Playson’s Book of Gold: Symbol Choice Slot Review

The Book of Gold: Symbol Choice online slot is by Playson and comes with 5 reels and 10 paylines. Available to play on all devices from 20p to £100 per spin, this ancient Egyptian themed offering has the usual Free Spins feature with special expanding symbols – in this slot, you get to choose your special expanding symbol which can lead to 5,000 times stake wins on each free spin.

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Ancient Egyptian theme

Like other Book of Gold slots from Playson, Book of Gold: Symbol Choice has an ancient Egyptian theme. Set in the ruins of the Book of Gold temple, you’ll see flickers of light coming from the ceiling and dust around the slot. With a treasure hunting feel, you’ll see A, K, Q, J and 10 royals as well as ankh crosses, Eyes of Ra, Anubis and pharaohs.

The pharaoh is the most lucrative symbol with 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline giving you 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your total stake. The Book of Gold is both the scatter and wild – 3, 4 or 5 in combination will give you 2, 20 or 200 times your stake. It substitutes for all symbols in the base game.

Free Spins feature

Set in an ancient chamber of the temple, the Free Spins feature is played when you get 3 or more Book of Gold scatter/wild symbols – you’ll begin with 10 free spins. During the feature, 3 or more Book of Gold symbols will retrigger the feature to add 10 more free spins to your tally – you can retrigger the feature up to 4 times giving you a potential 50 free spins in total.

Special expanding symbol

Before the free spins commence, you will be allowed to choose the special expanding symbol – you can choose any symbol except the Book of Gold scatter/wild. These special expanding symbols will take over the whole reel when appearing and will give you wins scatter style meaning they don’t need to land on a particular payline.

Book of Gold: Symbol Choice verdict

The Book of Gold: Symbol Choice slot is like other Book of Gold slots from Playson in that it has an ancient Egyptian theme, has 5 reels 10 paylines as well as a Free Spins feature with special expanding symbols. The difference is that you can choose your own special expanding symbol.

I would recommend you opt for the pharaoh symbol as it’s the highest value symbol. If you were to fill the reels with pharaohs, you’d win 5,000 times your stake. However, being a high variance slot, the likelihood is smaller than with a lower paying symbol.

Overall, Book of Gold: Symbol Choice is very similar to slots like Play ‘N Go’s Book of Dead as it has the same theme and offers the same potential payout – the difference is you get to pick the special expanding symbol. I would choose Novomatic’s Book of Ra: Temple of Gold as you can play with up to 3 special expanding symbols which gives you a better chance of getting big wins.

Book of Gold: Symbol Choice Slot Information

  • Game:
    Book of Gold: Symbol Choice
  • Software:
    Playson
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    10
  • Total Coins:
    20
  • Coins Range:
    0.20 to 100.00
  • Jackpot:
    5,000
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (1)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    10-50/1x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.