This classic game from Novomatic Casino was such a hit that they made a Book of Ra Deluxe and a Book of Ra Deluxe 6. After you familiarise yourself with the original, you may want to try the sequels. Also, you may like other Egyptian-themed games such as Anubix and Pharaoh’s Ring. If you like all things mysterious and ancient, be sure to try Mayan Moons and Helena as well. With five reels, three rows and nine pay lines, your winning options are simplified.
Although the theme is not as detailed as the ornate 3D setup of the game’s two sequel versions, Book of Ra has an attractive theme with bright colours and a mysterious pyramid background. Since Novomatic uses a simplified design, the game is not prone to glitches or freezing. There are fun optional background sounds. You can play this game with most browsers on computers or mobile devices.
The first step is setting a bet. You can bet on any number of lines between one and nine by using the plus or minus buttons on the line box. The minimum bet per line is a single coin, and the maximum bet per line is 50,000 coins. This makes the minimum bet per round one coin and the maximum bet per round 450,000 coins.
Your current bet per round is shown to the right of the line and bet boxes, and your credit balance is shown on the opposite side. It is continually updated with each win or loss. When your bet is set, click start to spin the reels. You can change your bet between rounds if desired. As you select a number of pay lines, you will see them light up across the screen.
Although it is not the most valuable symbol in terms of coin rewards, the scatter symbol can earn you some extra rewards. It serves as the wild and will substitute for any other symbol. The scatter icon is a gold book. In addition to bonuses, you can win between two and 200 coins depending on whether you spin three, four or five scatters on a pay line. The paytable button will show you an expanded list of all values and characters.
The high-value characters can earn you coin rewards between five and 5,000 depending on the symbol and the multiple spun. You must spin between three and five of a character on a pay line to win extra coins. From highest to lowest value, these are the top-paying characters:
There are low-value symbols as well, and they are represented by numbers or symbols corresponding with the top-value faces on a standard card deck. You must spin between three and five symbols on a pay line to win anywhere from five to 150 coins. From highest to lowest value, the low-value symbols are:
Spin three or more scatter symbols on a pay line to trigger 10 free games. When the free games start, a random symbol will be selected as the special expanding icon. It will expand on one reel and stay in place for the free spins. Additional symbols of the same kind may appear to create another winning combination.
The expanding symbol does not have to be vertical or horizontal. It can appear on non-adjacent positions. You can trigger additional free games if you spin three or more scatters during a free game. However, the special expanding symbol cannot be a substitute in this mode.
If you have played Spectacular, Cindereela or similar slots, you may be familiar with this bonus card game. You must predict whether the face-down card will be red or black by clicking the button of your choice. If you are correct, you double your current win and can gamble again to double the gambling win.
For example, imagine that you won 500 coins in regular play. You can click collect to add it to your balance or gamble it. If you gamble it and guess the card colour correctly, you win 1,000 coins. If you choose to gamble again and win, you get 2,000 coins to gamble or accept.
You can spin the reels automatically by clicking the autoplay button. You can also use it to force-stop the reels at your choosing. Autoplay does not come with a choice for number of rounds or loss threshold with this slot. You must manually stop the reels to exit auto mode.
By clicking the speaker icon in the upper right corner, you can turn the sounds on or off. The arrow button speeds the reels up twice as fast. Click it again to return them to normal speed. You can play the game in demo mode until you are ready to wager real euros.
If you like slots, there are plenty of different themes such as Mystic Secrets and Sea Beauty. Also, Novomatic has table games if you prefer the thrill of higher stakes. Try baccarat, sic bo or blackjack for a change of pace.