Golden Tsar Review
The Golden Tsar is a video slot with 6 reels, 4 rows and 30 pay-lines. Play with wagers from 0.10 to €40 on mobile devices and desktops. There are options for up to 100 auto-spins with win, loss and stop limits. The RTP of the game is 95.77%. This is a high variance slot. The jackpot win per spin is 1,936 time the stake.
There is a Royal Expand feature, which is active in the base game and free spins. With scoring wins with the royal members’ symbols, you fill their 4 meters. This way you advance through activating it. Then, the respective royal symbols expand and create wins even on non-adjacent reels on pay-lines every time they land.
You can trigger 12 Tsar Spins with 3 or more Faberge egg scatters and retrigger 15 more. During these rounds, you will have one royal member randomly chosen to be the expanding one. You can also activate the Royal Expand feature for the rest of the 3 symbols.
The game is set in a ballroom of a Russian palace. It looks like an adaptation of War and Peace or Anna Karenina. The feel it leaves is luxurious and abundant. You will rejoice in its gilt-edged gold walls and candles in chandeliers on both sides. On the top right part of the reels are displayed the 4 royal members. The music is also classy and exquisite – an orchestral score plays while you spin.
The reels are in deep blue and you can land on them Russian letters and 4 members of the Russian royal family. These are Tsezarevich, Tsarevna, Tsarina and the Tsar. The latter has a magnificent gold crown. You will see the 4 royals expanding on whole reels. The game is elegantly and exquisitely styled with a lot of glamour and gold. It displays the riches of the Russian royal family.
Golden Tsar Gameplay
The pay-table includes the Russian letter symbols, which are the lower-paying ones. The premiums are the 4 members of the Russian royal family. Here are Tsezarevich, Tsarevna, Tsarina and the Tsar. The Tsar pays 0.20, 1.50, 3, 7.50 or 25 times your stake for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 on a pay-line. There is a scatter and it is the Faberge gold decorated egg. It triggers the Tsar Spins.
To score wins, land 2 of the higher value symbols of the Russian royals or 3 of the lower-paying letters on adjacent reels. The matching symbols have to be on a pay-line and on adjoining reels starting from the 1st reel. Exceptions are the activated Super Symbols, which need to be on a pay-line only to give you wins. More about them read below.
Golden Tsar Features / Bonuses
On top of the right reels of the grid, you see the 4 royal members 4 meters. Each meter gets filled every time you land a winning combination with its respective royal member. The more symbols take part of the win, the faster its meter progresses towards getting filled.
When a Royal meter gets filled, you activate the Royal Expand feature. Then, all instances of the respective member of the royal family turn into 1×4 large Super Symbols. Once having become such, these pay anywhere on the same win line. Unlike the rest of the symbols, they don’t need to be on successive reels to form wins. All standard wins are paid out, then the expansion takes place and the newly created wins are paid. You can be lucky enough to fill 2 meters on the same spin and they will play too.
The main attraction in Golden Tsar is the Tsar Spins, which you activate with 3 or more Faberge gold eggs on a spin. They can land anywhere on the reels. Before the 12 free spins start to play, one of the 4 royal members will be selected by chance. Its meter will be filled and this symbol will expand every time it appears on a free spin.
The rest of the royals’ meters will be filled the same way as in the base game. This happens with winning combination made of their symbols. Once you activate more members, you will enjoy more expanding symbols during the free spins. Every activated Super Symbol of the 4 ones adds 5 more free spins to your tally as well. Thanks to this extra, you can win 15 more free spins from activating the other 3 royals.
The highest winning potential, as with most slots, is during the Tsar Spins. During these free spins, you can easier have all 4 royal activated to become expanding super symbols. Keep in mind that this is a highly volatile slot with a focus on filling meters and expanding symbols. If you like theme and features, give it a try after the release in October.