Description and Review: The original Book of Ra slot has been one of Novomatic’s most consistently popular games – both in bricks n’ mortar casinos and online. So it’s no surprise that they have updated it: in the form of the Book of Ra Deluxe version. They’ve even added an extra line as the ‘Deluxe’ version is 10 lines, not 9.
Quick Note: For some reason, our free play demo version seems to occasionally lack sound. Rest assured: there is sound on the real money slot!.
As the name suggests, this is an Ancient Egypt themed game with Scarabs, Indiana Jones style Archaeologists and Tutankhamun Death Mask symbols.
Frankly, it’s a pretty straightforward game. There’s one free spins bonus (triggered by three or more Books of Ra symbols) and nothing else. The one thing that recommends it above other similar slots is that the substitute symbol – The Book of Ra itself – really does substitute for all other symbols. Although, I suspect this is more to do with the lack of scatter or other bonus icons than anything else.
Once again, I find myself in the position of saying ‘what’s all the fuss about’ when reviewing a very successful land based slot that has come online. It’s not that Book of Ra is terrible. It is OK.
The best thing about it is that the free spins round has an expanding wild symbol and you can pick up some fairly good wins. But the RTP is 94.26% which is pretty low and there are better ways to spend your time.
I know Novomatic slots fans are going to think I’m an idiot but I have to be honest with our reviews otherwise what is the point.
Game Information: 5 Reel, 10 Payline Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: Book of Ra. Substitutes for all other symbols.
Gamble Option: Wins in the base game can be gambled. Choose from red or black. Guess correctly and your win is doubled.
Free Spins: Three or more scattered Book of Ra symbols triggers 10 free spins.
An expanding symbol is chosen at random at the start of the free spins. This can expand to fill a full reel in order to trigger further wins.
Coin Sizes: 0.02 to 10.00