Golden Toad is Chinese-themed slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Played using a 5 reel, 3 row, 10 payline game engine, it comes with randomly added wilds and a free spins round complete with sticky wilds. Play from between 20p and £60 per spin.

As usual with Red Tiger Gaming slots, we have no complaints regarding the design of Golden Toad. With a Chinese city skyline in the distance, the reels are enclosed within the belly of a giant golden toad. Joining the lower value A to 9 value are three different Chinese symbols. All 3 of them offer awards of 20, 90 and 180 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in a line.

The most rewarding symbol is the gold coin which is the wild – as well as replacing all other symbols bar the scatter, it also delivers payouts of 90, 180 or 500 coins per payline. It’s worth noting here that winning combinations can start from reels 2 and 3 as well as reel 1.

Watch out for the flashes of light that can land on the reels prior to any spin. A random selection of wilds are then added to the reels for the spin that follows.

The main feature offering on show in Golden Toad is the Free Spins feature – this is triggered by landing 3 of the Golden Toad scatter symbol anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Boosting your winning chances here are sticky wilds. Whenever a wild lands, it will remain locked in position for any free spins you have left.

Like many Red Tiger Gaming slots, landing the free spins round can be a frustrating business. Expect plenty of dry spells and close shaves when you’ll just miss out on triggering the feature. The sticky wilds can be worth the wait though and we’d put the variance in the medium to high range.

The design here is as high spec as we’ve come to expect from Red Tiger Gaming. The features are pretty simple as usual and not the easiest to trigger which can make Golden Toad a bit of an infuriating game to play. Get lucky with those sticky wilds in the bonus round though and the Golden Toad can certainly live up to its name. If you like sticky wilds, ELK Studios’ Sam on the Beach and Thunderkick’s Luchadora are worth playing.