Book of Ra Deluxe is a slot by software developer Novomatic, and, as the name already hints at, it is the successor of another, older slot. The Egyptian theme has been recreated and leaves clear traces of a breath of fresh air in comparison to the previous game. Most slots have either an Egyptian theme or an adventure theme. Book of Ra Deluxe has both. Still, Novomatic has decided to use quite some standard symbols, which range from the ten to the Ace. The slot only really comes to life once you have unlocked free spins.
How to play Book of Ra Deluxe?
Book of Ra Deluxe is equipped with very standard sound effects and is set against a standard background. The reason for this is the fact that the other aspects of the slot are simple as well. The slot has five reels and three reels, is fitted with just 10 pay lines, and has standard symbols that range from the ten to the Ace. So, no surprises there. The animations that are theme-related are sharp and entertaining, and the book animation functions as both the wild and scatter.
When three of these books show up on your reels, it’s time for free spins. When fewer than three books land on your reels, the books function as regular wild symbols. And to remind you, a wild symbol can substitute for any other symbol and, thus, finish off wins. About the sound effects; they do play somewhat of a supporting role, but you might want to turn off the sound at some point. You will find the buttons for this in the top right corner of the slot. The middle button kills all sound at once, the one to the left of it only turns off the background music.
Free spins on Book of Ra Deluxe
Book of Ra Deluxe is equipped with free spins, during which the slot truly comes to life. In order to unlock free spins, you will need Ra to show up on your reels at least three times. When this happens, two features get triggered; the first and most important feature, of course, being the free spins mode. Whilst spinning for free, a second feature gets triggered when a newly-introduced, second kind of wild symbol hits your playing grid. More specifically, this new wild symbol can expand over the reels, leading to even more and bigger wins.
And seeing as these are the only two features this slot is equipped with, Novomatic needed to make sure that these two features would be able to carry the load of the entire game. Luckily, these features are more than lucrative and entertaining enough! The one downside, however, is that you do need to reach free spins for the fun to really start and it, thus, might take some patience at times.
Pay lines on Book of Ra Deluxe
Book of Ra Deluxe is equipped with a small number of pay lines since the five by three playing grid is fitted with just 10 of them. Moreover, players who want to play with even fewer active pay lines can do so by simply using the buttons you can find at the bottom of the slot. Also at the bottom of the slot, you will find the bet-per-pay line, to the right of which you can find the bet-per-spin.
Book of Ra Deluxe is also equipped with a gamble feature with which you can wager newly formed wins. If the Lucky Loser shows up after a lost gamble, you get to keep the money anyway. The default number of automated spins when using the autoplay is 50, as on most Novomatic slots. You can use the, rather small, buttons to change the number of automatic spins, with 50 as the maximum.