Legacy of Dead combines solid gameplay with nice graphics and an RTP of 96.58%. We also like the high volatility and fun features.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is evoked by the title of this slot, though in practice it is more or less indistinguishable from the innumerable other Ancient Egypt based slots that exist out there.
The game sports exactly the kind of necropolis backdrop you would expect, with hieroglyphs and braziers burning. On the reels, there are animal headed gods, sarcophagus death masks, and golden scarabs on stone monuments.
Venture into this game’s gloom, just beware of mummies.
Legacy of Dead does an excellent job of not venturing too far away from the look of other popular games that have explored this theme (Book of Ra and Book of Dead spring to mind as leaders in this field).
However, it manages to subtly upstage its competitors with slightly sharper and more up to date visuals. The animations are uncomplicated and eye-catching.
The music is atmospheric and, unlike so many slot soundtracks, is designed to blend into the background and the win and spin sounds in a way that avoids the typical exhaustion that looped music can instil in a player.
This slot sports five reels and three rows with ten win lines and a typical neat gamble feature.
Players can use the gamble feature to play double-or-nothing or quadruple-or-nothing with their winnings by picking either the colour or suit of the next card off an infinite deck. The vig on this feature is 0%, but it is a handy way to introduce additional volatility into the game.
There is also one bonus feature, a free spin bonus (full details below) which is par for the course on a slot like this.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter symbol.
Should the player manage to land three or more Scatters in one spin, the free spin bonus will be triggered with ten free spins given to the player and a payout of twice the bet per spin for three Scatters, x20 for four Scatters, and x200 for five.
During the free spins, a regular symbol is randomly chosen. When this symbol lands on the reels, wins are calculated, then it expands to fill that reel.
The return to player of this game is 96.58%, a good half a percentage point over our yardstick for average of roughly 96%.
The range of bets on the site we tested ran from a minimum bet per line of $/£/€0.01. If one plays all ten lines, the maximum bet was $/£/€100.00 per spin.
The volatility of this game is high, which makes it a great match for our preferred slot machine strategies, as we like to seek out high volatility games as part of our slot strategies.
Legacy of Dead by Play'n GO does not carve out any new territory for itself in the large and overpopulated world of Ancient Egyptian themed slots. However, it does beat out the competition by doing it rather better. The visuals are sharpened up for this slot as are the various features.
Its biggest advantage, however, is that it has a reasonable RTP, where much of the competition has sub-96%, this game has 96.58%.
The high volatility also makes this a good game for anyone using our slot strategies, allowing us to offer this so hearty a recommendation that you could keep it in a canopic jar.