Free Book of 99 slot
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Book of 99 slot by Relax Gaming does bring something very new to the slotting community. You will no doubt wonder why I say this as invariably any game with 'Book' in the title means a take of Novomatic's classic Book of Ra Deluxe slot mechanic, so often emulated by numerous developers. Take Play'n Go's Book of Dead slot and even Big Time Gaming's Book of Gods slot with the same idea but over 243-ways, and you get the picture. As far as the appearance goes, gentle music along with dramatic sounds for winning tiles isn't bad for the ears and the reels are set over a temple with some invented characters drawn as our main symbols, so not a lot visually. So can we find out if the number 99 can be magic for our bankroll here?
On the reels...
Single symbols and 10 lines over 5 reels of 3 rows on Book of 99 slot might make you continue to ask what is different about his game. Even the 5-of-a-kind pays are familiar with 500x bet for the Prince, 200x Princess, 75x Ogre or Pixie with five car values paying either 15 or 10x for a full line of five. The Book is the scatter/Wild paying presumably 500x bet too if landing in a pay line and you need 3 of these or more to trigger free games. So it's still the same so far as Book of Ra Deluxe, right? Not now it isn't.
On the left we see our first difference - a trail over an island map. All this does is allow you to trigger the free games cumulatively after collecting 99 Book Wild/scatters while you play.
So you hit 3 or more scatter/Wilds or have hit 99 on the feature trail. No surprises here, 10 free games with one of the nine standard symbols randomly selected to pay as an expanding scatter on top of any line pays you may get in the spins. This effectively means a 10x multiplier for any wins of that selected symbol due to having 10 lines. You can retrigger 10 more spins with the same chosen symbol with 3+ Books.
I've kept the best bit until last about the unremarkable looking Book of 99 slot which after all is essentially a copy of an old mechanic. The game looks uninspiring, distinctly average or less for sounds and overall appearance it has to be said. So here comes the grand finale I was building up to regarding why this Book of 99 slot is so very different. The collection trigger is not the only time the number 99 is important here, but the RTP as it's an incredible 99.00% and cannot be offered to the casino any lower! This game seems to cock a snook at the recent antics of many developers offering substantially lower RTP models to the casinos to the detriment of the player. Netent can offer their games as low as a reprehensible 88% and Play'n Go an even more vile 84%, to mention a couple of examples. The latter example means the house edge quadruples in comparison to a 96% model and the average amount of spins a player gets for their cash correspondingly drops by 75% to 25% of what they would have had. Obviously this Book of 99 slot will be excluded from casino bonus wagering due to the generous RTP but I for one will be tipping my hat to all the casinos that offer it...