Despite the name, Golden Reel doesn’t actually have any golden reels! Instead, it has a golden logo, a golden symbol and a golden jackpot! This slot game is powered by Novomatic and Greentube. 40 paylines run across 5 reels in this game. There are four rows, so four positions on each reel and 20 positions on the reels overall. The jackpot in this game isn’t worth millions but it is still pretty huge! The jackpot amount will equal x2000 your bet + a percentage of every bet made on the game. Overall, Golden Reel is a pretty standard Novomatic slot. It doesn’t have any special features. It has a Scatter symbol, a Wild symbol, gamble game, autoplay and Free Games. With these sorts of slots from Novomatic, once you’ve played one, you’ve played them all. Golden Reel is almost identical to: Fruits n Sevens Deluxe, Golden 7, Golden Sevens Deluxe, Xtra Hot, Super Hot 7s and Plenty of Fruit 40. There’s nothing particularly unique about this game but if you just want something fruity, then why not give it a go. Also, the payout percentage of Golden Reel isn’t particularly high. At 94%, the RTP is pretty low, even for a Novomatic game. There are many other fruity slots that have higher payout percentages. Even so, a Novomatic game with an RTP of 94% is definitely better than a slot game with a higher RTP from a different developer. That’s because Novomatic games pay without you having to trigger a special feature!
Before you start spinning these golden reels, you can set up the slot to suit you. There are 40 paylines in Golden Reel. These follow different paths but all go from left to right. You can play the slot with any number of these activated, from 1 to all 40! Line bets are also changeable. The minimum possible bet per line is 0.01 and the maximum possible bet per line is 1.25. The bet per line will be multiplied by the number of lines active and that will give your overall bet per spin (i.e. the amount of money you wager every time you choose to spin the reels). You can spin the reels manually by pressing the ‘start’ button every time you want to spin the reels. You can wait for the reels to stop themselves or you can press ‘stop’ mid-spin and stop the reels abruptly. If you don’t want to have to press something every time you want to spin, and you’re going to be playing for a while, you can put the game in autoplay mode. While this is enabled, you can’t change any settings but you won’t have to press anything! The gamble game is one of two of Novomatic’s specials! For this particular one, you’ll have to try and click at the right time to advance a level and double your win.
On the reels of Golden Reel, there are 10 unique symbols. These are the cherries, the orange, the plum, the lemon, the half watermelon, the grapes, the green bars, the red seven, the golden bullion and the happy Jester. The golden bullion is the Scatter symbol – this symbol is not subject to the normal payline rules and it can also trigger 10 Free Games! The happy Jester is the Wild symbol – this symbol has a magical power and that gives it the ability to jump into any combination. It can complete any winning combination where a third match is needed to give the win. The only symbol it can’t complete a win for is the Scatter symbol. The other symbols (the fruits, the bars and the seven), have to land on the active paylines to be of any use! When three or more (or two or more in the case of the cherries) show up on adjacent reels (starting from reel 1 on the far-left), you’ll get a nice payout. Three matches (on reels 1, 2 and 3) give minimum payouts, four matches (on reels 1-4) give bigger payout and five matches (across all 5 reels), give the biggest wins! During the Free Games, the happy Jester Wild symbol is stacked. So many of these are on the reels throughout the Free Games, they will immediately catch your eye. This is when you are most likely to win the Golden Reel jackpot. That’s because you need x20 happy Jesters to win it! Every position on every reel will need to be showing his happy face in order for you to win the jackpot. The jackpot amount equals x2000 your bet plus a percentage of every bet that players make on the game. That means every spin by every player contributes to the massive jackpot. It doesn’t reach millions but it could certainly be life-changing!