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iGaming content provider Play’n GO announced that its Dead series is making its second return in 2023 with the online slot Scales of Dead. After releasing Pilgrim of Dead earlier this year, Play’n GO’s popular franchise is back with a new instalment.
Pulling inspiration from fellow Dead alumni Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead (2016) and the modern Play’n GO favorite Legacy of Dead (2020), this 5×3 slot “takes a page from both past and present.” There’s also a x20,000 max win too, the highest the Dead series has seen.
The story follows a lone adventurer journeying across the Ancient Egyptian land, navigating the sandstorms in hopes of securing the riches within the Golden Snake Tomb.
Players will have to land three or more Coloured Royal, Serpent, Fox, Falcon or Amulet symbols to secure a standard win. As the sandstorm ramps up, three trusty Tomb Scatters can unlock the Original Free Spins.
Eight Free Spins can be awarded during this round with Special Symbols and Multipliers intertwined throughout, meaning win potential is “as unpredictable as the sands of Egypt themselves.”
Expanding Symbols can be triggered after regular wins; however, they can only be triggered if enough winning symbols are present on the reels. For Low-Paying symbols, three or more reels are needed with a special symbol.
On the other hand, for High-Paying symbols, two or more reels are needed for the Expanding feature. When the trigger condition is fulfilled, a unique symbol will replace the symbols on the affected reels.
Sandstorm Free Spins are triggered if two or more Scatter symbols land during Free Spins. As Sandstorm Free Spins harbor a higher win potential – there’s a total of four gifted to players, alongside a randomized Multiplier. Increasing prizes, the Sandstorm Free Spins can be Re-Triggered with an additional two Scatter symbols.
Players also can use their Gamble abilities after a total win below 2500 coins. Wins can be doubled on a successful color guess, but can be quadrupled on a successful suit-guess. The Gamble Round is limited to 5 times in a row, or up to 2500 coins.
Head of Game Retention at Play'n GO, George Olekszy
George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, said: “The Dead series just earned itself another classic title. This slot almost feels like the greatest hits of some of our most iconic visuals and features.”
“The Gamble feature is reminiscent of some legacy titles like Riches of Ra (2013), but the Expanding Symbols are a welcome callback to The Book of Dead (2016). It’s not all references though – the slots visuals, x20,000 max win potential and Sandstorm Free Spins make Scales of Dead a real standout.”