Few online slot machines are as famous as Book of Ra Deluxe. This Novomatic developed slot machine defied all expectations when it was released in 2013.
After all, how could such a simple slot machine with such elementary graphics and features possibly hope to compete with the likes of Microgaming, Playtech and Net Entertainment’s top slots? Compete it did, though, and over four years later, Book of Ra Deluxe is still one of the most played slots on the net.
This particular mobile slot machine has been developed by Novomatic, and it is the jewel in the crown of the casino software developers.
Book of Ra Deluxe is slightly more advanced than many other Novomatic slots, and it doesn’t even offer a progressive jackpot (unlike some other games from this developer). This is second such slot released from them, and it builds on the original Book of Ra Deluxe, offering more paylines and greater chances to win.
How to play
There is nothing inherently special about the design of the wagering system in Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe mobile slot. In fact, with its 10 lines spread over 5 reels, it is positively primitive.
Book of Ra Deluxe excels in other areas, though. This slot machine can see players wager anything from a base minimum of 1p per line per spin, up to £80 per spin in total. That’s a modest wagering range for a slot machine which dishes out a tasty non-progressive jackpot.
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Wild scatters: The key to Book of Ra Deluxe’s success is that the developers have chosen to combine wild and scatter symbols into the same icon.
By doing so, they have cut down the risk that players will end up with 1 or 2 useless icons on a payline, stopping them from bagging a winning combo. These wild scatters can substitute for all other icons in the game, and can trigger bonus features when 3 or more appear anywhere on the reels.
Free spin bonus: The free spin bonus round in Book of Ra Deluxe is triggered when players land 3 or more Book of Ra wild scatters anywhere on the reels.
During the free spins bonus, expanding symbols are present (with one symbol chosen randomly at the start of the bonus). These symbols can cover entire reels, boosting your chances of landing a decent win in the game. Players start the bonus with a total of 10 free games.
Gamble feature: Like almost all Novomatic developed slots, there is a gamble feature included in this game. It can be triggered after any winning spin. When it is, players will be taken to a mini game where they must predict whether the next card will be red or black. Guess correctly and they will double their win. Guess incorrectly and players will lose their recently acquired winnings.
Book of Ra Deluxe contains a top non-progressive jackpot which is capped at around 16,000 coins in total. That is a sizeable win for any mobile slot machine which costs so little to play.
Players will only have 10 paylines with which to land the best-paying symbols in the game, though. Those happen to be the explorer icons.
Book of Ra Deluxe has done incredibly well for itself, and we like to think it is probably down to the fact that wilds and scatters are rolled into one. This gives the game a theoretical return to player (RTP) rate of roughly 95.25%, which certainly isn’t too shabby for a Novomatic developed mobile slot.
T&Cs Apply 18+