Barbarian Gold Slot Review

Join a mighty medieval warrior in the Barbarian Gold slot , a 5 reel, 20 payline game from Iron Dog Studio. Boasting excellent, comic book-style design, it comes with a couple of very tidy extras too. Land a wild in the top position on a reel and it will fill the whole of that reel. There’s also a two-stage free spins round where expanding wilds also bring expanding multipliers and extra free spins into the equation. Could this mystery muscleman lead you to riches? Find out in our detailed Barbarian Gold review.

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Barbarian Gold Slot RTP Details & Wager Limits

The Barbarian Gold slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines. You will win by matching 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols across any of the 20 paylines. They must appear on consecutive reels from left to right beginning from reel 1. Only the highest win on each payline is paid.

Stakes start at 20p, rising to a maximum of £20 per spin. Just click on the arrows in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to adjust bet sizes. You can set autoplay by clicking on the A button on the bottom right-hand corner. There's the option of setting between 5 and 999 auto spins, complete with win and loss limits. You can also set it so that autoplay stops whenever you trigger the feature.

We found Barbarian Gold to be a rather volatile slot. Triggering the free spins round is no guarantee of landing a decent score. If you get lucky with the expanding wilds and multipliers in the free spins round, then look out though. Things can build very quickly.

The maximum win is 10,000 x your total stake which can be achieved with the multipliers. The most you can win from a base game spin is 500 x your stake. The RTP is 96.3%. 64% of wins will come in the base game which means 32.3% of the RTP will come from the bonus features.

Bonus Features in Barbarian Gold

You won’t find a huge amount of variety when it comes to the Barbarian Gold features. The limited range of extras can pack a very decent punch though, starting with the expanding wilds. The highlight is the free spins feature where the expanding wilds bring a dynamic multiplier into play.

Expanding Wilds feature

The shield with the gold W motif is the game’s wild. As usual, this substitutes for all the standard symbols in a winning combination. If you see a wild appear in the top position of a reel, the wild symbol drops down and turn the whole of that reel wild. It’s possible to land multiple wilds on the same spin which can quickly deliver some big rewards.

Lava Cave Free Spins feature

The Lava Cave Free Spins feature is activated by landing 3, 4 or 5 animal skull scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You can then look forward to 8, 10 or 12 free spins in the Lava Cave.

The expanding wilds are in play during the free spins, just like in the base game. They come with a special extra here though. Each time you land an expanding wild, a multiplier increases by 1x. This doesn’t drop back to 1x once it’s gone either. The multiplier will remain the same or increase with each new expanding wild that lands throughout the round.

Gold Cave Free Spins

Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols while in the Lava Cave Free Spins and you’ll advance to the Gold Cave Free Spins feature. You’ll then receive an extra 4, 5 or 6 free spins. Here, the expanding wilds increase the multiplier like in the Lava Cave. One extra free spin is added to your total each time one hits.

Buy Free Spins feature

If you don’t want to wait to trigger the feature round, you’ll have the option to buy the bonus. Just click on the green Buy Free Spins button in the top right-hand corner of the reels. The price you’ll have to pay varies depending on how many spins you want to buy. It’s not a cheap option either:

  • 8 free spins = 100 x your total stake
  • 10 free spins = 150 x your total stake
  • 12 free spins = 200 x your total stake

The Buy Free Spins feature is not available in the UK due to regulations from the Gambling Commission. It’s available elsewhere though.

Theme – Audio & Design Features – medieval muscleman delivers fiery action

There’s a comic book-style to the visuals in Barbarian Gold which are very impressively done. The imagery is bright, colourful, clear and sharp.

With a castle in the distance, the reels are made up of wooden shields that are embellished with heart, diamond, club and spade symbols. They’re joined by clubs, axes and swords and a green-faced lizard man and a lizard. The most rewarding symbol is the buff barbarian who awards 2.5, 5 or 12.5 x your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

There’s a catchy, orchestral score playing in the background while you spin. It’s a nice fit for this epic fantasy theme. The impressive sound and visuals on display in the desktop slot are present and correct in the Barbarian Gold mobile slot. You’ll find the same simple but potentially explosive features here too. It comes together very nicely on the smaller screen device.

Barbarian Gold Review Summary – this sword and sorcery epic delivers  

The sword and sorcery adventure is a straightforward one as far as gameplay is concerned. Barbarian Gold can deliver a knockout payout punch though courtesy of its high volatility. The design here is terrific. Iron Dog Studio has put plenty of thought into both the sound and visuals and the game has a suitably epic quality.

If your cinematic heroes include the likes of Conan and Red Sonja and you like slots that deliver high risk but potentially high reward action, Barbarian Gold could be one for you. You should also check out the official Conan video slot by NetEnt which has a similar look and feel. Another option is the Barbarian Fury slot from Nolimit City which offers better design as well as free spins and big wins.

Barbarian Gold FAQs

What is the Barbarian Gold RTP?

The Barbarian Gold RTP is 96.3%. With 64% coming from the base game and 32.3% coming from the features, this is a medium to high variance slot so be warned. Wins will be fairly frequent but the bigger wins will come in the free spins features.

🥇 What is the Barbarian Gold max payout?

The Barbarian Gold slot will pay up to 500 x stake on each base game spin. However, with the increasing multiplier in the free spins, it’s possible to win up to 10,000 x your total stake per free spin. The multiplier will increase with expanding wilds landing.

🎰 What are the Barbarian Gold bonus features?

The main extra in the base game is the expanding wild which fills the whole reel when it appears in the top position of a reel. Trigger the free spins and the expanding wilds also increase a dynamic multiplier by 1x. If you re-trigger and enter the Gold Cave each expanding wild adds an extra free spin to your total.

Is there a Barbarian Gold mobile slot?

Yes, you can play Barbarian Gold on your mobile. It works very well, combining the same explosive features with classy comic book-style visuals and a sweeping orchestral soundtrack. You can also play on desktop and tablet devices as standard.

Barbarian Gold Slot Information

  • Game:
    Barbarian Gold
  • Provider:
    Iron Dog Studio
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    20
  • Stakes Range:
    0.20 to 20.00
  • Max Win:
    10,000 x
  • Bonus Features:
    Yes (4)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    8-?/1-?x
  • RTP %:
    96.3%
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.