Midas Gold

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1 Reels 5
2. Paylines 243
3. Progressive Yes
4. Maximum coins 243
5. Jackpot 320
6. Maximum jackpot in coins 160
7. Multiplier No
8. Scatter symbol No
9. Free Spins Yes
10. Betting range from $0.2 up to $40
11. Coin Bet Range from $0.01 up to $2
12. Coins per line 1
13. Bonus Game No
14. Wild symbol No
15. Payout percent 94.27

The tragic story of King Midas is something that's told in one way or another in a wide range of different cultures. The basic idea is that he was granted the wish of being able to turn anything into gold just by touching it. However, he didn't really think through the consequences of his actions, and this led to him touching his daughter and mistakenly killing her. This story is captured in the Midas Gold slot by Red Tiger Gaming, and though they've kept it from being anywhere near as morbid as the original story, the gold-based theme works really well here with solid graphics and gameplay.

Game Format

This slot uses the 243-ways format, which has five reels and three rows. Each regular symbol will pay as long as it shows up on consecutive reels, starting from the left, no matter where those symbols fall on those reels. Betting starts at $0.20 per round, and you can wager up to somewhere in the range of $50 to $200 based on what the casino you're playing with has decided.

Players also have an auto-play feature in this game that allows you to sit and enjoy the reels spinning without having to constantly press the button for it to spin. This can free up your hands while keeping the action coming along how you want it with a lot of different control options.

The Midas Touch Feature

King Midas appears on the reels as a bonus symbol. He only needs to appear once, so you can trigger this feature with just one of him locates anywhere on the game board. This makes it much easier to access this feature than what you'll find with a lot of bonus features in the industry as a whole, and that's the main thing that drives this game overall.

When you access the Midas Touch feature, you'll see King Midas himself appear and choose one of the other symbols on the game board. Every one of that symbol on the board will turn into gold, and then you're given a re-spin feature. All of the gold symbols that were chosen by Midas will hold into place, and this allows you to run up some extra payouts. It's made even more exciting by the fact that every time you get more of the same symbol on the reels, they also turn to gold to allow for another re-spin.

Combined with the 243-ways format, the value of this feature cannot be overstated. It's very easy to end up winning in dozens of ways for the chosen symbol with the way this feature works.

Summary of the Payouts

The daughter of King Midas appears in this game wearing a golden tiara with brown hair. She's worth 8x for five of a kind. The golden throne with red cushions will get you 6x for five. Five of the golden cup with an animal head on it gets you 4x for five, and lining up five of the fruit bowl is worth a 3x win.

The bottom-level symbols are card ranks in a bit of a Greek font with different colors. Yellow A symbols are going to get you a 2x payout for five, and five of the red K awards you 1.5x for the same. Five of the purple Q or blue J are worth 1.4x and 1.2x, respectively, and you can make it a simple 1x win for five of the gray 10 symbol.

Payout Distribution and Gameplay

All of the wins that we have noted here are based on a multiple of your whole bet size. That makes them a bit larger than they may initially seem to be. However, we also want to point out that the pay table is pretty flat with wins that are lower, individually, than what you typically see.

There are two reasons for this. First, there are only nine paying symbols, and in an all-ways format game, that kicks the hit-rate up tremendously. Second, the Midas Touch bonus feature is what drives the gameplay in this slot, and it can give you some tremendous wins that are based on getting several different individual pays on the same spin.

Our Thoughts

The style of gameplay found in the Midas Gold slot by Red Tiger Gaming is centered around a high hit-rate and a low volatility outside of the Midas Touch feature. The feature itself is the main part of the game, and it fits perfectly with the story that the game is based on. We think that this was a clever way to tie the two together, though we do wish that there were some other features in this game to round things out a bit. With that having been said, the feature hits pretty often as far as bonus features in video slots go, so we can't argue too much, especially since this game has solid graphics as well.



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