We’re celebrating the Rooster with scatters and wilds that are interchangeable, allowing for some exciting Golden slot free spin rounds.
Launched to celebrate the 2017 Chinese Year of the Rooster, this Golden mobile slot only has a vague hint of its Asian inspiration.
Sure the red wooden reels and lucky coin symbol have a hint of the far east about them.
But with eggs, chicks, a henhouse and a muscly wild Cock winking it’s one eye when used in a win, this is more barnyard frolics than anything else.
Which is no bad thing; farm animal slots have done well in the past, especially if you have a little sense of humour like in the Crazy Cows slot by Play’n GO.
The last time we saw this feature in a NextGen game was in Titan Storm, and we loved it.
Basically the rooster is wild, and not only replaces any symbols to create a win, but if you find three will also trigger the free spin games. If you have two scatters on screen, and a wild, you trigger the free spins.
Hell, if you have one scatter and two wilds, you trigger the free spins.
Which, you’d think, mean you’d be egg deep in Golden slot bonus games.
This is a medium to high variance game. We are talking high risk.
The good news is that those slot wilds do come often, even if the free bonus spins do not. However, we’ve had a few 50x to 80x our bet wins in the base game to be satisfied that the wins are here.
However, during the Golden slot free spins you’ll be cock-a-doodling all the way to the bank, as all five of a kind wins are now worth 5x their value.
How often do you get 5 of a kind wins. At least once during each free game round in our experience.
That’s because during the free spins, the Rooster wild now doubles up with the scatter, meaning you have twice as many wilds on screen, and it’s easier to re-trigger the feature.
We’ve won over 200 times our bet, and that’s not even the top of the line; that’s more like 2,475x your stake. Not bad for a 243 ways to win game.
If this Golden video slot has anything to say about it, you can make Chinese New Year a very lucky one.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||2.778% / 97.222%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / 5x Multiplier on 5 of a kind wins|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds as Scatters, Scatters, Free Spins, Wilds Merge into Scatter|
Wild: The Rooster is wild and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. He substitutes for all symbols, including scatter. 3 wilds will also trigger the free spins.
Scatter and Free Spins: The lucky coin symbol is the scatter, and find three or more (and you can use a wild symbol) to trigger the free spins in this Golden game.
You'll play 10 rounds, where the rooster and scatter symbol merge as one and is now two symbols high.
Not only does that mean you get more wild wins, but it's also easier to re-trigger another 10 rounds; though generally you probably only do it every 3 to 5 entry into this bonus feature.
On top of that, any five of a kind win comes with an automatic 5x multiplier, which really gets the golden coins rolling into your rooster shaped purse.
It's not as pretty as some other NextGen slot machines, but it's fun enough, with a theme that only hints at it's Chinese New Year influence, making it a good round the month game.
This Golden game on mobile and online can test your patience, especially as the free spins can take a good 150 spins to come round, but that smiling rooster is sure to charm you if you play long enough, especially as it has a ridiculously high RTP for such a risky game.
If you want something a little more ethereal and unique, but with equally decent wins, we'd also recommend the Great Wild Elk by the same provider.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating