As 2017 was the Chinese Year of the Rooster, NextGen decided the mark the occasion by releasing a quirky mobile slots game called Golden, where roosters can create wild wins and free spins that could give you something to crow about.
It’s great that NextGen hasn’t created yet another oriental-themed slot which would’ve been easy to do, and has instead opted to base its Year of the Rooster-inspired release in a quiet farmyard. You can, however, see a few subtle Chinese influences running throughout the Golden slot game – namely the bamboo screen that forms the reel set and the lucky golden coin scatter symbol.
When it comes to creating wins, NextGen has given you more than ample opportunities by making the Golden slot a 243 ways-to-win game. So, winning combos can occur anywhere on all of the reels, with all wins beginning on the leftmost reel and paying from left-to-right across consecutive reels, except for scatter wins which pay out regardless of where the scatter symbols appear.
When you launch the Golden slot on your mobile phone or tablet, you find yourself in a cornfield on a warm summer’s day. The reel set is formed of a red wooden structure which is topped by the game’s name and flanked by intricate bamboo screens. The reels have a dark blue background, which helps make the symbols more noticeable, and they include chicks, chickens, eggs (complete with little feet), a chicken coop, roosters, gold coins, and playing card symbols with nails sticking out of them. There’s also an energetic tune which features someone whistling and the sound of horses’ hooves.
Like most of NextGen’s slots, Golden makes use of both a scatter and a wild. The wild is the muscle-bound Rooster, who can appear on the three middle reels and can help form wins by replacing all symbols, including the scatter. The scatter is the Lucky Golden Coin, which can also only appear on Reels 2, 3, and 4, and grants you a cash reward whenever it lands in three or more locations.
The way to unlock the bonus game in the Golden slot is to spin three scatters, three wilds, or a combination of the two (e.g., two wilds and one scatters, or two scatters and one wild). It will award you ten free spins, and during the bonus, the wild and scatter merge to form a special Golden Rooster symbol which is two rows high. It makes it much easier to create winning combinations with wilds, and it also boosts your chances of re-triggering the bonus which results in another ten free games being tacked onto your running total. Plus, if you land any five-of-a-kind combos, you’re handsomely rewarded with a 5x multiplier on your win.
If you have enjoyed Golden slot game, then another popular farmyard inspired slot game is NetEnt’s Tornado Farm Escape.Play Now