iSoftBet’s The Golden Rat Slot Review

The Golden Rat slot is powered by iSoftBet and comes with 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines. The game has a Chinese theme as 2020 is the Chinese Year of the Rat – you can spin away from 25p to £200 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With an RTP of 95.14%, it has a Fortune Free Spins feature where you’ll get up to 5 synced reels on each free spin. The Cash Respins feature sees you collect money bags in the respins.

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The Golden Rat Theme/Symbols

Full of colour, The Golden Rat is based on the Chinese Year of the Rat celebrations. With dragons either side of the reels, the reels are encased with a traditional temple. With a classic soundtrack playing, symbols include A, K, Q and J royals – the A and K symbols pay 4 times your stake for 5 in combination. Then you have gold cymbals, money trees, drums and gold dragons – the latter pays 1.6, 8 or 16 times your total stake for 3, 4 or 5 across any payline.

However, the most valuable symbol is the golden rat which is also the wild symbol – appearing stacked, it can replace any symbol (bar the scatter and money bags) to form wins. 3, 4 or 5 on a payline will reward you with 2, 10 or 20 times your stake respectively.

Fortune Free Spins feature

Look out for the dragon scatter symbol which appears only on the odd-numbered reels (1, 3 and 5) – when it lands on these 3 reels in the base game, you will trigger the Fortune Free Spins feature and be awarded 8 free spins. Once in, the In Sync Reels feature applies – up to 5 reels can spin in sync on any free spin to display the same symbols.

Cash Respins feature

If you land 5 or more money bags symbols in view, you will activate the Cash Respins feature – you will begin with 3 cash respins. If another money bags symbol appears during a respin, the number of respins resets to 3. Each money bags symbol comes with a cash prize.

The respins continue until you run out of respins or you fill the reels with money bags. Furthermore, if the golden rat lands, all the money bags values are collected which gives you the chance to collect more bags.

The Golden Rat thoughts

The Golden Rat slot is a pretty typical Chinese themed game – colourful and entertaining, the RTP is not the highest at 95.14%. Medium variance, you can win 500 x stake per spin or free spin by filling the reels with the highest value symbol (the Golden Rat wild) – the chances are quite high as wilds are stacked and you could get 5 synced reels in the Fortune Free Spins feature.

The best winning opportunities comes from the Cash Respins feature as the money bags could give you 1,121 x stake wins overall. In summary, The Golden Rat is a decent slot game which potential to win decent amounts in both bonus features. If you want something harder hitting, Aztec Gold Megaways (also by iSoftBet) can pay up to 19,200 x stake from the Aztec Gold Cash Respins feature.

The Golden Rat Slot Information

  • Game:
    The Golden Rat
  • Software:
    iSoftBet
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    25
  • Total Coins:
    25
  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 200.00
  • Jackpot:
    500
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    8/1x
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.