Legacy of Ra Megaways (Blueprint Gaming): Review
More Megaways coming at you, this time in an ancient Egyptian setting where you can win a whopping 50,000 times your stake. Utilising 6 reels and up to 15,625 ways to win, Legacy of Ra Megaways gives you the opportunity to experience a fusion between the classic book slots and Megaways mechanics. This is a high variance beast that is all about the free spins. Once triggered, you’ll start with up to 50 free spins and a chance to trigger unlimited free spins.
Blueprint Gaming may be churning out Megaways slots at a higher rate than ever before but Legacy of Ra is anything but your average Bonanza clone. Playable from between 0.10 to 100 Eur per spin across all devices, the free spins borrows the expanding special symbol feature from Book of Ra (Novomatic) and combines it with Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanics. As far as we know, this is a mix that’s not been tried yet and being huge fans of both the book and Megaways slots, Blueprint pretty much had us at hello. However, it remains to see if it holds up so let’s move on.
Visually, Legacy of Egypt is no sensation. The designers have done what they were supposed to do – you’ve got your Egyptian pillars on the sides as well as pyramids and camels in the backdrop. Not bad by any means, just a bit generic. Focus here, however, is more on the gambling aspect of slots so we totally get the priorities.
Moving on to the symbol set, on the reels you will see A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals as well as the typical scarabs, Anubis and Horus symbols. It is the female explorer that is of the highest value, however, giving you 25 times your stake if you land 6 of a kind. The wild symbol is represented by a scroll decorated with a pyramid and replaces all other symbols bar the scatter.
Legacy of Ra Megaways (Blueprint Gaming): Features
Inspired by the classic book slots, Blueprint Gaming has decided to stay true to the simplicity of the original here by skipping the base game features they are otherwise known for implementing in most of their creations. We can’t say how much of the RTP is allocated to the actual base game and what the cap on the max win is, but you can likely land around 2000 times your stake if extremely lucky (Blueprint, please correct us if we’re way off the mark).
If you want a shot at those life-changing wins, it’s the free spins you’ll want to trigger – 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels is what it takes and will reward you with 10, 15, 25 or 50 free spins respectively. Before the bonus begins, a special symbol from the standard symbol set is randomly chosen. Now, if you land enough special symbols, it will expand to cover the full reel and better yet, they don’t have to start from reel 1 or even appear on consecutive reels. Furthermore, there are no limits to how many times you can retrigger the free spins.
If you can’t be arsed to wait for the bonus to drop organically, you can always buy your way in with the help of the Bonus Bet feature. The 10 free spins offered will cost you 100 times your total stake.
Legacy of Ra Megaways (Blueprint Gaming): Conclusion
Combining Book of Ra-type gameplay and Megaways will undoubtedly appeal to a lot of players – casual punters as well as core gamblers. If you remember, Big Time Gaming did something similar with the release of Book of Gods, though instead of using their own Megaways engine they decided to use a 243-ways setup. It never became a hit with the online slot community and in retrospect, it would likely have been better off with Megaways.
Thankfully, Blueprint has fixed the issue, delivering a slot that is everything Book of Gods should have been. Legacy of Ra Megaways comes out as the winner, beating Big Time Gaming at their own game.