Roll up, roll up, the Golden Ticket mobile slot circus is in town and this one comes complete with bonus features, multipliers and semi-sad clowns.
Admittedly you may be less enthusiastic about meeting the clown than coming across the multipliers, but we are happy to report that as old fashioned this slot game might appear, this is very much a new-style of mobile slot machine.
Though it isn’t unique. It is, in fact, a copy of the incredibly popular Play’n GO Energoonz slot; one that has been growing in players hearts since it’s release back in 2013.
But whilst the original was all strange little aliens, Golden Ticket slot on mobile gives you a nostalgic feeling for the kind of circus you wish, in your heart, you could have run away and joined.
It’s the kind of circus you suspect are long gone in the heyday of circuses, where the worlds strongest man wore Tarzan style leotards and the ring master looked like something out of The Pirates of Penzance.
And we loved it. This mobile game’s theme is incredibly well done. Each symbol is unique, but easy to pick out, and the games bonus feature where you shoot old metallic animal relics is beautifully drawn.
Add the sounds of a soaring crowd in the background, enjoying all the amusements of the funfair, and the detail in the drawing, especially as your character moves and changes to the right of the screen in landscape mode, and you’ll be quickly be drawn in.
What this Play’n GO slot game isn’t is particularly hard hitting. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve hit 60x to 70x our bet wins here on several occasions. In fact we know it’s easy to get more.
But this 5×5 grid isn’t your unusual slot reel, as you win on any three vertical and diagonal symbols touching. They will then disappear and one wild symbol will appear in it’s place, allowing for a series of cascading of wins, with a multiplier increasing to the left after each winning line explodes.
That means that if you only manage a couple of wins, you’ll barely get your bet back. You need to hit the x7 and x8 multipliers to get any decent wins, which if you do, chances are you’ll uncover the bonus symbols hiding behind the grid, and you’ll start the free spin bonus rounds.
Though this is exciting in itself, mostly it’s the multipliers in the build up to the free spins that get you your biggest wins, rather than the free rounds themselves.
You should probably walk away from this machine when you hit 25% up on your starting budget. The really good news is that this game was built for longevity, so you’ll be able to keep playing long into the night as you build up your casino bank balance.
If you want something a little riskier but with a similar theme, then read our The Twisted Circus slot review. But if you’re after entertainment, read on.
We suspect that upon loading this Golden Ticket slot game on your Android phone, tablet, iOS or Windows device some of you might be put off by this 5×5 strange ‘gaming’ grid.
But then you’ll notice how smoothly it plays. How even if it’s not a conventional slot machine, it’s a conventional theme, that can bring a huge amount of thrills and anticipation as you watch those multipliers increase on your screen.
Not to mention watching the bonus symbol show up as you destroy more symbols, making you hope that that wild will give you one more win… just one more win…
To then clear the whole grid for a 1,000x your bet glorious lion taming finale!
It’s mobile entertainment in the best possible sense of the word.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|Coins range||None - set|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 40|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Increasing Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Semi-Cascading Reels, Increasing Multipliers, Extra Wilds, Free Spins|
(Kinda?) Cascading Reels: When you win, the winning symbols on the board disappear.
With the Golden Ticket slot machine, the symbols do not get replenished, but you get one wild symbol appear on the board, which increases your chance of getting another win.
This is important as each win increases the multiplier by one. Usually you only manage about 3x or 4x multiplier and then the next round starts. When you start hitting the 8x to 10x multipliers, that's when the pickings get good.
Wild Symbol: As we mentioned above, the wild symbol only shows up once you've made a win of three or more symbols. The wild is represented by The Golden Ticket slot logo, on a background of gold, so you can't miss it.
Free Spins Bonus Round: Just before the next set of symbols come tumbling down, you'll see a quick flash of the word 'bonus' sitting vertically along one of the 5 reels. It could be one, it could be three or four.
As you win, the word behind get's revealed by the disappearing symbols. Reveal the whole word and you'll start 10 free spins round.
Here you'll go to a separate set of 5x5 symbol grid, where the symbols is an old mechanical shooting gallery. The same rule applies as with the normal rounds, but it's a little harder to get multipliers as no wild appear after a win.
You can get a decent amount here, but usually in conjunction with the big win leading to revealing the bonus word.
Slot purists will shy away from Golden Ticket mobile slot when they see the 5x5 grid but they shouldn't.
Sitting comfortably on your mobile phone, it's a pleasure to play in portrait and landscape and make this as fun as any angry bird or candy crushing app in the palm of your hand.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 20, 2016 - Rating