Design and Theme
Riches of Ra is set in the heart of the Egyptian desert. A burning hot sun scorches the sky and turns it red with heat. Pyramids and a Sphinx lay in the distance with Tutankhamun sitting either side of the reels. The control panel is carved into stone – with Hieroglyphics on show. Symbols on the stone reels include a scarab beetle, Pharaoh, ankh, eagle, Horus and card values 10, J, Q, K and A. You’ll also find red, green and blue Egyptian trinkets on the reels.
Pharaoh is the key to the non-progressive jackpot – he will award you with 2,500 coins for five of a kind on your payline. The eagle awards the second highest payout of 500 coins when five land on a win line, with scarab beetle and ankh both awarding 250 coins.
The amount you win is judged purely on the amount you stake, so if you were to bet maximum stakes of 18.75 – that 2,500-coin jackpot will be worth more than those playing with minimum stakes.
There are wilds, scatters, free spins, stacked symbols and a bonus game to trigger – oh and a gamble feature. To begin with, the gamble feature is a basic game of chance that any win can trigger. If you are unhappy with the amount you’ve won, gamble for either a 2x or 4x multiplier. The amount you win is represented by the gamble you take, so card colour would return a 2x multiplier with a card suit returning a 4x multiplier.
Wilds are the Horus symbol, replacing every other symbol except scatter to help you create wins. These appear stacked on reels 1 and 5 only and when they do fall into view – 15 free spins will be awarded. During your free spins, the wilds will be locked in place to hopefully award bigger and better wins.
Bonus game is triggered when a red, green and blue trinket fall into place. Pick one of the symbols to receive that cash amount.
Worth the Time?
Play ‘n Go have created Riches of Ra slot game to be a medium to high variance slot machine. When we had a good go of the slot machine, we were playing for a considerable amount of time before triggering a bonus feature. The biggest wins by far come during the free spins round – thanks to the expanding wilds that are locked into place – we managed to accumulate 5 of a kind on a few spins to return a healthy cash prize.
There is a return to player (RTP) percentage of 94.00% with Riches of Ra and there are plenty of base game wins that can be triggered to keep your bankroll topped up. You can access this slot game on a desktop, mobile or tablet device with no downloads. Try before you buy with the demo mode first, this will give you a good understanding of how the game is played and allow you to get used to the features on offer.