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Book of Gold: Symbol Choice slot review

Added by Playson. Information last updated: 06/05/2021

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Game supplier:Playson

Release date:10/2019



Max. win:bet x 4088

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Book of Gold: Symbol Choice is a slot that brings us down below the desert sands to see if we can find the Egyptian Book of Gold. This slot is an adaptation of the original, featuring free spins, Wilds and the ability to pick a symbol as a special expanding symbol during the free spins mode.

Although the title of this Playson slot is quite vague, the game is firmly set in Ancient Egypt. In the background of the 5-reel, 3-row slot we can see a series of statues based on their gods. The symbols themselves also don’t leave much to the imagination, even though the low-paying symbols are based on card letters.

The graphics, in general, look great. Everything is sharp and drawn in high detail without becoming too overbearing. There aren’t a lot of animations though, with wins just lighting up one of the 10 paylines that the game has. As a slot that was released in 2019, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the game has some excellent graphics though, especially not from this studio.

With regards to the music, you won’t really be surprised by the choices that were made but that doesn’t mean it’s not good sound design. The music has the expected Egyptian tone without being completely derivative. The sound effects are somewhat original without breaking from the setting. All in all, I found it to be acceptable enough.


Book of Gold: Symbol Choice has a pretty big number of symbols, which combined with the low number of paylines results in High Volatility for the game. You’ll most likely make the biggest wins during the free spins mode which I will talk about later on. The gameplay is simple and the symbols really don’t have much of an added value except for those that represent the different features.

You’ll encounter the following symbols in the game:

  • Scatter: Get 3 or more Scatter Symbols on the screen to trigger the Free Spins mode. During the Free Spins mode, also acts as a Wild. Max. 200x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Pharaoh: Max. 500x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Horus: Max. 200x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Eye of Ra: Max. 75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Ankh: Max. 75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Ace: Max. 15x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • King: Max. 15x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Queen: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Jack: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • 10: Max. 10x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.

To compensate for the high volatility each win will pay out quite hefty, which can result in some spectacular wins. Don’t count on it though, the high number of different symbols makes it unlikely that any win will appear on the screen. Also, something to keep in mind is the fact that the base game has no Wilds.


Book of Gold: Symbol Choice keeps things relatively simple when it comes to the features. As the name implies it has a special feature that lets the player choose a symbol. We’ll get into that in a little bit.

First off, a quick overview of the different features.

  • Scatter: Scatters appear during the base game. Get 3 or more on the screen to activate the Free Spins mode. They also act as scatters, counting towards a win regardless of their position on the screen. Scatter symbols also appear during the Free Spins mode.
  • Free Spins: Players receive 10 Free Spins when starting the Free Spins mode. It’s possible to re-trigger additional spins.
  • Wilds: During the Free Spins mode, Scatters also count as Wilds and substitute all other symbols in the game.
  • Symbol Choice: Before a Free Spins mode, players can select any symbol except the Scatter. When this symbol appears on the screen and is part of a win it will expand to fill the reel. These symbols will count towards a win regardless of their position on the screen, as long as they are on a payline.

The base game is extremely simple with only the Scatter symbol appearing to change up the gameplay. What is nice is that activating the free spins mode means you will have at least three Scatter symbols on the screen, which will automatically count as a win as well.

The real game doesn’t start until you get the free spins mode to activate, which isn’t too difficult to do without it becoming commonplace. Getting enough Scatters seems easier during the Free Spins mode, as triggering additional spins happened a lot for me. Starting with 10, it wasn’t uncommon for me to end up with 30 or more spins during this mode.

Before the mode starts, players get to pick one of the standard symbols. This symbol will count as a special symbol for the free spins mode. Whenever it appears on the screen and is part of a win, it will expand to fill the reel after collecting the win. Then, the expanded symbols will be counted towards whatever payline they are on, regardless of their position on the screen.

This doesn’t make them Scatters but it will make a win a lot easier. Having a stacked reel on reel 1 and 5, for example, will still be enough to be awarded a win. This can result in some hefty wins and in general, I found the free spins mode the prime source for big wins.

In Conclusion

Book of Gold: Symbol Choice is in most regards a very simple slot. The graphics are nice but without a lot of animations or details, the music is fine but rather uninspired. The setting is obviously quite overused. Even the features seem rather bland.

But when we take a look at how the game actually plays, I was pleasantly surprised. The simplicity of the slot doesn’t make it any more lucrative whenever it hits the free spins mode. Players can even pick a bet between £0.20 and £100 if they want to augment the outcome.

People who give this slot a try have a max. win of 4,088x your bet to look forward to, but you don’t even have to hit this jackpot to possibly come out on top. In general, a very enjoyable slot for players that either like high volatility gameplay or a focus on the classic gameplay.

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  • Features

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    RTP (Return to Player):95.95%


    Max. win:bet x 4088

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Max. lines:10

    Min. lines:10

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    You can play Book of Gold: Symbol Choice in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 17 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese


    Book of Gold: Symbol Choice supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 104 other currencies.

    All supported currencies:
    GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), ZLN (zł), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), AZN (ман), TMT (m), GEL (ლ), KGS (C), MDL (L), KZT (〒), AMD (Դ), TJS (ЅМ), TRY (₤), MNT (₮), COP ($), XAF (₣), XOF (CFA), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), IRR (﷼), CLP ($), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), VEF (Bs F), MXN ($), UYU ($), HTG (G), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RSD (din), RON (L), ALL (L), BAM (КМ), ISK (Kr), MKD (ден), BOB (Bs.), PYG (₲), UZS (so'm), BDT (৳), VND (₫), KRW (₩), INR (₨), ILS (₪), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), NGN (₦), ETB (0), EGP (£), CDF (₣), TZS (Sh), SDG (£), KES (Sh), UGX (Sh), GHS (₵), MZN (MTn), AOA (Kz), HKD ($), IDR (Rp), MMK (K), BYN (Br), ZMW (ZK), ZWL ($), PKR (₨), KHR (៛), mBTC (m฿), DASH (Ð), LTC (Ł), ETH (Ξ), DOGE (Ð), AFN (؋), DZD (DA), AWG (ƒ), BSD (B$), BHD (BD), BBD (Bds$), BZD (BZ$), BMD (BD$), BWP (P), BND (B$), BIF (FBu), CVE (Esc$), KYD (CI$), XPF (₣), KMF (CF), CRC (₡), CUP (₱), DJF (Fdj), DOP (RD$), XCD (EC$), ERN (Nkf)


    Release date 10/2019
    17th newest on Playson 790th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.95% 0.09% > average
    28th highest on Playson 1,793rd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 4088 x your bet
    11th highest on Playson 1,062nd highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 10 50% < average
    45th highest on Playson 1,860th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    14th lowest on Playson 1,293rd lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    9th highest on Playson 731st highest on Bojoko
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    3rd most rated on Playson 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Playson

    Release date:10/2019

    RTP (Return to player):95.95%

    Max. win:bet x 4088

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.2

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