Microgaming’s newest game is Playboy Gold, a release that is announced for a launch in March of 2018. The game is being offered through a new independent studio, Triple Edge Studios, that has signed an exclusivity agreement with Microgaming, as one of the companies that will focus on the creation of slot machines for their platform. It’s the second Playboy themed slot machine that will be available at Microgaming casinos, and it promises to be even more interesting than the first one.
There will be jackpots of $50,000 offered through this game, along with a multitude of cool features, among which you will find free spins, respins, bonus wheel features, instant cash prizes, mega symbols and wilds. All this will be offered on a 6-reel setup, with 100 fixed lines on it.
Betting and Prizes
One thing that you should know about the betting system from Playboy is the fact that it’s going to require that you cover 100 lines with bets, but that you will need only 50 coins each round. Because the denomination of your coins will be anywhere between $0.01 and $10, the complete betting range of Playboy Gold will be $0.50 to $500.
If you look at the rewards that can come from this game, you will find that the Bonus Wheel feature seems to have the best ones, up to 100x your bet awarded, which could mean $50,000 cash.
The Jumbo Blocks are among the features that I considered more interesting in this case. Normally, you would get these symbols in large sizes, occupying 4x6 positions on the middle four reels. There is room for improvement even for them though, and if you have one landing on the reels and fully visible, then it will trigger one of three possible extras. One of them gives you a simple instant cash prize. The second one offers you a multiplier, to be applied to the win. Thirdly, there is something called a Wild Respin. The Wild Respin changes the size of the jumbo symbol, so that it occupies all four middle reels, on 4x10 positions. At least two, and up to four respins are available next, with the reels 1 & 6 hosting sticky wilds.
Wheel scatter symbols may be used, provided that there are at least three visible, and with them you could gain access to a spin of the Bonus Wheel, and its prizes. This is where you can get some of the bigger rewards, up to 100x total stake. Other possible rewards from this feature include a round with 10 free spins that have guaranteed Jumbo Blocks during each round, or access to a Match Bonus.
Once inside Match Bonus, you need to match pairs of cards, to get prizes and up to 10x multipliers for them.
Theme & Design
Playboy Gold comes a couple of years after the original Playboy slot machine, and they’re both going to be offered at Microgaming casinos, if you’d like to try them both. Both are very well-designed games, but if you prefer real images of the playmates, then I’d suggest you try out Playboy Gold. There are four of them visible in the major symbols, followed by images of gold and silver Playboy chips, the Bonus Wheel and four card suits. It doesn’t look like a standard slot machine, since it has 60 symbols showing at the same time, while most slots only give you 15.
Playboy Gold manages to make a good impression, being not only very well designed, but also filled with interesting features.