A sporting arena rises up in front of you as you load The Golden Games. You can figure out where we are going for this slot game too – this is a take on the Olympic Games and its many events.
Plenty of Olympic sports feature here, and we’ll come to some of those as we progress through the game features. Settle back, make sure you are ready for some action, and let’s dive in.
Who developed The Golden Games?
This is another sterling title from Nucleus Gaming.
There are plenty of games that don’t have a demo, and we are glad to say this doesn’t qualify as one of them. Nucleus Gaming always includes the practice option for you to select first when you are new to a game.
An Olympic theme is in action here
We are at the Summer Olympics as there is no snow in sight. The crowds are there, wrapped around the arena behind the reels, and there are people cheering too. Several sports are represented during the game, including tennis, archery, and boxing.
A super design starts things off
The background is unmissable and certainly one of the best we have seen. Unusually, the reels let the game down a bit. Most high-value symbols are fine, but they have used the letters in assorted colors to represent those. We think they could have chosen other items instead – maybe some tennis balls, arrows, and boxing gloves, for example.
How to begin playing The Golden Games
Expect the typical five-reel format here, with three symbols dropping onto each of them when the spins stop. As with many other games from this developer, you aren’t going to find any progressive jackpot prizes here.
One thing you will see is the famous Olympic torch, used here as a Blazing Torch wild. This can only appear on reels two, three, and four. However, it is a powerful wild because each time it shows up, it carries with it a random multiplier. This will be worth 3x, 4x, or 5x.
And in case you are curious, those multipliers can work together too. You can stack them up to reach a maximum of 60x for a relevant prize won with their help.
One final symbol to mention – the scatter. This is a gold medal.
You will play on fixed paylines
Does this make the game an expensive one? No, it doesn’t, as you’ll see below. There are only five lines in action here.
Place a bet per spin
You can wager as little as five cents on a spin of this game. The top wager is just 50 cents too, so this is a low range for any slot game. It does make sense with the low quantity of paylines though.
Read all about it on the paytable
The game does fit in a few neat elements, and while we are going to cover those next, you can read about them in the paytable as well. This includes relevant images for you to check out.
Any bonus features here?
No, although we would say the wild multipliers are a bonus, wouldn’t you?
Gold medals take you into the free spins
Just three of the medals are needed here, with one landing on each of the middle three reels qualifying you for the prize. You’ll receive 12 free games, during which you’ll see potential wilds on the screen just as you would in the base game.
You can pay to reach the free spins rather than waiting for them. The price for this is displayed on the screen, and it varies depending on your base spin price. However, we would wait until you see them naturally.
No firm RTP for this one
This is in common with other games from this developer.
How good is this game?
There is enough here to please players who like their slot games to follow a standard route. The highlight is those wilds; we saw them regularly appearing in stacks and they can help you net more prizes when they appear. There are no guarantees of that, of course, but it’s good to know about.
As such, we think the game is a solid 7/10 one.
Watch for the runner crossing the tape
She wears a blue vest top and is clearly running for the gold medal. Just look at the expression on her face! She is by far the best-paying symbol, so if you manage to get five of those on a paid line, you will have good reason to celebrate.
Try the demo and see how it goes
Demo play does not suggest what could happen if you changed over to real play, of course. However, if you are ready to try The Golden Games, this is the ideal way to start off.
Join a casino to play for real
If you do this, you can see whether you can get any real prizes. Does The Golden Games hold enough prize potential and features to appeal to you like this?
Real mobile gaming also available
Yep, and you can try the demo on Android and iOS devices too. Stick with a touchscreen smartphone or tablet and see how it goes.