Book of Queen is a decent sister to Amatic’s Book of Lord, but a lack of reliable info on the RTP colours our good will towards such a game.
First, Book of Lords came out, which was more or less Book of Ra with a bit more flare, and now Book of Lord has been reskinned to Book of Queen.
As with its fraternal twin Book of Lord, Book of Queen does a pretty good job in the graphics department. It does not break much in the way of new ground, but the imagery has the clarity of Egyptian hieroglyphs, with the modern three-dimensional flare that only computer-generated imagery can provide.
The animations are clean and straightforward, with enough flare to mark them out from the property it pays homage too. While the sound is a good approximation of the Cleopatra soundtrack as remixed by Sergio Leone.
All in all, the design elements are as clear cut and solid as the pyramids themselves.
The gameplay, too, feels so traditional it might originally have been conceived on an ancient roll of papyrus. Book of Queen is a simple five reel slot with ten win lines, and a combined Wild, Scatter and Bonus symbol.
Fans of more complex slot machines will probably be left cold as the desert night by the simplicity here, but fans of the classics should get a kick.
The Scatter, Bonus and Wild symbols are all rolled into one symbol, referred to as the Scatter in Book of Queen’s instructional bumf.
The Scatter pays twice your bet per spin for three symbols anywhere on the reels, twenty times your bet for four and two hundred times your bet for five symbols. Three or more Scatters also triggers 10 free spins.
During the free spins, one random symbol is chosen (excluding the Scatter). This symbol pays out according to the paytable regardless of where on the winline the symbols fall and it expands to fill whatever reel it lands on.
The Scatter also substitutes for all other symbols to generate a win.
The publisher has not published the return to player for this slot game. This prevents us making a recommendation for this. Unverified sources claim a return to player of 96.95% which would be perfectly decent if true. However, it is best not to make any decisions on whether to play this game on the basis of that number.
The range of bet on the site we tested was from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.10 to $/£/€300.00.
The volatility of this game is high. This is an ideal match for our preferred strategies. Coupled with the relatively high return to player, this would make the slot an attractive prospect.
Book of Queen is an attractive prospect, a gussied up visually and simplified gameplay version of the popular Book of Ra.
The main worry we have is being unable to get reliable information on the return to player which is a key statistic for any slot machine.