Book Of Ra Slot Review
Without a doubt the most popular of the Novomatic slots online
, Book Of Ra
and it's newer "Deluxe" cousin dominate both land-based and online casinos - compared to other Novomatic slot games that is. They still remain cult slot games and are most popular in some European countries: casinos in Germany, Romania, Poland and Hungary worth their salt will invariably have Book Of Ra slots and they are regularly found in England too. Look for the Gaminator slot machine cabinets
to find them!
As for the online version of Book Of Ra, the Book Of Ra Deluxe
version is really the one you want. The version in the video above is the older 9-line "Classic" version, rarely-if-ever found in land-based casinos nowadays and while it's "ok", the Book Of Ra Deluxe 10-payline version is a more polished game.
If you are unfamilar with the Book Of Ra then the bonus feature is what it is all about. In this game (and the Lord Of The Ocean
, also from Novomatic) you get 10 free spins with an "expanding scatter" symbol. The video above shows this and describes it best but suffice to say it is one of the more esciting bonus features you find in slot games these days IMO.
Other Novomatic slots like Lucky Ladys Charm
, Gryphon's Gold and Dolphins Pearl Deluxe
are arguably now just as popular as the Book Of ra Deluxe even though their feature is a bit more standard. What I love about Book Of Ra is this whole expanding scatter concept can lead to some very big wins. It's unusual to get less than 50x your bet back in the bonus round and very often you will get more than 100x.
The biggest hits I've had off Book Of Ra slots were the very first time I played (offline at Rendezvous casino in Brighton
) where I hit 5 Book Of Ra scatters during the free spins (retrigger plus £750 back!) and then playing online I hit 4 of the Indiana Jones type character during the free spins while he was the expanding scatter symbol. That was worth £1500 off a £1.50 bet. You can see why I love the Book Of ra slot now, probably LOL.
Incidentally, if you want to play either of the Book Of Ra slots for free, head on over to the Book Of Ra slot
at the GFM site (go here for the Book Of Ra Deluxe version
) which has a whole host of offline games you can play online with no registration requirement and no download.