The Book of Ra: Temple of Gold continues Greentube's popular archaeologist/treasure hunter series. This time we go deep into the jungles of South America to search for riches in the legendary golden temples of El Dorado.
Each game of the series has a hero, and in Temple of Gold, we join a female explorer on her quest to discover the fabled city. And I would say by her dress sense that she's a follower of the Indiana Jones rather than the Lara Croft school of archaeology.
This online slot game has five low-paying symbols, which are the card ranked 10 to Ace. There are also four premium symbols; wheels, golden artefacts, statues, and our hero and guide, the adventurer herself. The Book of Ra also appears in its various roles to help unlock the riches of the Temple. The 5-reel, 3-row grid has 10 paylines, and the chance to search for the treasures of El Dorado will cost the player from 0.10 to 100 per spin.
The main feature symbol in The Book of Ra Temples of Gold slot is the Book of Ra itself. First of all, it gives generous payouts of 2 x, 20 x, and 200 x the bet for 3, 4, and 5 of a kind. It will also take on the role of Wild and combine with other symbols to form wins.
And last but definitely not least, it will trigger the Free Spins when three or more land on one spin. At the start of the Free Spins, any of the regular symbols can take on a special role, as I will explain to you below.
Just like the rest of the games in the series, the Book itself plays a central role as both Scatter and Wild. In its role of Scatter, it will trigger 10 Free Spins when three or more land. The number of Free Spins is the same, but the more Scatters that trigger the round, the more bonuses the player will get, as follows:
3 books – 1 expanding symbol.
4 books – 2 expanding symbols.
5 books – 3 expanding symbols.
On triggering the round, the books flip open and reveal a randomly chosen symbol. These expand to cover their entire reel when they land during the Free Spins. And in a further boost to the win potential, combos of expanding symbols don’t need to be adjacent to each other to trigger a win.
This is the only bonus feature of the game, which might be a bit of a disappointment to some players. But anyone who has taken a game in the Book of Ra series for a spin will know just how nail-bitingly exciting it can be. Not to mention potentially rewarding, with the chance to land the game’s maximum possible win of 5000 x the bet.
The Book of Ra Temple of Gold doesn't offer anything earth-shatteringly new in terms of gameplay. But as a new addition to a popular series, it's just what you'd want, familiar features with a new look. There's one thing about treasure hunting that they don't mention in the film; it can be an expensive hobby with no guarantee of success. So be prepared to cut your losses, and don't risk money you can't afford to lose.