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Book of Raider slot REVIEW

Book of Raider ReviewIt’s always interesting to see what a new developer can do with the well-established Book of ... mechanic concept, and GONG Gaming’s ‘book slot’ debut is actually not too shabby. Book of Raider comes with the standard chosen expanding symbol bonus round though, but the Microgaming partner has included some innovative extras to spice up the usual ‘desert walk’ base game.

The ancient Egypt theme is done in a somewhat different way as well, without being revolutionary. The Royal League Jackpot Game is the big twist, giving you regular opportunities to land prizes up to 10,000x your stake as you grind along. Tokens are collected to this end, awarding Super Spins with a double Royal League chance. Boost Mode 10x’ your jackpot game chances, but the price you pay is an RTP of 92.23 % and 2x your regular stake.

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Book of Raider Slot Features

The premium symbols pay 40 to 500 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, with the leather-hatted Explorer as the top-tier symbol. The Book Wild serves double duty as a scatter, which is not unusual for these types of games, and as a wild it steps in for regular pay symbols to help complete winning combinations.

You can turn on/off the Boost Mode feature between base game spins, and it doubles the price per spin when switched on. The benefit is a 10 times higher chance of triggering the Royal League Jackpot Game, and you get it quite often with this ante bet turned on.

The Royal League Feature triggers at random times, and it plays out on a 49 gemstones grid. The gemstones are arranged in patterns of different colors, and the colors correspond to the 4 jackpots on display on the left-hand side. One gemstone is highlighted by a marker as the feature starts, and then you’ll roll a pair of dice.

The dice can trigger the Collect function, or it can move the gemstone marker to another gemstone position. The feature goes on until you roll the Collect symbol, and you then win the jackpot that corresponds to the gemstone the marker has settled on. The Royal League feature can only be triggered from the base game, and the jackpots pay 10x, 100x, 1,000x or 10,000x your stake.

Some symbols land with tokens attached during base game play, and all tokens are collected in the Token Meter seen up to the left. You need to collect a total of 100 Tokens to trigger the Golden Spins feature, but you start with 90 pre-collected Tokens in your very first session. When the Golden Spins feature triggers, you’ll select 1 of 3 different items on the screen.

This awards 8, 12 or 16 Golden Spins, but keep in mind that Golden Spins are not free. You will thus pay for each spin like a regular base game spin, but the big difference is that your chances of triggering the Royal League Jackpot Game is doubled as long as the Golden Spins feature lasts.

The Bonus Round triggers when you land 3, 4 or 5 Book Scatters anywhere in view, and this awards a scatter win of 2, 20 or 200 x your stake up front, respectively. You win 10 free spins either way, and the book opens up for the usual special symbol selection process. A random pay symbol is thus selected to become the expanding scatter pay symbol.

Landing enough instances of the chosen symbol on different reels triggers the expanding feature. This happens after the regular payout has been summed up, and the special symbol will then expand to give you an all-paylines win. The symbols do not need to land on adjacent reels to expand, and you win +10 extra spins if you land 3 book scatters on the same free spin.

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We decided to play with Boost Mode on, and it paid off almost immediately. We trigger the Royal League Jackpot feature at 0:40 into the 1:35-minute highlights video, and you can see for yourself which of the prizes we got away with by hitting the play button below. We didn’t bother with the bonus round this time, since it’s a standard ‘Book of’ mechanic feature anyway.

Review Summary

GONG Gaming Technologies has done a lot of things right with what amounts to their very first ‘Book slot’ effort. The ancient Egypt theme might be standard stuff in one way, but the visuals come with an appealing glimmering finish. In addition, the soundtrack isn’t the usual “mysterious Egypt” cliche, but actually a more low-key, yet somewhat upbeat, tune. It might not seem like all that much in writing, but it adds up to a different flavor that went down well with us.

The Boost Mode feature seems like a good idea if you want a thrilling break from the base game grind on a regular basis, but keep in mind that it reduces the RTP to 92.23 %. Still, it keeps the base game more interesting for sure, not least since you can win up to 10,000x your stake from the Royal League feature. The bonus round is done 100 % “by the book” though, and even the top-tier RTP of 95.72 % is below many other ‘book slot’ installments.

If you appreciate Book of Raider Slot you should also try:

Secret of Dead - is another installment in Play’n Go’s ongoing ‘Book of’ series, and this one comes with 6x3 reels and 10 betlines. You get a new chosen expanding symbol per bonus round retrigger, and the top-tier symbol pays double when it’s expanding. You can thus win up to 10,000x your stake.

Book Of Ba'al - is an Iron Dog installment in the evergreen ‘book slot’ saga, and collected scatters trigger a chosen expanding symbol respin feature that mimics the bonus round. The latter is a standard ‘Book mechanic’ free spins round thorough, and you can win up to 5,100x your stake.

Book of Destiny - is Print Studios’ strong ‘book slot’ debut, and it has already climbed pretty high on the charts. This is probably due to the fact that you can choose your preferred expanding symbol when the bonus round triggers, and you can even gamble for up to 3 expanding symbols. Each retrigger gives you a new expanding symbol as well, and the max win is 5,000x your stake.


Book of Raider Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of Book of Raider?

The top-tier Book of Raider RTP of 95.72 % is a tad below average, and operators can adjust it further down due to the customizable RTP ranges.

How volatile is Book of Raider?

This is a high volatility installment from GONG Gaming Technologies, like most ‘Book slots’ are.

What is the biggest win possible?

You can win up to 10,000x your stake in Book of Raider, but 5,000x is the single spin max win. The max win probability is 1 in 1,224,439 spins (or 0.0000008167 %).

How does the Royal League feature work?

Triggered at random times (but 10x more likely if you pay 2x your regular stake by turning on Boost Mode), it’s a dice rolling jackpot game that guarantees 1 of the 4 prizes. Tokens are collected in the base game to trigger paid Super Spins, and these come with a 2x chance of triggering the Royal League jackpot game.

Is there a free spins mode in Book of Raider?

Yes, it’s a standard ‘Book of’ mechanic bonus round, and you get 10 free spins with an expanding scatter pay symbol randomly chosen from the book up front.

Can I play Book of Raider Slot for free?

Yes, you can test the free Book of Raider demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).

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