Join a band of magical mermaids deep beneath the ocean waves in Golden Tides, a 5 reel, 40 payline slot from 2 by 2 Gaming. Look out for stacked wilds on reels 2 or 4 that turn mermaids gold and bring an expanded paytable into play. There are also 2 bonus round that awards up to 40 free spins with extras. Play on all devices from 40p per spin.
The visuals in Golden Tides are done comic book style. Set against an ocean floor backdrop, you’ll see A to J royals as well as shells, pearls and 4 mermaids. The best of the quartet is the flame-haired mermaid who pays 1, 2.5 or 10 times your stake in standard mode. The Golden Tides logo is the game’s wild. This replaces all of the standard symbols. There are a number of extras on offer in this underwater adventure.
Mystery feature - each reel can contain stacks of mystery symbols. These can all turn into the same matching standard symbol.
- Golden Mermaid Feature - land a stacked wild on reels 2 and/or 4 and all the mermaid symbols on display turn into golden mermaids. These offer enhanced payouts of up to 30 times your stake per payline.
- Wild Mermaid feature - on any spin, you could see mermaids randomly transform into wilds.
Then you have 2 free spins features - land 3, 4 or 5 treasure chests on the same spin and you’ll receive 10, 15 or 20 free spins. You’ll then have the pick of 2 different game modes:
- Golden Mermaid Free Spins feature - opt for this and you’ll play with the Golden Mermaid paytable active. The Wild Mermaid extra can’t hit during this round though. You can retrigger to win up to 40 free spins in total.
- Frequent Feature Free Spins feature - select the second option and the Golden Mermaid and the Wild Mermaid extra will land regularly. Again, you can retrigger more free spins.
Golden Tides isn’t as visually stunning as some slots but the cartoon design is decent enough. The gameplay impresses though, delivering a good amount of variety and some very solid action. That’s certainly the case with the free spins round where the expanded paytable or the regularly hitting modifiers can really get things moving – it can lead to wins of 1,200 times your stake on each free spin.
The theme here is on you’ll have seen many times before. The gameplay offers something a little different. For that reason alone, we recommend taking a dip into the waters of the Golden Tides. I also suggest you try 2 by 2 Gaming’s Medusa’s Golden Gaze which offers big potential wins and good bonus features.