Pragmatic Play – John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin – Free Slot Game

John Hunter has been on many treasure hunts over the years, and like so many “Book of” slot explorers, he regularly returns to the land of the pharaohs. John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin is basically a remake of ’s original John Hunter And The Book Of Tut, but it comes with a twist that affects both the base game and the bonus round.

Instead of the usual featureless grind in the base game, you get regular expanding symbol spins. The symbol is randomly selected and the respins can lead to full-screen payouts that reach 1,000 times your bet. The bonus round runs in a similar fashion, and here you can crack the 4,000x potential. We found this to be a fun addition to the ever-growing Book Slot saga and well worth a try.

Bonus Features on John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin Slot.

Premium symbols pay between 30 and 100 times your bet for 5 of a kind, and a random payout symbol is selected by the book regularly in the base game. The selected symbol becomes the mystery symbol for that spin, and you need at least 3 instances anywhere in view to trigger the mystery respins feature.

You will then see the Mystery symbols expand to cover the entire reel – “Book of” style – and they do not have to be adjacent to deliver payouts. The unexpanded reels are re-spun, and landing new mystery symbols expands that relevant reel and provides another respin on any reels that remain unexpanded. The feature ends if you do not land any new mystery symbols or if you fill the screen with expanded mystery symbols.

The book symbol does double duty as a wild symbol and scatter symbol, and as a wild symbol it substitutes for payout symbols to help you complete wins. As a scatter, you need to land 3, 4 or 5 in view, and this will trigger the bonus round with a scatter payout upfront of 2x, 20x or 200x your bet. Either way, you get 10 free spins and a payout symbol is randomly selected in advance as the mystery symbol for the feature.

The mystery symbol serves in the bonus round in the same way as described above, namely it expands to fill the reels when enough instances land. This also triggers a respin of the remaining reels and you get +10 extra spins when 3+ book scatters/wilds land on the same free spin. However, the mystery symbol does not change, but there is no cap on how many extra spins you can win.

Players outside the UK and players living in an eligible jurisdiction may have access to the bonus buy feature. This way, you can buy the bonus round for 100 times the bet, and you can even freely choose the mystery symbol from all the available payout symbols in advance. The bonus buy feature has an RTP of 96.48% and the feature is organically triggered once in 305 spins on average.

The 200 Spins John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin Slot Experience

In the base game, you’ll see mostly dead spins, with a few smaller wins thrown in here and there for good measure. We buy the bonus round at 1:10 in the 2:19 minute highlights video, and you can see for yourself how we fared by clicking the play button below.

Rating Conclusion

Not much has changed in the audio-visual department since Pragmatic Play’s original release in 2020, but the game certainly lives up to the standard we’ve come to expect from this developer. The big twist in this “book slot” release is the respins feature that is triggered periodically in the base game. This keeps the usual grind more interesting, but the price you pay is a significantly lower symbol value.

Wins in full screen mode amount to “only” 1,000 times your bet, which is low compared to the 5,000 times “norm” in this genre. The 4,000x total potential is another compromise and has a probability of 1 in 10,204,081. Purists may prefer to “suffer” a bone-dry base game for greater bonus round potential, but we found John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin to be a balanced and entertaining game where the respins give you extra chances to fill out the grid.


Random respins for expanding symbols
FS with selected expanding symbol respins
Wins of up to 4,000x (1 in ∼10M chance)
Mystery symbol selection in 100x bonus buy (not available in UK).


Maximum win on one spin is “only” 1,000x
Customizable RTP ranges

John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin?

The highest John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin RTP of 96.5% is in the somewhat above average range. However, this release includes adjustable RTP ranges.

How volatile is John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin?

This is a high volatility episode of Pragmatic Play, and you can expect fluctuations in your bankroll during longer sessions.

What is the highest possible win?

You can win up to 1,000 times for a single spin, and the maximum total win is 4,000 times your bet. The maximum probability of winning is 1 in 10,204,081.

How does the Mystery Symbol Respin feature work?

The TA payout symbol is randomly selected on a regular basis, and if at least 3 instances land on the same spin, they expand to cover the entire reels. The remaining reels spin again, and this continues as long as you land new mystery symbols or until you fill the screen.

Is there a free spins mode in John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin?

Yes, you get 10 free spins to start with and the mystery symbol is randomly selected in advance. The mystery symbols expand and award respins, just like in the base game feature.

Can I play the John Hunter and the Book of Tut respin slot for free?

Yes, you can try the free John Hunter and the Book of Tut Respin demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm age first).

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