Legacy of Ra MegaWays Slot Review (Blueprint Gaming) – “Book” Slot on Steroids
The slot that’ll make your legs shake is here: Legacy of Ra MegaWays!
Combine Novomatic’s Book of Ra and Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays mechanic and you get a classic with 6 reels and stupendous 15,625 ways to win. Now imagine that special expanding Scatter symbol in the Free Spins bonus fill all reels, with one and the same highest-paying symbol, with maximum lines and unlimited feature re-triggers. Holy mother of “book” slots! Okay, stop drooling and let’s get down to the facts.
Play now – Legacy of Ra MegaWays
Paylines – Up to 15,625
Features – Free Spins with Special Expanding Scatter
RTP – 96.01%
Volatility – Very high
Win both ways – No
Wilds – Yes
Theme – Ancient Egypt/Pharaoh/Treasures
Software – Blueprint Gaming
Reels – 6
Max win – 50,000x Bet
Max bet – 10
Min bet – 0.10
Max coins per line – N/A
Multipliers – No
Autoplay – Yes
As expected, the game is high variance and with a big win potential, up to 50,000x total bet. Legacy of Ra MegaWays was released in May 2019 and is available for free and real money play at recommended Blueprint and MegaWays-friendly casinos like SlotsMillion, Rizk and Frank & Fred.
So, with expectations set crazy high much like Raging Rhino MegaWays, here’s how the game plays and if it has a potential to be a mega hit.
Legacy of Ra MegaWays Base Game
This is Blueprint’s first attempt at Ancient Egypt themed slots and it seems like they’ve nailed it.
The graphics are intentionally basic, though I’d also tweak the sounds to something more retro, much like they’ve done with Fishin’ Frenzy MegaWays.
Anyhow, there are 10 standard (stackable) symbols: x4 picture/royal symbols and the 9—Ace. They all pay for a combo of 3-of-a-kind or better, except the Tomb Raider-looking symbol which also pays for 2-of-a-kind and up to 25x the total bet. Wild symbols which substitute for all except Scatter are in the mix too, without a coin value.
As a MegaWays slot, there are up to 15,625 ways to win per every spin, counting only from left to right. Volatility is turned high up so a betting range of 0.10-10 credits per spin will come in very handy (and Autoplay).
👍 Tip: High volatility slots require lots of gunpowder, so make sure you have plenty of credit and aim for at least several hundred spins to get any decent returns, before you trigger that lever.
Other than that, Legacy of Ra base game is just that, symbols and lines, day and night compared to the bonus galore you get at two sister MegaWays games, Primal or even Genie Jackpots, which has the same number of lines as the Legacy.
But who cares about base game bonuses when you have a feature like this!
Free Spins Bonus – MegaWays + Special Expanding Scatter Symbol
Get x3 or more Legacy of Ra symbols anywhere on the reels to trigger that what this game is all about – the Book of Dead type Free Spins on steroids!
Here’s how it goes:
- 3x Bonus symbols – 10 Free Spins
- 4x Bonus symbols – 15 Free Spins
- 5x Bonus symbols – 25 Free Spins
- 6x Bonus symbols – 50 Free Spins.
PLUS, at the beginning of any free games a special expanding symbol is randomly selected from existing paytable. This special symbol pays like a Scatter, on all reels, and will always expand when at least x3 reels contain that symbol. This guarantees a win according to its paytable value, which is always awarded on top of any other win for that round.
Better yet, the bonus can be re-triggered with an extra set of x3 or more Bonus symbols! Now that’s all very promising, but the thing is, it takes on average close to a thousand spins to trigger the feature, unless you go straight for the bonus pass…
Bonus Bet — Buy Free Spins Entry for 100x Bet
There’s no gamble feature in this game but there is something else what Blueprint likes to include in its online slots: Bonus Bet.
It costs exactly 100x the total bet and it guarantees that you’ll win the Free Spins feature on your next spin. Whether it’s going to be 10 or 50 spins is a surprise, but if you have a big bankroll and balls of steel then it’s a surprise you may want to consider at desperate times. Just keep in mind that there’s no win guarantee and that high volatility can be so feisty that it’ll haunt you in your dreams.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Conclusion — Legacy of Ra MegaWays Verdict
Legacy of Ra MegaWays is a reboot of the classic “book” slot series of slots and it’s the first of its kind.
Book of Dead/Ra fans are especially going to appreciate the boldness of combining two iconic online slot bonuses. Considering how it’s set up though, there’s no doubt that it may be just too niche for casual players, especially with the variety of features in other new and noteworthy releases like Dead or Alive 2 or even its closest counterparts Wolf Legend MegaWays or Diamond Mine MegaWays, which have Bonanza style unlimited win multipliers, cascading symbols and up to 117,649 ways to win.
I say if you have any interest in high variance slots then add it to your playlist but don’t judge it too quickly.