The Golden City Slot
The Golden City is an online slot by iSoftBet that is a vibrant game styled after the carved symbols found in the Mayan culture of South America. Put yourself at the mercy of these jungle gods and see what rich rewards they have in store for you.
Theme and Background
Legend has it that deep in the jungles of South America there was a hidden city made entirely of gold, and its name was El Dorado, Spanish for ‘The Golden One’. This legend led several expeditions into the jungles of South America in search of the city, also known as Manõa.
There were even rumours about a tribal chief who would cover himself in gold dust such was the wealth of his people. He was referred to as El Hombre Dorado ‘The Golden Man’.
While this is widely held to be nothing more than a myth these days the legend and the mysticism that surrounds those jungles still inspire game creators to build slots like The Golden City!
The Golden City slot offers medium variance slots entertainment across 5-reels and 3-rows with Cascading reels! The game's 20 fixed paylines are maximised by the inclusion of a Stacked Wild which cannot be broken, this sets the Wild in place to continue creating winning combinations as long as luck is on your side.
Stakes in The Golden City slot are calculated as your selected coin size multiplied by the 20 paylines. This means that choosing a Coin Size of 0.01 will result in a €0.20 bet per spin. The maximum bet per spin is €20.00.
The slot’s four highest-value symbols are colourful gods carved into stones of blue, red, green and purple. The three-eyed blue totem and the red birdlike totem both payout up to 500x stake on the reels! The low-value emblems are uniquely faceted gems in the same colours as the totems.
The game's Bonus symbols are represented by a golden disc bearing a single eye while the Wild is a golden jaguar totem bearing golden gifts.
The slot also offers 3 distinct game screens, the 5x3 reels used for base gameplay and Free Spins, the board game screen of the Trail Bonus and the Cash Wheel focused screen of the Prize Pyramid.
Landing 3 Bonus symbols on the reels of The Golden City slot will trigger the Trail Bonus feature. The reels are replaced by a board game where rolling the dice moves you around the board collecting Free Spins and Golden Keys. During this mode, it is also possible to collect boosters for the Scatter symbol, which increase its value on the reels during Free Spins.
Collecting 3 Golden Keys during the Trail Bonus round will unlock the Prize Pyramid feature. Work your way up the steps of the Prize Pyramid till you reach the glorious Cash Wheel where you can spin the wheel to win up to 1000x your stake!
Landing on the Start icon during the Trail Bonus will activate the Free Spins round. The number of Free Spins you collected during the board game is the final number of free games you will get to play this round as the Free Spins cannot be retriggered.
To add value to the final total every Scatter that lands on the reels will add the boosted value achieved during the Trail Bonus round to the aptly named Scatter Bank.
Play 'On The Go'
The oversized and brightly coloured symbols of iSoftbet’s The Golden City slot machine are a fantastic fit for gambling on the go. The game looks great and plays incredibly smoothly. The buttons and menus are laid out in a user-friendly and intuitive manner.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
Fans of totem and ancient culture slots will love the vibrant approach iSoftBet took to the theme. The Cascading reels also fit the idea of playing with an ancient construct, and this is delivered perfectly on the reels. Keep in mind that this is a medium to high variance slot and triggering the bonus features can feel like an arduous task. However, finally triggering the Trail Bonus is both entertaining and rewarding!