Super Rise of Ra Slot from Bally
There is little doubt that Ancient Egyptian themed games are some of the most popular on the casino floor, virtually every big-name slot developer designing a slot with the theme.
This slot, like many rivals, features symbols such as the Eye of Ra, an Ankh and a Tutankhamen style tomb on the reels. There is some nice originality with this game, as you have a very interesting wild symbol, which goes much further than your average wild.
The free spins feature adds a nice level of strategy to the slot, as you choose exactly how you want to play it in terms of the balance of potential rewards and variance.
Base Game Setup and Expanding Wilds
Super Rise of Ra is a five-reel slot, each reel showing four rows of symbols. The game has a set number of 40 win lines and pays from left to right as usual. The highest paying symbol of all is ‘Ra’ himself, the male character who is enshrined in the tomb, although by look on his face he doesn’t seem too worried about it – he has a steely determination in his eyes that looks like he wants to rule the world. Not only is this the highest paying symbol in the game, but it is stacked too. This can offer the ‘perfect storm’ where you could find the character stacked on consecutive reels, offering he chance for some big wins across many of the win lines. Alongside ‘Ra’ are a gold and ruby ring, an Ankh, the Eye of Ra, a pot full of gold coins and a thistle design. You’ll also find the playing card symbols from 10 to Ace frequenting the reels.
The most interesting aspect of the base game is based around the wild, which is represented by a tall obelisk which is four symbols high. As the wild it will substitute for all other symbols apart from the bonus one. When this symbol appears, it will also turn the symbols directly to the right and the left wild too, making it one of the most impressive wilds.
You might land the obelisk so that it fills reel two entirely, which will also turn reels one and three completely wild too – you’ll now be guaranteed at least 4 in a row wins at every single win line. Even if the obelisk appears partially on the reels, it is still very likely that a nice pay out could be coming your way.
Choice of Symbols / Spin in the Super Rise of Ra Bonus Feature
The pot of gold acts as the bonus symbol and activates the feature if it appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time. This is no standard feature as you’ll now have to choose exactly how you play it, based upon the number of spins and the multiplier. Here are your choices:
6 free games, with each win multiplied by 5
10 free games, with each win multiplied by 3
15 free games, with each win multiplied by 2
30 free games, with each win multiplied by 1
Whichever option you take, the potential payout is the same over the long run, although this does give you a very interesting choice. You could choose to play it safe and go for the 30 ‘standard’ spins – this number a huge one in comparison to many other slot free spins options. However, those who really want to go for it might want to take just the 6 free spins and hope for that big win which will be multiplied by five.
Golden Super Rise of Ra Design
It seems pretty clear that the ancient Egyptians were fascinated by Gold. Many of the symbols on the reels include the valuable element, while the backdrop to the reels is bathed in a golden sheen. The symbols are nicely designed, although the slot does have a slightly outdated feel as there is no animation on the reels and the symbols sit on plain white reels. The most impressive symbol is Ra himself, although on closer examination you might think that he has a strange resemblance to Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci.
Is the Super Rise of Ra Slot Worth a Spin?
At first glance, this Bally designed slot might look much like any other, while the Egyptian theme certainly isn’t anything new. However, this game has two distinctive elements that really set it apart. First, you have the ‘obelisk’ wild, which virtually guarantees a win when it spreads to other reels and can make for those mega wins that make such a difference to the bankroll. Second, the free spins bonus feature offers some added strategy – do you go for the high or low variance options. Games in this genre can have a tough time standing out, though Super Rise of Ra does a fine job.