Gold Pays Slots from Aristocrat
There are two slots in the Gold Pays range – Golden Princess and Golden Festival. Each of these games plays in exactly the same way, the only difference between the two games being the symbols and a slightly different theme.
These themes are broadly similar too – they both have an Asian theme. In both slots you’ll have the option of buying additional gold symbols which offer enhanced payouts, as well as enjoying a free spins bonus round where you’ll choose the volatility.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of all when playing either of the Gold Pays slots is the opportunity of winning one of four jackpot payouts.
How to Win on Gold Pays
Before hitting spin on either of the Gold Pays games, you can choose to add up to 5 Golden symbols to the reels. Doing this will transform standard symbols into golden ones (the symbol will simply have a golden background), these offer larger payouts than their standard counterparts, although you will have to pay additional credits per spin for this option.
Each of the games has the ‘Extra Ways’ (all-ways) winning system where you’ll land a win when symbols appear on consecutive reels from left to right, irrespective of the actual position on the reels.
Choose the Volatility of the Gold Pays Free Spins Games
One of the two highlights of this Aristocrat designed range is the free spins bonus round. In both games you’ll activate this feature by landing the bonus symbol on each of the first three reels. However, unlike at the vast majority of other slots, the wild symbol can be substituted for this bonus symbol, giving you much more opportunity of landing the feature.
You’ll now be taken to a screen where you’ll choose how you’ll play the free spins round. Each option you choose will add a number of free wilds to the reels, the more wilds you opt for, the fewer spins you’ll receive. For example, choosing 20 free games will see an additional 8 wilds added to the reels, while choosing just 5 free games will see a massive 38 wilds added. You can also opt for the ‘Mystery Choice’ which sees you given a random amount of free spins and added wilds.
Gold Pays Jackpot Feature
Whenever one of the firecracker signs appears on the reels you might be randomly awarded an opportunity of entering the jackpot feature. You’ll be presented with a screen showing 12 Asian style tiles and each of these relates to one of the four Jackpot awards – the Grand, Major, Minor and Mini Jackpots. You’ll select each of the tiles in turn and when you have revealed the same Jackpot symbol three times, this is the Jackpot that is yours.
Design and Setup
Each of the two games has an eye catching Asian design where a series of stylish and ornate symbols fill the reels. Golden Princess has a rich green color scheme, while Golden Festival has a crimson red look, both giving the games a real professional sheen. The game looks even better if you have activated all of the golden symbols, while the firecrackers exploding all around the reels is a very welcome sight as it means you’ve entered the jackpot feature. The accompanying sound to each of the games is perfect too, the Far Eastern soundtrack really adding to the game.
The Extra Ways format promises many more winning opportunities than you might find elsewhere. With five reels that are each four symbols high, you’ll actually have 1,024 ways to win at each and every spin. Fortunately you’ll pay a fixed credit amount for all of these win chances, although to activate the golden symbols you’ll pay a little extra for each one. The minimum coin amount per credit is just 1c, making these slots ideal for both recreational players and high rollers.
Both of the Gold Pays slots offer something a little different from your standard games. The fact that you can add golden symbols at the start is certainly unique and gives the games an air of originality immediately. However, the free spins round where you’ll choose the volatility only makes the slots better, while the jackpot opportunities are a welcome addition to any casino slots.