Book of Maya
Book of Maya by Novomatic
If you released one of the best known, most played slot games of all time you’d probably try and capitalise on that success to every extent possible – we certainly would! Novomatic had that opportunity and they certainly seemed to be in agreement as Book of Ra, arguably their most popular game of all time, has been redesigned and repackaged with another ancient culture at the forefront, and it’s time to take a closer look at Book of Maya.
For fans of the original game, there’s certainly plenty to look forward to although we’ll point out at this early stage that this game has more in common with the Deluxe version of Book of Ra rather than the original. That means ten win lines and some great looking symbols and you’ll be looking to take every possible opportunity to line up as many of them as possible. Another consideration is the extra bet which must be selected when placing your stake – this cash amount is tacked on to your standard bet and brings additional features into play. It may sound a bit cheeky of the developer but if you’re going to play, you’ll definitely want to make use of it as the feature can be highly lucrative.
Big Prizes in the Ancient Book
The Book of Maya itself is every bit as important on this game as the Book of Ra is on its own game and that all stems from the enhanced flexibility on offer. Rather than putting up with boring wild cards that won’t fill in for scatters, this symbol is both at the same time. That means you can complete winning combinations and shoot for free spins at the same time, all with a single icon. Land three at once and you’ll not only have almost certainly completed a win, but you’ll also be rewarded with ten completely free spins. Prior to these spins, one symbol will be chosen at random for an additional boost throughout the round. This comes into play through an expander feature, whereby the symbol in question will expand to cover the entire reel each time it lands on the board. There’s also an opportunity to pick up free respins separately from the main free spins, just by landing an expanding wild on the board.
At a basic level, Book of Maya is similar to Book of Ra – not that this is a bad thing by any stretch. However, some minor adjustments that differ more so than just a change in theme make it lots of fun to play and also potentially one of the most lucrative games in the Novomatic range. If you’re keen on the idea of winning big on the reels, there are plenty of worse choices, so be sure to check out the full game next time you head on over to one of our featured Novomatic partner casinos!