Dusting off hidden desert treasure is the name of the game in Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes. Another addition to Novomatic’s every popular ancient Egyptian-themed series is played using a 5 reel, 10 payline game engine. Highlights of this volatile game include free spins with expanding symbols and a chance to land 1 of 4 jackpot prizes. Play this volatile game on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 10p and £100 per spin.
There’s a typically classical look to the design here with the action taking place within a chamber of the Pharaoh’s pyramid. Flanked by a pair of stone columns, the reels include lower value royal symbols as well as a selection of Egyptian-themed objects.
They include the scarab beetle, the bird god Ra and a Pharaoh’s death mask. The best of the payers is the smiling adventurer who will get you a payout equal to 0.8, 4, 40 or 200 times your total bet if you manage to land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
The Book of Ra of the title serves a dual purpose. It acts as a wild and substitutes for all of the standard symbols. It also serves as a scatter. Find 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award of 1, 8 or 80 times your total bet as well as triggering the Free Games feature.
On offer here are 10 free spins complete with special expanding symbols that expands to fill the whole of the reel whenever it hits. 3 or more scatters will give you 10 free spins – there are no limits to how many free spins you can play with in total.
The added wrinkle to the latest addition to the Book of Ra franchise is the Jackpot feature. This can become active on any spin where the Book of Ra symbol lands. You’ll then head to a new screen where you get to pick from a selection of coins. Each coin reveals a brightly coloured gemstone. Land 3 gems that match and you’ll win its corresponding jackpot prize. There are 4 of these with the really big money on offer from the Grand Jackpot – 10,000 times your bet!
It’s a case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ here. The design, gameplay and high variance are very similar to what you’ll find in the other video slots in this series. Throw the potential jackpot prizes into that heady mix and Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes becomes a very playable addition. I also suggest you try Book of Ra Magic which offers payouts of up to 5,000 times your bet on each spin/free spin – the maximum in Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes is 2,000 times your bet per spin.