Pragmatic Play returns to a destination they know so well in their brand new slot titled Return of the Dead. You guessed it right! Ancient Egypt! And instead of going for John Hunter as the player’s guide, they sub him for an unnamed explorer. Looking at him, we wondered, “Could this be a face close-up shot of one of the members behind the release?
Anyway, the title might imply the return of zombies or any other species of the undead, but that’s not the case. It is the title of the ancient book it is named after. Avoiding the temptation of giving you details about the book, let’s scrutinize the slot itself.
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Another Ancient Egypt outing courtesy of Pragmatic Play & Reel Kingdom! Play Return of the Dead for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 96.71%
- Volatility: High
- 10 Paylines
- Bet Range: €0.10-250
- Wild-Scatter Hybrid
- Bonus Round
- Potential: 5000X
- All Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Linux, etc.
- All Browsers: Chrome, Edge, Explorer, Safari, Mozilla, etc.
- Tech: HTML5
Overview, Stats, and Paytable
There is no thinking out of the box in terms of the overall styling here. The most cliché of layouts is against the backdrop of a Pyramids of Giza scene as anyone would imagine it. That is not a surprise, though, since that is typical of Reel Kingdom slots powered by Pragmatic Play. It might as well be an intentional move by the looks department to appeal to classic slot fans, but we highly doubt that. They need to up their game.
Players looking to alter their betting preferences have to select their bet first. Staking options range from €0.10-250, so there are no limitations, budget-wise. There’s no altering the number of paylines, which makes sense because they are only ten. You might also want to use other customization options such as quick spin, battery saver, and auto-play.
As for the stats, Return of the Dead features a high volatility algorithm. It’s as volatile as they get from Pragmatic Play since all the volatility bars are full, but an above-average RTP of 96.71% might help even things out in the long run. Don’t misinterpret that, though. This territory is no place for the soft-hearted.
Upon the reels of the game, players find the sort of symbols that usually go with this kind of thing. You can see a scarab, Horus, a pharaoh’s headdress, & the game’s star, and J-A fillers as well. It’s not hard to guess the top-payer, who pays up to 500X on a line.
A book titled Return of the Dead is the only special symbol in the game, doubling as the scatter and wild. Acting as the wild, it substitutes for all the regular payers to complete winning combinations in addition to paying 1, 10, 100, and 500X for two, three, four, and five appearances. As the scatter (pays anywhere), it pays 2, 20, and 200X for three, four, and five appearances in addition to triggering ten free spins.
Right before the free spins session begins, one of the regulars get selected to act as the special symbol. Special symbols expand to cover entire reels only on a winning combination. The good thing is that these don’t follow the left-right orientation rule.
Return of the Dead- Our Verdict
We all know it for a fact. Return of the Dead is anything but original. To be precise, it’s yet another Book of Ra copy disguised as a new release. Is this a bad thing? Well, not entirely since players who are tired of playing the original, as well as older clones such as Book of Dead, have got a new variant to try their luck on. That’s especially good news to fans of Pragmatic Play-branded slots.