Reviewed by Mutondwa Nemurangoni, Cape Town, South Africa
Book of Ra is one of those slots that really surprise you. When I first spotted it, I was looking for an Egyptian themed slot that I hadn’t quite yet been exposed to. It draws you in immediately with a backdrop set against an old Egyptian hieroglyphic temple with two golden pillars on either side displaying the paylines. I got the sense that I would be going on an interesting adventure and that prompted me to hit the play button. The slot is developed by Novomatic and contains 5 reels and 9 paylines.
How Popular is Book of Ra Slot in South Africa?
Book of Ra is moderately popular in South Africa, with a number of South Africans choosing to hop aboard the ancient Egypt train. A feature that certainly acts as a player allure to the slot is the 2500 credit jackpot.
My Experience with Book of Ra Slot
I have played a number of Egyptian themed slots before which means I am always looking for something different that will catch my eye and keep me entertained. Egyptian-themed slots can sometimes feel repetitive as if slot providers have copy pasted from the same formulae. I did however find Book of Ra to be a breath of fresh air, maybe because it is an older slot.
I decided to start with smaller bets to get the hang of it, the minimum bet is 0.05. I do wish they could make this lower, that way I could get the hang of things without feeling anxious in real play mode. When I did get the hang of it I would have appreciated a higher maximum bet over the 90.00 that the slot provided. This is because once the game starts moving and you get a feel for it you really want to position yourself well by making some bigger bets.
Bonuses, Gameplay, Variance
Book of Ra doesn’t have a wild symbol, and this is because the actual Book of Ra symbol acts as both the scatter and the wild symbols. Which means that I did’t lose out on a wild feature and I could still substitute symbols to complete winning lines. The “wild” function of the Book of Ra symbol is activated when there are one or two on the reels. To activate the symbol in its scatter form I needed to land three plus on the reels. Doing this resulted in me winning some free spins and cash prizes. The free spins are awarded based on the number of Book of Ra symbols I could land in this medium variance slot.
My ultimate takeaway from playing this slot is that it is quite entertaining. It has a rather old rustic feel, as if its dated. To be fair, it is a little dated, but I reckon this add to the allure. It’s like experiencing driving an older make of a car on modern roads. It I simple and uncomplicated, but perhaps the best thing about it is knowing that one symbol can alter your entire game.
- Variance: Medium
- Genre: Egyptian
- Minimum and Maximum Coin per line: 1/1
- Coin Range: 0.02 – 5.00
- Wild Symbol: Yes
- Scatter Symbol: Yes
- Bonus Feature: No
- Autoplay: Yes
- Jackpot: 2500
- Progressive: No