We had real trouble writing this Golden Wild mobile slot review, mostly because what can you say about a game that is just… “meh”.
This Leander video slot is pretty enough. It’s a generic Japanese slot, with a Geisha as the star, some golden temple, perfume, fans, pots of gold and… daggers?
Because after you buy her affections you have to be able to protect yourself?
This is, strangely, a really good analogy for this Golden Wild slot game which has 30 paylines, a wild symbol that sometimes comes stacked and a free spin bonus that knifes you in the guts.
It’s in the title right? And this slot machine has plenty of wilds in the base game, but they seem to be strangely missing in the free spins.
This is important because, for the first 8 spins of this free game rounds, any win with a wild will then turn that symbol ‘golden’.
In the last 3 spins, or the ‘Golden Spins’, all those golden symbols will now be wild. So if you get 3 or 4 or 5 of the high paying symbols as wild symbol, you will see why this slot machine has golden in the title.
But you don’t. You get one, maybe two. Because wins with the wild symbol are as rare as finding that Geisha.
It’s just kinda ok. The wins come often enough, even if they aren’t earth-shattering, the free spins come often enough, even if they rarely pay out more than 10x your bet.
Even the gamble feature is fun enough. But is ‘fun enough’ what you want when you are spending your dollars, pounds, and pennies?
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|Mobile Slot released||August 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 30 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.78% / 95.22%|
|Min/Max bet||0.40 / 80|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins + 3 Golden Spins / Extra Wild Symbols,|
|Bonus rounds||Gamble, Free Spins, Stacked Wild, Extra Wild, Wilds|
Wilds: The Golden Gong is the wild symbol and sometimes come stacked. Sometimes not.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 or more golden temple scatter awards 8 standard free spins and 3 gold spins.
During the standard spins, any symbol that creates a win with a wild symbol will now turn 'golden'.
During the 3 gold spins, those golden symbols will now also act as extra wilds.
Gamble Feature: After any win, you can choose to gamble that win and get 2x or 4x your win... or lose it all.
You need to guess either the colour of the card or the suit of the card. You'll double your win for guessing the right colour, and quadruple your win for guessing the right suit.
If you guess wrong, you lose your win.
We have no problems with this Golden Wild slot on mobile. It's a fun enough 30 payline slot, though it has a high minimum bet of 0.40 a spin.
The main problem we have is that the free spins bonuses were rarely as impressive as they sound. Who doesn't dream of turning all the high paying symbols into wilds?
But you rarely do, in fact, you rarely get one or two, making this a bit of a humdrum slot.
Personally, we prefer playing on the lower variance but far more original Oriental Penguin City by Yggdrasil Gaming.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating