Book of Ra Deluxe is a 5 reel slot that be played at up to 10 paylines. With these being adjustable it means that there are plenty of options for your staking on this slot, you can play just 1 payline if you wish, or anything up to 10. This gives you the choice of playing for as little as €0.01 or as high as €40, and of course there is a wide variety of bet sizes to play at between these two amounts, I often plum for around €1 a spin.
The paytable is shown above so you can see what symbols are the best payers, the book acts as a wild on this game but doesn't multiply your win if it's part of a winning combination, unlike some other Novomatic slots such as Lucky Lady's Charm.
Wins can be gambled via the cards, here you can choose either red or black, if you're successful in your choice then your current win will be multiplied by 2.
CARD GAMBLE ON BOOK OF RA DELUXE SLOT
BOOK OF RA DELUXE FREE SPINS FEATURE
3 BOOKS ACTIVATING THE FREE SPIN FEATURE ON BOOK OF RA DELUXE SLOT
KING SELECTED FOR EXPANDING SYMBOL FOR BOOK OF RA DELUXE FREE SPINS
To initiate the free spin feature on Book of Ra Deluxe you need to land 3 or more books anywhere in view, this will award you with 10 free spins, if you land 4 or 5 books this will just reward you with a higher cash amount for triggering the feature, no extra free spins will be added.
From here the pages of the book will begin to turn, a symbol will be randomly selected and this will act as your expanding symbol during the free spins.
To win big on this game you really need to be seeing one of the top 3 symbols, especially the explorer. But of course there are far less of these on the reels, so theoretically it would make them harder to land, sometimes I think getting the ace or the king isn't too bad, these still pay quite well and again theoretically there should be more of them on the reels giving you a better chance of getting all five.
A KING LANDING ON EVERY REEL AND EXPANDING TO MAKE A FULL SCREEN ON BOOK OF RA DELUXE
RE-TRIGGER ADDING AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE GAMES ON BOOK OF RA DELUXE
As the free spins begin you will notice your selected symbol is outlined as it goes past or lands in view, the aim is to get your selected symbol on as many reels as possible. If you get a picture symbol then you only need to land 2 for them to expand and pay you a two of kind win, for the lower paying card symbols you will need at least 3 for the symbols to expand.
Of course the dream scenario is to have the explorer as your symbol, and land one on all 5 reels. It's time for a huge win if you're ever lucky enough for this to happen.
Re-triggers can occur on this slot, but not as frequent as some of the other Novomatic games, if you ever got up to 30 free spins then you could consider yourself very lucky.
Ultimately on this feature you don't particularly need a huge amount of free spins to win big, just 1 or 2 full screens of your selected symbol and it's going to be a very decent feature.
BOOK OF RA DELUXE SLOT REVIEW FINAL THOUGHTS
It's easy to see why this slot has stood the test of time, a very simple and pleasing design and very playable indeed, hence several clones of this slot such as Book of Dead, Magic Mirror 2, Lord of the Ocean and countless others.
The base game doesn't pay particularly well in my opinion, so you can soon see your balance heading south quickly. Landing the feature is great drama but can be very frustrating when you don't land a single expansion, and as it's a Novomatic slot this means you could be 300 or more spins in to get a feature like that.
All that said though, land one of the premium symbols on all 5 reels during the feature, and you'll be like the rest of us, coming back for more.
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