The myth of King Midas is well known, originating in ancient Greece. Legend has it that the King could turn anything to gold with a mere touch of his hand – the perfect concept for a slots game, you might say. That’s exactly what the team at Play’n GO were thinking when they came up with Gold King, a slots game that is themed around all things regal, gold and opulent. Not a bad backdrop for players who are hoping for a big win.
The reels are made up of a range of golden symbols, including gold bars, jewels, crowns, and golden roses, set against a backdrop that could well be King Midas’ personal vault. These symbols vary in value for combinations of 2 or more, which are paid for adjacent reel positions across any of the 20 paylines on offer. In addition to these, the higher value symbols, there are also low value symbols, represented by high card symbols in ascending order from 10 to A.
The symbols line up across 5 reels, and on the paytable, you’ll find details of the rewards available for any recognised combination. Excluding the bonus symbols, you’ll find more frequent winning combinations on lower value symbols, which are more common, while the higher value symbols appear less frequently on the reels.
The payout percentage of Gold King stands at a not too shabby 94.54%, reflecting the amount of the game’s takings that are paid out to players in prizes on average. Of course that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting £0.95 back for £1.00 – it’s only an average. In reality, prizes range up to 125x for the main jackpot win, and players can spin from anywhere between £0.20 to £600.00 per spin.
The bonus features are decent, without being overblown, and that’s very much the order of play throughout this slot game. But what Gold King lacks in fancy extra features or elaborate bonus games, it more than makes up for with the potential winnings on offer, the payout percentages available, and the respectable RTP.
The wild symbol is the golden rose, which also stands as the highest value symbol in the game. Land any five of these and you’ll scoop the jackpot of 125x. But in its capacity as the wild symbol, the rose will substitute in place of anything you’re missing from your reels, helping smooth the process of forming winning combinations. The exception is the scatter symbol, which is the only symbol that cannot be substituted by the wild.
The scatter symbol is the Gold King himself, responsible for triggering the game’s free spin feature when you land three on the odd numbered reels – 1, 3 and 5. Any position on these reels will suffice to trigger the bonus feature.
Bonuses & Jackpots
The Gold King bonus delivers a fixed win of 10 free spins, which commence immediately following the triggering spin. Any wins you secure during this bonus feature will be added together and credited to your balance at the end of the round. Should you land any more Gold King symbols during the bonus round, you can add additional free spins to your allocation.
One extra scatter is worth 2 free spins, 2 are worth 4 free spins, and 3 are worth a whopping 10 free spins. There’s also no upper limit as well, so you can carry on adding to your free spins for as long as you keep spinning scatter symbols. As a result, some of the best wins the game has to offer can be found in the free spins bonus round.
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Gold King is an intriguing game that’s got its priorities right, with a focus on prize winning potential over and above multiple different in-game features. The game still plays well, and with a decent jackpot, and an RTP that sits around the benchmark 95% mark, there are plenty of reasons to take this for a spin and see for yourself.
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