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Why is Play'n GO's Dead Series so Popular?

Play’n GO’s Dead Series is one of the world’s leading online slot series, with 11 titles released and more on the horizon. But what makes the Dead Series so popular? Find out below... 

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What is the Dead Series? 

Fans of online slot games will undoubtedly have heard of many titles in Play’n GO’s Dead Series, especially games like Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, arguably one of the most beloved titles in iGaming. Games like Scroll of DeadRise of Dead, Legacy of Dead, and all other entries in the series, explore one particular theme. That theme is treasure hunting for Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

These titles not only share a similar theme, but they also make use of popular, tried and tested features that fans love. But what’s next for the Dead Series? 

New Games coming to the Dead Series 

After success with more recent titles like Pilgrim of Dead and Scales of Dead, it’s understandable that fans are excited for what’s on the horizon. While there are plenty of things in the works for this series, and for the Play’n GO library on the whole with a new title releasing every week, there is one title approaching in just a few weeks' time.


Scales of Dead screenshot

Banquet of Dead is launching on the 7th of March and focuses on a very interesting (and often disputed) story in Ancient Egyptian history. Players will delve into the tomb of the vengeful Queen Nitocris to explore her resting place and the site of her infamous banquet. This is where she invited the killers of her brother, Pharoah Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, to a feast, only for them all to meet a grisly end when Nitocris flooded the sealed chamber with the crushing waters of the Nile River.

Banquet of Dead screenshot

Banquet of Dead is a 5x3 online slot with thrilling features and eye-catching graphics. As the newest addition to the Dead Series, long-term fans will be familiar with the Free Spins and Special Expanding Symbols found in the game, which we will explore later, as well as the general thematic choices when it comes to design. With all this, Banquet of Dead will serve as a great entry point for newer players, too, bringing everything that’s great about the previous titles in the Dead Series with updated visuals and audio. 

The Wilde Family 

When it comes to the Dead Series, there’s something else that players are going to be very familiar with. That is the legendary Wilde family, consisting of the courageous explorer Rich Wilde, his tenacious daughter Cat Wilde, and the redeemed black sheep of the family, Uncle Gerard. It was Rich Wilde himself that sought out and found the infamous treasure, the Book of Dead.

Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead screenshot

And following this, their family legacy has snowballed into something of worldwide renown. Cat Wilde followed in her father’s footsteps and now flies solo undertaking her own expeditions in Dead series titles such as Cat Wilde and the Pyramids of Dead, as well as other Wilde adventures like the recently released Cat Wilde and the Incan Quest.  

Cat Wilde and the Pyramids of Dead screenshot

For new players that aren't sure of how to play a slot or have even pondered the question “what is a slot game?” the release of Gerard’s Gambit is the perfect way to answer those very questions. This entry into the Wilde series is a progressively expanding slot, adding larger reels and more complex features as players advance through levels by completing objectives. Not only does this provide new players with a good platform to learn how to play slots, but it also provides veteran players with an exciting and unique system of advancement.  

Gerard's Gambit screenshot

Popular Features in the Dead Series 

The Dead Series of games are known for being easy to pick up while also providing players with a selection of popular features. The two most notable of these are the ever-exciting Free Spins round and the Special Expanding Symbols.  

To trigger Free Spins round, players must usually land three or more Scatter Symbols on the reels. This will then award them with a certain number of Free Spins depending on the game. The round often comes with extra bonuses to spice things up, including Sticky Wilds and Multipliers. 

Special Expanding Symbols are also found in the Dead Series, and are triggered in various ways, again depending on which title is being played. These special symbols, when triggered, will literally expand on a reel taking up each slot with the same symbol. This expansion then allows for a higher chance of creating winning combinations across the reels. 


If you’d like to find out more about the iconic Dead Series from Play’n GO, then visit the Dead Series landing page to see more. Prepare yourself to delve beneath the sands and seek the lost treasures of Ancient Egypt! 




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