The Head of Midas by Pragmatic Play released on 11.02.2021 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 20 paylines and a 96.54% RTP. This is a Greek Mythology -themed game offering players a max win of up to 5000x their stake. The Head of Midas can be played on all devices from €0.20 to €125 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
- Win up to 5,000x
- Free Spins with Sticky Wilds and Win Multipliers
- Ante Bet Feature
Pragmatic Play’s latest slot release relives the tale from Greek Mythology of King Midas. The Monarch discovered and took care of the drunken schoolmaster of the Greco-Roman God Dionysus and in return Dionysus offered Midas anything he desired. King Midas’s wish was for everything he touched to turn to gold, and his wish was granted. However, once he realised that food and drink were included in ‘everything’, the King soon regretted his decision. Endings to the sorry tale variously include the greedy King dying of starvation, while another saw him beg Dionysus to take his powers away, which he did by having the King bathe in the river Pactolus to reverse his ‘gift’.
Pragmatic’s slot features plenty of golden hands, golden treasure, and even golden princesses. Sticky wild free spins and win multipliers are there to help you grab some gold of your own.
How to win big in The Hand of Midas – Free Spins
3, 4, or 5 Golden Hand scatters trigger free spins. For each scatter landed during the triggering spin, 3 mini reels appear on the screen, each containing between 1-3 free spins. Therefore 3 scatters offer a maximum of 27 spins, 4 offers a maximum of 36 spins, and 5 offers a maximum of 45 spins.
Wilds land on reels 2-4 and when landing they each carry a multiplier of between 1x and 3x. The wilds are sticky and when more than one are involved in a winning combo, the multipliers are added together. Furthermore, the win multipliers which land with each wild are all added to a meter to the right of the gameboard and they do not reset throughout the bonus round.
- Multiplier Wilds
- Ante Bet
- Buy a Bonus
- Guaranteed Minimum Free Spins Win
The multiplier wilds are not only active in free spins, but also in the base game. Wilds carry a win multiplier of between 1x – 3x. In the base game, multipliers are only active for wins made in the spin in which they land.
Players can double their chances to win the feature by opting to play the ‘ante bet’ which costs 25% more per spin. All symbol values remain the same, so the added value is purely down to the extra scatters added to the reel.
The Hand of Midas comes with Bonus Buy options. Players can buy straight into the bonus at each level. Direct entry to the 3 scatter bonus costs 100x the bet, 4 scatter entry costs 200x the bet, and 5 scatter entry costs 300x the bet size.
The bonus feature in The Hand of Midas offers a minimum win guarantee, the amount of which depends on how many scatters trigger free spins. The minimum amounts are as follows:
- Trigger with 3 scatters comes with a minimum win of 10x the bet size
- Trigger with 4 scatters comes with a minimum win of 20x the bet size
- Trigger with 5 scatters comes with a minimum win of 30x the bet size
Win less than the minimum guarantee and additional mini-reels are awarded, each containing between 1 and 3 additional free spins. This continues until the minimum win guarantee is met.
Look and Feel of The Hand of Midas
The action takes place among what appear to be Greek/Roman ruins with numerous stone columns in the background. Steps to the left of the gameboard and shafts of light penetrating the ruins above suggest the setting is underground. The artwork is impressive and immersive.
The game’s 12 symbols include standard royal values 10-A and a number of valuables and characters. King Midas is the highest value with a full paying awarding 20x the bet size. The full paytable can be seen below with awards based on a €1 bet size.
As far as gameplay goes, there is a lot to like about The Hand of Midas. Win multipliers in both the base and bonus game are an attractive proposition, as to are the sticky wilds with increasing win multipliers. This is a highly volatile game, so be prepared for some lean times. However, if the stars align then it is very possible to rack up a huge multiplier and a ton of sticky wilds for some handsome wins.
The Hand of Midas doesn’t bring much new to the table, but it makes good use of some of the most popular features in slot-land in an engaging game. For that reason, I would certainly recommend taking a punt on this Pragmatic Play release.
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.