Journey Through History in Book of Time Slot
Hacksaw Gaming released its first Canny the Can game called Stick’Em in 2019. This was followed by Stack’Em in 2021. Now, we’ve got our latest addition to the series with the release of Book of Time slot. I do wish that they had stuck with the naming theme and called it Slap’Em, but it’s integrating some classic “Book of” slot mechanics thus the name.
A history of wins
If you’ve played Stick’Em and Stack’Em from Hacksaw, you likely won’t know your way around Book of Time slot, which is proof of how much has gone into this new slot.
The appearance of three or more book symbols will trigger a round of the Book of free spins feature. Before your round of Book of free spins commences, between one and three (depending on how many book symbols you used to unlock the feature) symbols will be selected at random. During the round of Book of free spins, any of the selected symbols that appear on the reels will expand to fill the entire reel. This gives a shot to covering the entire slot with the same symbol for some impressive wins.
If you don’t unlock a round of the slot’s Book of free spins with five book symbols, you can still grab the full selection of three random symbols. With each set of three book symbols you collect during free spins you’ll unlock another random symbol up to a maximum of three.
The appearance of three or more clock symbols on the reels will trigger a round of the slot’s Time free spins. Once triggered, you’ll have the chance of grabbing X symbols. When X symbols appear on the reels, the symbol and any symbols above it will transform into clock multiplier wilds which offer multipliers of between 2x and 12x your winnings. If a clock multiplier wild is involved in a winning combination, it will be applied to the winning amount. If multiple clock multiplier wilds are involved in a winning combination, the multipliers will first all be added together and then applied to the winning amount.
If you’re not keen on waiting around to unlock a round of one of the slot’s bonus features, you can choose to utilize the buy bonus feature. Book of Time slot’s buy bonus feature is extensive allowing you to select to improve your chances of unlocking a bonus feature or selecting to outright buy any of the slot’s bonus features.
Does Book of Time slot live up to the Canny the Can legacy?
Book of Time slot is a definite upgrade from its Stack’Em and Stick’Em. It features some interesting new bonus features, a great take on the classic “Book of” symbol substitution-based free spins, and some beautiful graphics with several unique locations. Plus, the retro styling gives it an interesting visual identity that makes it one of my favorite slot releases of the year.
The slot has medium to high volatility meaning that depending on how you choose to play the slot, you may get a nicely balanced experience between big wins and consistent wins. The variable is the buy bonus feature that will push any gameplay into the high volatility realm. However, thanks to the 96.13% RTP and impressive 10,000x max multiplier, you can still chase big wins even if you’re betting close to the minimum bet per spin.
If you’re looking for a few other classics from Hacksaw Gaming, I recommend giving ITERO and Time Spinners a try. Both are visually beautiful and offer unique takes on some traditional bonus features.