Based on the mythical canine god, Book of Anubis is an ancient Egyptian-themed slot from Stake Logic. It’s a simple 5 reel, 10 payline game that comes with a free spins round where 1 symbol is chosen at random and expands to fill the whole reel whenever it hits. Play on all devices from between 10p and £50 per spin.

The action here takes place in front of the entrance to a giant Egyptian palace – you’ll see the usual lower value playing cards (which have a neon glow about them) plus a selection of hieroglyph symbols. They include the beetle god Khepri and the bird god Horus. More rewarding are the Tutankhamun burial mask which pays up to 400 coins per payline and the dog god Anubis which awards 50, 40, 400 or 2,500 coins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

The book featuring the ankh cross serves a dual purpose, acting as both a wild and scatter – land 2 or more of these anywhere on the reels to guarantee a cash prize. Landing 3 or more trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature – here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins.

Before the feature begins, 1 symbol is chosen at random. Whenever this lands during the free spins, it expands to fill up the whole reel. Landing 2 or more books will get you a cash prize in the feature. 10 more spins are added to your total if you land 3 of them.

Book of Anubis is a very simple take on the ancient Egyptian theme. The visuals are solid enough but don’t have the wow factor you’ll see from some developers. The rhythmical soundtrack is a nice addition though.

It’s a similar story with the gameplay. The range of extras is limited but what’s on offer is decent enough. The free spins round offers some winning potential, especially if you land a high value symbol as the special expander. As far as variance goes, we’d put Book of Anubis on the high side of medium – you can win up to 621 times your stake on every spin/free spin.

There’s nothing on offer here that we haven’t seen many times before. It’s all perfectly solid without offering too much in the way of flair. If you like the ancient theme then Book of Anubis is still worth considering though – it’s very similar to Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe though which isn’t a bad thing. Saying that, I’d much rather play some of Stake Logic’s other titles such as Lord of Darkness or Football Gladiators.