The Golden Goose series continues with Winning Wizards, another older slot machine from Microgaming which gets this treatment, adding extra features but keeping the game as it was in other ways. You will find the same wizard themed slot machine inside, with the same old graphics. The only difference is that they’ve added four bonus games which can be triggered at random, in addition to the existing wilds, scatters and multipliers. Like the other games, the slot has 5 reels and 20 lines. Its biggest payout can give you $20,000.
Betting and Prizes
The games in the Golden Goose series all have the same betting system, which allows you to have up to 20 active lines, with individual wagers using up to 10 coins, valued between $0.01 and $0.20. You can spend $2 on each line, or $40 total, but this is before the extra bets are activated. If you want access to the bonus games offered by the Golden Goose, you need to increase the bet to 250 coins, or $50.
The jackpot in Winning Wizards reaches 10,000x, which could mean 100,000 coins and a top value of $20,000.
Golden Goose - Winning Wizards Slot Features
The game gives the player a list of regular features, plus some extras that you pay for, but which can be incredibly rewarding.
First on the list of the regulars would be a scatter, one which shows you an Orb that has only one role here, to give you a prize that goes from 3x to 100x the wager. To get that much, the requirement is to have between three and five scattered Orbs in any position in the game.
Second, there is a wild symbol, which is something that you can expect from pretty much all slots these days. You get paid very well with its help, one method it uses being that of a substitute. Every combination which is formed this way, having both regular and wild symbols in it, will pay twice as much as the paytable indicates. The other method through which the wild gets you paid is by forming combinations out of its own symbols, which will pay even better, as much as 10,000x.
As for the Golden Goose features, if you’ve used the extra bet, then you can expect one of them to trigger at random. You get one of four possible features. The least interesting one gets you up to 2,000 coins. The other three can offer a combination of free spins with multipliers as high as 6x or prizes that can give you up to 10,000 coins.
Theme & Design
Golden Goose - Winning Wizards theme is still based on wizards and magic, it’s just that there is that Golden Goose component to the features. The list of symbols has on it the wizard, the orb, a staff, spell books, potion bottles, bracelets and ravens. The poker cards are designed to look like letters from some handwritten book.
Like all slots which get the Golden Goose feature, Winning Wizards offers more value than its predecessor, but it’s not for free.