Book of Ra Deluxe
Get ready to go on a slot machine adventure with Book of Ra Deluxe as you explore the reels looking for golden prizes that could turn into a the fortune of a life-time..
- Old school style slot with a high value pay-table
- Fantastic title for fans of the Indiana Jones film franchise
- Big paying bonus round with special pays gives you a chance for a super win
- Wild symbols double up as bonus activating scatters
- One of the top machines from the highly rated Novomatic cabinet range
Book of Ra Deluxe Features
Book of Ra Deluxe is one of the top performing titles in the Novomatic range. This is due in no small part to its roaring success on the European cabinet circuit where it’s become one of the most played games of the last decade. Its theme definitely pays homage to Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones trilogy, which you’ll probably notice the very first time you load up this rather clever little slot game. There’s plenty of wins in the base game and the bonus round has its own original flair. It offers quite a different playing experience from the other top Novomatic slot, Reel King, which is one of the most popular titles on both the web and the land based gaming circuits, showing that the company has the ability to create awesome titles in a number of genres.
Visually Book of Ra Deluxe has a good solid look that mixes clear colours with an Ancient Egyptian theme. The reels are set in a background that’s a clear mix between a temple and the pyramids, which further cements the whole Raiders of the Lost Ark vibe that floats around this machine. We’ve got to say that it also pays more than just a passing nod to some of the other classic Egyptian themed titles out there like IGT’s Cleopatra and Aristocrat Leisure’s Queen of the Nile.
The audio on Book of Ra Deluxe is a little bit old school to say the least. If you like you games with a slice of bleep and buzz then you’re going to love this title. It’s very retro and sounds a bit like one of the numerous beachfront arcade slots that were so very popular in the 1990s. These win noises are accompanied by a classic mechanical spin sound that gives you that old time Las Vegas feeling. Even though these are not the greatest sonic design points of the moment, this slot does give you that golden edged feeling of gaming nostalgia as you make your way through the base game into the bonus round.
The reel game in Book of Ra Deluxe is brilliant in its simplicity. You’ve got a ten pay-line set up that’s spread over a standard five reel casino slot arrangement. As with many slots of the moment you can adjust your bet level and the number of pay-lines on which you’re betting in order to achieve a bespoke wager. One of the best things about this title is the wonderful pay-table – all the combination wins pay good prizes at the lower levels and if you can manage to stop in five strong combos then you know you’re going to be in for a rather healthy prize. In order to help you on your winning ways there is one special symbol – the Book of Ra icon which doubles up both as a wild and as the game’s bonus symbol.
Stop in three of the special Book of Ra symbols anywhere in view on the base game grid to activate the Book of Ra feature, giving you ten free spins on the reels. Before you embark on your spins, one of the standard game symbols is selected at random to be your expanding symbol. Hit this symbol anywhere on the reels during your free spins and it will expand to fill the entire reel – you’re then paid out prizes on any combinations of this symbol on the reels, no matter where they’re located. This means if you hit your special symbols on the first, third and last reels then you’ll get paid out prizes as if they were located on the first three reels. This is the key to hitting it big in the bonus round, as in addition to this special mechanism, you can still stop in all the standard wins on the reels. There’s tons of winning potential here and when you throw the top pay-table into the mix then you really do get a formula for a cash heavy game.
Slot Professor Says
Even though Book of Ra Deluxe is getting on a bit in years, it’s still a very good game for the gamblers out there who like to take home the big money. It’s a real example of why you shouldn’t judge a slot machine by its graphics. Whilst titles like The Dark Knight offer you tons of good looking symbols and animations, the wins are a bit lacking – the reverse is certainly true with Book of Ra Deluxe, yet I still know which slant on this equation suits the player best.
Bonus game wise, Book of Ra Deluxe can pay out an absolute fortune. If you’re lucky enough to land one of the game’s top paying symbols as your expanding symbol then you know you’re going to be up for some absolutely astronomical payouts and you won’t be going home with any kind of small win. Balance this with the absolutely stacked pay-table and you’ve got the plan for a marvellous game that can really pay out the big time prizes.
Do I have any strategy tips for this one? As you know all slot machines are a game of chance and in my opinion you don’t have to do anything other than spin the reels of Book of Ra Deluxe and wait for the wins to drop in. Just as with many of the slot machines that you can find on the web today, this is a random game that doesn’t save it all up for the big bonus round win, allowing you to hit the big cash at any time you like.