We haven’t talked about any new slot machines from Playtech in a while, but it seems that they’ve been using their time well. We’ve seen plenty of Egyptian-themed slots over the years, and Playtech’s latest – Daring Dave and the Eye of Ra – is yet another entry into that theme.
But with some slick bonus games and great special features, this machine definitely stands out above the pack, and should be a fun game for those who enjoy exploring Egypt from the comfort of a slot machine.
About The Game
Daring Dave and the Eye of Ra is a five-reel, 30-payline slot machine that allows you to choose from many different coin denominations to customize your betting level. As you’re surely used to by now, the object of the game is to match symbols from left to right across your paylines. The basic symbols that make up the smaller prizes in the game are the card ranks, ranging from tens through aces. Beyond that, you’ll see representations of several well-known Egyptian deities like Anubis and Ra. The biggest prizes come from Daring Dave himself, as he can earn you up to 5,000 coins if you match five in a row. Dave is also special thanks to his ability to act as an expanding wild on the second, third and fourth reels, where he can stretch out to make the entire reel wild.
In terms of special symbols, you’ll want to watch out for the Eye of Ra logo, which acts as a scatter symbol on this machine. Hitting two or more of these symbols at the same time will earn you a prize based on the amount you wagered on that spin. This can grow to as much as 125 times your wager, making it extremely valuable if you’ve played for the maximum number of coins.
While these features are all important in any slot machine, playing Daring Dave and the Eye of Ra is really about reaching this machine’s incredible bonus round. Known as Quest for the Eye of Ra, you’ll be awarded an entry into this game if you can hit the pyramid symbol on both the first and fifth reels on the same spin. What’s particularly exciting about this game is the fact that it’s a multi-level bonus round, one that will give you a true sense of accomplishment as you get deeper and ultimately complete it.
When you first reach this bonus round, you’re set with a door and eight different stones. You get to pick three stones, and must find the correct set of three in order to find the Eye of Ra symbols. If you pick an incorrect stone, you’ll win a small cash prize instead. What’s nice is that the game will remember what you’ve already picked and what the correct combination is, and on later attempts it will be easier to win since you’ve already made some picks.
Chapter II of the bonus round will have you spin a wheel that has three pointers on it. There are several Eye of Ra symbols on the wheel; if a pointer ends up pointing to one of these, it will light up. Otherwise, you’ll win a small cash prize. Again, the game will remember any pointers you’ve already lit; once you’ve managed to light all three, you will get to move on to Chapter III. In this final chapter, you’ll have to pick one of three paths to get to the Eye of Ra. Again, choosing the wrong path earns you a small prize, while you’ll get a large prize if you pick the correct path. Since there are only three paths, and the game will remind you of which ones you’ve already tried, you’re guaranteed to win the big prize by your third try.
If you love playing complex bonus rounds, Daring Dave and the Eye of Ra will definitely make you happy