Atem, an important Egyptian deity, has an equally as important book to share with you all. It is the book of the dead! It holds the secrets to the creation of himself and his world. On the plus side, none of that is really important in the Book of Atem, all you need to know is it will serve you well on your journey through Ancient Egypt. A valuable piece of kit to help you win those big money prizes.
As the game begins the background music resembles something you may have heard in the old kingdom, as a piper charms a snake out of its basket. The music continues in this fashion until you hit the Free Spins Bonus round, then it really steps up a pace; almost warlike in its drama and urgency. Certainly makes for an atmospheric bonus game. Atem himself is wearing the familiar opulent headdress of deities, with the culturally significant shiny blue and gold colours. The colours of water and wealth. The other colours on the reels are slightly pastel in colour, making the book, and Atem, really jump out at you. Microgaming has added some other significant symbols including, the snake, the lotus flower, and the fabulous flying falcon. All of them the high paying symbols in the game.
How to play
You won’t be waiting around for the line wins to start stacking up, all the character symbols payout for a 2-of-a-kind combination offering up a more frequent hit rate. Atem is the highest paying symbol on the reels, with a staggering prize of 500x your total bet. The bird ain’t half bad either with a prize of 200x your wager, very generous those Egyptians.
The Book of Atem is the main player in the game as it acts as the Wild and Scatter symbols. 3 or more of those bad boys and you’re on track to start playing with some expanding wilds, giving you a shot at increasing winning combinations during the Free Spins Bonus round. And best of all when you have your Random Wild filling a reel, the winning combinations don’t even have to be adjacent or start on reel 1. You might not be able to charm the snake off the reels, but there are much bigger rewards in store while playing this slot.
The Book of Atem is the Wild and the Scatter in this game. It can substitute for any symbol, except an Expanded Symbol. Landing 3 or more Book Scatter symbols will trigger 10 Free Spins. The Book of Atem will open and a symbol will be selected at random to be stacked during the bonus game.
Wins with expanding symbols pay in addition to other Free Spin wins. Expanding Symbol line wins do not have to be adjacent or start on reel 1. The selected random symbol will only expand when it forms part of a line win.