The action here takes place against a backdrop of a flowing river, mountains, blue skies and pyramids. The reels are set within ornately designed columns and include A to 9 royal symbols and a quartet of higher paying gods. The top paying standard symbol is the cat god Bastet which offers awards of 2, 5, 10 or 30 times your total stake if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
Winners are created by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels. Emulating the payouts from Bastet is the gold Book of Gods symbol. This is both the wild and the scatter. Book of Gods comes with 3 bonus features:
Symbol Cloning feature - on a plinth to the side of the reels you’ll see a book. The pages flutter with each spin and will open on 1 of the A to 9 symbols. Land a winning combination made up of the symbol featured in the book and the symbol expands to fill the reels in which it appears. A payout is made with the extended symbols in place.
Free Spins feature - the other main extra is the free spins round. This is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the gold Book of Gods scatter on the same spin. Your reward will be 15, 20 or 25 free spins. Rather than 1 of the lower value royal values, it’s 1 of the higher value gods which will be the special cloned symbol here. Again, landing a winner made up of the special symbol will result in stacks of matching cloned symbols.
A re-trigger is awarded if you land 3 or more scatters on the same spin. Perhaps more importantly, another of the God symbols will develop cloning properties which can deliver some potentially very rewarding combinations. You can benefit from all 4 gods being cloned for spectacular wins – there’s also no limits to how many free spins can play with.
You’ll be offered the opportunity to pay and trigger the Free Spins feature if you wish with the Feature Drop feature. The amount you have to pay for the Feature Drop is displayed in the top right corner of the screen (80 times your stake). Look out for tokens that can land and reduce the price of the Feature Drop feature. Each token is worth 0.5 times your stake.
The ancient theme is a hugely popular one and Book of Gods compares favourably with many of them. The design impresses and the cloned symbol deliver some decent action, especially when you manage to land the feature. If you like the ancient theme and medium to high variance action, then it’s worth donning the virtual toga and giving Book of Gods a spin as it can reward you with 5,000 times your stake on every free spin! I also recommend Donuts, by Big Time Gaming, which is more volatile and can pay up to 40,000 times your stake on each spin.