Kingdom of the Dead

Kingdom of the Dead (Pragmatic Play) Slot Review


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Kingdom of the Dead: Slot Overview

We don’t know how many ancient Egypt themed slots there are, but there are a lot for sure! This time it is Pragmatic Play´s partner studio Reel Kingdom, providing us with Kingdom of the Dead. A slot with ancient symbols we got used to over years and having a special feature to give it a special touch. So let us get started exploring!

Playing Board

Kingdom of the Dead is played on 5 reels with 3 rows and 10 lines. The slot comes with 10 different winning symbols and a Wild-Symbol also being the Scatter. The bet sizes range from 0.1€ to a maximum bet of 250€ or 350€ with the ante bet activated (or equivalent). Bet sizes may vary depending on where you play.

Winning Symbols

The slot comes with 10 winning symbols in total, with 5 low-tier, 2 mid-tier and 2 high-tier symbols. Starting with the low-tier symbols, the 3 lowest symbols are the 10, J and Q with a payout of 10x your bet for a full line. The K and A will reward you with a 15x. The Anubis and Scarab are the 2 mid-tier symbols paying 75x for a full line. The second-best symbol is the Pharaoh, with a payout of 200x for 5 in a line. And just like most of the Egypt themed slot we got the explorer, being the best symbol paying a 500x for a full line. The Book being the Scatter-Symbol and Wild has a payout of 500x for a full line, 2x, 20x and 200x depending on the number of Scatter-Symbols even if they are not on a line.

Ante Bet

There is also the option of activating the ante bet at the cost of 1.5x your current bet. With the ante bet activated there will be more Scatter-Symbols on the reels, increasing your chance of triggering the Bonus naturally.

Kingdom of the Dead: Stats and Special Symbols

Kingdom of the Dead Slot - Basegame

Even if there is just one special symbol, we need to have a look on that too.

Scatter Symbol/ Wild Symbol

The Wild and Scatter share the same symbol, displayed by a book. The book has two functions like most the “Book-Slots”. Working as a Wild symbol it substitutes for all symbols and like mentioned before it has a payout of its own. 3 Books or more rewarding 10 Free-Spins. The Book can land on all reels on any position.


The stats for Kingdom of the Dead are as follows: The theoretical RTP for both the base game and the Bonus feature is 96.07%. The game has a maximum win of 10,000x bet. It is classified as a high volatility game, meaning that it pays out less often on average, but with a higher chance of hitting big wins. The chance of hitting the maximum win is 1 in 4,636,069 and the odds for a hit over 1000x are 1 in 37,519. The chances of triggering the bonus are 1 in 161 spins.

Kingdom of the Dead: Feature Overview

Kingdom of the Dead Slot - Free Spins

Kingdom of the Dead comes with two bonuses you can select from:

  • Fixed Mystery-Symbol: meaning a special expanding symbol will be selected randomly for the entire Free-Spins.
  • Random Mystery-Symbol: selecting a random special symbol for each spin.

The selected symbol expands vertically to cover all 3 Positions on the reel, after the payout of the regular symbols. For the low-tier symbols you will need to hit at least 3 symbols, for the mid- and high-tier at least 2 symbols on reels for them to expand. The symbols will even expand on non-adjacent reels. The expanded symbols will pay according to its payout on the paytable. For example, a full screen of the explorer pays 5,000x your current bet.

Every retrigger will award 10 additional Free-Spins, the number of possible retriggers isn’t limited.

Bonus Buy feature:

There is also the option of buying the bonus, at the cost of 120 times your current total bet, rewarding you with 10 Free-Spins. Same as triggering the bonus yourself you get the option to choose from the 2 different bonuses.

Kingdom of the Dead - Bonus Buy

Kingdom of the Dead: Conclusion

An Egypt theme is probably the mostly chosen variant for a slot with Books and expanding special symbols. But it also seems like what slotters want, so why not.

There is not much to say, Kingdom of the Dead is just like any other slot with expanding symbols we have played before, the only difference being the 2 different bonuses to choose from. But is it a bad thing? Definitively not, the players get what they are expecting, a slot with 10 lines and expanding symbols in the Free-Spins.

So, if you like this kind of slots you will not be disappointed. The possible maxwin of 10,000x, being twice as much than most of the competition or the two Bonuses to choose from, could be a reason why players might go for Kingdom of the Dead instead of playing one of the plenty other options.