Tantalising prizes await players in this unholy vampiric slot game. The famous vampire slayer Van Helsing is your guide through the dark and threatening reels, placed square in the heart of vampire lore-Transylvania. The terrifyingly named Book of the Undead video slot is brought to us by 1×2 Gaming. The game is in a straightforward 5-reel, 3-row format, with ten pay lines. To achieve wins, players must land three or more ‘royal’ values or two or more matching character symbols or wilds on a pay line, starting from the leftmost reel. When it comes to bonus features, 1×2 Gaming have gone for quality over quantity. They include expanding symbols free spins and a multiplier, which if in the right place at the right time, can bring home the larger prizes. Stakes (not the wooden ones) range from 10p to £50. The maximum payout for this game is properly impressive at 5,100x your stake. RTP is average at 96%.
Graphics and Theme
Set in what looks like the town square of a medieval Eastern European village, the Book of the Undead slot remains faithful to Bram Stoker’s original Dracula novel. This is enforced by the placement of Dracula’s forbidden castle in the background of the well-rendered backdrop to the reels. The symbols all represent various items from the gothic genre. Examples include a vile of holy water, a crossbow and the mysterious and eponymous item, the Book of the Undead. As the free spins round is activated, day turns to night, and the slot takes on a more sinister appearance to give you impression play has become more serious. When it comes to the music, the backing piece is a brass and wind composition which invokes the shadowy atmosphere that might be pierced by a blood-curdling scream. Overall 1×2 Gaming have pulled off a convincing theme.
Key to big wins in the Book of the Undead slot is the Free Spins feature. Getting this feature to activate, though does take some explaining.
The Book of the Undead symbol represents both the Wild and the Scatter in this game. It has two main functions. The first is that it can substitute for regular symbols and therefore create winning combinations which increase your score. The second function is that it triggers the Free Spins round. It does this when three or more of it land anywhere on the reels.
Whenever 3, 4 or 5 scatters land on the reels, they award the player ten free spins to start with. When this happens, players will also receive a 2x, 20x or 200x multiplier for the Free Spins round respectively.
When the Free Spins round is activated, the Book of the Undead will float into the middle of the screen and randomly select a symbol which will become the expanding symbol for the duration of the feature. This chosen symbol when it lands on the reels will expand to create winning combinations if possible.
When multiple expanding symbols appear in one spin, this creates huge combinations and therefore bigger wins. Retriggers for the Free Spins round are also possible and can be achieved by landing three more of the scatters when you are already in the free spins feature. If this happens, you will be rewarded another ten free spins. However, for these bonus spins after the initial 10, expanding symbols are not available.
Game How to Play
Once the game is installed and ready to play, players can select their bet per spin from the coin symbol on the bottom left-hand side of the screen. Automatic spins and the win and loss limits can be found on the right-hand side of the screen. Once you have decided how much you are willing to stake and the structure of how you would like to play, you may begin spinning the reels either by using the manual spin button or by engaging automatic spins. To achieve wins, players must land three or more ‘royal’ values or two or more matching character symbols or wilds on a pay line, starting from the leftmost reel.
Book of the Undead on Mobile
The exciting and horror-filled Book of the Undead slot is available to play on all devices from mobiles to tablets and laptops. It is also optimised for both Android and Apple software.