Gold King Slot
The Gold King slot was released by Swedish provider Play'n GO on 26/02/2018. As you might have guessed from the title, Gold King is based on the Greek legend of King Midas, the Monarch for whom everything he touched turned to gold.
This highly volatile slot is played on a 5x3 reel set with 20 fixed pay lines. It comes with a maximum win per spin of €2,500 and has a published RTP of 96.52%. Most of Gold King’s biggest wins come courtesy of a scatter triggered free spins round with expanding and stacked symbols. Big wins are certainly possible in the base game, however, especially with a randomly triggered base game which litters the reels with identical symbols.
As with most Play'n GO titles you can play Gold King from €0.20 to €100 per spin.
Design & Symbols
Gold King has a fairly simple design, but with Play'n GO's eye for and attention to detail, the artwork on display is beautifully presented. The action takes place inside a room filled with piles of gold coins, goblets, treasure chests, and jewellery. The gameboard has opaque reels, allowing you to see the piles of gold behind. The gameplay is accompanied by a distinctly regal soundtrack with the drum beating out a marching tempo.
Low-value symbols are the standard royal card values 10-A. High-value symbols are gold bars, golden ruby brooches, and golden jewel-encrusted crowns. The crown is the most valuable regular symbol with 5 on a pay line awarding 25x the bet size. The wild symbol, which is a golden rose, is also the game’s highest paying symbol with 5 on a pay line worth 125x the bet size. The scatter symbol is King Midas himself.
This game benefits from a base game feature which leads to matching reels called “Gold Spins” which itself benefits from “Super Stacks”. The main special feature is a scatter triggered free spins round called “Super Spins” with reel modifiers.
On every spin in the base game one symbol is chosen randomly and then stacked on 12 consecutive spaces on each reel. This can prove highly profitable in the base game ‘Gold Spins’ feature.
This randomly activated base game feature awards identical stacked symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5. Reels 2 and 4 then spin normally, giving the player a great chance of a multi-line win.
You trigger the free spins of the Gold King slot machine by landing scatter symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5. Initially, 10 spins are awarded which increase one every time a single scatter lands during a spin. Two scatters award two additional free spins. Landing all 3 scatters in a single spin activates a full retrigger with 10 more Super Spins. During Super Spins, the reel modifiers listed below are all active to increase your chances of winning;
Super Spins Reel Modifiers
- All three high-value symbols expand to cover the entire reels they land upon
- The wild symbol appears in stacks of 6 or 7 on each reel
- Low-value symbols appear in stacks of 8 during each Super Spin round
Gold King Summary
This is a simple but fun slot with fairly decent potential and enough features to break up the monotony whilst aiming for the Super Spins. There is something of Play'n GO’s hugely successful ‘Book of Dead’ about this slot with certain elements borrowed, the same volatility, and a similar feel.
However, the Gold King slot has a little more going on in terms of features and interaction, although it is still a very simple slot to follow. Visually as a video slot, Gold King gets the job done, but no more than that. While Play'n GO’s artwork is very good, this is a simple slot with a simple design. This isn’t a slot over which we expect much fanfare, but it is certainly worth a punt, especially if you’re fans of Book of Dead.