Valley of Ra slot from 5Men can be seen both, like a sequel of a classic “Book of…” slot, as well as an independent game. Inspired by the Ancient Egypt’s culture and aesthetics, the game delivers the 5 reel, 20 payouts and a 5.000x bet jackpot main game, accompanied with interesting game features that juice up the playing experience. All that is packed in a nice visual environment, starting from a beautiful desert backdrop to lovely themed icons. The downside of this video slot is the sound that you’ll find, if not irritating, then certainly antiquated.
When it comes to the main game, this slot puts in your hands lots of decisions and thus providing an interesting gameplay for a wide range of gamers. You are allowed to choose up to 20 paylines with a coin denomination in range of $0.01 to $4.00. The minimum bet of only $0.02 and a max of $100.00 ensure that nobody will find the game boring.
By clicking on the Extra Bet icon above the reels, you activate The Eye symbol which becomes a wild one on reels 2 and 4. This option automatically turns on all 20 paylines, but it is counted as 25, since it gives additional winning odds.
If you obtain at least three matching symbols on an active payline from leftmost to right you will get a winning combination. All prizes are on selected lines, except scatters that pay at any position on the screen. After every payout, you will be faced with a Gamble or Collect choice. You can try to gamble and double your win or you can play safe and collect the coins you won.
Gamble is the simplest card game ever, as you need to pick either red or black color on the ace card that will appear on the screen. It is not an easy choice, cause you have fifty-fifty chances to double your win (or even re-double) or to lose the whole payout.
Ra is the most unselfish symbol since it multiplies your bet by 5000 times if all 5 of them land on an active payline. The Pharaoh is a sacred in ancient Egypt, so it is not a surprise that The Pharaoh symbol is the second rewarding, followed by the Sphynx, the Beatle and unavoidable letters and numbers as low paying symbols. In order to receive some serious payouts, you will have to wait for at least 3 scatter symbols (represented by The Book) on the screen which triggers 10 Free Games feature.
As long as Free Games last, the special expanding symbols is active, meaning that the special symbol will expand after payout of regular symbols and cover the reel. It pays like the regular symbol but even on non adjacent positions and on all lines played. In addition, even in Free Games, after a win you’ll find yourself in a Gamble-Collect dilemma. By the way, The Book is a wild symbol as well since it substitutes for all regular symbols.