The theme of Ancient Egypt and its mythology has proven to be a very popular theme for both slots players and software developers. Playtech has joined in on the trend too, offering an online slot titled Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra.
Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra takes place over 5 reels and 20 paylines, and is Playtech’s modern take on the classic Egyptian slots theme. Daring Dave is a unique character that has been incorporated to create unique game play, and many players will liken him to an adventurer like Indiana Jones.
Symbols on the Reels
The reel symbols in Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra are a combination of classic playing card symbols and themed icons. The playing card symbols award lower wins, and include symbols 10 through A.
The main reel symbols award higher payouts in Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra, and include Egyptian gods Horus, Ra and Anubis along with hieroglyphics and scarab beetles. The god Ra is the most valuable of these symbols, awarding 750 coins for 5 of a kind on the reels.
Graphics, Themes and Egyptian Setting
The reels of Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra are set against a stereotypically Egyptian backdrop. The scene includes miles of sandy dunes, an oasis with palm trees, and even a few ancient pyramids scattered on the horizon.
On the reels, many of the most well-known Egyptian gods make an appearance, along with hieroglyphics, scarab beetles and other traditional artefacts. An Egyptian soundtrack plays as the reels spin, and each winning combination offers its own sound effects as well.
Expanding Wild and Scatter Symbols
The wild symbol in the Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra online slot from Playtech is Daring Dave himself. This character is worth 5,000 coins for 5 of a kind, and he can also substitute all symbols but the scatter to create extra winning combinations.
The wild symbol is also an expanding wild, which occurs when wild symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously.
The scatter symbol in this online slot is the Eye of Ra scatter, which comes into play during the bonus game. There is also a Pyramid bonus symbol on the reels, which activates this bonus game.
The Quest for the Eye of Ra
The Quest for the Eye of Ra is the main bonus feature in Daring Dave & The Eye of Ra. To activate the game, players must land pyramid bonus symbols on both reel 1 and reel 5 of the base game.
The bonus feature consists of 3 different levels. Episode 1 requires players to pick 3 out of 8 ancient tablets to reveal 3 Eye of Ra symbols. Each of the tablets is also worth a cash prize. Episode 2 allows players to spin a wheel to reveal Eye of Ra symbols, as well as multipliers. Finally, Episode 3 offers a choice of 3 pedestals; if players choose the right one, they will receive 75x their triggering bets.