The hugely popular Book of Ra slot is based around an Ancient Egyptian theme. The makers of the game (Novomatic), clearly know what a popular theme this is and give their fans what they want with iconic, striking graphics and cool features.
The main character of the game and most valuable feature is an adventurer kitted out with a whip and a trendy leather hat. History buffs will love the authentic graphics, which all represent famous Egyptian symbols and are all superbly accurate. The mask of Tutankhamen famously discovered by the English explorer Howard Carter, is another highly valuable symbol in this slot.
Get three or more of the not so pretty dung beetle or golden statue and you’re sure of a decent pay out. Playing cards with hieroglyphics keep with the theme of the game and are lower value base game symbols.
To top it all off, land on the Book of Ra symbol and you can choose the Wild or Scatter option. Go for wild and this can substitute for any other symbol in the game. But don’t worry, the game will help you out by calculating how best to do that for optimum results.
Before you get too absorbed in the Ancient Egyptian world, you need to decide what you’re willing to stake per spin. This is a 5x3 reel slot and you’ve got to choose how many lines you want to be active on your next spin.
Playing it safe choosing one line, means you need three or more of the same symbol to roll in on the central line to win. The more lines you play, the more ways you have to win through diagonal lines and many other varying possibilities. Choose up to a maximum of 10 lines for biggest impact.
The next decision to make is how much you want to stake per line. If you stake one coin per line and you’re playing three lines, you’ll be spending three coins – pretty simple! Play around with the number of lines and how much you’re comfortable spending each spin, to work out what’s right for you.
If you’ve found your sweet spot and want to play the same amount of lines with the same stake each time, just hit auto play and the game will do the hard work for you enabling you to rest your spin finger!
As mentioned earlier – the Book of Ra feature is a scatter and if you get three this will activate the bonus round. These don’t have to be in line, you can land them anywhere on the reels to count and this will get you free spins.
Alongside your 10 free spins, you’ll be awarded a special symbol which you need to look out for in your next 10 spins. If you hit 2, 3, 4 or 5 of that symbol, this will be multiplied by the number of activated pay lines you already had when you won the free spins. Big prizes can be taken by landing those same symbols multiple times over the wheel.
To find out what each symbol is worth take a look at the paytable. Factors affecting this are; the value of the symbol itself and the value of what you staked when the bonus was activated.
Are you a gambler or a hoarder? Depending on which you are, will decide whether you choose to take advantage of the gamble feature. Having money in the bank is comforting, but the thrill of the gamble is exciting to experience.
When you secure a win you can choose to bank the money or gamble to try your luck at doubling your money. If you gamble, you’ll be asked to decide whether a black or red card is coming up next. Guessing right adds 20 coins to your pot and then 40, 50, 100 etc. You can keep on gambling till the slot decides to put a stop to it or lady luck decides she doesn’t want to hang out with you anymore.
It may feel like the slot is against you, but the Book of Ra machine try’s to help you out by displaying the last few cards that have come out. This will help you decide on which you think will be next. For example; if the last five cards have been red, you might want to opt for black and vice versa. Be bold but know when to stop the chase and conserve some coins for another round!
The gamble option is one of many cool features in this fun slot game from Novomatic. Eye-catching graphics, entertaining sounds and multiple ways to win big will have you engrossed for hours in this popular online slot.