Book of Darkness is a Dark Arts-oriented html5 video slot that games developer Betsoft released on October 15, 2020. Themes: supernatural, psychic ability, magical realism, black magic, fantasy, wizardly warfare, and mysticism. Suchlike games from Betsoft include Mystic Hive (August 2020), Faerie Spells (January 2019), Good Girl Bad Girl (February 2014), The Magic Shoppe (June 2017), Once Upon a Time (August 2013), Alkemor’s Tower (November 2015), Enchanted (January 2010), and Wizard’s Castle (January 2011).
Book of Darkness’ rival games include Goldaur Guardians (August 2020) from Alchemy Gaming, Path of the Wizard (June 2010) from Microgaming, and Black Magic (September 2017) from SYNOT Games. Four symbols (wizard, huntress, quartz, and magic ring) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Six symbols (spell book, potion jar, magic dagger, A, K, and Q) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Book of Darkness Game Characteristics
Book of Darkness is set in an old gray temple ruins that is silhouetted against cyan sheen. It has a simple, partitioned and teal frame that is fitted with a translucent 5X3 grid and dark reels. There are ten left-to-right fixed paylines, ten symbols, eleven lowly total bets, no bet levels, repopulating symbols, a win multiplier, free games, a bonus game, no side game, and pays from $0.02 to $250.00.
Book of Darkness has three special symbols and seven ordinary symbols. Three bonus game-unlocking and free games-triggering special symbols: the scatter and substituting wild is a turquoise eye-embedded gray-and-brown spell book; a baton-wielding blonde huntress in a teal attire; and a psychic blond wizard in purple.
Ordinary symbols: red quartz; sapphire-encase gray-and-golden magic ring; purple potion jar; magic dagger in cyan mist; and fancy letters—gray-and-maroon A, gray-and-blue K, and gray-and-green Q.
The Book of Darkness bet sizes: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $5.00, and $10.00 (maximum bet).
Example: the $10.00 bet offers these Book of Darkness payouts. Two, three, four, and five: blonde huntress, or blond wizard pays $10.00, $20.00, $100.00, and $250.00; and quartz, or magic ring pays $2.00, $10.00, $50.00, and $150.00. Three, four, or five: potion jar, or magic dagger pays $2.00, $30.00, and $80.00; and A, or K, or Q pays $2.00, $10.00, and $50.00.
Three spell books offer $20.00 and ten free games. Four spell books offer $200.00 and 15 free games. Five spell books offer $2000.00 and 20 free games. The opened spell book, whose right pages have symbols, flips itself over before selecting a symbol at random—the picked symbol repopulates whenever it gets a winning combination in these free games.
A horizontal wizard—spell book—huntress combination or a huntress—spell book—wizard combination loads the “clash for power” bonus game. Subsequently, the players are prompted to select their preferred character: they click the left huntress who may offer ten free games; or the right dark wizard who may offer ten free games and, initially, a repopulating huntress.
Comparatively more huntresses than wizards (or vice versa) during the bonus rounds progressively fill the meter below the characters on the margins, thereby determining the winning fighter—a winning huntress offers an X5 win multiplier, while a winning wizard adds four more repopulating symbols.
Book of Darkness’ non-progressive jackpot is X640, which (640X10) is $6400.00. An up to $40.00 maximum bet is acceptable in some Book of Darkness versions whose maximum payout (640X40) is $25600.00.
The good Book of Darkness software features: turbo play; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. The sounds include white noise, bleeping, whishing, chinking, and a booming commentator. The animated 3D graphics include glistening and fiery symbols, pyrokinesis, gushing coins, and plasma bolts.
Luck in Book of Darkness
Book of Darkness is a game of chance whose RTP rate is 96.48% and house edge is 3.52%.