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We Check out BTG’s Take on the Classic Book of Ra in Their Latest Slot Release – Book of Gods!

Unibet Casino has recently added the latest Big Time Gaming slot titled Book of Gods to their casino, which a classic Egyptian themed 243-way pay any way release that seems heavily inspired by the classic Book of Ra Slot (Novomatic) in terms of the Symbol Cloning/Expanding mechanics.

Of course with any BTG release, they simply do not release a direct clone machine, so in Book of Gods you will find a couple of unique features added which include base game replicating symbols, bonus re-triggers which add further premium cloning symbols, and for the impatient players, a feature drop “Buy a Bonus round” option that takes you straight to the free spins round for a premium cost (80x stake).

In regular base gameplay, there is a symbol cloning book feature (to the left of the slot) which features the lower paying 9, 10, J, Q, K and A symbols, when these symbols match the random book symbol they will expand if a regular winning combination is formed on the reels.

The main free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the special Wild/Scatter Scarab symbols land on the reels, with additional scatters granting extra spins, and of course if you simply want to skip the base game completely you can use the “Buy A Bonus feature” for a cost of 80x Stake to instantly trigger the bonus round feature.

During the bonus round a high paying symbol is selected which will expand to cover the entire reel when matching symbols are present on the reels, the scatter symbol still acts s a wild symbol and there is also the chance of additional bonus re-triggers which not only grants further free spins but select further high paying symbols  that can also expand (4 premium symbols in total can be added) for the remainder of the bonus round.

The holy grail win is having 5 premium matching symbols land on the reels expanding to then cover all 5 reels and then paying on all 243-ways.

Book of Gods Gameplay and Bonus Features

Book of Gods Slot – Technical Summary
Free SpinsYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundYes
Special FeaturesSymbol Cloning
Free Spins
Scatter Wilds
RTP (Return To Player)96.35%

Bonus Features

Base Game

Symbol Cloning – During base gameplay the Book will reveal a randomly chosen symbol from 9, 10, J, Q, K, A range, after any regular winning combinations if symbols match this cloning symbol they will expand to fill the entire reel and then payout from left to right using the 243-ways system.

Bonus Round

Before the bonus round begins 1 of the 4 highest paying God symbols is chosen to act as the Cloning Symbol, during the free spins the same Symbol Cloning feature is active.

The bonus round can also be re-triggered by 3 scatters, and this will then choose a further premium symbol from the book giving additional chances at Symbol Cloning and further wins.

If all 4 God symbols become active during the bonus round then further additional free spins are added to the bonus round on re-trigger.

Book of Gods Slot

Overall Opinions

We found Book of Gods to be a somewhat disappointing release from BTG, whilst they have looked to add a Book of Ra style slot to their portfolio this release seems to miss the mark on their usual supremely high standards and innovative features.

The main issues are that the 243-way and symbol expansion mechanic really doesn’t seem to work well in combination with poor overall wins, with even 3 columns of matching symbols paying fairly poorly, with all of the slots big wins requiring 4 of a kind symbol expansion or more.

The Buy a Bonus feature really didn’t seem worth the risk in our playtests, with the majority of bonus rounds finishing below the initial cost in the 30x to 50 x stake range with the odd bonus reaching over 100x.

Overall if you enjoy the symbols expansion slots there are better games to choose from such the Novomatic range of games, and there are definitely better slots from BTG to be playing such as Bonanza and White Rabbit.

18+. New Customers Only. Minimum deposit £10.

50x wagering requirement applies. Bonus will expire 30 days after opt-in. Further T&Cs apply.