Book of Darkness Slots
There is no need to read this book, really… but you should read our slot game review based around the Book of Darkness online slot. This game has much to share with you, and once you've read our report on it, you'll know what we thought when we discovered it. Books crop up surprisingly often in online games, so is this one too far or is it worth trying?
Who created Book of Darkness slots?
Betsoft is responsible for this one, which immediately made us want to know more about it.
Load the practice version first
We did this and we're glad we did because we learned a lot from a session playing it with no real wagers to think about.
You might have worked out the theme already
Book-themed slots are always around, but this one also leans heavily on the fantasy theme, perhaps more than other book-related slots we have seen.
Design potential in Book of Darkness
The design is a key feature of this game - as you'd expect of all Betsoft slots. They haven't let us down, instead giving us lots of detailed imagery on the reels and off in the background too.
How to begin playing Book of Darkness
This is a standard five-by-three game, and Betsoft hasn't bothered with progressive jackpots, so you're only going to get a chance to pick up prizes from the paytable.
The book behaves in two roles here, as you might have wondered. This means it can be a wild and a scatter at once. There are only two symbols that cannot be subbed by the book. These are central to the game and go by the names Dark Wizard and the Huntress.
Play on all the paylines
Yes, we've got fixed ones here, with 10 lines to spot some winnings on whenever you can.
It does rank as a penny slot
One cent per line means the 10-cent minimum bet is in play. You could also look through the coins to choose a higher wager. The biggest bet is worth $10.
Don't miss the paytable
We always recommend players read the paytable details before doing anything else. You may not bother if you're in practice play mode, but we'd still suggest checking it out to learn all the facts of the game.
Look for the Clash for Power bonus
You need to find three symbols next to each other on a straight line to unlock this. Here's the trigger:
1. The Huntress 2. The Book of Darkness 3. The Dark Wizard
If you manage that, you can gain access to some free spins. These only begin once you've chosen one of the two characters. This is the one you hope might win a battle against their opponent. The Hero Meter tells you how you're doing as you play the games. If your chosen character wins, the Shadowform bonus triggers with a further 10 games available. This time, you'll receive five times the usual prize amounts. The book doesn't appear in these games.
There is another way through to some free spins
Find three of them to earn 10 spins or get four or five to secure 15 or 20 spins, respectively. If you find identical symbols landing on three or more of the reels during these spins, those symbols expand to give you a better chance of winning prizes. Only the book is exempt from this.
RTP info for Book of Darkness slots
We can confirm Betsoft has given this one a return to player value worth 96.48%.
Our rating: How high did we go?
We would have trouble finding reasons to rank this at anything below 9/10. There are many things here we've never seen in other games.
Winning potential is lower than you might think
Betsoft confirms the best return for a bet is 640x. That's lower than we thought, but there are still plenty of chances to collect smaller prizes.
Demo play introduces Book of Darkness
This is the safest way to begin while you're learning about the game. Try it - you won't be at risk, and you can decide whether this is the slot to progress to real play with.
Play for real at a low spin bet
There are 10-cent wagers available for Book of Darkness slots, making it one of the cheaper games on the market to play.
Mobile activity available too
Try this game to see what you think of it and use touchscreen controls if you're playing on tablets or smartphones on iOS or Android.