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 means you can spin for as little as 1 cent or as high as €40. I started out at 40 cents on Book Of Ra Deluxe and got plenty of decent wins, so you don't need to play a huge stake on this game to get a reasonable return.
The paytable is shown below 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.
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.
PAYTABLE FOR BOOK OF RA DELUXE ON €2 STAKE
CARD GAMBLE ON BOOK OF RA
BOOK OF RA DELUXE FREE SPINS FEATURE
3 BOOKS ACTIVATING THE FREE SPIN FEATURE ON BOOK OF RA DELUXE
KING SELECTED FOR EXPANDING SYMBOL
To initiate this feature 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
RE-TRIGGER ADDING AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE GAMES
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, time for a huge win if this happens.
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, the base game doesn't pay particularly well in my opinion, so you can soon see your balance heading south quickly.
The feature is great drama when you land it, but can be frustrating when you don't land a single expansion and as it's a Novomatic slot that 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.