Rise Of Dead Slot Review – Play’n Go

Play’n Go has not been consistent with good slot releases this year, the provider has not released many games that have surprised the community. There is a lot of the same mechanics overused consistently and a lot of games play the same. I did recently review ‘Firefly Frenzy‘, which is a well-produced slot with great potential. Just hope the provider can produce more slots that have this unique view on offer. Play’n Go has announced a new game that is coming soon. This slot is titled ‘Rise Of Dead‘, this slot will be exclusive to some sites and will be released on all sites ‘5th September‘.

rise of the dead base game

When first reading the slot title it did remind me of ‘Book Of Dead’, which is Play’n Go’s most successful slot release and is still played massively in the casino community. But it doesn’t look to be a kind of sequel like ‘Tomb Of Madness‘, which has the same main character from the original.  This game is based in an ancient tomb and has dead pharaohs it seems as premium symbols. Graphics are well developed and artwork has good detail.

The slot setup is 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 20 set pay lines. This game is medium volatility due to the max win being capped at 5,000x and the set RTP of 96.53%. You can bet from £0.20-£100.

Rise Of Dead Slot Review Paytable & Symbols

This slot has 10 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K And A. There are also 3 premium symbols, these are represented by 3 different pharaoh characters. There is also a scarab wild and scatter symbol. The most valuable symbol is the scarab wild and pays 125x for 5 across a pay line.

Rise Of Dead Slot Review Features

In the base game, you will benefit from many mini-features and simple mechanics. The first is simple ‘Mega Stacks‘, this is active on each spin in the base game and randomly stacks one symbol each spin. This could help your chances at landing wins and could result in some nice wins. Another mini-feature in the base game is called ‘Gift Of Gods‘, this feature will randomly activate and will match reels 1,3 and 5 with the same symbol stack. Reels 2 and 4 will continue to spin normally so you need to hope for a symbol line up.

Central to Rise Of Dead is the ‘Ancient Free Spins‘, this feature is activated when 3 scatters land on reels 1,3 and 5. This will award you 10 free spins, you can also retrigger this feature, 1 Scatter Awards = 2 Extra Spins, 2 Scatters Awards = 4 Extra Spins And 3 Scatters Award = 10 Extra Spins. During spins, you will benefit from the Mega stacks feature from the base game but wilds can now be on these stacks as well as symbols. Another benefit is premium symbols that are in a winning pay line will expand to fully cover the reels.


Overall, this slot has very basic mechanics and features. It has nothing new on offer and plays similar to previous Play’n go releases, the only thing that somewhat saves this slot is the max win of 5,000x on offer. But this slot looks so similar to book of dead with the art work and theme. I hope we have something new to look forward to from Play’n go.

Gameplay – 3/5

Volatility – 4/5

Bonus Feature – 3.5/5


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