About Book Of Ra Deluxe
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.