John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin Overview
Yes it’s another “Book of” slot game with the famous Pragmatic Play character. But they have added a new twist with this version.
The game uses a pretty standard Egyptian theme with standard card symbols, scarabs, pharaohs and of course books.
This slot uses 5 reels that are each 3 symbols high and comes with 10 lines.
Book symbols count as both scatters and wild symbols and appear on all reels.
John Hunter and the Book of Tut comes with a maximum payout of 4.000 times your bet. Which seems weird for a “Book of” slot game.
John Hunter and the Book of Tut Features
Mystery Symbols Respins
During the base game a random symbol might be picked to count as a mystery symbol. After the reels stoppen spinning and you are paid your normal win, when 3 or more of the chosen symbols appeared, they will expand and you will receive a free respin.
The other reels will spin and more of the chosen symbols can now land. The respins keep continuing until no new chosen symbol lands, or when you fill the entire reels with the chosen symbols. After this you are paid.
Free Spins Feature
3 or more scatter symbols will award 10 free spins.
Before free spins start you get to pick one of the normal symbols to act as special expanding symbol.
This symbol will now always expand when 3 or more of them appear and will always trigger the respin feature.
3 or more scatter symbols during free spins will add 10 more free spins.
Some casinos will offer the option to buy the free spins feature for 100 times your bet.
Providers keep releasing these “Book of” slot games. Some just straight on, some of them add new features, more reels and other stuff to keep it interesting.
Don’t get me wrong, I like these games. But aren’t we seeing enough of them by now? I think we do.
John Hunter and the Book of Tut made it different with those respins during the base game and guaranteed during free spins. Which is a nice touch. But somehow they lose the maximum win you could normally get on these games. This slot maxes out at 4.000 times your bet. While normally expanding the highest paying symbol on all reels would pay 5.000 times bet. I am not sure what they did with the math, but it seems the symbols pay less now.
And also you need 3 of them to expand, for any symbol. Not just 2 for the higher paying ones. Again, different, but is that what you want?
I’m a bit on the fence. I do like the game and I think the respins are fun. But I also think they should have increased the maximum win on this game.