Goats are unique animals that are loved by a large portion of the population. However, no slot providers have really dedicated an entire game to them. This is until today, as Goat Rush follows a herd of them as they prepare to head down into a mine tunnel. The board itself on this slot is rather small, allowing players to become immersed in the highly detailed background. Of course, there is also music in Goat Rush, which is fast-paced and seamlessly matches the theme.
This slot was created by Fantasma Games, a company that has been creating online casino games since 2016. The Fantasma team is certainly not afraid of innovation, which is evident when taking a look at their portfolio of visually appealing titles. Releases such as Golden Castle, Caravan of Riches, and Medallion Megaways are amongst their top-rated slots!
The least desirable symbols in Goat Rush are the four different playing card icons, all being displayed by different gemstones. There is a green diamond, a blue spade, a pink club, and a red heart, which can award players with a maximum of 1.5x their stake size. Now for the premiums, which are represented by different characters. In order, the blue miner, green bomber, purple strongman, red miner, and goat can award players with 2x, 2.5x, 3x, 5x, or 5x their bet should 5 form a combination.
Wild symbols are displayed as golden goats, with the ability to replace any standard or premium icon along a payline. There are also mystery symbols, shown as rocks, which can offer two outcomes. Last but not least is the scatter symbol, with 'Bonus' written on top of them. These can trigger the free spins mode, which is covered below.
As for bonuses, there is a lot to cover in this slot. The first is the respin mechanic, which will activate when any matching combination is formed. An additional spin will be awarded, with this continuing until no more matches are created. Any potential winnings will then be totalled up and awarded to the player.
Next, let's touch on the rail system that appears above the board. During each spin, rail carts will land above reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. These can either be empty or contain a wild. If a matching combination forms, the corresponding symbols will be highlighted, and if there's a wild on the reel above, it will drop into the lowest highlighted position for the next respin. It's also worth mentioning that the rail carts will not drop a wild if a walking wild takes the only available highlighted section of the reel.
The walking wilds mechanic allows all wild symbols to move one position to the left during each respin. If they exit the screen fully from the left, the win multiplier will progress to the next value. This multiplier will start at 1x, and can move to 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x, or 10x should wilds be removed from the board. In the bonus game, these multipliers are different and sit at x2, x4, x6, x10, x20, or x50, respectively. Any potential winnings for the round will then have the current multiplier applied.
Goat Rush also has a random spin modifier that can create a pattern or add additional wilds. During a spin, six positions on the board can be marked, with one wild being introduced as the other five become symbols. Should the wilds modifier trigger, 1, 2, or 3 wilds will be placed in random positions.
Finally, there is a free spins mode that can be activated if three bonus symbols land across any of the reels. Players start this round with ten free spins. However, additional scatters will award one more spin, should they appear. This mode is almost identical to the base game, but with enhanced potential win multipliers.
For players that would rather play unique slots, Goat Rush has a lot to offer. There is a huge variety of different bonus mechanics, with the introduction of wilds being one of the standout features. The visuals within this game are also high quality, with lots of work clearly being put into the appearance!
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