There are not many mobile slots out there right now that require absolutely no introduction, but the chances are that if you have ever set foot in a casino in the UK, you will already know exactly what Book of Ra entails. From the iconic Egyptian theme to one of the most powerful symbols in all of slots gaming, that being the Book of Ra itself, this is one game that is still not all that difficult to find on land. It is even easier on mobile, as this slot is always among the highest rated and most played on all the Novomatic apps that the UK has to offer. There may only be nine lines, but this is still an essential game that keeps the wins coming, and makes them big too, so it is as solid as ever and fully deserving of its title as one of the most iconic slot games of all time.
What to Expect
The theme of any slot game is often the ideal place to start and while there are plenty of outstanding elements to the mobile version of Book of Ra, that would still be the case here. The game uses an Ancient Egyptian look, much the same as other iconic games out there like Cleopatra from IGT and Queen of the Nile from Aristocrat. However, while those games tend to focus on a truly traditional experience, this one is more about finding ancient treasures in the modern day. That said, the symbols are still pretty typical and while they do look better on the Deluxe version of the same game, which we also feature in its own review here on MobileCasino.net, this game still serves its purpose well.
The wins are paid out over nine win lines, and while that is not a huge amount in the context of modern slot games, it will be pretty much perfect for a lot of mobile players. Without a huge amount going on when it comes to the main board, even players using phone screens can clearly see how everything is playing out.
Perhaps the most important part of this game overall is the Book of Ra itself. We are used to symbols that represent the name of the game being useful, but this one takes things to a whole new level, not least because it serves as both the wild card and the scatter at all times. Land one or two on the board at the same time and you will benefit from the regular value associated with such a symbol. Land three or more and the wild wins are pretty much guaranteed, but players will also be able to make the most of it all with ten free spins as well.
Before these spins play out, players will see the game scrolling through all of the symbols on the board until it stops on one. This symbol is then chosen to serve as the expanding symbol throughout the free spins. When it lands on the board, if a winning combination can be formed it will expand to cover the whole reel. The best thing about this is that the symbol is effectively an expanding scatter as it will come together with all other expanded symbols on the board to pay out across all available win lines, even if the reels are not truly adjacent. You can even continue to make great use of this symbol for even longer as the spins can be triggered again and again with further sets of three or more Book of Ra symbols.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
In all honesty, we do prefer Book of Ra Deluxe to this original version, as the additional win line and some extra polish to the symbols can make a real difference to the overall atmosphere. However, if you are already a fan of the original then the mobile version will undoubtedly be everything that you are looking for, not least because it is absolutely identical to its land based counterpart. The action comes this and fast and the returns can be stunning, ensuring that this will remain as one of the most popular mobile slots around for a very long time to come.