The Wombat says: G’day slot fans! It’s time for another slot collaboration…
Alchemy Gaming are best known for bringing us progressive jackpot Wheel of Wishes, but their latest offering with Microgaming takes you on a trip to a mythical fantasyland in Goldaur Guardians slot.
Aside from a whole heap of fairies and elves, you’ll also come face-to-face with free spins, re-spins, transforming symbols and stacked icons.
Plus, there’s a possible max win of 1,000x your bet, making it a medium variance game.
Look and Feel
The first thing you notice when you fire up this fantasy-themed slot is that you seem to be playing on a backdrop of a mysterious blue and green swamp – so watch out for those mosquitos. Look to the left and you’ll see the jackpot prizes. There’s also an atmospheric soundtrack to accompany you as you spin the reels. This is a good looking game, it´s right up there with the likes of the Battle Maidens Cleopatra slot and Play ´n Go´s latest releases.
Moody, atmospheric and mystical is how we’d describe it.
Goldaur Guardians slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines. Just like Golden Genie and the Walking Wilds but that´s pretty much where the similarity ends.
Your reel icons are made up of 4 ‘heroes’ Oberon, Diana, Lila and Alanio as your high value symbols, and 4 wispy fairy things in yellow, red, green and blue that will make up the lower values.
Their pays range from 0.6x your bet up to 15x your bet for 5 Oberons on the reels. It´s all pretty traditional stuff, but none the worse for it. If you want a different type of mechanic try the Monkey´s Gold slot which will involve studying the game rules a bit, trust me!
The golden ‘W’ is wild symbol and it will stand in for all other symbols on the reels except for the ornate golden tree Scatter to help you make more winning combinations. Which is always bonza!
Free Spins And Bonus Features
The Wild symbol can also land stacked on the reels. Land Wilds across the reels on their own and if you could scoop between 2.5x and 50x your bet. It’s also the highest value icon in the Hero Spin feature, with a possible 1,000x your bet up for grabs…
Set off the Free Spins by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x of the golden tree scatter symbols. Next you’ll be treated to 5, 7 or 10 free spins respectively plus a chunky cash prize of between 10x and 100x your bet. Nice one!
Now things get a bit crazy. Alanio, the lowest value hero, will now become the ‘active’ symbol and will land stacked on reels 1 and 2. Meanwhile, reels 3-5 will spin with only 3×3 colossal symbols of all the other characters, plus wild and a ‘retrigger’ symbol. This cool little icon will activate the next ‘active’ hero according to the pay table, and you’ll also receive the same number of spins that you were given in the first place…
But that’s not all! Hero Spins is triggered at random in the base game, and when it does, a random hero icon is activated and lands stacked over the first 2 reels – covering them fully. If you match that same symbol with a 3×3 colossal symbol on reels 3, 4, and 5th reels (or even with the 3×3 Wild icon), you could win very tidy sum!
Truth be told Wombat fans, Goldaur Guardians slot looks the business and is going one of the best-looking slots that Microgaming has released in quite a while.
As for the bonuses; the Free Spins are entertaining enough, but the amount you can win can vary. Still, if you manage to land a handful of the re-trigger symbols the round can prove to be hugely lucrative.