Rev up your engine, it’s time to go racing in Daytona Gold, a 5 reel, 15 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. This motor racing-themed game comes with payline prizes of up to 12,000 coins, a pick me round and a free spins feature. Play from between 15p and £75 per spin.
The design in Daytona Gold is pretty simple – the images are basic, cartoon drawings and they all have a motorsport theme. Symbols include wing mirrors, gear sticks, steering wheels and car keys. The 4 higher value symbols are an assortment of hot rods and sports cars. The most lucrative of these is the blue speedster which awards 3,000 coins if you manage to land 5 on a payline.
The race track symbol is the wild, substituting for everything bar the bonus and scatter – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline for a payout of 10, 500, 5,000 or even 12,000 coins. Daytona Gold comes with a pair of bonus feature which are described below:
Speedway Bonus feature – to trigger this, you need to land the racing driver symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. It’s a multi-stage, pick me round. You’ll start at the Motor Company – pick an engine to reveal a cash prize. You’ll then move onto the Tire Shop – once again, pick 1 from the 5 piles of tires. As well as a cash prize, there’s also a game over.
If you avoid that, you’ll head to the Paint Workshop – an extra game over is added to the selection here. Survive this and you’ll reach the Gas Station. Make a good pick here and you’ll head for the Chequered Flag. Prizes of up to 7,410 coins are on offer here.
Free Spins feature, when the flag-waving woman lands on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin, you’ll trigger this feature and be awarded 10 free spins. You can trigger the Speedway Bonus feature from within the free spins. You can also add to your tally if the scatter lands on reels 1 and 5.
Daytona Gold is a simple slot both in the way it looks and plays – the cartoon visuals are perfectly fine, complemented by tooting horns and roaring engines. The bonus features are pretty basic too. They both come along regularly. We managed to trigger and retrigger the free spins until we ended up with 60 spins.
Despite that, we still pocketed less than 20 times our stake and we’d put the variance in the low category. Expect a steady trickle of smaller wins and plenty of play for your investment. This isn’t exactly a thrill a minute affair. Daytona Gold does have its attractions though.
The basic design works well and the features come quickly and often. It probably won’t suit adrenaline junkies but for some simple, laid back action, this race is worth entering. I would much rather play NetEnt’s Drive: Multiplier Mayhem which is a better game all-round.