Gold King slot review (Play’n GO)
Gold King is a high variance Play ‘n GO online slot with a recognizable theme and a juicy bonus game
Everything in the Gold King slot is about… gold! And absolutely everything about this game is extremely shiny: the symbols, the winning combinations and the king, who is the central figure in the game. Even the background is a sea of golden coins, enough to make even King Midas jealous. He looks like a rank amateur in comparison to this Gold King!
Do you have a severe hangover from a night out? Make sure to put on your shades then, before you even think of approaching this slot to start playing.
Play ‘n GO did not just pay a lot of attention to the bling all over this slot but also included some innovative game mechanisms. In the base game and the bonus round, we encountered features we have never seen before in any other slot.
Win up to 4,000 x your bet per spin
Once we figured out that this slot can give you a return on your money of up to 4,000 x your total bet per spin, our attention was completely focused on this game.
High time to put some money down at Casumo Casino and put this slot by Play’n GO through its paces.
How does the Gold King slot work?
Gold King has 20 fixed paylines, divided over 5 reels. You pay a set amount per spin, which can start as low a $€ 0.20 and run up to $€ 100.
This slot has high variance: with the stacked symbols, expanding symbols and wilds, you can win some massive prizes.
The payout rate is excellent at 96.58%.
Symbols and payouts
The premium symbols consist of gold nuggets, gold jewellery, gold roses (the wilds) and gold crowns. Did we happen to mention already that this slot has a high ‘shiny, blingy’ factor?
The wild roses have the highest value: 125 x the bet if you get 5-of-a-kind on an active payline. The other premium symbols pay out between 12.5 x and 25 x the wager.
There are also card symbols in this game: 10, J, Q, K, and Ace are worth between 2.5 x and 5 x the bet.
After every turn, the Golden Spin may be activated, albeit that this is entirely random.
Reels 1, 3 and 5 are subsequently filled with the same super stacks; the whole reel is replete with the same symbols. This can become very lucrative, as you only have to get wilds or similar symbols on reels 2 and 4 to be handsomely rewarded.
In this game, it is not uncommon to obtain a ‘full house’ with all the same symbols.
Super Spins: the free spin bonus
3 scattered Gold King Symbols on reels 1,3, and 5 activate the free spin bonus.
You start with 10 free spins, but they have a whole array of extra features.
- They are called super Spins, and rightly so:
- Every scattered Gold King gives you 2 extra spins
- 3 scattered Gold Kings add 10 free spins
- All premium symbols expand if that will make them part of a winning combination
- There are extra stacked wilds on the reels
- The card symbols are super-stacked
So, things have to turn seriously weird for you to strike out during the Gold King’s free bonus round and leave you without a very sizeable reward in your pocket.
Financial analysis of Gold King
We have put together an extensive financial analysis of the Gold King slot, including:
- Our results of 5,000 real money spins on Gold King.
- The prize distribution.
- Your chances of winning on Gold King.
- How to successfully apply the “Hit and Run” strategy to Gold King.
Our results on 5,000 real money spins on Gold King
We played no less than 5,000 real money spins on Gold King.
Here are our results, which include some real surprises!
Our run with Gold King gave us a smiley face. We ended up winning $718 after 5,000 spins. We have been treated well this time because we won a handful of large prizes of 368x, 356x, 309x, 286x, and 268x the total bet. This is more than expected.
What kind of prizes does Gold King payout?
Gold King is a high variance slot. Quite often do you hit high prizes with Gold King, from 100x to 500x the total bet, as did we in our run of 5,000 spins!
For example, take prizes of 250x to 500x the total bet: these are paid out once every 2,500 spins over the longer run. Compared to other slots, this is often.
Winning a reward of 1,000x (or more) of your total bet is possible: these prizes do not hit that often, though. We qualify Gold King as a high variance slot. To qualify a slot as extremely large, the real significant prizes need to hit more often.
What are my chances of winning with Gold King?
Below, you find your chances of winning (or losing) a certain amount of $€, when you spin 100 x ($€1 per spin) or 500 x ($€0.20 per spin).
For the sake of comparison, the total amount wagered is $€100 in both cases.
For example, you see that your chance of winning 2.5x to 5x your bankroll (profits of $€250 to $€500) is 2.7% if you spin 100 times ($€1 per spin).
With Gold King, there are chances to win more than $€500. These chances are small, though.
Does the “Hit and Run” strategy work with Gold King?
With the Hit and Run strategy, you have an initial bankroll of (say) $100. You start playing $€1, $€5 or $€10 per spin, until you, either:
- Have reached your target profit: profits of at least $€10, $€20, $€50, $€100, $€200, $€500, $€1000, $€2K, $€5K, $€10K, $€20K or $€50K (the latter is 500x your bankroll).
- Have lost your entire bankroll ($€100 in this example)
The table below shows the chance of meeting the target first:
Gold King is a great slot if you are a fan of playing the Hit and Run strategy. To get the best results, compared to other slots, you need to aim for profits between 20x and 50x your bankroll (in the example of a bankroll of $€100: profits of $€2,000 to $€5,000).
For example, the chance of reaching the target of $€2,000 is 2.7%. In that case, you need to increase the bet per spin to $€5.
If betting $€5 is too much for you, you need to have a lower target profit. In that case, you get better results with lower variance slots such as Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst or Bloodsuckers, to name a few.
Do you want an even higher profit? In that case, choose an extremely more volatile slot, such as Jammin’ Jars or Dead or Alive 2.
Gold King is a high variance slot with serious top prizes
The Theoretical RTP of Gold King is 96.58%, which is pretty attractive.
If you like to win lots of prizes in the range of 250x to 500x the total bet, Gold King is your favourite slot.
Our verdict on the Gold King video slot?
Play ‘n GO has delivered an excellent slot with Gold King. It is fast, exciting AND money-making!
Oh, and did we mention shiny? So very shiny. Man, this really is a very shiny slot.
Good job, Play ‘n GO, good work.
4 out of 5 stars
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