Heaven knows just how many slot games there are with an Egyptian theme but it must be a pretty high number. Just what is the appeal I wonder? Is it the mummy that could reveal some secrets (or hopefully a cash prize), the beautiful Cleopatra and her many likenesses or the many gods that can be used for attractive looking symbols?
Well whatever it is, here’s another hugely successful slot from Novomatic. ‘Book of Ra’ has been a massive hit since it was launched with many a sequel released. It’s an entertaining game that looks and sounds great and offers its players many winning opportunities.
‘Book of Ra’ is a five-reel game that has a total of three paylines and just the nine paylines. Wins are achieve by completing a line of between two and five symbols in a left to right direction. The number of paylines in this game isn’t a fixed amount. That means you have to decide yourself just how many of the paylines you want to activate for each spin of the reels. You also need to decide your stake for each spin which is helpful of course. If you’re on a barren run you can reduce your stake and if your luck is in, perhaps increase it slightly. Overall cost is between £0.02 and £45 so it’s not for you high-rollers out there.
The Egyptian theme to the game is enhanced by the two huge columns that can be seen to the left and right of the reels.
Symbols in the game include an archaeologist who is a bit of an Indiana Jones lookalike. He’s probably bound to die from some curse after disturbing a mummy’s tomb. We also get a Scarab, a Pharaoh, the Golden Book of Ra and Cleopatra. The lower paying symbols in the game are the ten to Ace playing card symbols that have a colourful look to them.
The wild symbol in this game is he Golden Book of Ra that can tell many a tale. This is a really useful symbol as it can substitute for other symbols to get you some tasty winning combinations you wouldn’t otherwise have had.
The scatter symbol is also the Book of Ra symbol which really does help you a lot in this game. It’ll help get you into the bonus game as will be explained shortly.
Before you start playing the game, try to find out as much as you can about it. That’s easy to do by just having a good look through the paytable. That has all the information you need to know about the payouts and the bonus game. Also have some free games to see just what it’s like to play the game without having to spend any cash.