Based on the mythical Greek king who turned everything he touched into precious metal, Midas Gold is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Featuring high-end design, this simple but volatile game comes with streak re-spins. Play on all devices from between 20p and £500 per spin.

There’s a suitably lush feel to the imagery in Midas Gold – an ancient palace courtyard, flanked by marble columns forms the backdrop to the reels. There you’ll see lower value A to 10 symbols as well as a gold-trimmed bowl of fruit, a golden goblet and a mighty gold throne. The best of the standard symbols is the woman who awards 2, 4 or 8 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on successive reels.

There’s only 1 feature on offer in Midas Gold but it has the potential to be a cracker – the Midas Touch feature. Look out for the animated Midas who can appear from below the reels – he points at a symbol and turns it gold. Say for example, the finger pointed on the Q symbol. That and all other Q symbols on show turn gold and are held. A respin is then awarded.

These continue as long as a new Q symbol lands. Better still is if Midas re-appears and points at a new, higher value symbol. All the symbols from the original Q cluster are upgraded to the higher value symbol. Again, the respins continue until there’s a spin where no new matching symbols are added.

Simple it might be but we found Midas Gold to be a pretty volatile game offering maximum payouts of 2,000 times your stake on each spin/respin. We endured lengthy runs where we won virtually nothing though. Midas worked his magic on occasions though. We got a streak spin with a lower value K which was upgraded to the top paying woman and pocketed well over 200 times our stake. We’d put the variance in the medium to high range.

Like many Red Tiger Gaming slots, there’s a glossy look to the visuals in Midas Gold. It looks and sounds very good. In the Greek myth, turning everything he touched into gold was a curse for Midas – for slots players, it could be anything but if you get on a roll with the streak respins. If you like the theme, IGT’s Goldify is also based on Midas.