So many years have passed since the launch of the Book of Ra slot by Novomatic – it was released in 2004. It was one of the major successes of the company vendor, bringing in millions of gamers all over the world. So, on the wave of success, Novomatic later released its continuations: Book of Ra Deluxe, Book of Ra Deluxe 6, Book of Ra Magic, and Book of Ra: Mystic Fortunes. Thousands of online casinos all over the world feature this gambling machine in their catalogs to attract more players with the name of the game. In this review, we are telling you about the original slot called Book of Ra.
|Min bet $, €, £:||0.02|
|Max bet $, €, £:||18|
|Technology:||FLASH, JS, HTML5|
There are 9 paylines, 5 reels, 3 rows, high variance, and a mildly higher than average RTP rate, which is 96%. But not the RTP rate did this slot popular – the ambiance and gaming mechanics did: simple rotations of the game themed like Ancient Egypt are able to give up to 5,000 coins with a bet of just 1. The theme of the slot is famous today but it was a major happening back in 2004. No wonder people loved it. However, admirers of flamboyant graphics and large detailing might be disappointed: the background is mostly black, there is no animation but the animation of reel rotation, and the entire gaming field is also mostly black.
A player can adjust the volume of the coin, the bet of coins per payline, number of paylines (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 10), and hit either a regular play button or the autoplay. Although autoplay is not adjustable, it simply spins the reels. When a scatter forms a risk chance, the auto spin function does not allow taking the risk – it simply pays out and continues. The risk is a mode of the game, where a player might double the winning if he or she correctly guesses, which card suit color will be shown – red or black. Up to 5 guess cycles are possible, which are able to bring at most x32 of the winning sum. Needless to say, that if a player guesses wrongfully, the entire sum of winning is lost.
The following symbols contribute to the formation of winning combinations:
We’re now looking at a table of paying symbols, given that from 2 to 5 of them can appear (some symbols) or from 3 to 5 (the rest of symbols). The sizes of winnings are provided given that the volume of a coin is 1 credit, there are 10 paylines selected, and 1 coin is put on a stake for each payline per spin:
The size of the bet per line is possible in this range: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 coins. The volume of the coin is from 0.01 to 5. The rules are the same for both modes of gaming: demo and real money.