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Golden Ticket

Our review of the Golden Ticket slot game looks at its unique 5x5 grid gameplay, how to play the shooting gallery Bonus Rounds and how to win 411,561 coins!

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Golden Ticket Slot

With Golden Ticket Play’n GO invites you to suspend your disbelief and enter the Big Top with a sense of childlike wonder! Be entertained by vintage circus folk all the while keeping an eye open for that special carnival prize that your heart desires – the Big Top Big Win!

Theme, Sounds and Symbols

From a visual design perspective Play’n GO have outdone themselves with Golden Ticket slot game. Leaning into the vintage carnival and circus era, they have created a low light backdrop which makes the game screen pop!

The base game high-value symbols are none other than the Ringmaster, the Strongman and the Clown, all of whom have nicely animated reel symbols representing them. A clever touch had the character who most recently had a winning combination become the Golden Ticket host who stands to the right of the game screen. This adds an extra touch of engagement and entertainment every few spins.

The low-value symbols are made up of variations of the clowns Juggling Clubs, the strongman’s Weights and the ringmaster's Top Hat.

Unlike other slots which use the same icons across game modes when you enter the Bonus Round, Golden Tickets version of free spins, there is a completely new interface and symbol set.

Bonus Round sees you move from the circus to a target shooting game with moving targets on various levels. The targets are the game symbols and are made up of painted images of a clown, lion, elephant, star, cupcake, bullseye target, duck, hot air balloon, drum and balloons.

When activated these symbols spin as though shot and show the reverse which is a damaged version of the original. This leads into the old school carnival feel of the casino game.

The music and sound design feel as though they were recorded live at an actual carnival or fairground - including the idle chatter of other visitors and the calls of the various vendors and showman!

Game Mechanics

Golden Ticket is a slot machine based on the cascading reels slots seen in Gonzo’s Quest and Play’n GOs own Gemix slot. The concept is simple, carnival icons fill a 5x5 grid, and a winning pay line is any 3 or more matching symbols in a vertical or horizontal line.

As each winning combination is removed the play area new symbols cascade in from above to take their place and potentially create a new winning combination. And so the process continues till there are no more combinations and the grid spins again.

Despite its unusual style, this is still a solid slot game at its core with an RTP of 96% and the chance to gather up a surprisingly large 411,561 coin jackpot! With that in mind, you can adjust the coin size of your stake from as low as €0.20 per spin up to €40.00!

Bonus Features

Unlike regular slots, there are no Wilds and Scatters in Golden Ticket, but that is not to say it does not have its brand of special features to keep you entertained and those winning combinations rolling in.

Win Multipliers

The Golden Ticket base game starts with a 1x multiplier, see the left-hand column on the game screen, and each winning combination sees the multiplier increased and then applied to the value of the drop to a maximum of 4x per winning combination!

Bonus Round

The Bonus Round in Golden Ticket is triggered by clearing a full row of symbols to reveal the word bonus hidden behind them.

Once activated you will be transported to a shooting gallery where you will receive 10 Free Rounds (or spins). The symbols appear in a faux shooting gallery and all that needs to happen is you need to have a minimum 5 of the same symbol appear in the gallery to trigger a winning combination.

Landing 5 or more Big Top Bonus symbols in the shooting gallery will reward you with up to 20 additional Bonus Rounds.

Play ‘On The Go’

Circuses are well-known for being travelling amusements and in this regard, Golden Ticket does not disappoint. Play’n GO have built Golden Ticket using HTML5, which means it is available for you to play on your favourite Apple iOS, Android or Windows mobile device.

CasinoWow Game Verdict

Golden Ticket is a beautifully crafted slot game, from the sound design to the look and feel it creates an immersive vintage Big Top experience as you play it. The addition of the shooting gallery themed free spins mode is genius; the only aspect that might have been more enjoyable would have been the ability to shoot the symbols yourself.

Being a medium volatility casino game also means you get to see the win multiplier working in your favour, as well as getting to play in the shooting gallery at a reasonable rate.

Golden Ticket is a slot worth trying out, where for the nostalgia, the unique gameplay experience or the chance to win that massive jackpot you won’t be disappointed. You can try it out in most Play'n GO Online Casinos.

Slot Overview

Name

Golden Ticket

Released

2014

Provider

Play'n GO

Platform

Desktop, Tablet, Mobile

Slot Details

RTP

96%

Volatility

Medium

Jackpot

2578x bet

Paylines

30

Reels

5

Rows

5

Min. bet

$0.2

Max. bet

$40

Golden Ticket FAQs

What is the theme of this casino game?

The slot is centred around the entertainment and spectacle of a carnival and circus.

Who is the provider of this casino game?

Golden Ticket is a Play’n GO online slot.

Can I play this slot on my mobile device?

Yes! You can play Golden Ticket from your tablet or mobile device on the go.

Is this game suitable for new players?

As a medium volatility slot with an engaging theme, Golden Ticket will appeal to all players.

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