Goldenman Slot from Rival Gaming
There is absolutely no doubt about the ‘inspiration’ for this online slot – the Ironman character from the Marvel movies. Goldenman is part parody, with supporting characters called ‘Nick Karat’ and ‘Fools Gold’, though mostly it is a serious game with some serious prizes. The design goes all-in on the gold angle, with gold everywhere you look.
Aside from the entertaining theme, there are a lot of features in this slot. First there are expanding wild symbols during regular play. You will also get a free spins bonus round (with multipliers) and a break out bonus where you get to shoot down warplanes.
How to Win on the Goldenman Slot
Compared to some Rival Gaming slots, the top win is on the smaller side. What you’ll find is that the expanding wilds let you hit multiple wins at the same time, more than making up for this. That top symbol is the very close up view of the Goldenman mask. This gets you 500 coins for 5 on one of the 20 win lines, with 150 for 4 and 25 coins for 3.
Next in the payout table comes the bad guy, Fools Gold, worth 300 coins for 5, with the male and female characters (250 ad 200 for 5 respectively) and the futuristic looking gun (125) following. The lower paying symbols are all on theme (no playing card symbols to be found in this game).
In addition to these regular symbols, there are 3 special symbols. These are the rocket, which is an expanding wild (when this hits and wins are possible, you’ll see a rocket launching and the entire reel will turn wild). There is the Goldenman in flight symbol which will trigger the bonus round with 3+ on the reels. Finally the Goldenman showing his hand (which I believe is a weapon), triggers the free spins game.
Goldenman Slot Bonus Games
You’ll receive 15 free spins for hitting 3 of the hand-raised Goldenman symbols. These play out in the same way as the regular game – though you will benefit from a 2x multiplier on all wins you hit. Expanding wilds are still in play, making this a potentially very profitable game.
The other bonus round is more complex. This involves taking the role of the hero, and shooting down fighter jets. You’ll see the jets in front on you, and will control a target with your mouse. When you shoot (from the gold suit) the plane explodes and you’ll get a prize in coins. Your round ends when the suit runs out of power after a few shots.
Note that if you play max coins and max lines, then you get an extra shot in this bonus game compared to any other combination.
Setup and Design for Goldenman
There are 20 win lines across the 5 reels, with 3 rows of symbols on each reel – a very standard setup for Rival Gaming slots.
While it is possible to play fewer lines, I recommend that you stay with the full 20, and lower your coin value instead. This gives the maximum number of lines to take advantage of the expanding wilds with. This slot gives you flexibility in the size of your coin from 1c and up, and lets you play up to 10 coins per line.
The design is about as golden as it is possible to get – with just a splash of red to contrast with this at the edges and in the suit of the superhero. While you play a slow and brooding orchestral type track plays. The symbols look fairly similar to each other in many ways, it did take me a few minutes to tune in with this game.
While there are animations, these are basic rather than spectacular. Think a spinning atom, or flashes of light over the gold bars and you will be on the right track. Animations for the break out bonus game are better – though this is starting to show signs of age!
Overall Experience with Goldenman
Rival Gaming has come up with an entertaining variation on the popular superhero themed slots here. While the game does feel a few years old, there is enough going on (and a solid enough base game) to make it worth a look. The expanding wilds during regular play are always a nice touch, and with the 2x multiplier for free spins can often result in some bigger wins. The bonus game is basic though enjoyable too.