It's a glorious, fresh new morning with a golden sun shining over a field of endless wheat. Golden by NextGen Gaming lets you appreciate the new day with the 5-reel, 3-row and 243-ways-to-win slot where a new day offers a new chance at a payline win of up to 2,000 coins!
Cast in a magnificient sea of golden yellow wheat, the game is off to a bright start but that's not all you will find. This is because there is a golden rooster, henhouse, hen, chick, adorable little eggs with feet popping out, bicycle bell and a rooster on picket fence to greet the new day. Besides these, there are also the 9, 10, J, Q, K and A poker symbols which are less thematic. The images are amusing cartoon-like and playful complimented by a wonderful little looping whistling tune that is a highlight of the game, enough to brighten any day.
Wild roosters, bicycle bell scatters and free games
Much like greeting the coming of a new day, the rooster wild symbol can greet you on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels and substitute for just about any symbol except the scatter. You will also find a bicycle bell scatter symbol which can only appear on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels with all 3 rewarding you with 50 coins that are multiplied by your bet. But that's not where it ends because they will also trigger 10 free games where the bicycle bell scatters become wild to compliment the rooster wild symbol for an increased chance of scoring some bigger prizes. Five of a kind wins while the free games feature is active will be subject to a 5x multiplier and another bonus is that the feature can be re-triggered while it is active.
Hatch a win!
The stakes can vary in Golden from €0.25 to €250 on 25 coins which means that the coin values can range from €0.10 to €10. The slot has a higher theoretical return to player (RTP) of 97.22% which arguably is another selling point to this slot though over a small number of games you will not notice the difference. The ways-to-win prizes are calculated by taking the coin bet per payline and multiplying it by the number of coins as illustrated in the pay-table. The slot has a medium variance so expect that you will win less often and larger wins will likely be harder to come by. I did find that the free games feature was hard to trigger. You might want to check this slot out if you like simple games that are absent a lot of the features of other slots and the good thing is that you can try the slot for free to see if you enjoy playing it.