Pragmatic Play's John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin slot machine features 10 paylines on 5x3 reels and a risky "book of" mechanic. Regularly chosen at random, Mysterious Symbols grow to offer respins when three or more land anywhere in view. The bonus round offers more of the same, with a mystery symbol that is pre-selected and a maximum reward of 4,000 times your wager total.
With wagers ranging from 0.10 to 100 each spin, the virtual journey back to Ancient Egypt is playable on tablets, desktop computers, and mobile devices. Max RTP tops the scales at 96.5%, like it did before, although it can also be found at lesser settings like 95.5% or 94.5%. Like before, John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respins has high volatility (5 out of 5), and despite a little mechanical change, its structure is rather standard: it is played on a 5-reel, 3-row matrix with 10 paylines for lining up winning combos.
When it comes to pay symbols, novelty is set aside in favour of tradition. The 10-A card ranks make up the low pay lot, followed by scarab jewellery, a cat statue, a Pharaoh-style symbol, and John Hunter as the four high pays. In contrast to the previous game, when five royal symbols would pay 5–10 times the wager or five premium symbols would pay 30–100 times the bet, the addition of Respins has reduced the symbol values. The standard game rules have come to an end.
The Respins element is the novel aspect of John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respins. Both the regular game and the bonus game offer it. In the main game, one pay symbol is chosen at random after each spin to serve as the mystery symbol. If there are three Mystery Symbols on different reels, they grow to fill the entire reel after any regular payline win has been given.
The book is the other symbol seen on the reels. As the wild and scatter symbols, books can be used in place of any other symbol. Players receive 10 free spins and a payout of 2, 20, or 200 times their original wager when 3, 4, or 5 scatters appear in view, respectively. One pay sign is chosen at random to serve as the Mystery Symbol just before the start of the free spins.