Book of Darkness

Book of Darkness Slot Review

There's no doubt that Book of Darkness is a book-style mechanic slot, as is evident in the title, but before you roll your eyes, Betsoft has answered our prayers by shaking up the gameplay a bit. Finally, there's a book-style slot that provides extras than just the usual Free Spins Feature with an expanding symbol. If you were a World of Warcraft video game fanatic, expect a similar dark theme here to tickle your dark side. My dark side keeps on following me when I'm in the sun; he's like a creepy black ghost that is the perfect silhouette of me wherever I walk.

Gameplay

Book of Darkness is a 5x3 reel, 10 payline video slot powered by Betsoft Gamingsoftware. Symbols include Royal Card Suits (Q-A), Swords, Potions, Rings, and Crystals. Special Symbols include the Book of Darkness Wild/Scatter acting both as a Wild and Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature, the Huntress Character Symbol and the Dark Wizard Character Symbol trigger The Clash for Power Feature. There is also a Shadowform Feature. More detail will be given in the Features section.

At the bottom left of the reels, you will find a Volume control icon, next is the Information icon that expands to the Paytable, Options, Autoplay, and Rules. Next is the Balance window, Win Window, and increase and decrease Bet buttons, followed by the Spin button and Autoplay button next to it.

Features

Features in Book of Darkness include the Book of Darkness Wild/Scatter acting both as a Wild and Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature, the Huntress Character Symbol and the Dark Wizard Character Symbol trigger The Clash for Power Feature. There is also a Shadowform Feature.

The Book of Darkness Wild/Scatter as a Wild, substitutes for all symbols (except when in a combination of the Huntress and Dark Wizard Symbols) to form potential winning combinations.

As a Scatter, you need land 3-5 Book of Darkness Wild/Scatters to trigger the Free Spins Feature, awarding 10, 15, and 20 free spins, respectively. Typical to the book-style mechanic, a random symbol will be selected for you from the book. This symbol will act as a special symbol in the feature. Every time it lands, it will expand, awarding a payout.

Unique Features

If you land the Huntress Symbol and the Dark Wizard Symbol together with the Book of Darkness Wild/Scatter in between them in a straight line, the Clash of Power Feature is triggered, awarding an infinite amount of free spins. You will need to choose who you think will win the battle between the Huntress and the Dark Wizard. Each time the Huntress or Dark Wizard Symbols land, they expand over the reels and fill their respective Hero meter. The first to fill their meter is the winner. If you chose the incorrect winner, you return to the main game. If you chose correctly, then your hero moves on to the Shadowform Free Spins Feature.

Triggering the Shadowform Free Spins Feature awards you with 10 Free Spins. If the Dark Wizard won the Clash for Power Feature, 5 expanding symbols are awarded. If the Huntress won, a 5x multiplier for any wins that include the Dark Wizard, Huntress, Crystal, or Ring Symbols is awarded.

Performance

Book of Darkness is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the overused book-style mechanic by adding some extra features to the gameplay besides the typical Free Spins Feature with a special expanding symbol. The addition of the 2 extra Free Spins Features adds to the excitement of the gameplay. The graphics, animation, and design are spectacular. The RTP sits at 96.48% with medium-high volatility.

Max Win

The max coin win is 1056x your stake.

Conclusion

Book of Darkness shows precisely how a 2020 version of a book-style mechanic slot should be by mixing things up a bit compared to the conventional. However, the darkness does creep in where the Max Win is concerned as it could have been way better than what is on offer. But, I suppose one can't have their bread buttered on both sides as there are way more pros than cons to this slot. Speaking of bread buttered on both sides, I'm in the mood for some dark burnt toast with butter while reading my book on warcraft.

Slot Details

Software: Betsoft Gaming
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 10
Reels: 5x3
RTP: 96.48%
Bonus Round: No
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes
Max Coin Win: 1056x stake


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