The Book Of Ra Deluxe slot machine, often referred to as “Book Of Ra 2” is the sequel to the “Classic” version and comes in two flavours: the 5 reel version, dealt with below, and the Book Of Ra 6 for those that fancy a more volatile challenge!
Both Deluxe versions have the same game-play as the original Book Of Ra slot but there are two fundamental differences. First, ‘Deluxe’ in Novomatic terms means 10 pay-lines as opposed to the 9 of the original and secondly the graphics and game-play are a bit sharper. Beyond that though, it’s the same game.
The expected return to player over the long-term – or “RTP” as it is known – on the Book Of Ra Deluxe version is 94.26% which is the same as the Classic version but not as good as some other Novomatic slots. That seems quite low to me for an online slot game but it’s still going to be a few percentage points better than in land-based versions found usually on Novomatic’s Gaminator machines. For what it’s worth, all of the Novomatic slots so far released online have RTP’s between 94% and 97% (the lowest is the Reel King slot which has an RTP of 94.01%) so it seems logical that Book Of Ra Deluxe should fall within the same parameters even if it’s at the lower end of the scale.
I won’t go into details on how the Book Of Ra Deluxe slot works – you probably already know or you wouldn’t be here – and if you don’t, then the video below shows you better than words can. What you might however be interested to know is that Novomatic’s Lord Of The Ocean slot has the same features as Book Of Ra 2 although the symbols “reveal” rather than spin during the free spin feature, like they do in the Lucky Ladys Charm Gaminator game.
To see the Book Of Ra Deluxe slot in action, check out the video below which shows the free spins feature with “expanding scatter” symbol in action: it re-triggers no less than 3 times!
Book Of Ra Deluxe Slot (Video with feature)
Online Casinos with Book Of Ra 2
A freeplay version of Book Of Ra Deluxe is available here or you can play the slot online either in “fun” mode or for real money at any of the casinos listed below.
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I have posted some pictures of big wins on Novomatic slots if you fancy taking a look including 5Indiana Jones characters on Book Of Ra and a larger version of the 5 Pharaohs hit shown at the top of this page, which I hit back in 2012 playing online at Grosvenor Casinos.
It was part of a good session actually – just before this I hit the feature for 60x my bet, then got this hit followed by another 50x Bet feature shortly after. I made a bit more playing Dolphin’s Pearl before coming back and losing about $400 on Book Of Ra again but decided to do a runner with about $1,500 from a $250 deposit
Just a quick word of warning though: these wins only scrape the surface of the losses I have had on this game overall – Book Of Ra and the other Novomatic games like Lucky Lady’s Charm and Dolphin’s Pearl are far tougher nuts to crack than more forgiving slot games such as other Egyptian-themed games, IGT’s Cleopatra or Pharaoh’s Fortune and trust me here, you will lose far more than you win over the long term so please excercise care if you decide to play it online for real money!