About The Golden City Slot
The Golden City is set on a standard 5 reels x 3 rows grid and has 20 fixed pay-lines. You can play it via desktop and mobile devices with bets from 0.20 to £20 per spin. There are lower-paying symbols which are the 4 gemstones in different colours and shapes and 4 Aztec masks. The golden Totem Pole symbol is the wild which appears stacked. It replaces missing symbols except those with special functions.
The mechanism of play involves cascading wins. The symbols that have formed winning combinations explode and free space. Then, new ones land in their places. This continues as long as there are winnings and ends when you get a losing spin. This way you have a chance to score unlimited wins with one spin. The House Edge of the game is 4.02% which makes the RTP 95.98%.
There are 3 bonus modes in the game: the Bonus Trail, the Prize Pyramid, and the Free Spins. You will aim at winning the Bonus Trail. The outcomes during playing it determine your prizes in the other two extra modes. While playing the Prize Pyramid feature by succeeding to reach to the top of the pyramid gives you a 1000 times your bet reward. If you play with the highest allowed stake of £20 this makes a £20 000 win!
The Golden City Design
The graphics of the game are spectacular. Two tribal totem poles in golden are on both sides of the grid. They will move from time to time. On the grid, you will see colourful tribal masks and gemstones. A lot of glamour and richness is exposed and demonstrated here. The symbols are detailed, embossed, and 3D. The wild symbol is a whole totem taking 3 rows and looking colossal. All symbols appear on square blocks that crash with each cascading win.
You will hear the sounds of the granite blocks as they slide along one another and smash. You will be listening to a pleasant melodic tribal soundtrack. This is the perfect addition to the game. The 3 bonus modes are like completely different games and together with the base mode, this makes 4 games in one. Each of them is glamorous, thrilling, and done to the provider’s high standards. iSoftBet has made a stunning game with superb design and graphics. The RTP of The Golden City is 95.98% and its volatility is medium to high.
The Golden City Slot Gameplay
The video slot has 20 fixed pay-lines. The bet size forms of the coin value multiplied by 20 for each of the lines. All winnings pay from left to right except the scatter. This symbol pays the Scatter Bank value in any position during the Free Spins. The symbols include 4 lower-paying gemstones each with its shape and colour and 4 higher value totem masks. There is a bonus, a scatter, and a wild symbol each with its special function.
The most lucrative from the gemstones is the blue one – 3, 4, and 5 symbols on a pay-line return 0.5x, 2x, and 10x bet, respectively. If you land 3, 4, or 5 pink gemstones you will add 0.25, 1, or 5 times your bet to your balance. The green gemstone pays from 0.2 to 2.5 times your bet if you land from 3 to 5 symbols on a win line. The orange gemstone has the lowest value with 3, 4, and 5 paying 0.15x, 0.5x, and 2x bet.
The tribal mask symbols have better payouts. The blue and the red ones pay the same. Landing 3, 4, or 5 of the a kind on a pay-line gives you 2, 5, or 25 x stake, respectively. The landing of 3, 4, and 5 symbols of the green mask pays 1, 4, and 15 times your bet. The purple mask has the lowest of the four return with 3, 4, and 5 symbols giving you 0.75x, 3x, and 12.5x bet.
The Totem Pole is the wild which replaces any other symbols except the Bonus and the Scatter. It helps you form more wins. Wilds appear only in stacks and cannot be broken by cascading wins. They can form wins in cascades continually for you. There is a Bonus symbol – the ‘Golden Eye’ which you can see on reels 1, 3, and 5 only. If you land 3 of it on these reels you will trigger the Bonus Trail feature. The ‘Golden Key’ symbol is the Scatter available during Free Spins only. Collecting 3 Golden Keys lets you play in the Prize Pyramid Bonus game.
The Golden City Bonuses & Features
You can trigger the Bonus Trail by getting 3 bonus ‘Golden Eye’ symbols in one spin. There you will roll the dice on the trail and collect Golden Keys and Free Spins. Or you can increase the value of the Scatter during Free Spins. Whenever a Scatter value lands it is added to the Scatter Bank displayed on the centre of the trail. This determines the value of the Scatters when you play the Free Spins.
While being in the Bonus Trail you can collect Golden Keys. When you gather 3 of them your reward will be the Prize Pyramid feature. You will be taken to it immediately. The mode consists of levels and once you enter, you have options. You can either progress through the pyramid levels by landing on the up arrow or collect cash prizes. You need to press anywhere the progress in the mode. Reaching to the top of the pyramid gives you a chance to play on the Bonus Wheel. There you can win a sum up to 1000 times your stake. The Prize Pyramid feature ends once you get rewarded with a cash prize and you can’t re-trigger it.
The third bonus mode in the game is the Free Spins. If you land on the ‘Start’ position during playing the Trail Bonus, you will trigger the Free Spins mode. When playing it every time you land on a Golden Key scatter you will receive the amount you won during the Bonus Trail. You cannot re-trigger the Free Spins feature.
The Bottom Line
The Golden City sets you on a journey to one of the ancient lost cities in Central America believed to be full of gold. Typical for the high standards of iSoftBet, there are bright vivid symbols, entycing sounds and game modes. Central place in the slot takes the Bonus Trail giving you access to the rest of the extra features.
In this game you will benefit from cascading wins, Free Spins, stacked wilds, and 2 more bonus rounds. So, there is a lot on offer to keep you entertained. The title’s volatility is medium to high with an RTP a bit under the standard. But giving all the features and ways to win you have available, this isn’t such a problem.