Video Slot Review – Blaze of Ra - Push Gaming
Push Gaming has taken a classic Ancient Egyptian theme and made it their own with a modern twist of characters, symbols and themes. In Blaze of Ra, you should expect the God of Ra himself, together with other infamous gods and some special features that should keep you amused for a long enough time.
Blaze of Ra by Push Gaming is a medium to high variance, 96.4% RTP slot game. During the base game, the volatility is medium and gets a boost throughout the bonus round. This five reel slot has 40 pay lines and a very obvious theme: Ancient Egypt.
Design and Symbols
On the left-hand side of your background, find Ra himself, waiting to smash his powers on your reels whenever one or more of his symbols appear in the top two symbol positions. Apart from Ra, the sun god with an eagle’s head instead of his own, who is also the highest paying symbol, you will see two other higher paying symbols. Find Sekhmet, the goddess of war, with a lion’s head in place of her own, and Anubis, the god of the afterlife, with a jackal’s head instead of his own. These three gods were well worshipped in Ancient Egyptian times, so no wonder we see them as higher paying symbols in Blaze of Ra. The lower paying symbols are the A - J. The scatter of this game is the scarab symbol, and the wild symbol is Ra himself.
The music is also quite fitting within the Ancient Egyptian theme, with drum, flute and harp sounds. Not a tune you would expect to find in a slot game; in fact, we did not turn it off, something which is very rare for us. The characters reminded us of other slot games with similar themes, like Legacy of Egypt.
When it comes to Special Features in Blaze of Ra, there is not much going on except for free spins and nudging wilds. You will find that the nudging wilds are triggered often enough, whereas, for us, the free spins round took a long time to unleash (actually they didn’t trigger at all). We found the mechanics of the special features almost identical to those in Tikitumble. While the graphics are not identical, they are quite similar.
When one or more Ra symbols show up in the top two positions, they will cover the entire reels. For the next two to three spins, the reels will nudge down by two symbols while all others spin. This feature will keep going until no more Ra symbols are visible on your reel.
Activate free spins by landing three or more scatters. Free Spins is called Free Games in Blaze of Ra. Each scatter will reveal a number between one and two. Add the total of those numbers up, and you have your number of free spins. Any Ra symbol landing during free-spins will be wild and fills up the reels. Win additional free-spins whenever a scatter symbol lands on the reels.
Reviewers’ thoughts on Blaze of Ra
Blaze of Ra is the most popular title to come out of Push Gaming repertoire. Being a slightly less volatile game than Tiki Tumble, Blaze of Ra's mechanics are very similar. The game-play is OK, and it keeps you fairly on edge while you play. I would recommend this game to anyone who's new to slots and are looking for essential video slot features, and an Egyptian theme.