Golden Mane Slot Game Review
Golden Mane is a 5-reel, 3-row medium-variance video slot game from NextGen software developer. This horse-themed slot features 10 paylines with random bonus symbols added in the base game, free spins, which can be retriggered and a bunch of extra wilds during the feature. If you want more details about the Golden Mane Slot, read our full review below.
The graphics are certainly one of the stronger suits of this slot. Golden Mane features beautiful stallions and breathtaking landscapes, all done with exceptional attention to detail. The soundtrack fits well with the scenery and the dynamics of the game.
Golden Mane slot has 10 fixed paylines, which you can play with 15 coins. The coin denominations range from 0.01 to 100, so you can wager between 15p and £150 per spin. The slot is available on all devices – desktop, tablet, and mobile.
The low-rank icons include card symbols ranging from 9 to A, a tree, and a mountain landscape. The regular symbols award rather modest payouts, so look out for the stallions. The white one especially will give you 700 coins for 5 of a kind. The theoretical return to player percentage is 96.96%.
The golden horse is the wild symbol of the game and it replaces any symbol except the scatter. The wild symbol also awards the biggest payout of 1,500 coins (100x your stake) for 5 on a payline. The horseshoe is the scatter and it lands on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. There is a Scatter Run feature during the base game, where you might get extra scatters on the reels. There isn’t anything specific you can do in order to trigger the Scatter Run, the feature is completely random and it boosts your chances of getting free spins.
2 or 3 scatter symbols award 2 or 6 free spins respectively. This is a rather low amount of free spins, but there’s a twist. During the first free spin the white horse turns wild, during the second free spin the black horse turns wild, and during the third and fourth spins, the mountain and then the tree symbol turn wild as well. All of those symbols also remain wild for the duration of the feature. In addition to that, the horseshoe symbol appears during the feature round, so you can trigger more free spins. This means you might end up with a total of 12 with the wilds still active!
Golden Mane isn’t anything exciting during the main game, but the free spins feature with the regular symbols turning wild got our attention. Once you get there, the slot is pretty rewarding. If you manage to retrigger the feature, you’ll be spinning with a total of 5 wilds, which is a pretty good prospect. The game is quite the eye candy and overall entertaining, but with such a small reel and limited paylines, it falls a bit short of its potential.
Slot Game Info
|Wild Symbol||Black Horse / Mountain symbol|
|Scatter Symbol||Horse Shoe|
|Min / Max bet||0.15 – 150.00|
|Bonus Round||Free Spins Bonus Round|