The Book Of The Earth Slots
No doubt you've seen lots of slot games based on the book theme that has proven so popular in recent years. Today, we have another slot that certainly mentions a book in its title - The Book of the Earth. We're going to delve into the mechanics of the game to discover whether it does use that same theme, and to learn what else might be waiting for us inside the game as well. Are you ready to come on this journey with us?
Who developed this slot game?
The answer is revealed as we load this game, as the Wager Gaming logo appears at the foot of that screen.
Should you expect to see a demo of this slot game?
Yes, and you can freely play it at some participating casinos. This gives you the chance to see whether it holds enough promise to change over to the real game.
What do we know about the theme?
We can identify the theme as soon as we load the game. We find ourselves inside a temple of sorts, with torches flickering away on the walls. Unusually, there are two lions - seemingly real ones - sitting on either side of the reels as well. Everything else suggests an ancient Egyptian theme though.
Let's take a closer look at the design
If you've played a few of the older Wager Gaming titles, you'll know that the graphics could be a little basic. Not so in the case of The Book of the Earth, though. In fact, the detail here is impressive, with those flickering torches adding a little depth and the stunning lions looking anything but fake. You'll see through the letters and numbers, as those appear on a see-through background, but all the other icons display with stunning detail.
Exploring the basics of the slot game
This is a standard five-reel effort, and you'll land three icons on each of the reels when the spin stops on each occasion. It won't take long to spot a book on the reels, and this does bear the title of the slot - The Book of the Earth. It's also a combined wild and scatter symbol, as you might well have supposed by this stage of our review. This means the wild substitutes for everything you can see in the game. It can pay out alone too, if you can find between three and five on the reels.
How many paylines are there here?
The game offers 10 of them, and since they're fixed, you do need to play all 10 on every spin.
Does the slot game offer some affordable bets?
We think so, yes. The cheapest wager is 10 cents per spin, which means you're betting one cent per line. There are other options too, with $5 per line the maximum available amount to choose, which means you've got a top total wager of $50 per spin.
The paytable is sensible enough
The paytable is spread over several pages, giving you the information you need on each aspect of the game. Make sure you check that out first, at least ahead of your first spin on those reels.
There's no bonus in this game
Since The Book of the Earth is coming out much the same as other 'book of' slot games, you might have figured this bit out.
Free spins could come your way though
You can expect to receive 10 free games whenever three or more of the wild scattered books land anywhere in view. Before these games begin, the game selects one special symbol at random. This acts as a scatter symbol, paying anywhere, and it always expands before pays are awarded.
No RTP is given
We explored the paytable but there were no details about the return to player percentage on offer in the game.
Our rating: Should you open The Book of the Earth?
Let's be clear - this game is identical to many other book-based online slot games you might already have played. It means you can expect a familiar format, although the look of the game certainly elevates it above several others we've checked out in the past. For that reason, we're ranking this as an 8/10 game.
Which symbol is the best one to find for prizes?
The book itself acts as a wild and scatter, as we know, and finding five on a line would mean giving you a prize worth 5,000x your line bet.
Play this one as a demo to see what you make of it
This is a promising game and one that we think you will enjoy playing. But it is still worth trying the demo first, as it comes with $3,000 of practice coins for you to experiment with.
Play for real at several leading online casinos
You'll know where Wager Gaming slots appear online, of course, and you should head for those sites to check out this latest release.
Mobile action is fine to play too
Wager Gaming doesn't let the side down here, as you can play this one on iOS and Android handsets as well. Are you ready to get underway?