Book of Ra 6 Casino Slot Game
The original ‘Book of Ra’ slot was a big success story for Novomatic, spawning a number of spin offs, including ‘Book of Ra Deluxe’ and of course, this version. The game play is very similar to the original and features the same set of ancient Egypt themed symbols including the explorer, the Tutankhamun style tomb, the golden winged statue and the scarab beetle. Where the game does differ however, is in the fact that you have the option of extending the slot to six reels, where the original game has five reels, meaning some extra-large payouts could be heading your way.
How to Win on Book of Ra 6
To land a win you’ll need to land consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The highest paying symbol on the reels is the Indiana Jones style explorer, who pays a very impressive 7,500 coins for the maximum 6 in a row. The tomb pays 2,500 coins, while both the winged statue and the scarab beetle both pay 1,000 coins. Each of these four symbols will pay out lower amounts for landing 2 or more symbols in a row, while every other symbol will require you to land three or more in a row. The playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A complete the standard symbols.
Every time you land a win on Book of Ra 6 slot machine you’ll have the opportunity of gambling. You’ll be shown a face down playing card and aim to predict the color of the card.
Expanding Symbols in the Book of Ra 6 Bonus Feature
The final symbol is the Book of Ra itself, which is by far the most important in the whole game. Firstly this acts as the wild symbol, substituting for any other on the reels, enabling many additional wins in your play. However, somewhat unusually, this also acts as the scatter symbol. Land three or more across the six reels and you’ll win an immediate payout, with a top prize of 2,000 coins for the maximum six. However, three or more scatters will also see you gain entry to the free spins feature round.
Before the spins start, the Book of Ra will take center stage, the book flipping pages until it finally comes to a stop and whichever symbol is on the page at the time becomes the one to look out for. This “chosen” symbol will now become an expanding one, filling an entire reel with the symbol if it means a win will occur. This symbol also pays just like a scatter, so if it were to land on reels 1, 4 and 5 for example, you’ll gain the same payout as landing three in a row during the base game. If you were to land this symbol on all 6 reels, it will expand to fill the whole slot, meaning every win line will pay out a maximum 6 in a row win.
Design and Setup
The Book of Ra 6 slot machine has exactly the same look and design as the deluxe version of the original game. This means that you’ll find high quality graphics and animation throughout gameplay, the explorer perhaps the standout symbol. The backdrop to the reels shows ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics written in stone, while the symbols and win line indicators add a nice splash of color. The only small difference between this and the deluxe version is the wider reel set in fact.
When playing this version of the game, you can actually opt to play the standard game with 5 reels, although the excitement levels are higher with the 6 reel version, as the potential payouts are higher. To play the 6 reel version you’ll have to enable the ‘extra bet’ and the cost of the spin will increase on this basis. The game has a total of 10 win lines and you’ll simply choose your coin value and multiply it by 10 for your total stake for each spin. The best option at this Novomatic designed slot is offered by the auto play button, which you’ll simply click to start it running and click again to stop.
It seems that Novomatic came up with a winning formula in designing the original Book of Ra game. The Book of Ra symbol acting as both a wild and a scatter works perfectly and the free spins bonus can offer some huge wins when those all-important chosen symbols expand. This update is a good one, as they haven’t actually tinkered with the format much at all, the single extra reel just offering larger payouts, while the gameplay effectively remains the same. Overall this makes for a nice addition to the Book of Ra series.