Theme of the Game
The classic Book of Ra gets modern attire in the Book of Ra Deluxe as Novomatic reinvents one of their most popular slot titles. Now, instead of 9 paylines the players get 10 in a 5 reel slot available for play on any device.
The visual impression is in range with premium quality slots and the sound effects combining a mysterious surrounding of Egyptian pyramids and the sounds of a land-based casino machine create a slightly unusual but appealing atmosphere when playing Book of Ra Deluxe. The slot benefits from the Free Spins round with a 2x multiplier and the special Expanding Symbol feature.
Novomatic are one of the leading gaming provider in Europe. They were founded back in 1980, while decades later they still hold a top position in the gaming industry.
Novomatic provides various services in the gaming industry including sports betting, lottery services, media technology and gaming. Book of Ra is one of their most popular slots in both online and land-based casinos.
How to Play It
If you have ever played a Novomatic slot, Book of Ra Deluxe will be nothing new to you. The same old layout of 5 reels and 3 rows, displayed fully across the screen at the expense of the spin button and the menu button which are placed on the right side of the reel layout. To adjust your bet and to see the paytable you will need to open a new window by clicking the menu button.
The imagery is more or less the same as in the predecessor. There is the Indiana Jones look-alike, pharaoh statues, scarab beetle, the book of course and playing cards symbols. We must admit that the Book of Ra Deluxe is a sight for sore eyes, which manages to create the atmosphere of ancient Egypt.
The game houses 10 variable paylines, which makes the game quite cheap to play as you can bet on only one line, though you won’t win much that way.
The top paying symbols will pay even for the matching groups of 2 while the maximum of five of a kind will bring you 500 times your bet if you get five explorers or 200 times your bet if you land the book of Ra or the pharaoh statue. The low-paying symbols pay for matching combinations of 3, 4 and 5.
Pay special attention to the book, as it can replace any symbol in the game and help you form a winning combination, but it is also responsible for activating the Bonus game.
The main attraction of the ancient Egyptian-themed slot is the Free Spins round with 10 Free Spins, which does not sound like much, but the Free Spins come with some neat additions.
First of all, you will have to activate the Free Spins round, which happens when you get 3 Scatters, that is books of Ra on any position on the reels. Before you start your free play, you will have a chance to select one symbol which will expand on three positions during the Bonus round. The Expanding Symbol appears only when it is a part of the winning combination. On top of
Before you start your free play, you will have a chance to select one symbol which will expand on three positions during the Bonus round. The Expanding Symbol appears only when it is a part of the winning combination. On top of that any win during the free play will be doubled thanks to a 2x multiplier.
Should you be so lucky as to land three more books, you will get another round of 10 Free Spins together with all its perks.
As in any Novomatic slot, there is the Gamble feature active throughout the main game. You can double your win by selecting the right colour of the card suit or lose it all if you pick the wrong one.
The Book of Ra Deluxe slot is made to suit any budget as it can be played with as little as $0.01 and if you are willing to spend more money on it you can go all the way up to $40. Naturally, you cannot count on big wins if you play with the minimum bet, but with the high volatility of the game, it surely is the safe way to go.
The most you can get from the symbol combos is 500 times your bet, which is not bad, especially when you count in the 2x multiplier during the Free Play and the expanding symbols.
Book of Ra Deluxe is definitely an upgrade the old game needed and now with the quality graphics and soundtrack it makes the popular game even more interesting. Though at first sight it seems pretty basic in terms of features and winning potential,
Though at first sight it seems pretty basic in terms of features and winning potential, couple of additions in the form of Expanding symbol and 2x multiplier have just done the trick to make a basic game more thrilling.