Book of Ra Deluxe
A classic adventure desert adventure video slot, inspired by one of the most popular land-based machines ever.
One of the most famous video slots in the world, Book of Ra™ Deluxe, by Novomatic, has consistently been one of the most popular games at EnergyCasino. Based on the original land-based Book of Ra™, the game sees the player take on the role of an Indian Jones-style adventurer and explorer looking for the ancient, and now lost Book of Ra, in the shifting sands of the Egyptian desert.
In terms of technical details, Book of Ra™ Deluxe is a 5-reel, 10-payline video slot, using familiar Novomatic mechanics, and offers an easy-to-use game console, with the ability to set the number of lines and bet value per line, as well as offering autoplay and max bet functions. As on most Novomatic slots, the Paylines are brightly marked along each side of the reels.
The setting for Book of Ra™ Deluxe is Egypt, with the great pyramids of the Giza Plateau pictured against a stunning red and orange sunset, as the background image. Being as though Ra was the ancient Egyptian sun god, this is very appropriate and helps set the mood for the game. The reels themselves are set over a stone tablet covered with authentic looking ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, which is a nice touch, and shows the attention to detail that the Novomatic team used during development.
In fact, the developers have managed to give the whole game a very warm aesthetic feel, through the clever use of colour and imagery, so that as a player, you really get a sense of the scorching sands and hot sunshine of the Egyptian desert – quite an achievement for a video slot.
A favourite for Novomatic fans, search for ancient Egyptian treasure and the lost Book of Ra
A Wild symbol, in the form of a picture of the lost Book of Ra, substitutes for all other symbols, and landing three or more triggers the Free Spins feature – giving you ten Free Spins, as well as an expanding symbol. As with many Novomatic games, Book of Ra™ Deluxe features an ‘all or nothing’ red or black gamble card game. When you win, you will have the option to choose to gamble and potentially double your win, or to play it safe and collect your winnings straight away. The card game can seriously increase your wins, but be aware, you can also lose the entire win, so choose carefully!
The reels feature symbols including the fedora-wearing explorer himself (Indie, is that you?), an Egyptian pharaoh’s golden death mask (think Tutankhamun), a golden statue of a winged figure (maybe Horus?), and a box featuring a sacred scarab beetle. Low win symbols are suitably Egyptian hieroglyphic-styled ‘A’, ‘K’, ‘Q’, ‘J’ and ‘10’.
When there is a winning combination, the higher winning symbols become animated - including an especially creepy and sinister cobra that jumps out of the Pharaoh’s death mask, and a rapid journey into one of the temples - and the lower winning symbols glow eerily. This all helps bring your screen to life and adds to the depth and playability of the game greatly.
Authentic land-based slot machine sounds will bring back memories
Like so many Novomatic slots, Book of Ra™ Deluxe does not feature a fancy soundtrack in the main game, but rather keeps with old school, authentic land-based slot machine inspired electronic sounds. Being as this slot is derived from the original land-based machine, this is a nice touch that will please those who remember playing the original Book of Ra™. In the Free Games there is, however, a spine-tingling track that plays and adds a lot of atmosphere and excitement.
Book of Ra™ Deluxe is one of the clear favourites among EnergyCasino players, and can give huge winnings, though it is known for its unpredictability, so it can be a roller coaster ride, with many ups and downs. Book of Ra™ Deluxe is one of those slots that will go down as an all-time classic, and has a positive army of fans. So, if you are looking for an atmospheric adventure, an escape to far-off lands, the potential for huge wins, and a game with real land-based slot heritage, you need look no further than Book of Ra™ Deluxe, at EnergyCasino.