Book of Golden Sands released by Pragmatic Play
Lead software provider, Pragmatic Play is celebrating its most recent release, ‘Book of Golden Sands’, which is set to hit most major markets in the coming weeks.
The slot itself encompasses an Egyptian theme where you encounter all of the typical type of characteristics and symbols that you could expect to find in Ancient Egypt. From scarab beatles, princesses, golden trinkets and more, this is a slot title that is packed with entertainment.
Presented on six reels, each with three symbols, there are actually no paylines and instead, 729 ways to win, such as by matching symbols. Meanwhile, Pragmatic Play has implemented a very high volatility rating, with the game having three different RTP (Return-to-Player) settings. These are 96.4 per cent, 95.42 per cent, or 94.05 per cent.
How to win playing Book of Golden Sands
You will find that a book symbol (in line with the theme of the slot), appears on each reel. As a result, when you land three, four, five or six book scatters you are awarded 10 free spins as well as a payout of two, 10, 50 or even 500 times your principal stake.
A random pay symbol is chosen, before the free spins rounds begin, from the flicking pages of the book. Subsequently, this then turns into a special expanding symbol, while throughout the free spins rounds, if it is possible for these to create a win, then all of the reels are covered with these.
Should they expand, a form of the symbol appears above each reel. If you get more than three scatters, which wins you another 10 free spins which also increases the length of the bonus round.
What gives Book of Golden Sands an edge?
There are quite a few similarities between Book of Golden Sands and others in the series such as the Book of Shadows and Book of Dead slots, however, one thing that really stands out about this is that value of the symbols in Book of Golden Sands are not as high as in others.
Despite this, Pragmatic Play has seemingly realised that by increasing the value of the potential wins, this could act as a great selling point for the slot and as a result, this does have a lot of scope.
The highest multiplier for a win is 10,000X - not the absolute highest in the industry, however, for the software provider it marks a significant improvement. Graphics of the slot remain consistent with prior titles in the series and these perfectly compliment the story of the gameplay and also the navigation.
It actually is ideal for those players who are new to playing online slots, because compared to the Book of Dead, it is more straightforward in addition to being more enticing when considering the win potential.
Where does Pragmatic Play rank in terms of quality of slots?
While not having the same kind of reputation as an industry heavyweight such as Microgaming, Playtech or NetEnt (the latter now owned by Evolution), Pragmatic Play is still a reputable software provider that has forged a lot of credibility for itself.
Having launched in 2015, it has swiftly become a bright light in the online gambling software industry, creating a ‘boutique’ feel to it, like many of the smaller providers that have their own unique selling point.
What cannot be called into question though, is how good that the slots are that it creates and, the talent acquisition team are highly attuned to hiring some of the best talent in the industry (both technical and creative).
As such, this helps to make sure that the quality is consistent throughout and this is certainly resembled in its latest release.
Written for onlinecasino-southafrica.co.za by Adiela de Bruyn - on 07-09-2022