Links of Ra Slot
We’ve all seen our fair share of Egypt-themed video slots come and go. Some manage to rise above the rest through innovative design and features, while others are instantly dismissed, doomed to wander the merciless sands of irrelevance. So, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise when Microgaming and partners Slingshot Games present us with yet another Egyptian themed slot, Links of Ra.
The title does give off an instantly good vibe, with an impressive presentation and a host of varied features. But is this really enough to make Links of Ra stand out from the rest of the crowd? All will be revealed below.
Links of Ra Features
While Links of Ra puts in the effort in trying to include a mor varied set of mechanics and features, it’s not exactly an oasis of activity either. Wild and Stacked symbols come into play in both the base game and free spins, accompanied by the Link and Win feature, which serves as the slot’s main attraction. The mechanics are implemented well, although they’re all features which we’ve experienced before in one shape or another, with very little in terms of innovation or originality to speak of.
The slot’s logo serves as the Wild symbol in Links of Ra. The wild symbol steps in for any paying symbols that can form part of a winning combination. The symbols also carry their own value, with 5 of a kind resulting in a x25 stake reward.
Triggered randomly on any spin across both the base game and free spins, Power Stacks are identical, stacked symbols that land on the reels in stacked form. They can be any symbol available in-game, apart from the Wild and Scatter symbols.
Link and Win
Link of Ra’s main even, the Link and Win feature operates in classic Hold and Win fashion. Triggered by 6-coin symbols, the feature locks all triggering symbols in place and activates 3 re-spins. Any new coins that land are also locked in place and reset the re-spin counter. Players will find regular coins as well as jackpot coins.
There are 4 jackpot coins to speak of, Mini, Minor, Mega and Grand, offering 20x, 100x, 500x and 2,000x rewards respectively. Whenever the feature triggers in free spins mode, the values of all coins and jackpot coins are doubled. The feature ends once the entire board is covered in locked coins, or the re-spins run out. All collected coin values are then paid.
Links of Ra Free Spins and Bonus
Free Spins are triggered by 3 Scatter symbols, offering players 15 bonus rounds. The gameplay here remains unchanged from the base game, although a x2 win multiplier does apply on all respective wins.
Links of Ra Theme and Symbols
Although the Egyptian them has become quite cliché in the video slot world, Links of Ra still manages to come up with a quality presentation that is worth mentioning. The theme is beautifully brought to life through fantastically designed symbols and backdrops, with an immersive soundtrack completing the experience.
Sure, it’s similar to most slots that fit in the same category, but a lot of effort has gone into making sure that Links of Ra looks like a slot worth playing.
Links of Ra RTP & Volatility
With volatility clocked on a high setting and RTP weighing in at 96.20%, players should expect Links of R to provide an adequate challenge. So, you’re going to have to spin those reels for quite some time before getting anywhere near the 25,000x maximum win reward.
How to Play Links of Ra
Links of Ra features 5 reels, 5 rows and 40 paylines. Players will need to choose their appropriate bet amount between 0.20 and 20 and then click on the spin button to play. An auto-play function has also been included for more extended periods of play. The stake limits are not the widest that we have come across but should still satisfy the majority of players.
Links of Ra manages to get a lot right with its high-quality presentation and solid features. But, unfortunately, both the theme and its content are things we’ve already seen and played before, offering very little in terms of both originality and innovation. There is still enough to enjoy with this game for us to recommend giving it a try, though.
25,000x max win potential
Lacks innovation when it comes to the theme