The slot’s ancient Egyptian theme is brilliantly brought to life on the screen. The base game has a simple set up with a lit golden background showing the desert sands and the tomb within the pyramid. In the respins feature, the game is taken outside the pyramid into the desert and the sound effects dramatically intensify, to add to the suspense and enjoyment of the respin game play.
The game’s theme also extends to the symbols on the reels. There are five higher value theme related symbols including Ramses, a tomb stone with carved hieroglyphics, ornate cats, a bird statue and a decorative flower. The lower value symbols are represented by the playing card icons clubs, hearts, spades and diamonds. A book acts as both a wild and scatter symbol. There are also bonus symbols feature a cash value within swirling golden circles.
The Respins of Amun-Re is the slot’s main bonus feature. A player is awarded three respins when five or more bonus symbols appear in the base game. Those bonus symbols already collected will remain in position for respins. If another bonus symbol appears in a vacant position during a respin, the number of respins is then reset to three and it too is held in place. Once the player runs out of respins then the value of all the symbols collected is awarded. There are also special bonus symbols that can land and award one of four fixed jackpot prizes, the big, Mega, Monster and Legendary, worth 50,100, 200, and 500 times the bet. If all fifteen positions are filled with bonus symbols, then the Super-Ra jackpot is won, which is worth 1,500 times the total bet.
The book symbol is the slot’s wild card, but it also acts as a scatter symbol and provides the opportunity of winning 10 free games. The book will award a scatter payout when at least three of them land anywhere on the reels and at the same time trigger the free spins. Once the free game bonus is activated a bonus symbol is automatically selected before the free games commence. The bonus symbol can be any symbol except the book. During the free spins, if the bonus symbol lands on at least two reels, a payline win is awarded, even if the symbols are not adjacent to one another on a payline.
Upon landing a win on the base game, players have the choice of two gamble features that can be used to try to increase the winnings. The two options are the ‘Ladder Gamble’ and the ‘Card Gamble’. In both games the player can collect half their base game win or gamble win and continue to gamble with the remainder, which allows players to reduce the risk of using the features.
In the ladder game, players need to climb each rung of the ladder to reach the maximum payout. Alternatively, they may collect the win at any given time. If players lose the gamble, then they drop to the bottom of the ladder and return to the base game.
In the card game, players need to guess the colour of the face down card at the top of the pack. After picking a colour, the top card is revealed and if players have chosen correctly then the payout is doubled. Selecting the wrong colour results in all the gambled money being lost.
Ramses Book Respins of Amun-Re slot is a high volatility slot and it has an RTP of 96.16%, which is slightly above average for online slots. Low volatility slots pay out small amounts regularly, whereas high volatility slots pay out large amounts less frequently. As such, players may have to spin the reels of this slot a number of times before they hit a win.
The slot has a top standard payout of 250x that is won by landing five Ramses along a payline. The carved tombstone can payout up to 100x, the ornate cats and bird statue payout up to 37.5x while the decorative flower can payout up to 12.5x. All of the playing card icon symbols can payout up to 5x.
How to Play
Ramses Book Respins of Amun-Re is very easy to play. Before spinning the reels, players need to set whether they are playing with 5 or 10 active paylines. All the player then needs to do is set their total bet per spin using the control button beneath the reels. The total bet should then be divided by the number of paylines to calculate the individual payline bet. Players can then click on the big green spin button to start the reels. There is also auto play functionality that can be used to set up an infinite number of spins in motion.