Golden Asia has a distinct focus on Indian culture and traditions. This is reflected in the symbols on the reels. You will see elephants, cobras, an Indian woman, white tigers. The slot is full of extra mini-games that are all interconnected and one triggers the others.
This is a slot by Scientific Games that includes a variety of extra features and bonus games. You can win from Golden and Black Pot symbols, River Bonus symbols, and free spins. There are also Wheel and Selection Features, as well as Action Spins.
The game is Asian inspired with typical animals and symbols. It uses the standard 5 reels on 3 rows layout and has 20 pay-lines. They form of adjacently landed 2 or 3 to 5 matching symbols starting from the leftmost reel to the right. You can play Golden Asia with wagers from 0.20 to 100 credits. The volatility is at the medium level and the RTP is decent – 96.42%.
Golden Asia includes a wild and 3 different bonus symbols. The two Pot icons include cash rewards of 0.50x and 1.50x stake, which get summed up and paid to the player. You can also from x1 to x100 multipliers. Trigger a Selection and Wheel features, Action Spins and Free Spins to pocket more. The Selection Feature allows you to choose Free Spins or Actions Spins. The jackpot win per spin is 2,000 times your stake, which you can achieve from the Action Spins. The top payout per spin is capped at £250,000.
The design is relevant to the theme, which is Asian culture with a greater focus on India. The grid is set on a sunny blue sky with white clouds and palm trees seen from behind. The reels are dark brown. You can see symbols of elephants, rose water lilies, cobras, gold coins, and an Indian young lady.
There are also 4 card royals decorated with crowns and diamonds. The wild is a mighty white tiger, there are golden and black pots and a river landscape as bonus symbols. The design is nice although nothing exceptional. The images look good and are colorful.
The symbols include 4 low-value cards, 5 premiums, a wild, and 3 bonus icons. The J, Q, K, and A have the same value. Landing 3, 4, or 5 of any of them of a kind on a pay-line gives you 0.25, 0.50, and 2.50 times your stake.
The golden coins pay 0.25, 1, and 5 times your bet for 3, 4, and 5 symbols. The rose water lily gives you 0.10, 0.25, 1.25, and 5 times your stake for 2, 3, 4, and 5 symbols. The cobra pays 0.10, 0.25, 1.25, and 6.25 times your stake. The elephant is second in value and 2, 3, 4, and 5 symbols on a line return 0.10, 0.25, 1.50, and 6.25 times your stake. The most rewarding of all symbols is the lady – hitting 2, 3, 4, and 5 symbols pay 0.15, 0.50, 2.50, and 7.50 times your bet.
The wild is the white tiger. It substitutes for all other symbols except for the River, Black, and Golden pot bonus symbols. You can see it on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the base game and free spins. During the latter, extra wilds will appear.
The Golden Pot and Black Pot are both bonus symbols and you can see them on all reels in the base game and Free Spins. You can have up to 3 Gold Pots and 2 Black Pots on each reel. Landing 6 or more pot symbols in a spin triggers the Selection Feature. It can award you with either the Free Spins or the Action Spins.
The River is the 3rd bonus symbol in the slot and you can see it on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the base game and Free Spins. You can land a maximum of 1 River bonus symbol per reel. Landing 3 River symbols in a single spin in the base game or during the Free Spins gives you 1 the spin of the Wheel Feature.
Each segment of the Wheel contains cash prizes in the form of the multiplier applied to your total bet. The segment can also contain a multiplier and the Action Spins logo. In case the pointer stops on such a segment, you will win double. Once you will benefit from the multiplier and you will also win the triggering the Action Spins. During them, the Action Spins Pot is equal to your total bet applied to the multiplier. If you trigger both the Wheel Feature and the Selection Feature, the Wheel feature will start first.
The Selection Feature allows you to choose between the Action Spins and Free Spins. As mentioned, you can trigger it through 6 or more pot symbols that landed in a spin. If you choose the Free Spins, their number will be equal to the number of Pot symbols you have landed that triggered the Selection Feature. If you pick the Action Spins, you will get 3 of them initially. The value of the Action Spins Pot will be equal to the sum of all values that appear on the triggering pots.
Each Pot has a monetary value displayed on it. These are summed up to result in the total value of the Action Spins Pot as follows:
The Action Spins you can win in two ways. You can choose them from the Selection Feature or they can be awarded to you from the Wheel Feature. If you get them from the Selection Feature, the Action Spins are equal to the total sum of all values from the triggering Pots. If you trigger them from the Wheel Feature, their value is equal to your total bet increased by the multiplier. The Wheel Feature also grants a cash reward. This is your bet increased by the multiplier before you enter the Action Spins, which can offer you:
During the Free Spins, you will win from extra wild symbols landing on the reels. You can land of the 3 types of bonus symbols – pots and River symbols. If you hit 3 River bonus symbols in a single free spin, you instantly activate the Wheel Feature. It uses your triggering bet. Through the Wheel Feature, you can trigger the Action Spins and when you do, they start immediately.
Landing 6 Pots in a Free Spin activates the Selection Feature. It offers you a choice between the Action Spins and Free Spins. If you pick the Action Spins, they begin right away. The same happens if your choice is the Free Spins and they will increase the rounds you have left. Once you have completed all Wheel and Action Spins, Free Spins will end.
Golden Asia is full of bonus games and features, which are quite complex to understand at least at first. The good news is that you don’t need to grasp everything to enjoy the rounds and win from them. The game is with medium volatility and offers attractive cash rewards of up to £250,000 per spin. This makes it suitable for numerous and various player base. Give it a try after its release at the end of April 2020 and have good luck!