treated as a guarantee of how your experience with a game will be.
The same caveats should be added to RTP, or theoretical return to player, figures. These measures how much of the cash put in it a game is expected to pay back over its lifetime. For Legacy of Dead slot, the headline figure is 94.51%, which is lower than the average of around 96%. The game is also available in a range of RTPs so check on the site you’re using.
High volatility means big prizes, and here that means 5,000 times your stake. How much is that? It could be as much as £100, with betting running from 1p to 100coins – always check financial limits at the site you’re using.
The game plays on a standard grid of 5 reels and 3 rows and has just 10 pay lines, lower than usual.
Play’n GO games are high quality and easy to play. Legacy of Dead is no exception. Fire up the game and y you’ll see a standard control panel along the bottom of the screen, reading, from left to right: Information – for the pay tables and rules,
Look for other options in the game frame, and get news and updates in the window immediately above the control panel.
They are beautifully designed, but there is quite a small set of symbols in Legacy of Dead. Cards pay out from 8-times stake to 12-times stake for full houses. Horus, the falcon-headed god, pays 60-times stake for a full house. The Pharaoh pays the same. Anubis, the jackal-headed God, pays 160-times stake for a set of five. Tutankhamen pays 500-times stake for five. There is also a wild symbol, a golden chamber that pays the top possible prize of 500-time stake for set of five.
We have wilds in the base game then. The wild is also a scatter and works to trigger the free spins round that is the main bonus round.
A set of three gives you 10 free spins and also pays out a big win of double, 20-times stake, or 200-times stake for sets of three, four, and five. Free spins come with a bonus of special symbols.
One symbol is chosen at random at the start of the round and becomes an expanding symbol to make wins more likely. They also pay out as single symbols. You can win free spins in extra sets of 10 during the free spins round.
There’s an air of mystery about the Dead games, but no mystery as to why they are such hits: they are well-designed slot games, with a great look, sound, and feel and the potential to win big prizes. There are loads of Egyptian games, but few of them match the atmosphere of the likes of Legacy of Dead, and Play’n GO cannot be faulted for their design skills here.
The game is simple, and not weighed down with complicated features. You need to hit the free spins to win big, but the pay table is also full of very generous pay outs in the base game. Legacy of Dead slot looks likely to leave a legacy of satisfied players because – even without Rich Wilde and his torch – it’s another sure-fire hit in the Dead series.