Book of Ra Temple of Gold Review
Mechanics: 5-reels • 3-lines • 10-Game
Features: expanding symbols
Return to Player (RTP): 95.3% *can vary between casino sites
Developer: Greentube / Novomatic
Rating: 8/10 Stars.
Comment: Ra’s reinvention of itself is a welcomed change of pace. We approve.
The Book of Ra series of slots is a gift that just keeps giving, and the latest version, the Book of Ra: Temple of Gold is probably the best gift yet. In the beginning, there was RA.
What followed was a whole tribe of Ra follow-ons with the Temple of Gold being the latest. It still has the same original explorer slot Book of Ra™ style. However, the Egypt-themed background is gone, and an El Dorado styled theme has been inserted. It also lost its main Indiana Jones character who has been replaced by Indiana Jane. Equality in action!
With all reinventions of games, there is always an element of risk that the original fan following won’t adapt to the new game. Fear not Ra fans! This game might look different and offer a different storyline, but the legend of Ra lives on. This game still delivers that old fashioned Ra based game feel, and within a couple of spins, you’ll realise that the game principle of Ra is strong. There are a few nifty tweaks that this game pop, such as the soundtrack and the adjustable paylines.
The safer gambling element to this game is limited, mainly due to it not being a thing when this game was launched. Basically what you get here is a good old fashioned dose of self-restraint, or in other words, this is just a spin and win the game with a basic autoplay mode.
Greentube/Novomatic are a household name in the world of firsts, especially when it comes to the brilliant Book of…series. The Book of Ra is massive, and the following games offer more of the same. There has to be an end to the Ra series at some point, and what follows will hopefully be as groundbreaking. If anyone can reinvent itself, Novomatic can.
The Book of Ra Temple of Gold is built around the classic scatter symbols that you’d normally get with any Book of… slot. Bag a minimum of three scatter symbols to trigger your 10 Free spins Bonus round.
The jackpots and wins on this game can be seriously good if you manage to bag more than 3 scatter symbols. Add to that the fabulous respins aspect to this game and you could see your pots double. High Volatility means that that isn’t always possible, which means that this game might be the most frustrating game you play.
I bagged three scatter symbols and also managed to boost my pot enough to keep me playing for well over an hour. Top tip from me. Win big and walk away.
There is no gamble feature in this game. The rest is just good old-fashioned reels and spins with functional graphics and a “Ra” themed soundtrack.
A new legend begins
The legend of El Dorado has been told many times, by many people, and has fascinated some of the world’s most famous treasure hunters and explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh. The story of El Dorado is a story about the lust for Gold. A lost city of Gold to be more accurate.
El Dorado is believed to be set deep in the South American jungles of Columbia along the Orinoco River, over the Mountains of the Moon, down the Valley of the Shadow (Edgar Allan Poe). When Spanish explorers reached the Americas back in the early 16th century, they heard tell of a tribal Chieftain covered with gold dust that appeased the gods with offerings of gold and precious jewels. These offerings were thrown into a lake where God lived.
The Spanish explorers started calling this golden chief El Dorado, which meant “gilded one.” The story/legend surrounding El Dorado changed from storyteller to storyteller, and El Dorado went from being a man covered in gold dust, to a Golden City, then to a Kingdom and eventually an Empire.
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