About Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes
Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes is a Novomatic video slot that takes you back to the beautiful, ancient lands of Egypt. A region of wealth and plenty, it thrived for the longest time, thanks to its excellent location. And yet, it eventually fell, first to the Romans, and then to Islamic invaders.
And through it all, its massive relics remain, standing the test of time. Some may even lead you to some useful bonuses, like free spins, expanding symbols and the jackpot bonus game.
Introduction, including RTP and variance
Novomatic’s release is played on a 5×3 board with 10 fixed paylines. Despite this, your minimum wager is set at €0.50 per spin, no doubt a ‘tax’ for the progressive jackpot. All wins only count from left to right, following one of the ten fixed paylines.
The theoretical payout (RTP) for this slot is set to 95%, which is below the current industry average.
The game’s high volatility may be a turn off for some players. That said, while the gameplay can feel bland at some points, the maximum prize more than makes up for it. After all, few people can resist the thrill of winning a progressive jackpot!
Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes gameplay and pay table
The icon offerings are alright, but they are hardly anything special. Available symbols include familiar playing card icons and stylised Egyptian drawings. The archaeologist is the highest paying symbol, worth 200x for a five-of-a-kind win. The value of icons after him drops significantly since the paytable is designed to guide you to the special features.
A richly decorated book is the Scatter and is used to activate free spins. There is no Wild symbol available, which is a shame. Book of Ra: Mystic Fortune makes up for its absence in other categories, however!
Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes bonus features
Collect three or more Scatters to win ten free spins with a single expanding icon. The expanding symbol is randomly selected from all available icons on the paytable, except for Scatters. When that symbol appears, it will grow and cover the entirety of its original reel!
You also want to keep an eye for any Scatters that land, because they have a shot at activating the Jackpot bonus. You play this special feature on a separate playing field, with 12 coins. Each time you click or tap on a coin, it will reveal one of four colours. The coin can be red, purple, blue or green. Your end goal is to collect three identical gems to win the jackpot.
There are a total of four jackpots. Two of them are fixed value, set at 5x and 20x your total bet. The Major and Grand jackpots are progressive, making them much more lucrative if you can successfully trigger them.
CasinoWizard’s verdict: 3 out of 5 stars
Novomatic’s release is of good, but not exceptionally great.
A big part of this comes down to the fact that the bonuses are just so generic. Just like free spins are the bread and butter of most games, expanding icons have now become the default follow-up. We know the developers can do a whole lot better than this.
Another issue we have with Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes is how similar it is to previous Book of Ra slots. Serialisation is not a concept the iGaming industry shies away from, but Novomatic is doing it wrong. Give us actual graphical improvements, new mechanics, and fun special features. Just tossing in a progressive jackpot is not good enough.
This release also does not improve graphics much from its predecessors. Now, the original Book of Ra was a great-looking slot. However, it is not unreasonable to expect other games in the series to improve this aspect.
The RTP is slightly below average, and the high volatility will scare off new and casual players. However, mid-range gamblers and high rollers are already salivating at the prospect of winning the progressive jackpots!
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|Title:||Book of Ra Mystic Fortunes|
|Genre:||Video slot, Progressive Jackpot, Book Of|
|Minimum bet:||€ 0,50|
|Maximum bet:||€ 5|