Book of Pumplin Review
Mechanics: 5-reels • 4-lines • 10-Game
Features: expanding symbols
Return to Player (RTP): 96% *can vary between casino sites
Developer: 5Men Gaming
Rating: 8.5/10 Stars.
Comment: Scooby-Doo meets Tutankhamun meets Wednesday Adams. Strangely addictive.
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It had to happen sooner or later, Halloween meets Ancient Egypt in the hugely entertaining Book of Pumpkin by the seriously talented 5Men Gaming. What sounds like a weird combination works, and works well, though it might not be to everyone’s taste, as it has a Pumpkin Pharaoh.
There’s more, it’s a Halloween game, ergo, seasonal, and it has a Scooby-Do style feel to it with a cartoony Wednesday Adams-style soundtrack. Take away the gambling element to this game, and you’d question the target audience, but this is not a kid’s game, even if it feels like it should be.
The idea of the Egyptian Pumpkin plot is born of sound logical thinking, as 5Men Gaming has taken the two most popular themes and merged them into a madcap Egyptian horror special.
Needless to say, it’s not a scary Book game, and it isn’t really an Egyptian-themed book game either unless you count the Pumpkin Pharaoh or the sexy mummy characters. The rest is good old-fashioned Halloween graphics and a sinister-style soundtrack.
That sounds a little negative, which was not my intention. This is a fun game to play that offers all you’d expect from a Book of… slot game. Add to that the fabulous gamble feature which lets you gamble in the Bonus round too, and you have a game that entertains. “Are we not entertained”?
There is no safer gambling element in this game. This is just a spin-and-win game with a basic autoplay mode.
5Men Gaming is a games developer that has taken the Book of… platform and made statements about the genius of their games. It works because everything out of their workshop is an instant hit. 5Men Gaming has a habit of picking a game theme that divides their fans (see Book of Domination), but that’s what makes them stand out. Clever gaming from the masters of the thinking mans’ or womans’ gaming.
The Book of Pumpkin is built around the classic scatter symbols that you’d normally get with any Book of… slot. Three Book of… symbols trigger the Bonus spins and you are then taken to the actual Book which reveals your Bonus symbol, and the spins begin. You start with 10 free spins.
Prizes in this game are OK, but not epic. What you win might not break the bank, but it will keep your pot topped off nicely. I dropped the scatter symbol once and gambled, which paid out, though I doubt that will happen every time.
There is a fabulous gamble feature in this game that is a simple 50/50 Red/Black game, which also works in the Bonus Round. Warning: Could be costly.
You need to manually activate the gamble feature to work, which does not work in Autoplay mode. The rest is just good old-fashioned reels and spins with fun graphics and a weirdly fun soundtrack.
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