Wings of Ta slot is a new entry in the never-ending story of Egyptian history-themed slots games.
It comes from Red Tiger, arguably the most famous slots supplier in the world right now, and producers of regular hits for online slots players in the UK regulated casinos.
Wings of Ra slot has a great look and feel. The theming isn’t just pasted on, there’s a real feeling of depth to the Egyptian ambience (though experts might disagree). There’s also a lot to enjoy in the animations and game presentation generally.
Red Tiger have attracted a lot of attention of late, and they’ve done it by consistently producing excellent games that deliver what players want. Here that includes great gameplay, good value, and an enticing top prize, plus they’ve jazzed up the bonuses a little by dispensing with wilds and doing a lot of work on the free spins round.
Should you dig deep into this archaeological treasure?
Let’s have a look!
We call Red Tiger the most famous slot developer in the world because it recently made news outside of the enclosed world of gambling when it was taken over in a £200 million-plus deal in September 2019.
This was an eye-catching purchase and made a splash in business papers. Red Tiger are relative newcomers in the slots world, having been founded in 2014. They maintain a base in UK jurisdiction and have all the licensing and industry accreditations players need to see to guarantee a really quality and safe gaming experience.
It is their innovation that we think has caught the eyes of NetEnt, and of players who have put the company at number 2 in the UK charts.
Their games are great, and big hits at the moment include recent release Reel King Mega, Rainbow Jackpots, Dragons Luck, Dynamite Riches, and Mystery Reels – all in the top 30. Probably the company’s most notable series to date has been the Pirates’ Plenty set, which is a massive hit wherever it is found.
This game comes with a range of theoretical return to player figures that are ultimately the decision of the casino site you are playing on. Check that site for details. The published figure from the publishers is 94.7%. This is low by current standards, but it comes with High volatility, which usually means bigger prizes and a top prize of 3,166-times stake.
If your stake is the top one – again, please check these figures at the site you’re using – then you could walk away with 3,166 x £20, or a not insubstantial £63,320. The betting scale opens at 10p.
The layout is a standard grid of five reels and three rows, which gives players 10 pay lines that double up to 20 by running both directions.
Simple, cut-down controls are the modern way, and Red Tiger deliver them with style on this game that works equally well whatever the size of screen you’re using.
The simple set up gives us a big spin button on the right-hand bottom corner of the screen. Use this to set turbo options too. At the left of the reels are the auto-spin control and the betting controls, a simple plus and minus that sets a single figure for your stake.
A central window flashes up your wins and any game information that you need to know.
Look in the game frame for the rest of the controls.
The Egyptian-themed symbols are nicely done, with four high-paying themed symbols joining the usual set of cards at the bottom of the pay table.
The first original bonus is the lack of a usual bonus! There is no wild. Instead, a Mystery Coin can appear at random on the reels, cycling through all of the symbols in the game until arriving at a random symbol.
A scatter triggers the free spins round – helpfully it says Free Spins – with a set of three.
They are awarded in multiples of three, with 12, 15, and 18 the starting rounds.
The Mystery Coin comes into play in the bonus rounds, notching up scores on a meter over the reels. Once this 14-space meter is full all low-paying symbols are turned into mystery coins for the remaining free spins.
This feature repeats and could see your biggest wins.
Red Tiger reliably produce hit games. And they are reliable because their games always work fantastically well!
This game is a great example: it looks really good (despite the rather familiar theme of Ancient Egypt), the gameplay is good (given an original twist with the coins standing in for the usual wild symbol), and the game can offer good value to players.
We have to mention the range of RTP in this Wings of Ra slot game: it might make shopping around worth your while if you like this game and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t.
There’s a huge amount of choice when it comes to Egyptian games. That culture holds an enduring place in the culture of the world. Slot players are no exception it seems, and the theme of hidden treasure works well. This take on the theme is delivered with style and panache and is a game we’d recommend you try out, and not just if you like this genre.