There are lots of slots available that include creative, unusual and sometimes downright bizarre themes, but this game proves that when you've got a good idea, there's nothing wrong with keeping things simple. Gold Megaways celebrates - can you guess? That's right - all things which are wealthy and gold! Players want to win big prizes, and what's more valuable than gold? Admittedly you won't actually receive a stash of the precious metal, but you could collect cash worth up to x20,200.
If you think there's something very familiar about this slot, then 10/10 for observation! This title from Big Time Gaming is a bigger and better version of their original, Gold. It was their debut slot and went on to garner huge success, so now it's been given the Megaways treatment to offer even more exciting gameplay and prizes to fans.
The Megaways boards never fail to impress, and this grid offers an impressive six reels with up to seven symbols on each. Suppose you've played Megaways titles before, you should be well-acquainted with the ways to win mechanism. This replaces the traditional paylines and means you only need to look for matching symbols in adjacent columns, running from the left-hand side. Low rollers are well-accommodated with a minimum bet of just 0.05, but high rollers may feel less than sparkly with a max bet of 20.00. However, volatility is high, so that might offer some consolation, especially when paired with the top payout of x20,200.
As the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" - and that's the mantra that Big Time Gaming have adopted for this slot. The original glittering design won lots of rave reviews, so a significant chunk of the first slot has been repurposed for the Megaways version. There are a few tweaks, such as the camera zooming out to show more of the red curtain and lights, giving it a real VIP vibe. It's got a retro feel which existing fans might enjoy, but it's sophisticated enough to please new players too.
On the reels, you'll find an incredible array of tokens of wealth in the premium symbols with a luxury car, a watch, a credit card and a ring, all made from - you guessed it, gold! The low pays are the royals, but even these show clear evidence of the Midas touch.
The Chain Reaction mechanism is also included in this slot. You may know this as cascading or tumbling reels. When you hit a winning line, the symbols that match disappear, and the rest of the reel shakes down into a new position. Fresh tiles tumble from above into the gaps, giving the possibility of new winning lines. This cycle repeats until there are no more possible wins.
The Chain Reaction feature is a big asset, but there are more bonus extras available here.
The golden briefcases are the wild, carrying out the usual role of substituting for the regular pays. However, some wilds will also come with a x3 multiplier attached; this is a random award. If the wild is used in any winning line, the x3 multiplier will be applied to the prize.
The main bonus is the free spins round, and you'll have three ways to unlock it. The easiest is by landing three scatters, which will reward you with 12 free spins. For every extra scatter you land, you'll get an extra four free spins.
Alternatively, if you win any payout which is worth x70 or more, you can swap the equivalent of x70 for free spins, keeping the rest. This isn’t compulsory; you can opt to keep all your winnings if you prefer.
The third way to get free spins is by winning a prize worth x20-x70. You can choose to switch your payout for the chance to win free spins - but this is risky as it’s not guaranteed. You’ll be facing a red and green wheel which you’ll spin to see if you win the free spins, but you could return empty-handed. The bigger your payout was, the better your chance of success, but there are never any guarantees at all with the wheel!
When playing free spins, you might land expanding symbols. These don't replace existing symbols but actually expand the reels. Each time they land, an extra tile is added, up to 10 rows maximum. This increases the potential ways to win from 117,649 up to 1 million.
A game that glitters with possibility from start to finish, Gold Megaways is the blinged up version of BTG's original release. If you enjoyed the first version, you'll love this even more! Despite its affluent appearance, it's a slot that will appeal to casual and intermediate players rather than the jackpot hunters as the slot range is on the low side, and the features are pretty limited. Despite this, it's a slot that's well-executed and is a worthy update on its predecessor.