The wombat says: Howdy partners!
The Golden Stallion slot comes to us from Northern Lights Gaming. But don’t worry if you’ve never heard of this game studio before, as neither have we…
But, they’ve teamed up with Microgaming to bring us a Wild West slot that is FULL of surprises. Including their brand new Utraways mechanic that promises to give Big Time Gaming a run for their money. These Microgaming tie-ups have been a great success – other games include the Basketball Star on Fire slot (Pulse 8) and Aquatic Treasures (Gold coin).
It’s time to head into the prairie wombat fans…
Look and Feel
Your dusty reels are set in the middle of a deep canyon where you’ll see Wild horses a-grazing on the shrubland and clouds passing overhead. We like the yellow stuff (have you played the Jaguar Gold slot by the way?), so it helps that we are talking golden horseys here.
These fantastic fillies will gallop like the clappers to the front of the reels whenever you make a win – which is a nice touch. Among these horsey fellas you’ll spot the eponymous golden stallion. And a magnificent beast he is too! Does he do anything special? No not really.
You’ll also notice the Golden Sheriff Badge above the reels but more on that later…
Golden Stallion has 5 reels and 3 rows and 20 pay-lines. Although you could be playing with nearly 200,000 Ultraways if you get to the bonus round. Blimey! That even blows away the San Quentin xWays slot from NoLimit City.
You can take this game for a ride from 0.10 to 50.00 coins per spin.
Your high-value reel icons are the Golden Stallion game logo plus 4 different horses in black, brown, white, and er, beige (who knows how these big fellas like to be described?) While your low paying symbols are the J, Q, K & A royals from the playing card deck.
The Wild Symbol is big bold ‘Wild’ and it will replace any other icon on the reels to help you make more wins – all except the Buffalo Skull Scatter symbol.
Oh and FYI: each of these icons has another ‘Golden’ version which is worth 6x more than their standard selves. But you’ll only get your peepers on them in Golden Spins…
Free Spins and Bonuses
Now, back to that golden sheriff badge above the reels.
During the base game, mystery symbols will hit the reels on every 10 to 20 spins – and this badge will tell you the random number of spins until the next Golden Spin starts.
But before it does, the grazing stallions will charge towards the reels now and again, rear up and stamp their (scary) hooves like there’s no tomorrow. This will designate hot spot positions on the reels with a green frame. Once the Sheriff’s Badge hits 0, the marked spots will become Mystery Symbols and then transform into the same instance of a randomly selected icon. Bonza!
Free Spins and Horseshoe Bonus
Hit 3x or more Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you’ll be awarded 10 Free Spins!
Next, you’ll need to play the Bonus Horseshoe round which will determine the number of Ultra Ways you’ll be playing with.
You’ll be given 3 free spins on brand new reels. Land a horseshoe symbol, and that portion of the reel will highlight. Hitting another horseshoe in the same position will split the symbol into two. If a yet another horseshoe lands, the highlighted space will split into four. The icons that are highlighted will determine the number of Ultraways that could go up to 196,608!
And last but not least, during the Free Spins round all of the icons can also land as x2 or x4 in size, and of course the Golden Spins are active too.
The Golden Stallion slot is an absolute cracker. This wombat loves the unique Golden Spins that really does spice up the base game. Plus, it’s good to finally see Microgaming jumping on the Megaways mechanic bandwagon – Ultra Ways is the exact same deal but with a new name.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Northern Lights from now on…
Wombat score: 4.5/5
Golden Stallion FAQs
- What is the max possible win in Golden Stallion?
You can win a maximum of 6,000x your bet here in the Free Spins Bonus.
- What are Ultraways and how do they work?
Just like in a Megaways slot, you get a chance to score big wins in this game during the bonus round as the reels increase in size thanks to split symbols. This creates more Ultraways, giving you more chances to hit winning combinations. 196,608 in total!