This Book of Ra Magic slot truly is magic in that it adds an extra element of spice to an old classic game.
The Book of Ra Deluxe slot machine by Novomatic has to be one of the more famous one around, and over the years they haven’t really changed it much.
They added a 6th reel in Book of Ra 6, which created an extra element of fun as you got more ways to win.
So what could they possibly do with an online gambling game that is almost perfect? Follow the same formula: give people more expanding symbols but stick to what everyone loves.
It’s got the same “Indiana Jones’esque adventurer seeking fortune by raiding ancient Egyptian tombs” vibe.
The symbols are the same, even the Book of Ra symbol that acts as both wild and scatter hasn’t changed.
You’d think, seeing as this is a fairly old game, they would have updated the music at least, but no. This still has the same ol’ bangs and clangs as the original.
But more importantly, the Paytable hasn’t changed, and that’s a good thing because of those magical free spins.
Here’s the real draw: during the free spins, one symbol will be chosen at random to expand to cover the reel and pay like a scatter.
So far, so Book of Ra. But, in this Book of Ra Magic slot game, when you re-trigger the free spins, another symbol is chosen, giving you 2 expanding symbols.
You can re-trigger the free spins a total of 8 times and have all 9 symbols expand each and every spin, giving you a hoard of wins.
The only downside we experienced from playing this video slot is that, as a general rule, you don’t tend to get as many of the high paying symbols as expanding symbol scatter pays.
So whilst in the original, you’ll be crossing your fingers for an Ace or Scarab symbol to expand, here you mostly get Q, J and 10, and seldom the high paying figure symbols.
The flip side to this is that the free spins re-trigger easily.
We’ve played 30 free spins with the Q, J, 10, and the Horus symbol all expanding, and at that point, almost every spin gave us a win and we walked away with over 700 times our bet.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 10 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|4.97% / 95.03%
|0.10 / 500
|2,500,000 in one spin
|Starts at 10 Free Spins / Expanding Scatter Pay Symbols
|Expanding Scatter Pay Symbols, Wilds, Scatter, Free Spins, Gamble
|Adventure & Explorer
Wilds as Scatter: The titular Book of Ra is the wild symbol and will replace any other symbol on the reels to create a win over this 10 payline mobile slot.
It also acts like as a scatter, so you don't get tons of these symbols on the reels.
Free Spins Round and Scatters: 3 Book of Ra symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger 10 free spins.
At this point, one symbol will be chosen. This symbol will now expand whenever it is on the reels and pay like a scatter.
So if you get that symbol on reel 1, 3, and 4, the symbol will expand and you'll get a 3 of a kind win over 10 paylines, despite them not being from left to right, right to left, or adjacent.
The good news here is that this Book of Ra Magic machine has an ace hidden under its bonus game sleeve.
If (when) you re-trigger the free spins by getting another 3 scatters, another symbol will be chosen. That means that all 9 symbols can pay like expanding scatters, though mostly expect maybe one or two retriggers as an average.
In a way, we are glad that Greentube and Novomatic haven't made drastic changes to the classic deluxe game we know and love.
That said, if you didn't love it then, you won't like this new take on it, because it is essentially the same casino game, but with a little twist.
Sure, it would have been nicer to get a slicker modern take on the whole Adventure and Explorer slot theme, like in the Book of Dead game by Play'n GO, but at least you can't deny that this is instantly familiar.
And whilst the free spins bonus can sometimes feel like you aren't getting the same value because it rarely gives you high paying symbols to expand, you do get more free spins and more expanding symbols.
The paytable hasn't changed, so all the same big wins are here for you to find, except you get more value for money during these Book of Ra Magic slot free spins.
Well worth a spin at any goo mobile phone casino.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 2, 2019 - Rating