A prosperous slot machine game needs the following: a theme cool enough to attract players, simplicity of use to make the gaming experience smooth, appealing features and bonuses to entice gamblers. Book of Ra undoubtedly fills the bill in all of those categories and been a living example of a success-recipe for many years by now. The game has set the bar in the industry and has grown into one of, if not THE most widely-spread slot title.
The specifications are pretty classic, which is no surprise if you consider that this is one of the founding-fathers in terms or such games. The rules and controls are very simple, so even those who haven’t got experience with slots can easily understand how things work. The game has 5 reels, 9 lines and is of high volatility. From a graphical and acoustic standpoint, there is not much to say than perhaps “less is more” - simple and old-fashioned, these have anyway not stood in the way of the game’s success and appeal to the public.
Thematically, it is set within the mystery-filled culture of Ancient Egypt. Therefore, the symbols to be encountered while playing among the pyramids are, aside the card symbols, those the likes of scarabs, the explorer, the golden pharaoh mask and the scatter/wild icon, the eponymous book of the god Ra. This last one has the ability to replace any other symbol in a given combination in order to grant you a winning combo.
As for features and bonuses, we have the good old free spins and the guessing game used to double or lose a win which triggers whenever one appears. Before you begin to use the free spins, you get a random symbol assigned to expand over the reels, and with enough luck, you can get one of the higher-paid symbols and be in for some massive wins.