Playson has released a 2 in 1 pokie that allows for players to bet once but cash in on winning combinations from 2 games. The layout is essentially 2 sets of reels, one on top of the other, hence the name Double Hit. Each set of reels boasts 10 fixed paylines. And the best part is that in the free spins bonus round, you guessed it, free spins on both sets of reels!
Despite its initial simplicity Book of Gold 2 has a couple extras that make it very intriguing.
The game itself is like many other Egyptian themed games, similar symbols and all the same characters. The reel fun comes with the high variance payout style and the return to player rate of 95,5%. Despite the high volatility this pokie sure knows how to keep their players interested with a higher-than-average hit rate of 45%. That means that almost half of the spins will produce a winning combination.
The Golden Book fulfils the roles of both the wild and the scatter and is the second highest paying symbol on the reels. The top paying symbol in this game is not the wild this time, but rather the pharaoh. Sitting with this group of top payers is the horus, an infamous Egyptian god who comes in 3rd place in terms of value. The middle paying symbols include the eye of horus, the ankh and the A and K symbols. Lower symbols include the card symbols Q, J and 10.
Three Golden Books will trigger the feature round where 10 free spins are awarded. Initially, only the top set of reels are active during the feature. To activate the lower set of reels a series of three golden books needs to appear on the lower reels.
There is an additional feature during the free spins where a special symbol is randomly chosen and each time that symbol appears on the reels during the free spins it expands to cover the entire reel before paying out.
All in all this pokie is simple with only 10 paylines, one special symbol and a free spins round with minimal special features. What makes the game stand out from the rest is the double set of reels, the high volatility and high hit rate.