Previously we described Book of Ra Deluxe online slot game as the newer version but in actual fact it was released in 2008. At the time, it was definitely seen as an exciting remake of the original title. This said, if we have to be honest, it is starting to show its age, which is particularly evident in this next section. As mentioned earlier on Book of Ra first gained its reputation in land-based casinos. It comes as no surprise that the sequel has that same brick and mortar feel to it.
There have been serious improvements in the graphics of Book of Ra Deluxe but then again, it’s far from innovative. Quality over quantity seems to be the theme they have stuck to with this one. The majority of symbols are made up of the regular 10, J, Q, K and A panels. Players will however get glimpses of the Ancient Egyptian theme throughout the game. Examples include scarabs, pharaoh mask as well as the Book of Ra itself. There’s also an explorer’s symbol that could potentially pass off as Indiana Jones, at least from a distance. We told you design wasn’t a strong point here.
If you thought the design was rather rudimentary, then you won’t be too impressed by the Book of Ra Deluxe’s audio. The theme music resembles that of a regular fruit machine. If you turned away, you’d actually be hard pushed to notice the difference. No signs of Ancient Egypt here, at least not unless you score a Book of Ra symbol. Even then, you’ll be hard pushed to make the connection with the slot’s theme. When you compare this to the over-dramatized theme music of ‘Book of the Dead’ by Play’n GO, you can start to understand why some copy-cat slots were able to compete. Nevertheless, some players still like to stay true to their roots. Book of Ra Deluxe’s sheer and utter simplicity could just be what this particular niche is looking for. You know what they say about style over substance after all.