Golden might sound like it’s a slot machine that is inspired by gold, but that’s only partially true. It’s actually a farm themed slot, surprising enough, where only the golden rooster fits with the description of the title, while the other symbols are just related to the chickens and hens that are living there. The game was designed by NextGen Gaming.
For this particular slot machine, NextGen Gaming decided to use 5 reels and the 243 ways to win that will come with this kind of setup sometimes. The game offers multipliers, a wild symbol, scatters and free spins, so you have a full complement of standard features at your disposal. There are some impressive rewards offered, especially during the free spins, with values of up to $100,000.
Betting and Prizes
You get to use 25 coins for every single spin that you pay for. You can only pick the coin value, not their total number. It can be set within the range of $0.01 to $10, which means that you can wager $0.25 to $250 per spin.
When you’re looking at the amount you can win, there are first the regular game’s combinations to consider, which will pay as much as 2,000 coins, or $20,000. The free spins have an impressive 5x multiplier to apply to any 5 symbol wins that you might form, which means that you could get up to $100,000 from that same combo. Even the RTP of Golden looks very good, being set to 97.22%, which is one of the best that I’ve seen lately.
Golden Slot Features
The base game will benefit from both regular wilds and scatters, but during the free spins both will be transformed into a single symbol which will have a double role.
The Rooster is the symbol that gets to behave as the wild in the base game, used on the middle three columns only and acting as a substitute for most symbols, even for the scatter apparently. You can’t have the wild form combinations of its own, since it doesn’t get to appear on all reels.
The scatter is also important, but in a different way. It will appear on the same three reels and from those columns it can offer you a payout of up to 2x your bet.
Triggering the free spins requires that you get three scatter and/or wild symbols anywhere on the reels (the wilds can substitute for scatters). 10 free spins are awarded this way, where both feature symbols are transformed into a single Golden Rooster scatter/wild icon, which appears on the same middle three columns. The 5x multiplier which the free spins apply to any 5-of-a-kind combinations that you form is the biggest extra feature of Golden. You are also given the option to retrigger free spins, with a set of three Golden Rooster scatters present.
Theme & Design
You can see the image of a beautiful farm in the background of Golden. You see the cultivated fields, a fence going through them and a forest in the distance. Move on to the reels, which have red wooden borders around them, and on them you will notice images of Roosters, chicken feeders, chicken coops, hens, chicks, eggs and wind arrows. Finally, the game gives you the standard 9 to A poker cards, each one with three nails driven through it.
The clear winner among the game’s strengths would be the way it can pay you, and that 97.222% average RTP should be all the reason you could need to give the slot machine a try.