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Blaze of Ra is a homage to this Ancient Egyptian deity and is an online slot powered by Push Gaming with five reels and four rows with forty fixed paylines themed on this character; complete with nudging wilds and free spins.
Known to many as the Ancient Egyptian god of the sun, Ra’s sphere of godly influence increased over time as he became one of the more powerful deities of this era.
Push Gaming slots are usually exceptional on the design front, and Blaze of Ra maintains the usual high standards. The reels are feature against a prominent desert background with the animated bird god Ra commanding proceedings. Icons on show include Ace, King, Queen and Jack playing cards, the ankh cross, the eye of Horus and sceptre hieroglyphs, the dog god Anubis and the cat god Bastet. The last icon is the top standard icon, paying twenty times players total bet only if they manage to land five on any active payline.
The higher-value symbols are the various gods themselves including the Bastet and Osiris, a golden ankh, Ra’s staff, the Eye of Ra and a lotus flower. As with many casino slot games, the Jack, Queen, King and Ace are the game's lower valued cards.
The bird god Ra is the game's wild, replacing all other symbols apart from the golden scarab scatter icon – should players land three, four or five of these symbols in a row and their bonus will be 2.5, 12.5 or 50 times their total bet stake. The wild is also very important when concerning the two bonus features on offer in Blaze of Ra.
Bonus Features of Blaze of Ra
The Ra wild symbol arrives stacked on the reels and each time at least one of the Ra icons lands on the top two rows of a reel, the Nudging Wilds are activated. The stack of wilds will nudge down two positions for the next spin, after which any new wins are evaluated.
Free Spins are activated in Blaze of Ra by landing three golden scarab scatter icons anywhere in view on the active paylines; that icon will now reveal either one or two spins each, so there’s a potential of ten total spins available. Each scarab that lands during this round will grant additional spins.
The first, third and fifth reels are entirely packed with Ra wild symbols for the duration of the free spins.
Combining superior design with a pair of impressive bonus features, Blaze of Ra is a top addition to the Egyptian slot gaming catalogue. The Blaze of Ra is unquestionably an exciting slot game with plenty of extras to offer, although its limited paytable might not appeal to everyone.
Wins can be hard to come by, especially if players fail to trigger the wild nudge feature or the free spins round, they can end up receiving small payments from the bottom symbols, some of which only pay back 10% of players total stake.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring