Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: this Tome of Madness slot review is of a game based on the work of HP Lovecraft.
Wow! HP Lovecraft is one of the most important and influential writers in the history of sci-fi and horror (and a major inspiration for a lot of gaming). Lovecraft’s worlds were extremely mad and very odd and extremely disturbing. And Lovecraft was (probably) extremely disturbed and maybe mad. He was certainly a virulent racist.
Here his works are the backdrop for an adventure for Rich Wilde, the Play’n Go, historic adventurer. He’s something of an Indiana Jones character, and this is the fourth chapter in his investigations, following up Egyptian, Indian, and Aztec themed games.
Where will Rich appear next? What cultural artefacts will Play’n Go loot to provide us with entertainment? We’d love a Welsh druids game. There are almost no Welsh druids games. Give us a Welsh druids game, Rich!
Play’n Go know what they’re doing, and to get to a fourth chapter you can assume that there is something attractive in the Rich Wilde universe.
Should you open the Tome of Madness slot game though?
Let’s have a look in this Tome of Madness slot review!
Are Play n Go a big company? That’s what we call a rhetorical question because they’re massive! Based in Sweden, like some many of the best of today’s developers they have a broad variety of high-quality games in their portfolio and also produce casino software.
Founded in 1997, Play’n GO is one of the oldest companies in the slots business, with a history that stretches back to the pre-internet days. And in all that time, no-one has told them to correct the punctuation on their name. Well, it’ll make no difference to their success and just baffle those who have to type it out many times a day.
What you want to know as a player is that they have around 130 games under their belt. They keep winning awards, including gongs for their mobile offering, and their quest for world domination is unlikely to end any time soon!
The top Play’n Go titles in the UK at the moment are: Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Demon, Mission Cash, Tome of Madness, and Fire Joker. If you like their style – which is highly designed and very smooth – then you can experience the Play n GO feel in all genres of online video slots.
The theoretical return to player is 96.59%, which is average, or perhaps slightly above, and the game is high volatility. That means that it is likely to pay out larger prizes, but it is likely to pay out less often. That sort of rating helps to deliver those very big prizes. The layout is a five-by-five grid with a way to win formula for pay lines.
You won’t need much instruction to play Tome of Madness slot.
The controls run along the bottom of the screen, and the main event is a spin button and an auto spin function at the far, bottom right of the screen. The information symbol is to the far left and then you’ll see a Balance window, a sliding scale on which to set your bets and a window confirming your total stake.
Crystals prop up the paytable with mad Lovecraft symbols at the top.
Three wilds also feature on the reels, two coming in only in the bonus game. Rich Wilde himself is a multiplier wild.
These are the pays for sets of 10 (this is a cluster game):
The green crystal is worth double your bet, the blue pays four times stake. Red crystals pay five times your bet; purple crystals pay six times. The skull of Cthulhu pays 30-times stake, the ring 40-times. The dagger pays 60-times bet, and the octopus monster pays 100-times bet.
Loads of bonuses in Tome of Madness slot.
Eyes in the game appear at random adding extra wilds in the base game.
A portal beside the reels charges up as you score wins. The numbers of winning symbols are totalled up in here and extras awarded accordingly: seven will give you two special wilds; 14 adds those and an ABYSS effect that further charges up the portal on wins. When you have 27 symbols you get the two extra wilds again, plus you get the VOID Portal effect that charges the portal with all random symbols on the grid.
When the portal has 42 symbols, another World Free Round Feature is triggered that keeps setting off the portal effect until it stops paying.
The Mega Wild is opened in this extra round, with the eyes sending a giant wild that walks down the reels.
There’s also a free spins round of a sort that is triggered via the Other Wold Free Round reward.
There can’t be many more impressive games than this. We expressed our surprise that it was amazing to us that the works of HP Lovecraft had made it the reels of a slot. Even more amazing is the way they’ve done this. It’s fantastic! It really does have a great feel of his work!
The gameplay is complex, and we would recommend checking this game out on demo mode first time out. But you’ll want to play for cash sooner or later, especially with enormous prizes like that 1 million coin top prize.
Go mad! Open the Tome of Madness slot at your favourite casino site today.