Big Time Gaming introduce their version of the expanding symbol that pays like a scatter in this beautiful and surprising Book of Gods slot.
The original Book of Ra Deluxe slot introduced us to the idea of expanding symbols that pay wherever they land, and it made that game into an icon.
Well, here we are heading back to the golden age of ancient Egypt, except Big Time Gaming have put their own original twist on this popular theme, making this game something truly unique.
Whilst with the others you have to wait for the bonus games to get this slot feature to show, here every spin gives you the opportunity to experience the expanding scatters.
Because one low-paying symbol will be chosen before each spin, and that symbol will now expand, cover the reel, and pay out regardless of whether it’s sitting left to right, or right to left.
Better yet, during the Book of Gods free spins, the symbol chosen to expand will always be one of the high paying gods. Meaning you get small but good amounts of wins in the base game, and the opportunity for larger wins during the bonus games.
That would be by retriggering the free spins – each time you’ll activate a new god, potentially turning all four gods into expanding scatter symbols.
Which, honestly, is damn hard to trigger. But even one Egyptian god can get you wins of about 50x your bet, and keep you spinning, which is more than can be said for the volatile Book of Ra games.
Don’t do it. This one doesn’t need it, and it will rarely pay you back the sum you’ve gambled.
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Big Time Gaming|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.65% / 96.35%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 40|
|Free spins||15 to 25 Free Spins / Expanded Scatter Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatters, Expanded Scatter Symbols, Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wild and Scatter: The title of this slot is the scatter symbol but also acts like a wild. On the downside, it doesn't show up often as a wild, on the bright side it's one less symbol cluttering the 5 reels.
What is an expanding scatter symbol? Or a Symbol Cloning: This BTG game calls it Symbol cloning, but that's not what it's traditionally called.
An expanding scatter symbol win is when one symbol is chosen, at random, to expand to cover any of the 5 reels it lands on, and will then pay regardless of whether these symbols are adjacent to each other on a winning bet line.
So, for example, in a traditional 243 ways to win slot, symbols pay left to right, when they are adjacent on a reel - much like most of the symbols here.
Except on every base game spin, one symbol (Ace, K, Q, J, 10,mn9) will be chosen as an expanding scatter.
So if the Ace is chosen and it lands on reels 1, 3 and 5, you will get 3 symbol wins on 243 ways to win, even though the symbols are nowhere near each other.
Free Spins: Get 3, 4 or 5 scatter Book of God slot symbols, and you'll trigger 15, 20, and 25 free spins respectively.
At this point, one of the gods will be chosen to act like an expanding scatter symbol.
If you re-trigger the free spins, you can turn another Egyptian God into a scatter, and so on, potentially turning all four high paying symbols into expanding scatters.
Feature Drop: This feature drop starts at 80 times your bet; which is the cost you would have to pay in order to 'buy' the free spin bonus feature.
As you play, you can collect BTG coins which reduces the cost of buying this feature by a tiny amount.
Eventually, we suppose, if you played for hours and hours, you might get this feature drop to around 30x your bet, which might be worth paying to see if the free spins pay out more.
But most of us would have long finished with this mobile casino slot, and to be honest, other than for temptations sake, it's not a feature worth using all that often.
A fresh take on the expanding scatter symbol, this Book of Gods slot on mobile kept us hooked throughout our gameplay.
We love that for a 243 ways to win game it has a low minimum bet of 0.10 a spin up to an impressive 40. We love the fact you have the possibility to get expanding scatter wins on every spin.
What we didn't love was the feature drop, which always tempts you to pay above average price for a free spins feature that is too volatile to get you your money back 90% of the time.
But you don't have to use it, and if you can ignore it, this is a great Egyptian themed slot that gives you a good balance of wins and keeps things interesting with just one main feature.
You won't win as much as you might in the Book of Ra Deluxe 6 slot, but you won't lose as quickly either. A good one for those who've had a bad experience with the more famous slot machines, but want to experience why this feature is so popular worldwide.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating