Riches of Ra Video Slot Online
Play ‘N Go’s contribution to the long list of online slot games in the ever-popular theme of Ancient Egypt is called Riches of Ra. This five-reel, 15-payline slot includes a host of theme-appropriate symbols with sound and graphics to match, a free spins feature with stacked and expanding wilds, a gamble feature, and a pick-em-style Riches of Ra bonus game.
The coin values in Riches of Ra range from 0.01 to just 0.25, with betting options ranging from one to 15 coins per line. The average RTP is 94% and stacked wilds on free spins make payouts a virtual certainty, although Riches of Ra is a medium-variance slot, which means that the wait time between payouts is a little longer.
Sphynxes, Pharaohs and Hieroglyphics
Because the Ancient Egyptian theme is such a popular one, half-measures when it comes to graphics and sound are just not an option. The Riches of Ra reels are set in a carved wooden frame against the backdrop of sunset over a landscape of giant stone sphynxes and pyramids, whilst a mystical melody whispers softly from the spinning reels.
The Riches of Ra symbols include the majestic golden head of a pharaoh sarcophagus, the bird goddess Isis holding aloft a glinting red orb, scarab beetles, bejewelled ankh symbols, various stylised playing card symbols, and, of course, the falcon-headed Ra, himself.
The symbol with the greatest direct coin value is the pharaoh sarcophagus, which yields a payout of 2 500 coins for five of a kind on an active payline.
The Falcon-Headed God is Wild
The Riches of Ra wild symbol is, unsurprisingly, the Ancient Egyptian sun god, Ra. In addition to being able to substitute all other Riches of Ra symbols, except the bonus urn, to complete winning combinations, this unusual wild symbol actually has the power to produce 15 free spins when a certain combination thereof is landed.
At this point, the stacked Riches of Ra wild symbols on Reels 1 and 5 expand to reveal the full imposing figure of the falcon-headed god on either side of Reels 2, 3 and 4. These twin Ras remain in place for the duration of the free spins to allow for guaranteed winning combinations as they continue to act as substitutes to form winning Riches of Ra paylines.
Note that Riches of Ra free spins cannot be re-triggered during the free spins round.
Select-an-Urn Bonus Feature
Another Riches of Ra symbol that players will want to land is the magical bonus urn. Each urn on the various reels looks different and, if three bonus urns appear on an active payline, they trigger the game’s pick-em bonus feature. Players are then allowed to choose any one of the three urns, each containing a different guaranteed cash prize, which may amount to as much as 160 times the original wager.
Gamble for 2x or 4x Winnings
Another special element of Riches of Ra is its gamble feature, which is growing increasingly popular in online slots as it allows players to double or even quadruple their winnings. It works as follows:
When players have finished playing Riches of Ra, they are given the opportunity to wager all their winnings by guessing the colour and/or suite of a mystery playing card. Guessing the correct colour doubles players’ Riches of Ra winnings, whilst guessing the correct suit quadruples them. However, players should bear in mind that they do run the risk of losing all their winnings if they guess incorrectly.