Take a classic cabinet-style fruit machine and give it a Chinese makeover and you’ll come up with something like Golden Tiger. Created by iSoftBet, it’s a simple 3 reel, 5 payline slot. Highlights include a 2x multiplier boost if you fill all 9 reel positions with the same symbol. Trigger the bonus and you’ll get to spin the wheel where prizes of up to 1,000 times your stake are on offer. Play on all devices from between 10p and £10 per spin.
The set up here is very straightforward. On the reels are single, double and treble coins, a gold pot and a red money wallet. They’re joined by blue, red and green tiger coins which award 10, 30 or 50 times your stake if you land 3 on a payline. The best paying symbol is the golden tiger coin. Land 3 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket a 100 times stake payout.
If you manage to fill all 3 reels with matching symbols, you’ll also be in line for a 2x multiplier boost which doubles what could already be a pretty handy payout – this is known as the Golden Tiger Collect feature.
Then there’s the Stacked Wins feature – it’s triggered in an unusual way. There aren’t any scatters here (or wilds for that matter). Every time 1 of the top paying gold tiger coins lands, it highlights that reel position. Once all 9 of the reels positions are activated, you’ll then go on to play the feature.
It’s a simple spin the wheel bonus. On the left-hand wheel are a selection of symbols. Where the pointer lands delivers a standard 3 of a kind payout. So for example, if the pointer stopped on the green tiger coin your initial payout would be 50 times your stake.
You can boost that thanks to the right-hand reel though which is made up of multipliers of up to 10x. Land the maximum gold coin/10x multiplier combination and you’d trouser a payout of some 1,000 times your stake.
There’s a real old school feel to Golden Tiger. The visuals are pretty basic but nicely done and the traditional soundtrack works pretty well. Variance wise it’s in the middle. The gameplay is as simple as the design. This isn’t a game if you like plenty of features and backstory.
For a retro take on the classic Chinese theme, Golden Tiger does the job perfectly well. If you want more features etc, iSoftBet’s Jumbo Stampede should do the trick.