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Return of the Dead™ Video Slot

Return of the Dead is a collaboration between Reel Kingdom and Pragmatic Play and is a highly volatile video slot that can pay out a max win of 20,000x and the classic Book style game play.

Release Date 2020-10-22
Default Bet Per Line 0,01
Minimum Total Bet 0,10
Rows 3
Reels 5
Lines 10
Max Multiplier Win 20,000x
RTP 96,71%
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Return of the Dead is a collaboration between Reel Kingdom and Pragmatic Play. It is a highly volatile video slot that can pay out a max win of 20,000x. It has an RTP of 96,71% which is slightly higher than usual. This video slot is like your typical “Book game” with a chosen, expanding symbol in the Free Spins feature but with the much higher max win.

The theme of this slot game is as I can tell, Egyptian and have a 5-reel 3-row layout containing 10 pay lines. The collaboration between Pragmatic Play and Reel Kingdom seems to be evolving in a nice direction with video slots like Return of the Dead seeing the light of day.

There is a couple of symbols that might be recognized, like the scarab, the pharaoh, the explorer and other Egyptian themed graphics. All the symbols pay out differently when landing on a pay line. Let us go over the symbols and what they can pay.

  • Explorer – Pays 500x your stake if you land five on a payline
  • Pharao – Pays 200x your stake if you land five on a payline
  • Horus – Pays 75x your stake if you land five on a payline
  • Scarab – Pays 75x your stake if you land five on a payline
  • Ace and King – Pays 15x your stake if you land five on a payline
  • Queen, Jack and Ten – Pays 10x your stake if you land five on a payline

The Book Symbol

The Book is the symbol we really want to show up on our reels. It acts both as a Scatter and as a Wild. It substitutes for all symbols and has different pay out depending on how they land. If they land as scatters (not in a payline) they pay 200x your stake. Land five of them on a payline they pay as the Explorer does, 500x your stake. If you hit three or more as scatter or as wild, they will trigger the Free Spins Feature.

Return Of The Dead video slot

Free Spins Feature

When three or more Book symbols lands on the reels the free spins feature is triggered. You will be awarded with 10 Free Spins. Before the round starts a symbol is selected at random by the video slot. During the free spins, this symbol will expand when it lands on the reels. No payline required. The special expanding symbol pays according to its paytable, on all reels, even when it’s in a non-adjacent position. So, it doesn’t matter where on the reels and rows the special symbols land, they will expand and pay the player accordingly.

The expansion is triggered only if enough symbols for a win are present on the reels. Before the symbols expand vertically to cover the entire reel, regular hits on a payline is paid. If you hit three or more Book Symbols during the Free Spins you will retrigger the feature and gain another 10 Free Spins. Return of the Dead video slot can be retriggered endless times in the free spins.

Return Of The Dead video slot

Betting and Winning

In Return of the Dead that is a highly volatile video slot the lowest bet is €0,10 and if you feel in luck it is possible to bet as high as a staggering €250. Being a high volatility video slot, it means that it pays out less often on average but has a bigger chance of paying out big wins in a shorter time span.

With an RTP of 96,71%, you have all the help you need to hit the max win of 20,000x your stake. Like many other video slots, this as well do pay from left to right unless in the Free Spins Feature when it pays like scatters.

Conclusion and thoughts

Though Return of the Dead is another book-game it is unique in the flow of the gameplay. It feels somewhat “fast” when you spin the reels and the graphics looks good. It’s also unique in the maximum win of 20,000x. With the books triggering the free spins there is an exciting free spin round with 10 spins waiting for you. With the Free Spins able to retrigger endlessly there might be really big wins waiting for you. Pragmatic Play and Reel Kingdom really put a nice video slot on the casinos and playing it feels really good.

The slightly higher RTP of 96,71% also makes it more fun to play seeing it gives smaller hits more often than other highly volatile slot games. When triggering the free spins, the book opens up and selects the mystery symbol that will be the expanding symbol during the free spins, classic right?

Return of the dead will be released on Thursday the 22nd of October and you will be able to play it at Slotty Vegas Casino or Slothunter Casino. But in the meantime, you can play the demo at the top of this review to try it out beforehand.

Return of the Dead video reel (coming soon)


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