Book of Darkness is a recent release from the world-leading software providers Betsoft. They released Book of Darkness in October 2020 and saw an early uptake in fans. It’s fantasy-themed and full of mystery. If you’re a fan of World of Warcraft or RuneScape, then you’ll love the graphics and overall look. Book of Darkness sits alongside other titles from Betsoft such as Dragon Kings, Reels of Wealth, Fa-Fa Twins and Mega Gems. All Betsoft games have exquisite graphics, and the Book of Darkness is no different.
The game is played across a 5×3 set of reels with just ten pay lines. The betting range starts at £0.10 per spin and reaches a maximum of £10 per spin. So, it’s pretty modest compared to other games that let you bet up to £100 or more per spin. However, there’s still plenty of opportunities to win big without having to risk too much upfront. The gameplay includes two free spins round, large multipliers and big scatter bonus payouts. Read the rest of the review for more detail about this fantastic top-rated slot game.
Graphics and Theme
The game is set in a magical realm of hunters and wizards. The backdrop to the reels is a dilapidated castle. Two strong pillars stand at either side of the reels, and you can see the broken stone bricks scattered around on the floor. A spooky green moonlight shines through a hole in the ceiling to give an eery feeling to the screen. The reels themselves have a black background and are framed with a thin green border. Finally, the game logo sits proudly on top of the reels.
The soundtrack is just as unnerving as the graphics. It’s a repetitive tune filled with slow violin noises, the rattle of a snare, and the low beat of a large drum. It builds suspense and makes you think there is something just around the corner, waiting to jump out at you. The reels spin with an electronic whirring noise and come to a stop one by one. The win noise is simple; you’ll hear your winnings being electronically counted.
Book of Darkness symbols
The low paying symbols in the game include the playing card symbols Queen, King and Ace. When you’re betting the maximum, aces are worth £50 or 5x your stake. The high paying symbols include a dagger, a magic potion, a ring, and red crystals. The red crystals are the most valuable and are worth 15x your stake for five of a kind. There are also two scatter symbols, the Huntress and the Dark Wizard. They will pay out 25x your stake for five of a kind. Finally, the book of darkness symbol is the wild symbol which can substitute for any of the normal symbols. It’s worth 20x your stake for five of a kind.
Scatter free spins round
To trigger the standard free spins game, you need to land three, four or five Book of Darkness symbols which unlock varying free spin features:
- Three Book of Darkness symbols awards you with a 2x multiplier and ten free spins
- Four Book of Darkness symbols awards you with a 20x multiplier and 15 free spins
- Five Book of Darkness symbols awards you with a 200x multiplier and 20 free spins
If you’re lucky enough to land five scatters, you’ll have the chance to win some gigantic prizes. Once the free spins have been awarded, the book will reveal a symbol that will be special for the duration of the free spins game. If the special symbol appears on three or more reels, it will expand over the entire reel to give you a chance to make a large winning combo.
Clash for power free spins bonus round
To trigger the free spins round, you will need to land the two scatter symbols either side of the wild symbol on adjacent reels. You will unlock a random number of free spins that are played while the Huntress and the Dark Wizard battle it out for the duration of the free spins. You will be asked to pick a winner, and if you are correct, you’ll unlock the Shadowform free spins round.
- If the Huntress wins, you’ll get ten free spins, and a 5x multiplier will be awarded to your wins
- If the Dark Wizard wins, you’ll get ten free spins, and five expanding symbols will be added to the reels
Game How to Play
The first thing you need to do is select your betting value which can be between £0.10 per spin and £10 per spin. From there, all you need to do is hit spin or use the auto spin feature to do the work for you. The aim of the game is to land winning combinations of three or more symbols across the 5×3, ten pay line set of reels. The big wins appear in one of the two free spins bonus round. You need to land three or more scatter symbols to unlock the standard free spins game. Alternatively, you can land the two scatter symbols either side of the wild symbol on adjacent reels to unlock the clash for power-free spins round. Good luck!
Book of Darkness on Mobile
Book of Darkness is fully compatible with all iOS and Android mobile devices. So, you can take the fun with you anywhere.