You could suggest that ancient Egypt is the slot genre where there is the most content. And, we’d probably go along with you. It is a common source of inspiration, but if there wasn’t a demand for it, we wouldn’t see games like Might of Ra by Pragmatic Play hitting the scene. If we’re honest, creating a game for the genre is quite an interesting choice because you get to see how studios go about making an online slot that is going to stand out from the crowd. Because that’s what they have to do. If a category is popular, they don’t want their game to get lost in the pile.
What’s immediately noticeable with this Pragmatic Play release is that they go down a path where they want to deliver than authentic ancient Egypt experience via Might of Ra, but they want to do so in a way where they don’t exactly stick to the style of what’s gone before in the genre. For example, instead of the usual five reels and three rows, we get six reels and four rows. And, you'd expect to see twenty paylines, but there are fifty. They may be minor tweaks here and there, but if you want a slot to stand out from the crowd, this is arguably the way to do it.
When you’re going with a somewhat common theme, yes, you must make the game be the one that is head and shoulders above others in the category. But, you also have to make sure it has everything going for it as an online slot too. Pragmatic do this by doing things such as giving players a top of bet of £100, and with the potential of a top prize of 22,500x, is very exciting. And, after all that, they also retain all the authenticity needed to make this trip to ancient Egypt one that even the most demanding will enjoy.
At the end of the last section, we mentioned the word authenticity because it's definitely essential heading into this one. Where the design and icons are concerned, there's nothing better when it comes to delivering authentic ancient Egypt than via these elements. For anyone who didn't know, the title of the online casino game is important, as it includes the word Ra. Ra is the Sun God, and therefore, another element that must come into play at some point. It also helps to lift the design in terms of how pleasing on the eye it is, which is another positive.
The symbols that pay the least in Might of Ra are the royal icons – 10, J, Q, K and A. A trend that continues here is that their design fits with the theme, which is great. There are also symbols that will do a lot in terms of pushing the ancient Egypt and Ra vibe, which are the Scorpian King, Monstrous Snake, Hell Horse, Plague Eagle, etc.
While there may only be one specific wild in Might of Ra, it will take a couple of forms when it appears on the reels – regular and expanded. And not only will it replace regular icons in the game, but it’s also a payer itself, with prizes of up to 25x the bet available.
A random event in Might of Ra can also lead to a wild immediately expanding over the reel it has landed on, with a 3x multiplier also applying itself during proceedings.
The scatters in this Pragmatic Play release are scarabs, and they will appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you get three or more in view simultaneously, they’re worth free spins and a 5x payout.
The initial number of free games a player will get their hands on is fifteen. But, finding more scatters during can increase the running total. A final point worth noting is to keep an eye out for Ankh symbols, as they're collectable and can bring perks into play.
We’re fully aware that a lot of players will have played games taking inspiration from ancient Egypt, or with a Ra vibe before. So have we. But, what we will say is Pragmatic Play make a concerted effort to make Might of Ra a game that retains the authenticity needed but at the same time add fresh elements.