Hunt for the Pharaoh’s Riches as We Navigate Through the Ancient Tombs of the Ghost of Dead Slot!
The Ghost of Dead slot is a forthcoming release from game developer Play'n GO and is due for official release on the 16th of September 2021.
Mr Green Casino will be adding this slot to their casino on the official launch date. It's a hectic month for Play'n Go, with a whole host of other online slot titles due out throughout September, including Sisters of the Sun, Dr Toonz, The Wild Class and Curse of Cleopatra are scheduled for release this month!
If you aren't yet tired of either the "Ancient Egyptian theme" or Book slots such as Book of Ra Deluxe, Book of Dead, then Ghost of Dead may certainly look very appealing as it is more of the same both in terms of design and features with a few new twists to the basic mechanics which may well pique your interest after reading.
The backstory blurb for this particular Book style slot sets the scene as,
Pharoah Unas has been resurrected and is looking for worthy mortals to reveal his hidden treasure. Navigate your way through ancient tombs as you journey to the pharaoh’s riches with the guide of this living spirit. Expanding symbols will help along the way.
Are you worthy of his treasures?
There is nothing new there, so let's break down the base game mechanics and features and reveal what lurks in Ghost of Dead that makes it stand out from the competition.
Ghost of Dead - Base Gameplay
On initial inspection, the Ghost of Dead slot looks fairly typical in comparison to any other "Book" style slot, you have a 5x3 reel set, 10 paylines, expanding symbols during the free spins and full bonus re-triggers, along with a paytable that promises maximum wins of 5000x stake for the highest paying symbol when fully expanded.
The reels are made up of a mix of Royal symbols (A, K, Q, J and 10) along with 4 suitably "Ancient Egypt themed high paying symbols, Scarab, Ankh, Snake and Mask symbols. The usual "Book" symbol or in this slot Canopus symbol acts as both a wild symbol and scatter symbol.
There is an option to alter the number of paylines from 1-10, given the mechanics of this slot, it can be quite handy to attempt to play with fewer paylines at a higher stake and the bonus triggers will occur with scatters anywhere on the reels, as will the expanding symbols!
There are a few minor additions to this slot, however, that impact the gameplay. Firstly, during any regular base game spin, a Ghost Spin may activate randomly. The Ghost appears covering the reels and selects any regular or high paying symbols, which then act as a special Expanding Symbol.
This chosen symbol is then highlighted in gold and can form winning combinations across non-adjacent reels. In essence, this is the same kind of feature that occurs in all Book bonus rounds, but on this slot, there is a random chance you get a base game spin with the same functionality.
Think of this almost as a taster of what the bonus round will be like. This feature can and does occur quite frequently in our playtesting, helping to break up the gameplay whilst waiting for a bonus trigger.
The next big difference is the ability to trigger 2 different free spins modes thanks to the regular Scatter and Spectral Scatter symbols. These two different free spins modes are explained later!
Game Features Summary
- 5×3 Reels, 1-10 Variable Paylines "Book-style" slot
- 3 or more Scatters or Spectral Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins Bonus Round
- 2 Unique Free Spins Rounds on offer
- Expanding Symbols Feature
- Bonus Rounds can be fully re-triggered
- Maximum Wins per spin are 5000x Stake