I have played Golden Legend for a few hours in order to be able to give you a detailed review of this Play’n GO title, and I actually quite liked what I saw. The game is one of those tighter slots that demand more patience, but the potential payoff is huge as the free spins game can be incredibly rewarding.
The game is played on a large 5×4 board with 50 paylines, and a player can choose how many paylines he wishes to play, from 1 to 50. Minimum bet per payline is $0.01 so Golden Legend is a penny slot, and the minimum bet to cover all paylines is $0.50. Maximum bet per spin is $100.
Main game and paytable
There are 13 symbols in this game, and 11 of these are normal symbols, plus a Wild and a Scatter that triggers the free spins. The five high-value symbols are all golden animals, Tiger, Lion, Tortoise, Swan and Fish. The six low-value symbols are card symbols, and they pay significantly less than the main symbols which carry the theme. Graphics are excellent, and fans of gold and golden statues will like it a lot, even if the overall feel resembles classic slots more than modern videoslots. The game is very pleasant to play because of the theme in which golden symbols stand out, but also because the spins are very fast and there are no unnecessary delays. Everything looks and feels right in this slot game.
You need to land three Scatters in order to trigger the free spins game, and you’ll get 10 free spins that can be re-triggered for 10 more if you land the three Scatters again. Three Scatters also pay a cash prize of 4x your bet. On each spin during the feature, there will be two additional Wild symbols stacked on reels 2 through 5. That means you get two on each of those reels, which is, of course, incredible value for the player. This will bring some huge wins, so the free spins game in Golden Legend is very a very good reward for your patience during the main game, where not much is going on. You can win up to 1,000,000 coins in Golden Legend, and all of your big wins will be coming from this hugely rewarding free spins game.
Theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96.50%, so the game does pay well enough, even though during the main game you’ll feel like it doesn’t. There’s just a stark contrast between the boring main game and the rewarding free spins game, and the number of times you trigger the free spins game will determine if you’ll make money on this slot game. Variance is medium, perhaps a bit high, as you do need to trigger the free spins game often in order to make the most of it, and to increase your chances of winning big during that time when you have those two additional Wilds on your board. This is a game for the more patient player who’s prepared to wait for a big payoff. Those who want to further increase the variance can do so by reducing the number of paylines.
Golden Legend plays like a classic slot even if it’s a more modern title, and classic slot players who decide to play this title will enjoy the benefit of a better theoretical payout than what they’re used to. This makes Golden Legend a quality game for a specific audience, and since you can win up to 1,000,000 coins it does pay off to try your luck with this Chinese themed slot game. There’s gold to be won here.