With super spins and super stacks, Play’n GO’s Gold King slot pushes the boundary of what it means to be a volatile slot machine.
Play’n GO are not being subtle with this Gold King mobile slot; you’ve got a pile of gold coins sitting in an ancient vault, and the symbols scream richness and opulence.
Honestly, considering how imaginative this software provider can be with their video slots, creating a fresh take on old themes (looking at you Planet Fortune on iPad) this is a little disappointing.
With 10 to Ace symbols, a golden crown, a golden jewel, some golden bars, it doesn’t inspire the imagination, any more than generic gold slots like Pure Platinum or Cool Buck by Microgaming.
The theme may be nothing to shout about, but the features keep you spinning.
For one, before every spin one random symbol will be chosen to fill 12 consecutive symbols on each reel; in other words what they call ‘Super Stacks’.
Secondly, Ol’ King Midas himself can touch the reels and guarantees that reels 1, 3 and 5 will be fully stacked of the same symbol, giving you an exciting chance for a 5 of a kind.
This Gold King slot doesn’t technically have ‘free spins’, it has ‘super spins’, and we have to agree that they are well named.
You start with 10 free spins, with super stacked symbols, including the wild symbol this time.
What makes this exciting is that the high paying crown, Amulet and Gold Bar symbol now also expand on a win, meaning you can easily get multiple 2, 3, 4 or 5 of a kind wins over all 20 paylines.
We’ve rarely walked away from the free spins with anything less than about 70x to 80x our bet.
Play’n GO aren’t hiding the fact that this Golden King online slot is volatile: the top win is a huge 5,000 times your bet.
But we’ve gotten used to their high energy high paying slots like Viking Runecraft or the classic Sea Hunter, that this feel a little old-fashioned and not just in style.
That said, fans of more traditional slots like Book of Dead or their Golden Legend slot which also has stacks of extra symbols will find this casino game a fun alternative.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.48% / 96.52%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||Starts at 10 Free Spins / Expanding High Paying Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Super Stacks, Super Spins, Wild, Scatters, Wild Reels, Expanding Symbols|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Greece|
Wilds: The rose is the wild symbol and can be used to replace any symbol on a winning payline, except for scatter.
Super Stacks: In each round, one normal symbol will be randomly selected to fill 12 consecutive spaces on each reel.
Super Spins: 3 Golden King symbols activate the super spin feature. 10 free spins are awarded initially, but getting 1, 2 or 3 scatters during the free games will trigger an additional 2, 4 or 10 spins.
There is no limit to how many free spins you can trigger, and you generally end up playing at least 16 to 18 free spins each time.
Every low paying symbol during the free spins appears in stacks of 8, wild the wild symbol now appears in stacks of 6 or 7 on each reel.
Equally the crown, amulet and gold bar symbol will now expand on a win (a little like in The Falcon Huntress by Thunderkick).
The expansion allows for multiple wins over all 20 paylines.
Golden Spin: After any spin in the base game, reels 1, 3 and 5 can be filled with all the same symbol.
Whilst it's easy to be lured it with the promise of riches in this Gold King slot on mobile, let's not forget that the golden touch was as much of a curse as it created riches.
This is a volatile video slot, meaning that despite all the stacks and golden touch, you can go through a fair amount of spins before you hit the cash-rich free spins - and even that might only just get you back that money again.
That said, there is a big pay off for those who are patient and like game mechanics that are all or nothing.
It's always nice to get a little variety when playing Play'n GO slots.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 6, 2022 - Rating