The symbols that players will come across on Blaze of Ra include playing cards Ace through to Jack, Ankh cross, the eye of Horus, the dog god Anubis, the sceptre hieroglyphs and the cat god Bastet. The last being the top paying standard symbol and will pay out x20 of the total stake when five are landed on a single pay line. The wild is depicted by the bird god Ra and will substitute for all symbols except the scatter. Landing three, four or five in a winning combination will reward players with x2.5, x12.5 and x50 of their total stake respectively. The wild is also the main symbol in the two features that players will come across when playing Blaze of Ra. The nudging wild feature is activated when Ra wild symbols appear in the top two positions on the reel prior to being spun, whilst the other reels spin, the wilds will nudge down one place at a time until they drop off the bottom of the screen.
The other feature is the free spins, and this is triggered when the player lands three or more scarab beetles (the scatter symbol) on the same spin. Each of the scatter will award one or two free spins, on every free spin reels one, three and five will become stacked wilds, and every scarab beetle scatter that lands in the feature will award the player with another free spin to their running total if applicable.
There is no doubt that the market for ancient Egyptian machine slots is one that is well trodden and as so developers need to keep coming up with different aspects, and once again the gamers at Push Gaming have done just that and offers something more original than usual. In terms of visuals they have excelled, and the soundtrack also has a truly haunting feel, but it is the features that they have included that are most impressive. With the nudging wilds offering some amazing chances for wins the best come courteously from the free spins and although the number of spins is not large, get lucky and watch the stacked wilds do there thing, you won’t need many and the wins are terrific!