Gold is an online slot which was created by Microgaming. It will take the gold theme a bit too seriously, to the point where the graphics are not even appealing. Everything in this game is based on gold, from the stacks of bars and led lights placed in the background, to the poker cards, gold cars, gold watches and so on. It’s a bit too obvious in its design, but then again some might like that. The game has a good set of features, with wilds that apply multipliers and with scatters which bring you free spins. The combination of 5 reels with 20 lines is a normal one, and it can bring you prizes of $50,000.
Betting and Prizes
A full betting range of $0.01 to $100 is possible in Gold. You can use just the minimum wager to activate a line, or you can have 10 coins of $0.50 for each one. The line bet being at $5, the total can get up to $100.
The best prize to go after will be offered by the wild symbol, with its gold briefcase. You get up to 100,000 coins from it, a 10,000x reward which could mean up to $50,000.
Gold Slot Features
As I mentioned above, a wild symbol will be the one responsible for the top jackpot being awarded. This symbol, which is represented by a briefcase, needs to appear in a minimum of two positions, and as many as five, before you get a chance to win that prize. The substitution ability of the wild is another matter to consider, since it will help out a lot as you play this slot. It’s especially useful since it can double prizes that it contributes to as a substitute.
One other feature is offered, and it comes from a scatter which is represented by a Golden Record. The advantage of a scatter comes from the fact that no matter where it appears in the game, it can trigger the feature and the prizes if it’s present in enough locations, even if they’re random. While the cash prizes of 2x to 100x the bet require at least two scatters, the round of 15 free spins is triggered by at least three. You can retrigger free spins multiple times, the limit being 180 free spins.
Theme & Design
The gold theme of the slot could’ve worked for it, as long as it was elegant and attractive. Microgaming went the opposite way with it though, making it obnoxious and too heavy on the yellow of the gold. You have gold everything, from the watches, to rings, cars, records, credit cards and briefcases. Even the poker cards use this material.
Gold slot delivers a unique enough design, but it’s not going to be a good looking one. The features are good though, as are the payouts.