Golden Era is a slot that’s based on the history of Hollywood, on its beginnings and on the period that many call the golden era of cinema. As you will notice on the reels, the various actors and actresses which appear as symbols will wear clothes and hairstyles that would’ve been popular before World War II. The slot machine has a superb design, as Microgaming can offer when they really put their minds to it, where features include scatters, free spins, wild reels and multipliers. You have a game with 15 paylines on the usual 5 columns. The big prizes appear to be going up to $20,000.
Betting and Prizes
With 15 lines kept active during each round, a bet you place in this game has to be at a minimum level of $0.15, where the lines each get $0.01. The maximum level has up to 20 coins per line, so up to 300 coins total. Since coin denominations reach values of $0.20, the biggest bet allowed is worth $60.
The player can receive a top payout of 5,000x from Golden Era, which could mean up to 100,000 coins in a player’s account, worth as much as $20,000.
Golden Era Slot Features
Wild symbols are part of the action here, the images used for them being the ones which have the images of the male and the female movie stars. A wild symbol will behave here like it always does, being able to take the role of another symbol, should it land in the correct position first. It will only do so in order to create a new combination of regular symbols.
Should a scatter symbol appear in one of the spins, three or more times, the player will get paid up to 100 times total bet, and then he will also get access to a feature of his choosing. He can get either the free spins which have embracing wilds, or the Double Feature bonus.
If you go with the free spins, 12 rounds will be offered, with the extra feature for them being the presence of the embracing wild reels. The wild reels start on the 1st and 5th columns initially, then they move to the 2nd and 4th reels, and finally they reach reel 3 and they embrace there. They keep doing this, starting from the sides and meeting in the middle every three spins. During that third spin when they meet on the 3rd reel, they will also apply a 2x multiplier to wins.
Theme & Design
Golden Era gives the player one of the most beautiful designs I’ve seen for this particular theme, which tries to bring into focus the beginning of the era of cinema. You will notice about five different symbols with actors on them, plus paparazzi of the time. The low paying symbols will be with film reels, with cameras, clappers, ticket stubs and other related icons.
Golden Era manages to surprise both with its features and with its wonderful design. Those would be the two main reasons why I recommend you give this Microgaming slot machine a chance.