Golden Rooster Slot
Golden Rooster is a 5-reel, 243-pay line 'all ways pay' slot from NextGen Gaming. There seems to be a little bit of confusion about the actual name of this slot, as in the game the title consists of the word 'Golden' and a picture of a rooster. Lots of people seem to be calling it just 'Golden', but we're plumping for 'Golden Rooster' as that seems to make more sense to us. We are the eggs-perts when it comes to online slots, after all.
This is of course a rather timely release – if you know your Chinese Zodiac, that is. From January 28th 2017 until February 15th 2018 it's the Chinese 'Year of the Rooster'. Apparently this is the year of the 'Fire Rooster', the last such year being 1957 (such years only come around every sixty years). People born in the year of the Fire Rooster as said to been trustworthy, responsible and seldom tardy.
We've no idea if such people like to play online slots game, but if they choose to play this one they will find plenty of farmyard-based symbols, plus playing card symbols ten through to ace. This is an 'all ways pay' slot which means all possible 243 pay lines are in play with each spin. You pay twenty-five coins for the privilege of a spin, and you can select your coin size as being anything from 0.01 to 5.00. When you're ready to cock your doodle-do, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning pay-out in this game is ten coins, which is achieved by landing three nines or tens on any possible pay line from the left-hand reel onwards. The jackpot prize of two thousand coins will come winging your way if you land five 'rooster silhouette' symbols.
The Golden Rooster is a wild symbol during normal play but then becomes a scatter symbol during free spins. This symbol only appears on reels two, three and four and substitutes for all other symbols.
A normal-looking rooster is another wild symbol. Again it only appears on reels two, three and four, but it does substitute for all symbols including the scatter symbol.
A golden coin is the scatter symbol in this game. It only (not changing the record here) appears on reels two, three and four and landing one on each of these reels will win you fifty coins.
If you land three scatters or wilds anywhere then you win ten free games. Any 'five of a kind' pay outs during free spins are multiplied by five. You can re-trigger free games during your free games feature.
That's about it for Golden Rooster, or Golden, or whatever you want to call it. While not the best in graphics this game has certainly got one thing going for it – a theoretical return to player of 97.222 percent! That's one of the highest RTPs we've ever seen, so you're going to receive a lots of wins (although not necessarily a lot of big wins) when playing this eggs-iting NextGen Gaming slot. If you're not that bothered about playing sophisticated slots, then Golden Rooster could be eggs-actly what you need!