All aboard! It’s time to celebrate the golden age of the railway in Gold Train, a super simple 3 reel, 3 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. The chief attraction here is the bonus feature where up to 10 train carriages can award random cash prizes. Take your seat, on all devices, from between 3p and £15 per spin.
The visuals in Gold Train are simply done but work rather well – all of the symbols have a glossy sheen and are nice and crisp. The lower value symbols are single, double and treble bars which are done in the style of railway tracks.
Next come the bell which awards up to 15 coins, the red and green flags which pay up to 20 coins and the conductor’s peaked cap which pays up to 24 coins. Best of the standard symbols is the 777. Land 2 or 3 of these and you’ll pocket 4 or 30 coins. Joining the standard symbols is the Gold Train which is the wild – it replaces everything bar the scatter and upgrade golden ticket symbols. Find 2 or 3 wilds in combination and you’ll win 5 or 500 coins.
The silver train ticket is the scatter – land 3 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Progressive Bonus feature. Here the gold train will ride across the screen carrying behind it a trail of wagons. Each carriage will empty to reveal a coin prize – these are then added together to reveal the grand total you’ve won.
The more upgrade symbol ticket symbols you get prior to trigger the feature, the more wagons you will collect from. Wagons can also reveal upgrade symbols for even more cash prizes.
The gameplay here is very simple. Even when you trigger the feature, there’s no interactivity to speak of. There aren’t any other bonus features on offer here so if you’re looking for free spins and the like, look elsewhere.
Visually, this is rather nicely done – we’re sometimes a bit sniffy about bangs and bleeps style soundtracks but this does sound like a live casino slot and has a rhythmical feel in keeping with the railway theme.
Gold Train is a very simple, repetitive slot. It won’t appeal to fans of feature heavy action but lovers of basic, old school action or train spotting nerds will find it worth a quick look. It’s not Pragmatic Play’s best game by any stretch of the imagination and I would sticky to other efforts such as Wolf Gold or Queen of Atlantis.