|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Top jackpot of 40,000 times your line bet||Not easy to trigger the free spins|
|10 Free spins with 20x multipliers can be won||Expect some dry spins in between wins.|
|Wilds and scatter icons|
Where to play?
As a kid I had a Golden Retriever as a pet and so many fond memories it brings a smile to my face yet makes me sad at the same time. I suppose this is why I couldn’t resist giving this Realtime Gaming slots a crack. With 5 reels and 20 paylines it’s a medium variance game where up to 10 free spins with a 20x multiplier can be won. The biggest non-progressive jackpot win is 40,000 times your stake. If you hit 5 Retriever wilds on an active payline during the main game you can win up to 5,000 coins.
Before I played the game I thought it’s just another run-of-the-mill RTG slots, how wrong I was. The game has loads of endearing qualities to it ranging from its free spins, wilds, to its comical symbols that play off on the reels. The RTP of the game is 96.6% which is slightly higher than you average RTG slots. I guess it’s got to do with the fact that it’s a medium variance game with high multiplier wins (10x to 20x) during the free spins mode.
Aside from the Golden Retriever symbol other dog-related icons like a kennel, diamond-studded collar, bone, water bowl and card symbols from 9 to Ace appear across the reels. One of the best features about the slots is that it’s low roller friendly since you can win big even at lower coin levels.
The coin denomination is quite diverse, low-staked players can spin the reels from as little as 1 cent and high rollers can place their bets up to a respectable $100 per spin.
The wild symbol is the Golden Retriever, when it appears in a winning combination it substitutes all the other symbols except the scatter (Bone) symbol. When 1 or more wild appears in a winning combination all wins are doubled.
Free Spins And Prize Pool
Since the Bonus is the scatter symbol 3 or more of them is responsible for triggering the Free Spins Feature. The scatters can pay out up to 250 times your stake. Once the free spins mode is triggered a new screen opens up which awards you 10 free spins with 2x multiplier wins attached to it.
Once the free spins feature is finished the Golden Retriever prize pool screen opens up where he digs a hole. This section of the game is all about those multipliers which range from 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x up to a whopping 20x! Let’s say you managed a win of $100 and our friendly retriever digs up a multiplier of 5x you’ll win a hefty $500.
Over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about slots and one of them is never to judge a game until I’ve played it. Despite its bland graphics, Golden Retriever is a highly entertaining slots with sizeable bet options and a huge jackpot too. The free spins feature is not too bad especially with a multiplier win of up to 20x attached to it. I managed to trigger the free spins after 30 minutes of play and the multiplier wins I had during the free spins was 2x-I guess it’s safe to say work on a 2x multiplier.