Book of the Fallen by Pragmatic Play is a dream come true for any “book-of” slot fan. What makes this release so special - the chance to choose your own expanding symbol during free spins! Expanding symbols are a hallmark of the book mechanic genre, and Book of the Fallen does an excellent job at highlighting them.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
This Pragmatic slot plays similarly to most other “book of” type of slots. However, it possesses a few game-changing features that let you customize your gameplay to your playstyle. But, in case you're unfamiliar with the genre, let's first look at the basics.
The game takes place on a 5x3 gameplay grid with 10 different paylines, 9 normal symbols, and 1 special symbol. The base game revolves all around the special symbol which is illustrated by the ancient Egyptian book with the Eye of Anubis mark. This book is both a wild symbol and a scatter symbol. Wilds substitute for all other symbols and also grant a decent reward of their own. If you manage to land 3 or more book symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll trigger the free spins bonus game.
Usually, in “book of” type of slots, your expanding symbol is chosen randomly. However, in Book of the Fallen, you’ll be able to choose your own expanding symbol for the entire bonus round. Choosing different paying symbols affects your volatility so you can choose depending on your playstyle.
After choosing your symbol, you’ll be given 10 free spins during which your chosen symbol expands to cover an entire reel. In addition, hitting three or more scatter symbols again will retrigger your bonus game and award 10 extra spins. These retriggers do not have a limit, however, your bonus game will stop if you reach the max win of 5,000x your stake.
Another distinguishing feature of Book of the Fallen is the Super Spin Ante Bet feature, which is an optional mode for the base game. It is essentially a mini bonus round. If you choose to activate it, you’ll opt to pay 10x your current stake which will, in turn, transform each spin to be played like a bonus game spin. You’ll be again able to choose an expanding symbol and play as if you’ve unlocked the bonus game. For those who prefer the whole free spins experience, a bonus buy option is also available for 100x your bet.
Book of the Fallen is the go-to slot when I need to scratch John Hunter itch. The fact that I can guarantee good ol’ John as my expanding symbol makes this “book of” type of slot like none other. It’s not the first slot that does this but arguably, it does it the best! And let’s be honest here - anyone who doesn’t pick John as their expanding symbol is a basic Brian.