Graphics - 55%
Gameplay - 68%
Bonuses - 52%
Value - 31%
Whats not so hot?
Gold Tiger Ascent
Gold Tiger Ascent is a Betsoft slot that takes you to a frozen landscape in Asia. The video slot has 3 reels, 3 rows, and 10 paylines.
Visually Gold Tiger Ascent can hang with the best. Moreover, they fit the theme of the online slot like a glove.
The engaging elements of Gold Tiger Ascent are Magic Red Envelopes, Free Spins, and Bonus Buy.
With a low variance flavor, Gold Tiger Ascent offers a jackpot of 2,520x. Which makes the slot machine perfect for casual players.
That’s because it’s actually reachable if you play for a while. The betting range is $0.10 up to $10 per spin.
The RTP of Gold Tiger Ascent is 95.37%. The RTP of Betsoft’s slots is usually in the region of 96.50% and above.
The visuals are outstanding, on the other hand. The low pays show Chinese symbols with three different colors.
The low-value symbols are the card suites from 10 to Ace. The high-value symbols are bags of gold that pay 5x the stake for three.
Now, the wild symbols are the red envelopes. Any symbol adjacent to them they substitute except the scatters.
Plus, when a bunch of them pitch you’ll win 25x your bet.
On each spin, you can get up to 5 Magic Red Envelopes. Once the reels stop spinning, they open and reveal what’s inside.
This can be one of two high pays, an instant coin win, a Wild symbol, or a Scatter symbol. Suffice to say that you’ll want to get as many of these special symbols as possible!
If you get 3, 4, or 5 Envelope Scatters, you’ll trigger the Free Spins Feature. The bonus round awards you 6, 8, or 10 free spins, respectively.
More importantly, you’ll receive scatter pays of 5x, 10x, or 20x. On each free spin, you’ll receive at least 3 Magic Red Envelopes.
The good news is that you can snag as many as 9! Guess what? You can also retrigger the free spins feature when 3 or more scatters appear.
Tired of waiting for your free spins? The Bonus Buy option has you covered. You can buy 6, 8, or even 10 free spins.
This will set you back by 40x, 53x, and 66x your bet.
We were optimistically cautious about the lowish RTP.
Nevertheless, we jumped straight into the free online slots mode.
Our maximum bet was $10 per spin. Initially, we played the slot for 25 spins with a few wins of $30.
That was for 3 red envelopes that paid $10. We also tested the feature buy option twice.
In other words, the feature that allowed us to purchase the free spins.
Our first win was $250, not too bad. However, the second Buy Option trigger was way better.
We doubled our win and even landed 7 red envelopes on the reels! Further, we triggered an extra 6 free spins.
Keep in mind, for 40x the stake we received 6 free spins on both occasions.
Gold Tiger Ascent is a simple 3×3 slot but herein lies its strength.
Instead of wowing players with an intricate reel mechanic. The slot machine focuses on simplicity.
We like the treats the magic red envelopes offer. It’s like opening a lucky packet because anything practically goes.
Furthermore, they reveal coin wins, Wilds and Scatter wins.
Make sure you’re okay with the lowish payback rate. It’s difficult to reconcile the low RTP with the small jackpot. Unfortunately, that’s how the cookie crumbles here.
Hopefully, it’s not a new trend for the Betsoft slots.
Now that we’re on the jungle theme. Have a look at another Betsoft slot titled, Jungle Stripes.
The jackpot of 500x won’t make you rich. It’s all about playing for fun. Besides, the slot offers you plenty of winning opportunities with its RTP of above 97%.
Finally, it has plenty of free spins up for grabs.