John Hunter is off to Egypt to search for hidden treasures with the help of the Book of Tut. Our steely-eyed hero is fresh from his previous adventures and ready to go in this 5x3 slot by Pragmatic Play.
John Hunter and the Book of Tut has ten fixed paylines which light up every time a possible win is formed. This, and the soundtrack, give it a distinctly retro feel. But then the Free Spins round kicks in, and it's a whole other story.
The symbols on the reels are card ranks 10 to Ace, a scarab, a cat, Tut, and John Hunter himself as the most valuable, paying 500 x the line bet for five of a kind. The betting range is from 0.10 to 100.00 for the total stake, meaning 0.01 to 10.00 for the line bet, which wins are calculated from.
No surprises here with the bonus symbols. The Book of Tut itself reigns supreme, acting as both the Scatter and the Wild. It will stand in for any of the regular symbols to help form winning combinations on a payline.
And when three or more appear anywhere on the reels, the Free Spins round is triggered. Not only that, it will also award a generous 2 x, 20 x, or 200 x the bet for 3, 4, or 5. And that's before the Free Spins even kick-off.
Players only get 10 Free Spins, even if more than three Scatters trigger the round. But the impressive potential Scatter payouts and the fact that the round can be retriggered indefinitely every time three more Scatters land more than make up for this.
The big potential win boosting feature in the bonus round is the Expanding Symbol. Before the spins start, the Book of Tut opens, and one of the regular symbols is chosen at random to become an expanding symbol.
Every time this symbol lands during the Free Spins, it expands to cover the entire reel. And that's not all. The expanding symbol awards a payout whenever enough of them land to form a win; that's three low pays or two premiums. They don't even have to land on adjacent reels.
John Hunter and the Book of Tut takes the whole "Book of" slot concept and gives it a few tweaks. The base game rolls along fairly routinely, but then the Free Spins kick in. And when the expanding Symbol chosen is premium, this round can have some significant win potential, up to 5500 x the bet if the lucky player ends up with a grid full of John Hunter symbols. Admittedly, that won't happen that often as Pragmatic Play gives this game a high volatility rating, so always set a loss limit before playing. If you enjoy this game, why not try some of Pragmatic's other slots at Gala Casino like The Hand of Midas, Aztec Blaze and Book of Fallen. Good luck!