The Golden City Slot

Superb design combines with some very playable features in The Golden City, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot game from iSoftBet. The Golden City might sound like the name of a Macau casino but in this case it’s a lost jungle civilisation that’s brimming with treasure. Trigger the trail bonus to win cash prizes or land free spins or the pyramid bonus where prizes can reach 1,000 times your stake. Play this medium to high variance game on all devices from between 20p and £20 per spin.

With the lush green jungle in the background, the reels are flanked by a pair of impressive looking totems. Joining the lower value jewels are 4 higher paying carved totem masks. The best of the quartet is the blue mask which pays 2, 5 or 25 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. There’s also a wild that spins in stacked formation.

The action here takes place using a symbol drop game engine. Winning symbols explode and are replaced by new ones. The drops keep on coming as long as a new winning combination is created. The likeliest way to unlock the treasures from The Golden City comes via the features which are triggered by landing 3 scatter symbols on the same spin.

You’ll then enter the Trail Bonus feature - spin the dice to work your way around the board. On offer here are coin wins, free spins and keys.

Free Spins feature - the total from the free spin symbols on the trail are added together when you land on the start square. If you collected coin scatters from the trail, then they are in play during the free spins. Each time these coins land, they award an instant coin prize.

Prize Pyramid feature - to unlock this round, you’ll need to collect 3 keys from the trail. You’ll then get to make some picks and hopefully work your way up the pyramid. The goal is the reach the summit which delivers a spin of the prize wheel. Depending on where the pointer lands, you could pocket an award of up to 1,000 times your stake.

We’ve taken plenty of virtual jungle treks on a quest for lost treasure. The Golden City is one of the better ones. The sound and visuals are superbly done and there’s plenty of variety on offer from the symbol drop game engine and the feature rounds.

It’s pretty fiery on the variance front too. The volatility is in the medium to high range – you can win 1,606 times your stake overall from the 3 features. If you like the treasure hunting theme, then you should find plenty to like in The Golden City. If not, go on an adventure in Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness (from Play ‘N Go) which is just excellent.