Not many European slots regulars will need an introduction to Novomatic's popular Book Of Ra slots - they have a place in virtually every land-based casino across the continent from the Gran Casino Barcelona, the Admiral Casino in Budapest and the Empire in London.
For those who do need the low down, Book of Ra is a five-reel online slot that transports you back in time to ancient Egypt and, if you’re lucky, you might just return with riches.
In terms of layout it’s easy for anyone at all familiar with this kind of game to get started, with clear tabs to adjust things to your preference before you get the reels turning.
There are up to 10 win lines and it’s possible to bet as little as £0.01 per line, or as much as £40, so it’s a title that’s open to players with a range of budgets.
Those who like a bonus round will be pleased to hear that whenever three Book of Ra symbols appear on the reels you’ll be granted 10 free games.
While the reels are spinning in this mode one symbol becomes a special expanding symbol, which covers all three positions on the reel, increasing your chances of a win.
And in even better news, it’s also possible for free spins to be retriggered, making this a potentially very lucrative feature to activate.
I find it quite intriguing as to why the Ancient Egyptian and Roman themes have become such huge hits as backdrops for slot machines like Book Of Ra.
IGT's Cleopatra slot for example is arguably the most popular slot game of all time and the Book Of Ra isn't that far behind in recent times. While the game is simple to get to grips with in comparison to some modern online slots it’s still worth making yourself aware of some of the rules before you place a bet.
One thing to keep in mind is that all pay-outs (except for scatters) are for wins left to right.
It’s also worth knowing that scatter wins are added to line wins and if there are wins on more than one line the final win total is worked out by adding these together.
As easy as it is to use the game, if you do want to make things even easier there’s an Autospin feature, which will repeat play your stake up to 50 times without you needing to lift a finger.