The Riches of Ra game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for The Riches of Ra is 6%.
The Riches of Ra game is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high. There are 15 paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol is “Horus” substituting for all symbols other than Bonus. The Wild symbols are stacked and will only appear on reels 1 and 5, providing the player with the chance to fill the first and last reels with Wilds.
Bonus – The Bonus symbols are the different coloured “Urns”.
Free Spins – You will be awarded with 15 Free Spins if you can fill reels 1 and 5 with stacked Wild symbols. If you can manage this the two reels will remain stuck in place for the duration of the free spins. You cannot re-trigger free spins during this feature.
To activate the game’s Bonus feature you need to collect 3 of the different coloured “Urn” symbols. If you manage to collect a red, green and blue “Urn” you are given the chance to choose which one of them you want to open to reveal the game’s bonus.
Riches of Ra is trying to take advantage of Egyptian mythology by offering a game with symbols we would all recognise as Egyptian. In the background there are pyramids, the sphinx and what looks like the entrance to some tombs. All of this looks stunning, and the symbols also look good, with enough detail to set them apart from your average slots game. However, the bonuses are pretty thin on the ground here. The main bonus is an anti-climax, with the opportunity to explore the vastness of ancient Egypt entirely lost. The free spins are interesting because of the sticky Wilds but we want re-spins, we always want re-spins. However, none of the pros and cons really matter because the House Edge lays waste to any other criticism. It takes centre stage, because at 6% Riches of Ra has to be one of the worst value for money games that Play ‘n Go has to offer. That alone is enough reason not to play this game.