Rich Wilde and the Amulet of the Dead
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Overview Rich Wilde and the Amulet of the Dead
This online slot is the latest in Play ‘n GO’s Rich Wilde adventure series. This most recent instalment takes players to the sandy tombs of the revered Pharaohs in Egypt, to search for precious treasures and specifically for the Amulet of the Dead. The whole premise is all very Indiana Jones. However, at least Play ‘n GO have tried to construct a narrative around the game, which adds another level of enjoyment.
Mechanically the game is quite straightforward with 5 reels and 10 pay lines played in a conventional style. The features add a little more spice to the gameplay though as they are both generous and often overlap to help players reap the benefits. One of these features is the incorporation of Thoth Wilds (Thoth is the Egyptian God of wisdom) which come in stacked formations, as well as with attached multipliers. In addition, there is a great free spins round, which comes with the potential for unlimited free spins and expanding symbols. The theme is also high quality enough that you forget that it is just another Egyptian rebrand.
Theme and Symbols
As we have mentioned Rich Wilde and the Amulet of the Dead is styled using a typical Egyptian theme, however, this game’s focus is on the god Thoth. As is the tradition with all Egyptian gods, Thoth is part animal part human, Thoth has the head of an Ibis (a long-beaked bird) and the body of a human.
In terms of the game’s background, the player seems to be stood at the foot of one of the great Egyptian tombs similar to the temple of Isis the second, looking up at seated statues of gods and Pharaohs set into the mountainside. A vertiginous effect is created by placing steps into the design to make you look up.
The board is just as thought through, yet the finish is much brighter and crisper than the faded sandy background which makes the board pop enticingly out from the screen. It has been constructed with blue and gold striped columns and a solid gold top layer, hinting at the greater treasures that may lie inside the tomb.
The symbols for this game start at the low-value end with card deck symbols such as A, K, Q, J and 10 royals. These are all decorated in bright colours and with a touch of gold here and there. The next level of symbols includes the jackal god Anubis, a death mask of Tutankhamen and of course the plucky protagonist himself -Rich Wilde. He is the highest value symbol in the game. The Thoth symbol represents the wild. The golden eye of Horus (or Amulet of the Dead in this game’s context) is the scatter which helps to trigger the free spins round.
Rich Wilde and the Amulet of the Dead is played on a 5- reel, 3-row board with 10 available pay lines. To create wins in this game, you need to land a minimum of 3 matching symbols on a pay line from left to right. The only deviation of this rule is that you only need to land 2 of the high-value symbols to trigger a winning combination.
The betting range for Rich Wilde and the Amulet of the Dead is 10p to £100 per spin. To change your current bet levels, all players need to do is change the coin value and number of coins that you are betting per spin using the tools underneath the reels. The spin and auto spin buttons are located at the bottom right-hand corner of the board. All other information about the game including an explanation of the paytable can be found by pressing the ‘I’ symbol on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
The return to payer percentage for Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead is 96.29%, a return slightly over the average. The volatility for this game is rated in the medium to high range. The maximum payout a player can achieve on one spin is 10,000 x your total stake.
There are two main features for Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead. The first is the Thoth Multiplier feature. As mentioned, the Thoth character is the wild for this game and can land only on the central 3 reels. Ordinarily, a normal Thoth wild will just perform as a normal wild in replacing other symbols to help you score a win. However, when it lands in a stacked formation the Thoth Multiplier feature will be triggered. The larger the stack, the bigger the multiplier that will be applied.
Landing 1 fully stacked Thoth wild gives you a 2x multiplier, doubling your win payouts.
Landing 2 fully stacked Thoth wilds gives you a 3x multiplier.
Landing 3 fully stacked Thoth wilds gives you a 5x multiplier.
The relevant multiplier is then applied to every win achieved on the triggering spin of the feature. The Thoth Multiplier feature can be activated both in the base game and in the free spins round. It also applies to scatter wins.
The other feature is the game’s free spins round. To activate it, players must land 3 or more of the Eye of Horus scatter symbols on the reels on one spin. Doing so will award the player 10 free spins. However, as an added bonus the game will randomly pick a high-value symbol to be chosen as the expandable symbol for the duration of the free spins feature. The chosen symbol can expand to make every position on that reel wild. However, it only expands if it is part of a winning combination. The base value of the symbol randomly chosen at the start dictates the max win that you can achieve in the feature.
The most valuable feature to carry through as the expandable symbol is the Rich Wilde symbol, as it can lead to a top win of 10,000x your stake.
As was said before, the Thoth Multiplier feature is also active during the free spins round, meaning yet more multipliers can be applied to your wins. Only fully stacked wilds in the free spins game will change out for a special expanding symbol.
You can also retrigger the free spins round by landing yet another 3 scatters from within the round. This gives the player another 10 free spins. This is theoretically how you could come by unlimited free spins.
Rich Wilde has done it again with another exciting and daring adventure into the world of mummies and Pharaohs. All Indiana Jones stereotypes aside though, Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead is a solid slot to play not only from a statistical point of view but from a gaming perspective as well due to the features being simple yet novel enough to be engaging. The theme is fun too (if a little samey at times).
Frequently Asked Questions Rich Wilde and the Amulet of the Dead
What is the return to player percentage for Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead?
The RTP for this game is 96.29%, a touch over average.
Does this game have a free spins round?
Yes, Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead has a great free spins round with stacked wilds and expandable symbols in play.
When was Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead released to the public?
Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead was released on the 1st of April 2021.
Can I play Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead slot on my phone or tablet?
Yes, Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead is fully optimised for mobiles, tablets and desktop devices.
What is the volatility for Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead?
The volatilityfor this game is in the medium to high range of the spectrum.