The Book of Ra slot is the first Novomatic model from a series of “books” about adventures in Egypt. The game was released back in 2004, but is still popular with online casino visitors. She inspired other developers to create different variations of slots on this theme.

Game typeVideo slot
Max. possible winх10 014
Win frequency28%
Min. bet$0,01
Max. bet$90
TopicAncient Egypt
TechnologyFlash, HTML5

Main characteristics

The gaming machine has long been recognized as a classic. The symbols spin on a 5×3 field. There is no musical accompaniment. Spinning sounds are standard for Novomatic. Active lines are indicated to the left and right of the playing field. Their number can be changed by including from 1 to 9 bands. The control panel is located at the bottom of the screen.

Available features:

  • choice of Min and Max rates;
  • autostart continuous spins;
  • change in the denomination of 1 coin;
  • turn on / off the sound;
  • start full screen mode.

The game was originally written in Flash technology, later an adapted version was created for smartphones and tablets. When launched on an Android phone, the Book of Ra slot loads quickly. The main buttons in the mobile version are enlarged to prevent accidental clicks. There were no errors or crashes during testing.

The progressive jackpot is not played in the machine. But with the full disclosure of bonus features, the player can increase the initial bet by x10,014 times. Given the high dispersion of the slot and the average RTP, you should not expect frequent large payouts.

Game Symbols and Odds

There are 9 symbols involved in the game: 4 standard, 4 thematic and 1 bonus. How they are paid:
jack, queen, king: from 5 to 100;

  • ace: from 5 to 150;
  • scarab beetle and figurine: from 5 to 750;
  • pharaoh: from 5 to 2000;
  • tomb explorer: 10 to 5000;
  • Book of Ra (scatter): from 2 to 200.

All payouts are in credits with a minimum amount at stake. When the coin size changes, the profit increases.

In a combination of card values, you need to collect at least 3 pictures. To receive winnings with thematic symbols, two symbols on the active line are enough. Combinations are formed from left to right, starting from the outer reel. Scatter wins are added to line payouts.

Bonuses in the Book of Ra slot

There is only one special symbol in the slot – the Book of Ra. It works both as a wild and as a scatter: it replaces other symbols on the field to create a combination. When 3 to 5 symbols appear, a series of free spins is launched.

Rules during free spins:

  • spins go according to the last bet made by the player before the activation of the bonus;
  • you cannot change the number of active lines;
  • before the spins start, an expanding symbol is randomly selected.

Scatters can also appear during free spins. In this case, they restart the series of bonus spins. An expanding symbol stretches over the entire reel or even over the entire playing field. His participation during free spins increases the chances of a large payout.

During testing in the demo, it was not possible to knock out a series of free spins for 50 bets.

Risk game

After each successful spin, the slot offers to risk the winnings and play an additional round. In the Book of Ra slot it is standard with guessing the color of the card. If you choose the correct option, the amount of winnings per spin is doubled. If you choose the wrong answer, the amount burns. When the “Autospin” mode is enabled, the risk game is not offered. To participate in an additional round, the user must spin the reels manually.