Golden Wild Slot Machine
Golden Wild, which is a game that’s available at casinos that offer Leander Games slots, will also be inspired by China and by the beautiful objects that the people from this country can create. On one hand we have gorgeous objects that are very well decorated, on the other there are views of the mountains of the region and temples that you might find there.
This is a game that is playable on 30 lines, with 5 reels to spin. A win of $6,000 is possible, and the same goes for the two progressive jackpots that can be accessed inside, one Major and the other Minor. As for the features that were employed, they revolve around Wilds, Scatters and both Free Games and Gold Spins.
Betting and Prizes
You will find that even though you’re getting 30 lines, you’re required to spend 40 coins each round, and so the minimum amount that can be used is $0.40. This continues as you take the bet up, and so you can reach a value of $80 at most, where a bet per line is set to $2.
When it comes to the wins that you might get, the idea is to land a progressive jackpot if possible, but obviously this is going to be out of your hands. You have a top win of 3,000 coins that comes to you via scatter symbols, if they appear on all reels. That’s a reward of $6,000, given right before you reach the free spins. We know what the long-term theoretical RTP is, and it’s at a disappointingly low level, of just 92.51%.
Golden Wild Slot Features
Several feature symbols have been added to the game, though in regular roles that we’ve seen used in the past plenty of times. One is the Wild Coin, which is usable in the role of a substitute usually, should it land on an active line which has the other required regular symbols on it. Sometimes, you will land only wilds on a line, from left to right, and at that point you’d get the symbols to form their own win and pay up to 800x. I wouldn’t expect a wild to be a replacement for any scatter, it’s not in their usual job description.
Moving on to the scatter, that’s where we see a small Chinese Temple, a beautiful one that fits the theme quite well. Have several such symbols land in view, to trigger a reward of 60 to 3,000 coins.
Should 3+ scattered Temples appear, the player also gets 8 Standard Free Spins and 3 Gold Spins out of them, not just a cash reward. A regular symbol will be picked at random, to be turned into a Golden version of itself.
The free spins start first. If you get a symbol together with a wild and they form a win, then that regular symbol will be turned into a Golden icon as well.
Once the free spins are over, you move on to the Gold Spins. The Golden symbols that were obtained during the free spins are turned into wilds here, and they substitute for all symbols, the scatters being the exception. Land 3-5 scatters at this point, to trigger another 3 Golden Free Games.
Theme & Design
It’s a well-designed slot machine, but not one that will look all that unique. It has some beautiful images of temples, gold coins, a Chinese princess, pots of gold, pottery, hand fans and unfortunately six Royals as well. Behind the reels you see a mountainous region and a Chinese temple, the area adding to the slot’s appeal.
I think that Golden Wild can be an OK game, but only if you don’t look at its RTP, so while they used a good design and some interesting features, the return to the players is way too low in the long run, for this game to be worth checking out.