Book of Gold: Double Chance
The makers of slot games never tire of the Egyptian theme for their story ideas. It could be because the images of Egyptian history are great for making game symbols. But it surely must also be due to the fact that we simply lap these games up. In Book of Gold: Double Chance, Playson has relied on the Egypt theme again. Whether or not they have hit the bull’s eye is what this review wants to find out. The structure is common enough, with 5 reels and 10 paylines. You start off with only 20p for each spin. This helps you get used to the game without losing too much. Once you are confident, you can wager up to £75 per spin.
Book of Gold: Double Chance – RTP and Maximum Win
Theoretically, you can win as much as 4067 times your bet amount. Yes, let that sink in. That apart, 2x, 20x and even 200x wins are fairly common in Book of Gold: Double Chance. But because of the volatility of the game, the RTP isn’t too high. The average return to player rate you can expect is 95.04%. We are sure you must have played on games with far higher RTPs. But while we reviewed, we were able to hit the high spots at pretty regular intervals. That and the visual appeal of the Egypt theme succeeded in taking our attention away from the slightly disappointing RTP. The free spins (we will discuss that shortly) provide the chance to get in some high payouts as well.
Book of Gold: Double Chance Symbols
Playson gets the Egyptian look and feel just right in Book of Gold: Double Chance. This is helped in part by the good quality of graphics as well. If you are familiar with Egyptian icons or have played Egyptian themed games before, you will easily recognize the symbols. Some of the regular symbols are:
- Card symbols – Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10
- Horus, the Egyptian Warrior with a falcon’s face
- Ankh, the Egyptian symbol that looks somewhat like a cross
- Eye of Ra, the Egyptian sun God
There are two other symbols which have special significance. They also have special names. The Book of Gold is also referred to as the Book of Amun-Ra in Egyptian lore. It is said to be made entirely of gold, hence the name. It contains ancient spells and incantations. In this game, the Book of Gold is a special symbol.
The Book of Gold acts as a Scatter symbol in this game. It is the gateway to some special benefits for the player. If it shows up on specific positions next to some particular symbols, it can also turn into the Wild symbol. No one in our team of reviewers had ever played a game before in which a single symbol is both the Wild and the Scatter. When Scatters occur in a row, they bring nice rewards:
- 5 Scatters – 200x
- 3 Scatters – cash rewards and free spins (with the possibility of respin)
Book of Gold: Double Chance Bonus
There is no progressive jackpot in this game. The big numbers are when you fill up all 5 reels with the Wilds or even the Pharaoh symbols. You can go up to $15000 per payline. The free spins feature is an interesting bonus. When it starts, any two symbols would be considered as special till the time this feature is active. The software will select these two symbols completely at random.
The two symbols picked will never include the Scatter. Except for this Scatter, all other symbols will be considered for picking any two. Even if the Book of Gold does show up, it will be replaced by any one of the two chosen special symbols. This means that the whole reel filled with Jackpot indicators is not an impossible task. The free spins can also be triggered on repeat mode. For this to happen, 3 Book of Gold symbols needs to line up in a row on any of the free spins. This repeat can occur until the time you have reached the maximum limit of 50 free spins.
The expanding symbols feature is one of the most interesting bonus features. Because of this, you can keep on repeating your winnings until you have reached the absolute maximum of 4067x.
This game evoked two extreme responses from the folks in our review team. Those who like the Egyptian theme or haven’t played too many Egypt theme slots before, simply loved it. But the majority of our reviewers are serious gamers. They had encountered the Egypt theme too many times already. To find the same repeated here with nothing by way of innovations, the game kind of fell flat for them. We would rate the game well because of the quality of its production values. But for repeating a well-worn theme, it is disappointing. The lack of too many twists is like the final nail in the coffin.