The Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead is 3.79%.
The Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead game is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high. There are 10 paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Golden Book”, substituting for all symbols.
Scatter – The “Golden Book” is also the game’s Scatter symbol. Three or more Scatter symbols will trigger the game’s Free Spin feature. The Scatter also comes with a coin win. 3, placed anywhere on the reels will win you 2 coins. 4 placed anywhere on the reels will win you 20 coins and 5 “Golden Book” symbols anywhere on the reels will win you 200 coins.
Rich Wilde – The “Rich Wilde” symbol is the most valuable in the game. 2 as part of a winning payline will win you 10 coins. 3 as part of a winning payline will win you 100 gold coins. 4 as part of a winning payline will win you 1000 gold coins and 5 as part of a winning payline will win you 5000 coins.
Free Spins – You trigger the Free Spins feature by landing 3 or more of the “Golden Book” Scatter symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be granted 10 free spins. These can be re-triggered if you can land 3 or more of the “Golden Book” symbols during the Free Spins feature.
Before the Free Spins begin a symbol will be chosen at random. That symbol will expand to fill whatever reel it lands on once the spin has been completed. You have multiple expanded symbols of the reels at once.
Rich Wilde and the Book of the Dead is one of many instalments from the adventures of Play ‘n Go’s most intrepid explorer. In this game Rich finds himself plunged into the tombs of an Egyptian Pyramid, pitting his wits against the ancient Gods to get his handsome mitts on some dusty treasures. The game looks good, with some well-designed symbols and an intricate background. There are wilds and there is a scatter symbol. However, they are the same symbol which cuts back a little on variation. There are free spins but no bonus, something I am disappointed by, given the potential that this would have held to help develop Rich Wilde’s narrative. The house edge is a reasonable 3.79%, which we would consider to be about average for a slots game.