Book of Ra Game Description
In recent years, the Book of Ra slot game by Novoline has became one of the most popular in Europe and is also constantly gaining popularity in the United States and other parts of the world.
Novoline Book of RA is a 5 reels slot game. The original or classic version of the game offers 9 paylines. Due to the game’s overwhelming success, it was recently re-launched in a new version known as “Book of Ra Deluxe” or “Book of Ra 2″, which offers 10 paylines.
Book of Ra takes place in the mysterious world of Ancient Egypt. The symbols include a Pharaoh, the Goddess Cleopatra, a Scarab, and an “Indiana Jones” type Archaeologist and the Golden Book of Ra, as well as the generic Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10.
The aim of the Book of Ra game is to complete a line of two to five like symbols appearing, from left to right, on adjacent reals. In this game, The “Golden Book of Ra” functions as a Wild symbol (much like the joker in card games) and can substitute for all other symbols to complete a winning payline.
Regularly, the symbols must appear on adjacent reels. However, there is one exception to this rule – the Scatter symbol. It does not have to appear on adjacent reels to trigger a win. So long as there are 3 or more of these symbols scattered anywhere on the reels, it will trigger the Bonus Rounds feature. In the Novoline Book of Ra game, the “Golden Book of Ra” symbol functions also as the Scatter symbol.
Book of Ra Paylines and Bets
The number of playlines is not fixed, and the player can determine how many lines to activate (up to 9 lines in the classic version, and up to 10 in the Deluxe version). The number of activated paylines can be changed at any time.
In addition, in the Book of Ra game, the bet per line can also be adjusted at any time during the game, thus offering great flexibility to the player. As the game starts, the minimum bet will be shown on the bottom of the screen. The player can then use the + / – buttons to adjust the bet.
The display on the bottom of the screen will also show the total bet per spin, calculated as the bet per line x the number of lines activated (for example, if 10 lines are activated, and the bet per line is €0.04, the total bet for the spin will be €0.40).
Novoline Book of Ra – Bonus Features
Bonus Rounds – no doubt the most appealing feature of the Book of Ra game is the free Bonus Rounds. Three “Golden books” Scatter symbols anywhere on the 5 reels trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature. Specifically, the first time 3 “Golden Books” appear on the screen, the player wins 10 free spins and a Special Bonus Expanding Symbol that is used in the free spins. Free spins can be re-triggered during the Free Spins game, and there is no limit to the number of re-spins a player can earn.
The stakes in the free spin game are the same stakes used in the main game.
Special Bonus Expanding Symbol – before the free spins begin, the Book of Ra will appear on the screen, and the pages will begin to turn. Once the pages stop turning, the chosen Special Expanding symbol will appear in the book. If during the free spins, the chosen Bonus Symbol appears 2,3,4 or 5 times, the value of the Bonus Symbol will be multiplied by the paylines. The value of the Special Bonus symbol is determined by the sign itself, and the chosen stakes. The exact value can be displayed at any time by clicking on the “Paytable” button on the bottom on the screen.
In addition, during the free spins, the special symbol can expand to cover the entire reel, which helps to create additional winning combinations.
Gamble Feature – another bonus feature available in the Book of Ra game is the “Gamble” feature. With this feature, the player can increase his winnings even further by choosing the correct color (red or black) of the next card drawn from a virtual deck of cards. If he chooses correctly, the player can double his money. At the top of the screen, the cards which were drawn in the last six “Gamble games” will be displayed.
After every winning spin, the “Gamble” button will flash. The player can choose to play the Gamble feature 5 times in a row, or he can click the “Collect” button at any time and collect his winnings.
Novoline Book of Ra – Payout
Like all slots, the Novoline slots are programed to pay out over the long run a certain percentage of money put into them. The Book of Ra has a relatively high average return to player (RTP) percentage of 96.99%. Yet another reason to play this exciting game from Novoline!