Take a trip back to the ancient desert kingdom of Egypt in Scrolls of Ra. Powered by iSoftBet, it has 5 reels and 20 paylines and comes with a trio of bonus features including free spins with frozen expanded wilds and a pair of pick me rounds. Available only on desktop devices, start your quest for treasure from between 20p and £100 per spin.

With the possible exception of pirates, there’s no more popular theme amongst slot developers than ancient Egypt. The latest iSoftBet take on the genre is very strong visually – the setting is the interior of an ornate temple. Symbols on the reels include gem encrusted playing cards as well as an assortment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. The ankh (cross with circle) is the top paying standard symbol, offering 1,000 coins for a 5 symbol combination.

Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Ra symbol (the bird head god) anywhere on the reels to trigger the Ra Bonus feature – here you’ll be presented with a selection of 25 treasure boxes. Simply pick 3 of them to reveal cash prizes.

The Scrolls Bonus feature is activated then the scroll symbol hits on the odd numbered reels (1, 3 and 5). 3 scrolls will expand to fill up the reel – choose 1 of them to reveal a prize. Awards of up to 500 times your stake are on offer if you’re lucky!

The Eye of Horus is the wild symbol – it also triggers the Free Spins feature when it lands in the middle position on reels 2, 3 or 4. The wild expands to fill the entire reel and will remain that way for the duration of the 5 free spins. Both the Ra Bonus and the Scrolls Bonus features can be triggered from the free spins round.

You’d think that there’s very little that could be added to an Egyptian-themed slot that we hadn’t already seen. iSoftBet has come up trumps though – the imagery and rocking Arabian style soundtrack are excellent. The features cut the mustard too offering a nice balance of steady wins with the potential of still bagging a biggie.

Boasting good looks, plenty of variety and big potential wins, Scrolls of Ra is a fine addition to a very crowded genre and well worth awakening your inner Indiana Jones and giving it a closer investigation. I consider it to be a medium to high variance offering with the bigger wins coming in the Free Spins feature as you get 3 wild reels throughout. If you like ancient Egyptian themed slots, Golden Ark by Novomatic is a good choice.