Book of Atem Slot Review (Microgaming)
Finally, Microgaming is the proud owner of a Book-Style slot game thanks to their new release, Book of Atem.
Although most of the features on this new game do not differ much from what we saw in Book of Ra, Book of Atem has slightly better graphics and the slot offers high-quality features and mechanics that are lacking in other slots in its league.
The Book of Atem comes on 5 reels and 10 pay lines. The highest win that you can expect is 5,000x total stake which translates to $125,000.
As I quickly came to learn, Book of Atem has very high volatility but this is cushioned by the excellent RTP of 96.45% that the slot offers.
The features include the usual wilds, scatters free spins and some special expanding symbols.
Betting and Prizes
I know you are very eager to know how much you are expected to spend on this slot. Well, prices are not so bad and with as little as $0.10, you can be able to spin those reels. The highest price that the slot allows is $25 per spin.
Book of Atem Slot Features
Features wise, The Book of Atem uses a Book as its main symbol which is self-explanatory.
It is the symbol that acts as the wild and one which represents the regular symbols.
Occasionally, the wild symbol may appear a couple of times on the screen and if it appears 3 or more times, then you will be given an opportunity to trigger the free spins.
Additionally, the wild symbol will earn you a fair amount but only if you are able to land it five times on the reels.
The slot’s potential increases as you get to play. For example, when you get to the 10 free spins, the payout potential largely increases, and you get to its special abilities. At this point, it will then expand on any reel where it lands.
The idea is to get it on all the five available reels.
Theme & Design
The Ancient Egypt genre is in the top category of slot themes that have been widely used. With the release of Book of Atem, the theme continues to grow in popularity and as far as design and graphics are concerned, the Book of Atem is one of the best from this category.
Microgaming is very creative when it comes to symbols and this is also evident in the ones used in this slot. For example, we get to see cobra snakes, lotus flowers, falcons, Book of Atem as well as Pharaohs. Low-value symbols are indicated in playing cards.
Book of Atem borrows heavily from other slots that use the Book-style theme.
This slot’s mechanics and payouts are closely related to what is available on other slots from this genre.
Even though it lacks originality, the Book of Atem is intelligently crafted making it quite enjoyable to players of all levels.