Golden Tour is your chance to combine a round or two of golf out on the green with your favorite pastime – online slots! Golden Tour is a five-reel, multi-payline video slot from Playtech with an interactive bonus round and no fewer than three different scatter symbols. The more scatter symbols you line up, the more your bonus round winnings will be multiplied. Don’t forget there’s a Progressive Jackpot side game too.
Setting the Scene
It’s a beautiful, sunny day out on the golf course, and by the time you get around all 18 holes you could be a lot richer (but only if you play the game for real money!). Spinning the reels among the leafy foliage you’ll see blue skies in the background, and everything you need for a great day’s golfing: clubs, golf shoes, balls, and golf carts for getting around. There’s a big emphasis on the nature you’ll find on a well-kept golf course, with parkland animals making up the three scatter symbols. These cute little guys will trigger the bonus round for you – then you’ll have to pick your clubs and aim for a hole-in-one and multiplied winnings.
None of the symbols on this game are animated but they’re colorful and well coordinated with the golfing theme. The wild symbol, two yellow golf balls, is your biggest jackpot winner (2,000 coins). The rest of the symbols are as follows:
- Gold shoes (maximum payout 50 coins)
- A large glass of beer (for celebrating your win – maximum jackpot 100 coins)
- A red flag (maximum prize 150 coins)
- Golf bag (carries your money-winning clubs – highest payout 200 coins)
- Golf cart (top jackpot 250 coins)
- Red golf ball (biggest prize 500 coins)
- Blue golf ball (highest jackpot 1,000 coins)
- The scatter symbols: Gopher, Duck and Catfish – these don’t payout but they do trigger the interactive bonus game with a chance to triple your winnings or even increase them tenfold.
Wagers and jackpots
Although on the face of it Golden Tour has only five horizontal paylines, if you look at the pay table you’ll soon see that there are in fact 32 different combinations of winning symbols to be had. You can wager between 0.01 and 5.0 in $/£/€. As such this online slot is great for players on low to medium-sized budgets, with the potential for generous prizes for all. In fact, your maximum potential payout (in real-money mode only!) on any normal spin is a whopping 2,000 x 5, which comes to 10,000 coins. This will be yours if you manage to land five wild symbols on the reels.
What’s particularly generous about Golden Tour is that you’ll take home increasingly large prizes for landing anywhere between two and five of any of the symbols. For example, two gold shoe symbols pay out 2 coins, three pay out 5 coins, four payout 10 coins and five pay out 50.
Other Ways to Win
- Golden Tour Bonus Game - If you land between three and five of any scatter symbol on consecutive reels, the bonus game is automatically triggered. First you’ll be asked to select your golfing gear: from a range of clubs on offer, you have to choose the Driver, Iron and Putter that will best help your aim. Then the screen changes and you strike the golf ball for a hole-in-one. Your prize money appears on a golden trophy. But that’s not all – if you landed three scatter symbols to launch the bonus, your winnings will be tripled. If you were really lucky and had five scatter symbols, your prize is multiplied by ten.
- Dollar Ball Progressive Jackpot - this is a progressive side game that will be familiar to Free Slots users from other games such as: Dr Lovemore in Ladies’ Choice, and Silver Bullet, Desert Treasure, Captain’s Treasure (all in Adventure) as well as Football Rules (also in Sports along with Golden Tour). Basically, in real money mode, you can make winnings in the thousands while you spin.
Music, audio and graphics
Golden Tour’s graphics are simple but crisp. This makes the slot fun and easy to follow. You won’t get confused about what you’ve won. There isn’t much by the way of audio, but you’ll hear the swoosh of a golf club striking a ball every time you click to spin.
The Last Word…
We’re not sure if players who aren’t already golf fans would enjoy this slot for more than a few spins, but it’s certainly accessible and fun even to those of us who aren’t mad about the sport. Good, clean sporting entertainment with a nice bonus round and a progressive: seven out of ten.