Book Of Ra

Book Of Ra by Novomatic: Online Review

Same old Game – Same old Money!

TypeVideo Slot
Jackpot - max5,000
Reels5
Jackpot - max in cash50,000
Pay Lines9
Coins - max playable9
ProgressiveNo
SoftwareNovomatic
Our grade:
85%
What’s Hot
  • Bonus Features
  • Animation
  • Gameplay
What’s Not
  • Now it looks very dated

Game Description

You have stumbled across one of the most famous and popular casino slots ever to be adapted for an online audience, from the old frail form of its now aging cabinet slot; The Book of Ra by Novomatic set the benchmark for all gaming here after and became a mega star for German slot users.

It’s the Pet Sounds of gaming if it helps put it into context, by no means is it now still the greatest game ever made, but it still reaps the high praise for what it offered at the time of its release, thus making it a timeless classic.

Technical Characteristics

This journey into the old world will set us on a quest to find the hidden treasures for hours of adventure. The Book Of Ra game comes as a 5 reel slot that is drenched with mythical Egyptian symbols and themes. The grid hosts a 9 pay line option that is selectable from preference. The Jackpot comes in at 50,000 for real money and coin users can win a virtual prize of 5000. Symbols for features include the Wild symbol and Scatter, which is the Book Of Ra itself as the Symbol. The RTP for the game is 92.13%

Bonuses and Rewards

The old classic isn’t like modern games that’s for sure when it comes to bonus rounds and eye-popping features. One has to step back and disassociate themselves with any slot that came out after 2005. The game brings us the now all too familiar gamble option, it’s either double or quits and you have to select a card colour or suit for the higher prize.

The scatter feature substitutes all symbols and is the gateway to the bonus round, where you will be rewarded with 10 free spins. After the spins have completed you can take another risk and multiply your winning stake for 5 times the amount, not one for the faint-hearted.

Ra also comes with a free game round. In this feature whilst the reels spin, a random symbol will be selected and once the slot stop, that chosen symbol will expand to cover 3 reels. Which is a brilliant concept and move at the time of the game design.

The game still plays well now, but this isn’t 2005 and the whole game in its entirety is dated.

The graphics will make you cower, but Novomatic did then which very few still do now and that was to bring the symbols alive with animation when striking a winning line.

Its popularity is unparalleled and as such Novomatic came back to the game in 2011 and made their deluxe edition, to bring it fresh and alive with new modern programming and graphical design.

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