Game description

Rise of Dead Slot Review

Rise of Dead SlotThis is a sequel from the famous Book: the Dead video. Rise of Dead is a slot game from Play’n Go and it is set on five-reels, 3 rows and 20-paylines.  In this game, Three Pharaohs will reward you with three rewarding features. Two of these features (Gift of Gods and Mega Stacks) can be triggered randomly, while the 3rd one which is Ancient Free Spins requires 3 Scroll Scatters.

Game Symbols

The Rise of Dead reels is set on an ancient tomb which is also the resting place of the three Pharaohs (highest-paying regular symbols). From my experience, I can say that the room is terribly dark and the soundtrack does not help set the mood.

However, this set up could be intentional as the Pharaoh’s scary appearance could help to deliver some good pay-outs and not curses. The symbol that acts as the Scatter is the Golden Scroll. This also helps you to trigger the slot’s Free Spins feature. There is also the Golden Scarab which is the slot’s Wild that substitutes all other regular symbols. Low-value symbols appear in the form of simple playing cards.

Special Features

Rise of Dead has three features and on each spin, a symbol will be selected randomly. This will be the symbol to become the Mega Stacked symbol. For the Gift of Gods feature, it is possible for a player to trigger it randomly. Reels 1, 3 and 5 are the only ones that you can fill with the chosen Mega Stacked symbol. Reels 2 and 4 spin normally just like they do in the base game.

The last symbol is the Free Spins feature which is triggered when three Scroll Scatters show up on reels 1, 3, and 4. This rewards you with 10 free spins but if you are lucky to land additional Scatters, you will be able to get an extra 2, 4, or 10 free spins. This feature has no restrictions and it can be triggered multiple times.

Payouts Available at Rise of Dead

The highest pay-out that Play’n Go offers players for this slot is 5,000 times the bet which is quite good.  The Scarab which offers the maximum pay-out gives a total of 125 times the bet. The Pharaohs are less generous here and the much you can expect from them 25 times the bet.  


I have had the privilege of playing the earlier version of this slot (Book of Dead) and I must admit that this sequel is not as good. However, it may appear fun to players who enjoy ancient Egypt -themed games. This is a slot with high variance and the RTP currently stands at 96.25%.

UPDATED ON: by James Worden