Golden Princess Slots
The Golden Princess slot takes you back to the time of the Aztecs. This is a lavish looking game, featuring the Aztec princess alongside her prince and her pets in a leopard and a black panther. The princess has long, flowing dark hair and wears an elaborate golden headdress, although she is somewhat trumped by the prince, who headwear is even more outlandish, with feathers sprouting from the back. The highlight of this slot is the free spins round, where you’ll win added random prizes, while the wild is much more profitable than usual.
Even though the title contains the word ‘golden’, you might still be surprised by the amount of gold at this slot. The backdrop is completely gold, with ornate carvings etched throughout, giving the game an opulent feel already. However, each of the symbols on the reels also contain much gold – the playing card symbols completely gold alongside the royalty, the only surprise being that the leopard and the black panther are not decked in gold too. Despite the excess, graphically the game isn’t quite up to the standards of some of the slots found online today and the same can be said about the sound, where you’ll hear mostly generic sounds which add to a general casino commotion which is played throughout.
Playing Golden Princess
This MicroGaming designed slot has five reels and a fixed number of 25 win lines. On the control panel you’ll choose your bet size, where you’ll select the total bet size, as opposed to the coin value per win line as you usually would. To win some of the gold you’ll need to land at least 3 consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line, with the highest pay-outs coming for five in a row. As you would expect, the Golden Princess is the highest paying symbol of all at the game, with 5,000 coins coming your way if landing 5 in a row. The prince pays 2,000 coins while the leopard and the black panther are worth 1,000 and 400 coins respectively. The playing cards complete the standard symbols on the reels.
The wild symbol is represented by the title of the slot, with a golden pyramid shining in the distance. This symbol will substitute for all others on the reels apart from the scatter. When the wild is used as part of a win line, a random multiplier of either 2x or 3x will be awarded, making this wild much more sought after than usual.
Every time you win you’ll have the opportunity of taking a gamble. A gamble button will appear above the spin button and clicking it takes you to a separate screen. Here you’ll find a face down playing card and have two options. To double your money, you’ll need to correctly predict the colour of the card, while predicting the suit of the card will earn you four times your winning amount. Having gambled once, you’ll have the opportunity to go again, giving you the potential to achieve a huge win from a seemingly small one.
The final symbol on the reels is a treasure chest. This is the scatter symbol which triggers the free spins round. The number of spins you’ll have is based upon the number of scatters – with 10 free spins for the minimum 3, with an added 10 spins for each additional scatter, for a maximum of 30. These free spins differ greatly from the base game. Firstly, you’ll find that the wild symbol is now stacked, which will certainly lead to additional wins, which in conjunction with the 2x and 3x multiplier could be very profitable. The scatter symbol also remains in place during the free spins, but this time you’ll earn a mystery pay of up to 10x your total bet for each of these scatters. The maximum pay-out for the feature is a whopping 125,000 coins!
The Golden Princess slot has a number of positives. The free spins round with the randomly added awards certainly makes for a good feature, while the 2x or 3x multiplier for a wild is also a nice touch. However, the game doesn’t quite hit the heights. There are no features outside of the reels, the graphics are a little dated and it’s also one of a number of similar themed games, so it struggles to stand out. Nevertheless, the game does have a certain appeal and fans of slots where all of the action takes place on the reels will enjoy this MicroGaming offering.