Golden Era Online Slots from Microgaming
Golden Era was released in February 2015 and was developed by Microgaming. This online video slot game has fifteen paylines and five reels. This online game is a non-progressive slot game with 5 x 3 reels, a scatter and a wild symbol. Golden Era is based on the golden age of America, specifically in Hollywood. It spans the years 1927 to about 1960, when sound was introduced into movies. Microgaming has given Golden Era a retro theme with excellent quality graphics and a cinematic soundtrack reminiscent of this time.
All players will enjoy playing Golden Era as the game has a low variance so there is not much risk which would appeal to beginners. This does not mean the game does not pay well, on the contrary the jackpot can go as high as 530 000 coins. Golden Era can also be found on Microgaming’s Quickfire platform which means it is available on most online casino sites.
How to Play Golden Era
Players may start with five coins and these are: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.20. The maximum amount of coins allowed are 300, and the minimum bet is 0.15 and the maximum bet is 60.00. Although the free spins rounds are complicated the payout can be very high. This round has twelve free spins with a new feature, merging wild reels. These are triggered by between three and five scatters and these wins are added to the paylines.
The wild reels will change position on each spin and if players bet the maximum on the base game there is the possibility of winning 100 000 coins. Players may be awarded the multiplier if two wild reels are active and the payout is multiplied times one and if there is a single merged wild reel the payout is multiplied times two.
Golden Era also has a double bonus feature in the free spins round. This bonus feature is a “pick until pop” round where players must choose from movie posters that have a cash prize attached to them. Players may pick as many as ten posters and each of these has a hidden item. Eight of the posters have a pick again prize, one has a multiplier prize (x2) and the last one has a pop item. Once players have chosen the pop item this signals the end of the bonus game and all wins are added to the paylines.
Golden Era features the following symbols: movie stars, awards, cameras, cinema tickets, photographers and many more. A regular symbol will ensure a win of about sixty times the total wager. These symbols become animated when they are part of a winning combination or a bonus feature is triggered. The wild symbol, the Golden Era logo, will give players a win of more than three hundred times their wager and the wild can substitute for all the symbols except the scatter which is a movie clapper. The scatter will give players a win of one hundred times their wager and will include a bonus round. Players then have two choices, either free spins or the double feature bonus. The merging wild reels make Golden Era unique.