Wings of Ra is yet another Egyptian themed slot. If there’s one developer that loves Egyptian themed slots more than Red Tiger, it is undoubtedly Play’n GO. But Red Tiger follows in close second.
Usually, we love the look for Red Tiger slots, rich in graphics and colour as well as detailed, often with great animations. But Wings of Ra gives us a rather classic look. It seems almost dated, meaning it could have come out 10 years ago. This is probably the look they were among for, though. Unfortunately, it doesn’t blow us away. Not even a slight breeze.
As low value symbols we get playing cards symbols the likes we already know from classics such as Book of Ra. High value symbols include the Horus Eye, a Horus emblem, a golden Nefertiti bust and a Pharaoh’s mask. The latter is, of course, worth the most, paying out 30x our stake for 5 across a payline. Nefertiti still pays out 15x our stake for such a win.
There is no wild in the game, but we do get a Mystery Symbol.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 20.00 per spin.
The highlight of the game, including the base game, are the Mystery Symbols. They are nothing new, of course, but they are somewhat enhanced to the fact that adjacent wins pay in this slot. Often, when you get Mystery Symbols, they scatter randomly across the reels and turn to reveal all the same symbol that doesn’t match up with anything adjacent.
In other words, Mystery Symbols are often quite useless. At least in our humble opinion. With Wings of Ra we get the All Wins Pay Adjacent mechanic, which means three matching symbols pay out on one of the 10 paylines as long as they are on adjacent reels, starting either on the first, second or third reel.
Thus, if Mystery Symbols happen to land in a cluster across reel 3, 4 and 5, we have a decent chance at actually scoring a win for once.
A minimum of three scatters trigger 12 free spins. If we get four scatters, we end up with 15 spins, and five scatters give us 18 free spins.
During the free spins, every Mystery Symbol that lands on the reels is counted in a counter above the reels. For every 14 Mystery Symbols we have collected in this way, the lowest value symbol is removed from the reels and instead more Mystery Symbols appear in its place.
That makes it a lot easier to keep collecting more Mystery Symbols and removing/transforming the current lowest value symbol. It’s not unlikely that you manage to remove all low value symbol before your final spin even if you only had 12 free spins to start with.
The more Mystery Symbols that are in play, the higher the chance of scoring multiple big wins full of high value symbols.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Wings of Ra is 95.69%, which is disappointingly low. Lately that’s the norm with Red Tiger, however, and perhaps it is simply a realistic approach. It’s not as if we truly win a lot more with slots that gravitate towards 97% RTPs.
Anyway, the volatility is quite high in this one, but the adjacent wins and mystery symbols help. The free spins can be quite lucrative the more low value symbols we manage to transform and wins of 200x our stake and more are easily possible here.
That makes for a worthwhile slot as long as we don’t have to wait for the free spins too long. Beyond that, it’s nothing to write home about with its generic graphics and a theme that has been done far better by others, even Red Tiger themselves.
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