Go on a quest for hidden pyramid riches in Book of Gold: Classic, a 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Playson. This ancient Egyptian-themed slot is a simple one. The only feature is the free spins round where 1 specially selected symbol expands to fill the whole of the reel whenever it hits. Play this high variance game on all devices from between 20p and £100 per spin.
Considering this is a slot with gold in its name, there’s a classy, understated look to the design. In the background you’ll see pyramids and the desert. On the gold-edged reels are the usual assortment of lower value royal symbols and potentially more rewarding hieroglyphs.
They include the ankh cross and the eye of Ra which offer payouts of up to 75 times your stake per payline. They’re followed by the bird god Horus which awards up to 200 times your stake. The top payer is the Egyptian queen which awards 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your stake if you manage to land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
Central to the action is the Book of Gold symbol. This acts as both the wild and the scatter. It substitutes for all of the standard symbols but can also trigger the Free Spins feature if you land 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same spin.
After a payout of 2, 20 or 200 times your total stake, you’ll then go on to play 10 free spins. Before those free spins begin, the Book of Gold will open and randomly choose a symbol. This expanding symbol will then fill the reel (or better still reels) whenever it hits. You can retrigger the feature up to 4 times to give you up to 50 free spins.
That’s your lot as far as extras go. If you’re after plenty of variety from the gameplay, then you won’t find that here. What you will find is simple but super volatile action. This is an incredibly high variance slot so be warned – you can pocket 5,000 times your stake on every spin or free spin.
We’ve taken many a virtual trip to the land of the pyramids. There’s nothing overly imaginative about this one. Book of Gold: Classic lives up to its name in that it comes with a very Classic feature. That simple gameplay can deliver some high-octane action though.
If you like the Egyptian theme, straightforward features and sky-high variance, then that’s what you’ll find in Book of Gold: Classic. To be honest, it’s another Book of Ra Deluxe clone – so I’d rather play the Novomatic classic as it’s the original so many slots are copied from.