Tracking down some of the Pharaoh’s hidden treasure is the goal in Book of Ra Deluxe Jackpot Edition. This ancient Egyptian-themed slot from Novomatic is played using a 5 reel, 10 payline game engine and comes with a free spins round with special expanding symbols. You’ll also have a chance to win a potentially huge score via the progressive jackpot feature. Play on your desktop, tablet or mobile device from between 40p and £50 per spin.

An ornately decorated chamber inside a pyramid is the setting for Book of Ra Deluxe Jackpot Edition – symbols include lower value A to 10 playing cards alongside a selection of Egyptian-influenced designs. They include the Scarab beetles and the bird god Horus which offer prizes of up to 75 times your total stake per payline.

The Tutankhamun-style burial mask comes next, offering 200 times your stake for a 5 in a row combination. The most lucrative symbol is the Indiana Jones-style explorer who awards 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your total bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

You’ll also see a magic book spinning around the reels. This acts as both the wild and the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the same spin and you’ll get a prize equal to 2, 20 or 200 times your stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and with it, 10 free spins. Before the feature begins, 1 symbol will be selected at random. Whenever this chosen symbol lands, it will expand to fill the whole of the reel.

If you’ve played the original Book of Ra Deluxe, you might feel a sense of deja vu. The imagery and gameplay are pretty much identical to the original version. The only alteration is the potential progressive jackpot.

You’ll see in the base game and free spins that some symbols have been embellished with a golden coin. These are collected in a treasure chest every time they land. Fill the chest with enough coins and you’ll go through to the jackpot round.

Here you’ll be shown a selection of coins, behind which lie 1 of 4 gemstone symbols. Land 3 matching jewels and you’ll win the corresponding jackpot. You’re guaranteed to win 1 of 4 awards – the Minor, Mini, Major or Grand. The precise awards on offer from each can be seen on the meter at the top of the reels.

If you enjoyed the first Book of Ra Deluxe, then you’ll find much to like in the Jackpot version. The design is pretty good for a Novomatic slot and there’s plenty of action. Add the progressive jackpots into the mix and this is a desert trek that’s well worth undertaking.