Book of Ra Deluxe

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The Book of Ra slot machine comes from top Austrian developer Novomatic, and can be found at the fabulous Sky Vegas site. This game is not actually so much themed round Ancient Egypt as an Indiana Jones type character who’s doing a bit of the old exploring lark and seeing if he can pick up a few precious artefacts on his way. You step into the shoes of this intrepid adventurer to see if you’ve got what it takes to come away from this mystic world of risks, rewards, gambles and glory with a prize of a lifetime.

Explore the Visuals

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The Book of Ra slot is one of Novomatic’s best looking games. It’s got a base-game grid that’s set in a cool background that’s clearly been styled on some long forgotten Egyptian temple, creating just that right level of atmosphere for the action on reels. The symbol set has been cast in beautiful and bold primaries to catch your attention together with some classic religious treasures as the highest paying icons to remind you of your quest for cash. You’ll also enjoy the animations here, which are fast, slick and provide a great little kick when you hit the combinations necessary to activate them. Everything’s got that nice antiquated feel to it here, making this a game that can go toe-to-toe with the best of the Cleopatra slots.

Smooth Sonics

Whilst the graphics on Book of Ra are rather good, the sound effects are a little old school, but then this may appeal to long term players of this popular casino genre. There’s a vintage style mechanical click that accompanies each reel as it stops in place and when you’re spinning this game you’ll hear a proper piece of arcade style music that wouldn’t be out of place in a travelling carnival. Of course, all of this audio does give the entire production a very authentic slot machine feel, which you can’t help but associate with action, pay-outs, prizes and a thousand miles of electric neon signs stretching out into the night, spelling out your rush for gambling glory.

Base-Game Riches

As with most slots featured on this site, Book of Ra uses a very recognisable five reel set up with ten pay-lines spread across the reels. As with many Novomatic games, the Book of Ra symbol is both a bonus activating scatter and a wild. Hit three or more of these on the reels to get yourself into the free spin round. What about wins? Well you get ten pay-lines on which you can place your bets – although this doesn’t seem like a very big gamble it’s important to appreciate that this game is fairly high variance. You might not hit too many wins here, but the pay-table is absolutely awesome and you can almost guarantee that any symbol combination you hit here will definitely pay well.

The Feature of Doom

Stop in three of the Book of Ra scatters anywhere in view on the reels to take you into this slot’s bonus round. Here you’ll be given ten free spins that take place on a special enhanced set of reels where one of the standard symbol set will be chosen to become a special expanding symbol. Hit this anywhere on the reels to see it expand to fill the whole reel – combinations of this symbol then payout no matter where they are on the reels as if they were consecutively appearing symbols. Needless to say if you get a big paying symbol as your chosen expanding icon then this can be the key to unlocking the secret of the Book of Ra.

Summary

When should you be playing Book of Ra if you’re a Cleopatra slot fan? Well, we’d say that this is a great game when you’ve only got a very limited bank-roll and you’re looking to spend just a little cash on each spin, but you want a good chance of hitting a big winner too. This is the perfect rainy day slot and who knows? You might like it so much when playing for small stakes that you decide to put your big money on the reels. Of course, whilst this game might not be so good at paying out the prizes at Cleopatra and Cleopatra II, what it is good at is paying out really big rewards, making it one for those who like to dare fate and test fortune to make them a big winner.

Software Novomatic
Reels 5
Paylines 10
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