The Book of Ra is one of those slots everyone has heard about, if not actually played. And Novomatic, the developer, has made good use of this popularity, releasing various sequels and revamps over the years. Book of Ra Deluxe is the latest of these. It doesn't bring much new in terms of gameplay, but the design has been upgraded to give the game a more polished and up-to-date look.
Book of Ra Deluxe is played on a grid of 5 reels and 3 rows, the standard setup for classic slots like this. There are ten adjustable paylines on the grid. The betting range is between 0.10 and 400. Just keep in mind that the bet level is per payline, and should be multiplied by the number of lines being played to show the stake for each spin.
The lower paying symbols are card ranks, 10 to A, paying out a max of between 100 x to 150 x the stake on a payline. The higher-paying symbols are a scarab, the falcon-headed god Horus, the pharaoh Tutankhamun, and an Indiana Jones, lookalike adventurer. These award between 750 x to 5000 x the line bet for a combo of 5. And here, I should just mention that these figures apply when only one payline is in play. When all ten are active, knock one 0 off the multiplier.
In this game, the Book of Ra is all-powerful. First of all, it acts as the game's wild, able to stand in for any of the regular symbols to form a possible win. It also gives its own awards for a combination of three or more on a payline, with a top prize of 200 x the bet for five.
But the power of the Book doesn't stop there. Land three or more anywhere on the reels, and the Book of Ra will act as a Scatter, triggering the game's Free Spins round.
Three or more of the Book of Ra symbols in view award the player 10 Free Spins. Before the round starts, one symbol is chosen at random as a Special. Whenever this lands during the Free Spins, it can expand to cover an entire reel, increasing the win potential of the round. If the explorer is chosen and ends up covering all five reels, this will award the game’s top prize of 5000 x the stake.
The game also features an optional gamble round. After every win, the player is offered the chance to double or quadruple the prize. If a player chooses to play this round, a card will appear face-down on the screen. To double the win, the player simply has to correctly guess what colour it is, black or red. To quadruple the win, they have to correctly pick which suit it is. But be warned, if you make the wrong choice, you will lose your payout.
I always enjoy revisiting the old classics, and with its new skin, Book of Ra Deluxe just makes the whole experience more enjoyable. So whether this was once one of your favourites or you've never come across it before, take Book of Ra Deluxe for a spin here at Gala Casino!