Launched last year to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Golden Goals is rather tenuously football related in aspects other than name. That’s not say that there is anything wrong with the game itself, quite the opposite in our eyes. We like it, as you will see. Retro styling is commonplace in game design these days as producers scratch to find new ways to create and reinvent concepts. In this case the look of the game is all the more reminiscent of yesteryear “one arm bandits” insofar as it plays using a very traditional set of fruit and BAR symbols on a 5×3 reel format.
Gameplay in Golden Goals Slot
This is a 20 pay line slot that can be played from as little as 0.01 coins. Simple design and ease of game play is at the forefront of Golden Goals. Each spin of the reels maxes out at 1 coin and variance is relatively low. This ensures that wins are worth having, rather than the almost worse than no win 10% of stake returns that are prevalent in some games. During base game play you will seek to land numbered symbols on the reels whereby you can win from 10 to 30x your line bet. If those numbers add up to 11 or more, then you are into the Go For Goal trail bonus.
Go For Goals trail bonus
As the trial lights flash randomly you must hit the stop button to land one of ‘Collect’, ‘Advance’ or ‘Repeat Chance’ in the Go for Goals trail bonus. At this point you can chose to take the prize on offer, which is the “Cashpot” displayed at the bottom right. If you chose to advance and risk losing it all, you will make your way along the trail. This starts with a 40x multiplier and finishes with an impressive 10,000x Goal multiplier.
Scatters and Free Spins
The scatter symbol is represented by the Golden Goals logo and is traditional landing three of such will grant you access to the Free Spins round. The Scatters themselves are valuable commodities paying at a rate of 100 coins for 3. Four pays 400 coins and five a walloping 2000 coins.
In Free Spins you must stop the Free Spins meter to award yourself the number of Golden Goals Free Spins. The absolute beauty of the game is revealed here. Each Free spin is a guaranteed win!
Microgaming have brought us another winner in Golden Goals. This is a game that succeeds through its own simplicity and rewards with wins that are worth having. There is no bonus game as such but the Golden Goals guaranteed wins on Free Spins feature more than makes up.
- Software: Microgaming
- Type: Video Slot
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- Coin Size: 0.01 – 1.00
- Jackpot: 10,000 Coins
- Bonus Round: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Wild Symbol: Yes- Flaming Ball
- Scatter Symbol: Yes- Golden Goals Logo
- 3D: No
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