Golden Ticket 2 by Play'n GO released on 03.09.2020 is a 5-reel & 5-row online slot with 0 cluster pay and a 96.50% RTP. This is a circus-themed game offering players a max win of up to 5000x their stake. Golden Ticket 2 can be played on all devices from €0.2 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
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- Win up to 5,000x
- Choose from 3 Free Spins Rounds
- Circus based clone of Troll Hunters 2
A full 6 years after the release of the original Golden Ticket slot, Play’n GO have finally seen fit to issue a sequel to the circus-themed favourite. And just as the original was a clone of 2013’s Troll Hunters, so the sequel is a clone of Troll Hunters 2, which was only released in June of this year. This is a cluster pays slot pumping out high variance action with a 5,000x max win. It comes with three different free spins round with a built-in Win Spin round.
How to win big in Golden Ticket 2 – Free Spins with Win Spins
For each base game spin, one of the top three rows is randomly assigned as the Bonus row. Clearing the assigned row of symbols triggers Free Spins. Symbols are cleared by forming part of winning combinations of three or more matching symbols either vertically or horizontally anywhere on the grid. There are a choice of 3 free spins rounds:
- 5 x Free Spins with a 2x2 Wild with 3x Win Multiplier
- 7 x Free Spins with a 2x2 Wild with 2x Win Multiplier
- 9 x Free Spins with a 2x2 Wild
The 2x2 Wild is only released once a Win Spin has been earned. To earn a Win Spin the 3 section meter to the left of the grid must be filled.
To fill 1, 2, or 3 sections of the grid a winning combo of 3, 4, or 5 high value symbols in any order must land. The high value symbols are the 3 circus performers: the clown, the knife-thrower, and the ringmaster. Winning combinations disappear to be replaced by symbols dropping from above. The dropping symbols may produce more winning combos, which repeats the process. A triggered Win Spin is independent of your remaining free spins. Fill a 5 section meter during the Win Spin to earn an additional Win Spin. During free spins and regular play, each consecutive winning combo adds 1x to the win multiplier for subsequent symbol drops. The win multiplier resets when there are no more winning combinations in that drop whereupon a new spin is initiated.
- Golden Big Top Wilds
- Multiplier Wilds
- Grid Clearance Bonus
When wins of 3 of a kind land, the middle tile remains and transforms into a Golden Big Top Wild which substitutes for all other symbols. For low paying symbols 3 (or more) of a kind wins must consist of matching symbols whereas any combination of 3 or more high value symbols constitutes a win.
As explained previously, a meter to the left of the grid with 3 sections is filled by landing combos or 3 or more high value symbols. However, during the base game, filling the meter causes 1 or 2 wilds to project onto the board. The type of wild(s) projected depends on which of the 3 circus performers happens to be standing to the right of the grid at the time it is filled. The clown sends out regular Golden Big Top Wilds whereas the knife-thrower sends 2x multiplier wilds and the ringmaster sends 3x multiplier wilds.
Unlike many ‘drop’ or ‘cascade’ mechanic slots, the disappearing symbols from winning combinations are not replaces by new symbols, only by symbols already on the board which may be above them. As such, each consecutive win reduces the total number of symbols on the board. Clear the entire grid for a 500x bonus win.
Look and Feel of Golden Ticket 2
As was the case with Troll Hunters 2, Golden Ticket 2 stays true to the look and feel of the original game while improving the overall aesthetic. The symbols, characters, and animations are all a little sharper and a little more vibrant. Also, this time around, the action takes place inside the big top rather than outside it.
Alongside the improvement in design quality, the volatility has been ramped up too, which should appeal to the more hardened and serious player. Volatility can be increased further by the choice of free spins round. Exchanging spins for a higher multiplier wild is a risky game to play, but one, if played well, which reaps the highest rewards.
Low paying symbols are unicycles, juggler’s clubs, a target, knives, and the ringmaster’s hat. The highs, as noted, are the 3 circus performers who are jointly the highest paying regular symbols, all paying 10x the bet size for 5 of a king. The wild, however, is the highest value of all, paying 50x for 5 of a kind. See the entire paytable below.
Fans of the original game have every reason to come back for the new, improved sequel. I’m also convinced there will be plenty of new fans ready to visit the Circus for some high variance fun
Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.