A New Age of Female Explorers Has Come to Novomatic
Book of Ra is without doubt the most famous and most popular slot game that Novomatic has ever made. Every Novomatic casino has this slot game and every fan of this developer likes to play Book of Ra. In the original game, the main character, who is an explorer come archaeologist, is a man – just like Indiana Jones. Since Book of Ra was first released, Novomatic have come out with many different versions of the game. Some of the new editions include:
• Book of Ra Classic
• Book of Ra Deluxe
• Book of Ra Deluxe 6
• Book of Ra Dice
• Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes
• Book of Ra Deluxe Jackpot Edition
In all the classic and newer editions of this slot game, the main character has always been the same: a man. However, in this brand-new version of Book of Ra, that’s all changed! Novomatic has entered an era of equality! A female explorer takes the lead in Book of Ra – Temple of Gold. She’s everything you would imagine her to be, beautiful, blonde and brilliant! Most of the other symbols are the same but a few are new and improved. Players will be happy to know that the signature special feature (in the free games) hasn’t changed!
New and Upgraded Symbols
When you compare the symbols in this game to the original Book of Ra Deluxe, you can see some of the symbols are the same and others have had a facelift. The low-paying symbols are the ones that have stood the test of time. These are card symbols, and they start from 10 and go up to Ace. The 10 is pink, the Jack is blue, the Queen is green, the King is red and the Ace is yellow. All of these card symbols pay from 3 or more matches on a payline. The high-paying symbols are the symbols which have changed. This is where you can see that the female explorer has moved on from ancient Egypt! In the original game, the archaeologist was exploring Egypt. The new lady in town has taken things to a different town altogether! Instead of going to the same sites to do what the men have done before her, she’s decided to go exploring somewhere different. In South America, this blonde bombshell has discovered an ancient Mayan temple, filled with gold! You can see some of the treasures she has uncovered by opening up the paytable. There are three golden treasures, and these pay from 2 or more matches on a payline. The blonde archaeologist also pays from 2 matches. She is by far the highest-paying symbol in the game.
Familiar Features and Free Spins
The Book of Ra symbol is still a very important symbol in the game. Although you might think that this ancient Egyptian book would be out of place in a Mayan temple – it now looks very Mayan indeed! That is, it’s had a Mayan makeover. Just like in the earlier versions of this Novomatic slot game, the Book of Ra symbol serves as the Scatter symbol and the Wild symbol. When you spin the reels and they stop with 3 or more Scatter symbols in view on the reels, you will win 10 free spins. For the free spins, the same Book of Ra special feature that players have loved for years will be active! Before the free spins begin, you can flick through the pages of this ancient book to reveal a special expanding symbol. When you trigger the free spins with 3 scatters, you get 1 special expanding symbol. If you trigger the free spins with 4 scatters, you will have 2 special expanding symbols. Finally, you can get 3 special expanding symbols for the free spins when you trigger them with 5 scatters! During the free spins, wherever the chosen special expanding symbol(s) land, they will expand to cover an entire reel! Paylines don’t really count during the free spins and any combination of matching symbols will pay out, regardless of position. So, if the special expanding symbol(s) are card symbols, any and all combinations of 3 or more matches will pay. On the other hand, if the golden Mayan treasure symbols are selected by the Book of Ra, any combination of 2 or more matches will pay.