The Golden Rat celebrates 2020 – the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac. It is colourful, entertaining and has plenty of features to keep you playing and having fun. The golden rat and money bag symbols are the keys to win big from the slot.
iSoftBet released the game in the middle of January. It has a traditional Chinese design and soundtrack. These together with the nice features will make you feel part of the festive spirit of the game.
The Golden Rat is a slot with a classic layout of 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 pay-lines. The theme is Chinese. With wagers in the range of 0.25 to 200 credits per spin, you can try your luck on desktops, mobile devices and tablets. The game has medium volatility and an RTP of 95.14%.
Activate the Fortune Free Spins feature to relish in up to 5 synced reels per spin. If you trigger the Cash Respins feature you will collect money bags. Filling the reels with the best-paying symbol the golden rat gives you 500x stake reward. This is the jackpot in the game. Players using the highest stake can pocket £100,000.
The Golden Rat is colourful and festive – after all, it celebrates the Chinese Year of the Rat. There are white dragons on each side of the grid. The latter is encased in traditional Easter temple with red, brown and orange prevailing.
You will see a lot of gold on the reels. There are golden money trees, 3 tied golden coins, drums, money bags, golden dragons and the golden rat wild. The soundtrack is rhythmic, melodic and very good – also traditional Chinese. The design and music are impressive and ensure pleasant gameplay.
The low-paying symbols are J, Q, K and A royals, which pay 2x to 4x stake for 5 of a kind on a win line. The gold coins return a 6x stake for 5 on a pay-line. The money tree gives you an 8x stake for 5 symbols’ combinations. Next in value is the drum – land 5 on a pay-line to win 12x stake. The golden dragon gives you a 16x stake for 5 symbols on a line.
The best-rewarding symbol is the golden rat, which is the wild and appears stacked. Land 3, 4 or 5 of it across a pay-line to win 2, 10 or 20 times your stake. The golden rat also substitutes for all symbols except the scatter and money bags.
Land 3 dragon scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 in one spin during the base game to trigger the Fortune Free Spins. You will get 8 free spins, which you will play with the In-Sync Reels feature applied. Up to 5 reels can in sync on any of the free spins and display the same symbols. This will ensure you profuse wins.
Land 5 or more of the money bags symbols in one spin to activate the Cash Respins feature. You will be rewarded with 3 cash re-spins for a start. Each money bag you land during them resets the number of the re-spins back to 3.
As you can see, every money bag has its cash reward displayed on it. The re-spins continue until you run out of re-spins or fill all positions on the reels with money bags. Furthermore, if you land the golden rat symbol, all money bag values are summed together. They will be collected and you can then gather more of them.
The Golden Rat offers generous payouts from the symbols, free spins and Cash Respins. They ensure you higher chances to win massive sums thanks to the in-sync reels feature and re-spins. Similar slots to this one are Year of the Rat by Genesis, Lucky Rat bu RTG and others.