Gold Party Slot Machine Review
From the words of the Gold Party, you can already imagine a grand and festive gold party. For Pragmatic Play, that means another Irish themed slot. I guess you don’t need us to tell you that the market is teeming with leprechaun-themed games, and new ones aren’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as it has some sort of spark. Gold Party does use a four-matrix system during consecutive respin bonus rounds, but other than that, it’s a really generic game that’s unlikely to fail on many radars. Nevertheless, it’s time to get all the Celtics for another jovial leprechaun encounter.
From the start, you get the feeling that you are enjoying mediocre entertainment. The Gold Party has a traditional look, without being overwhelming or particularly eye-catching. One possible exception is the large chap leprechaun if you like Celtic culture, prominently displayed on the left side of the screen. The rest of the view is taken up by the game’s grid and UI, with a hint of the famous green Irish countryside peeking around the edges. Much of the vibe is generated by the upbeat soundtrack, which can be hard not to touch your feet or do the ‘Irish jig’ as it has been done.
Available on any device, the base game Gold Party is played on a 5-reel, 3-line grid, with 25 fixed pay lines. Gold Party has been described by its makers to be highly volatile, while the default return to player value is 96.5%. For players who are interested in seeing the types of parties possible, and the game can also be equipped with a bonus purchase function.
Matching symbol combinations trigger payouts when they land on adjacent reels, from the first reel onwards. The paytable starts with a low value 9-A symbol, worth 0.6 to 1x the bet for five on the payline. Then, the high payouts consist of the harp, toadstool house, lucky horseshoe, unicorn, and leprechaun, where five on a payline is worth 1.2 to 4 times the stake. The Golden Tree Wild appears on reels 2, 3, or 4 and can replace all symbols except the Money Symbol. Wilds are removed from the reels when the bonus game is triggered along with other regular paying symbols.
Gold Party Slots Features
Joining shindig in the base game is the Copy Reels feature, while the main event is the four grid Money Respins bonus round.
If any set of highest paying symbols appears on the leftmost reel, it will be copied and pasted onto one or more of the other reels.
Money Respin Features
This is triggered when at least 6 Money symbols are hit during the base game. Once the applicable win line has been paid out, the bonus starts and is played on 4 separate 5×3 matrices. Normal payout symbols fade, and only Money, Multiplier, or Extra Spin symbols can land. Players are awarded 8 respins, and when the symbols land on the reels, they lock in place, remaining there until the spin is complete.
If any of the matrices is filled with symbols on all 15 positions, then the jackpot amount is still awarded. Filling out the matrix labeled Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand pays an amount worth 20x, 50x, 200x, or 5,000x your bet.
Buy Money Respin Feature
At certain times, Players have the opportunity to purchase the Money Respin feature at a cost of 100x the total bet. When purchased, the game round begins with a random number of Money symbols on the screen.
For slot players who want to know exactly what they are getting into, Gold Party is one to add to the list. The looks are old hat, the gameplay is plain, and the theme is almost shattered to pieces. The features aren’t exactly like carbon copies, but when everything else looks so mundane, they feel as though they are. The Copy Reel concept injects a level of uncertainty into the base game, although it’s inherently limited as well. At best, if the top premium stack on reel one is replicated across the game grid, the most that can be conjured up is a 100x win, due to the low symbol value. Not exactly a fairy tale pot at the end of the rainbow.
Better things are possible from the Money Respins feature, especially if you fill the Grand matrix with symbols and pocket the 5,000x grand prize. Perhaps the Money symbol and the multiplier mix well beyond winning the jackpot, so to stop things from getting too out of hand, the game has a set limit of 5.163x the bet. The four-matrix technique provides a dose of individuality, although it is far from unique. Stakelogic got their Quatro slots, including the Irish slots, while Big Time Gaming had their own Power 4 range Megaquads and Blueprint mechanics, looking among other things to the quad reel setup.
Well, we made it to the end and won’t be too disappointed if we never run into the Gold Party again in the future. It’s a dependable game for players who can’t get enough of the mythical characters of the Emerald Isle and aren’t bothered by innovation. However, if you prefer to stand outside the box and take a peek, the painful genericism of the Gold Party will almost certainly result in no thanks