Book of Gold: Double Chance features much of the imagery you’d expect from an Egyptian-themed slot game. The setting is the interior of a pyramid. The reels are flanked by pillars and include A to 10 royal values as well as an assortment of higher value hieroglyphs.
The ankh cross and the all-seeing eye of Ra offer payouts of up to 50 times your total stake if you land 5 on the same payline. The bird god Horus comes next, paying up to 100 times your stake. The best-paying standard symbol is the golden pharaoh. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll receive an award of 0.8, 2, 20 or 200 times your total stake.
The other symbol you’ll see spinning around the reels is the golden book. This is both the scatter and the wild. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll win a payout equal to 2, 20 or 200 times your total stake as well as triggering the Free Spins feature - on offer here are 10 free spins.
Before they begin, 2 symbols will be chosen from the book at random. Whenever these symbols hit during the free spins, they expand and fill the whole of the reel. It’s possible to re-trigger up to 50 free spins available in total.
Many similarly-themed slot games are opulent and dripping in gold. Despite its name, the design in Book of Gold: Double Chance, is rather understated and all the better for it. The pastel visuals are tastefully done and the soundtrack fits well.
The gameplay is pretty simple too. The highlight is undoubtedly the Free Spins feature. Land 2 higher value symbols as the expanders and some big results are possible – up to 4,067 times your stake on every free spin. This is a volatile game though so you can expect some spells that are as dry as the desert.
The Egyptian theme is a very popular one. There’s nothing revolutionary on offer here. If you like classy, unfussy design and straightforward but volatile gameplay then Book of Gold: Double Chance should certainly appeal. Book of Ra Magic from Novomatic allows up to 9 special expanding symbols by the way!