Relying on the usual high-end graphics that Playson seems to deliver in each slot machine, Book of Gold: Double Chance has the right look, but that doesn’t make the category it is in any less crowded. Let’s see what else the game offers, and whether it manages to surprise in any way.
First, you get 10 lines on the 5x3 reels which the slot delivers each round. The reels spin, and they can pay as much as $150,000 for a single round. As far as features go, the list includes free spins, scatter symbols, wilds and special expanding symbols.
Betting and Prizes
The bet value can be at $0.20, the lowest point of the range you can work with. At the other end of the range, there is a value of $75. The line bets will vary between $0.02 and $7.50, depending on the total amount chosen. Whatever the value, the number of lines if fixed at 10.
The prizes involved in this game will be as high as $15,000 per active line, and they can go there in a couple of ways. You can use wild symbols or high-paying Pharaohs to get that much. The potential for a single round will reach $150,000, if you fill up the reels with these symbols.
Book of Gold: Double Chance Slot Features
The game’s big features will all come via the same scattered Book of Gold icon. These symbols act as scatters when it comes to offering rewards or access to features, but get them next to several regular symbols that match on a line, and they become wild symbols. As wilds, they may replace all regular symbols, but not the special expanding icons which can appear during free rounds.
The rewards of the Book of Gold icons will reach $15,000 (200x the stake), provided that up to five are available. With a minimum of three, the cash rewards are accompanied by 10 free spins. The same number of symbols of this type will retrigger the feature. The most you can have is 50 free spins, by retriggering them several times.
Before the free spins begin, there will be a choice, of two symbols which will be considered special for the entire duration of the feature. The game picks these two symbols, at random. The scatter can’t be picked for this, but all other symbols are considered. When they appear, these special symbols will fill their reel. Getting the screen filled with jackpot symbols is no longer unlikely, if that icon is chosen as special. It reminds me of the Book of Gods slot, from Big Time Gaming, which relies on the same kind of mechanic, only it has much higher volatility and potential.
Theme & Design
There will be a fairly boring theme here, not because Ancient Egypt can’t be interesting, but because its story has been told way too many times already. There are dozens of great looking slots which have the same theme and good features, but Book of Gold: Double Chance can work as well if you enjoy the genre. Symbols will give you the Book of Gold as your only feature trigger, along with Pharaohs, Horus, Ankh, Eye of Ra and the Royals which are present in so many other slots.
Book of Gold: Double Chance has great graphics and some decent high-paying potential during its free spins.