Considering this Golden Gate mobile slot has no free spins and some crappy graphics, you’ll be surprised by the wins you can get.
Look, there’s no way around it; Merkur Gaming slots look like someone drew them around 1990 with clipart and never updated them.
We don’t think we’ve ever opened up one of the slot machines and gone ‘wow, this looks amazing’. From the crappy Big Buck Bunny, to the cliche Vampires slot that is straight out of Twilight fanfic, Merkur sucks at creating good themes.
But they don’t suck at creating big wins, as this Golden Gate game proves.
If it wasn’t for the name of this casino phone game, we’d be hard press to guess what the theme is.
The background could be the Golden Gate Bridge, or it could be a red maritime scene from almost anywhere in the world.
As for the symbols, other than the wild, all you have is a couple of American cars and some oranges to guess that you are somewhere in California.
Granted the Streetcars are a clue, but the Ace to J symbol do nothing to add to the mood and the sounds are generic at best.
Represented by the most iconic bridge in North America, this symbol will pop out of nowhere and leave you with little care if you’re in San Fran or Detroit.
Reason being it comes with a 2x multiplier on any win. Which doesn’t sound like much but as there are only 10 paylines, 5 of a kind symbols pay well here.
Add the multiplier and they pay very well indeed, with wins of over 50x our bet when we got a whole stack of symbols.
This Golden Gate video slot isn’t going to appeal to everyone; there’s not much going on except big wins on 5 of a kind and those multipliers.
But sometimes, simple games are the best, especially if they know when to pay out big; just look at the Legend of the White Snake Lady by Yggdrasil.
Add that three scatters wins you a lottery ranging from (we kid you not) 100 to 1,000 times your bet, and a 2,000 top prize cash prize, and you suddenly see the appeal.
We doubt we will be coming back often to this Golden Gate game, but there’s no denying that this poor version of San Francisco is very cash rich.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.99% / 96.01%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 10|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatters, Instant Wins, Multiplier|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Wild: The Golden Gate symbol is wild and replaces all other symbols over the 10 paylines to create a win. It will not replace the scatters.
It does double any wins it's involved in.
The Lottery Scatter: Three Historic Streetcars transits anywhere on screen will trigger a lottery.
How much you win will depend on how much you are betting, but generally:
The top amount just never changes, regardless of whether you play the minimum bet of 0.10 or the max bet of 10 a spin.
However, the more you bet, the less amounts you can win. So, for example, if you are betting 10 a spin, the only two amounts you can win is either 1,000 or 2,000 in cash.
It increases your chance of winning big in the lottery for being ballsy enough to bet big.
However, any bets gives you good returns with this feature, if we are being honest, so never bet more than you can afford.
There's no way around it; Merkur mobile games are not good looking fruit machines.
Which is why none will probably get more than 3 star reviews, even though, when you look at the numbers, you can get some huge wins.
Granted, getting the lottery scatters is hard work, but those multiplying wilds really work in your favour when playing on this mobile slot machine.
Not for those of us who love complicated games, but if you want something with free spins from this provider (with crappy graphics but their notorious big wins) we would also recommend Magic Mirror Deluxe 2.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating