Experience the beauty of Playboy Gold in a fabulous new 6-reel slot format
The first Playboy slot from Microgaming was a surprising hit for many. Not only was the game on the right side of tasteful, it was also beautifully presented, great fun to play and packed a decent amount of bonus features into the game to keep players interest piqued.
Of course, having very beautiful young ladies on the screen wearing their characteristic Playboy Bunny outfits (and occasionally considerably less) is always likely to get a certain type of slots gamer's attention, but what I liked about the original game was that it stood up well as a slot in its own right.
Well this month, Microgaming have released the exciting Playboy Gold slot and it is shaping up to be equally as enticing as the original, if not more-so. We've taken a look at the game in a bit more detail and have formulated our review of this very different looking slot below.
- Game: Playboy Gold
- Developer: Microgaming
- Reels: 6 x 10
- Pay Lines: 100 (non-selectable)
- Minimum Bet: 0.50
- Maximum Bet: 500.00
- Jackpot: 1,500 coins
- Free Spins Bonus: Yes
- Other Bonuses: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Volatility: Low to Medium
The presentation of the slot is somewhat simplistic but belies a more complex game. The livery is mainly gold and black as you would expect with the Playboy brand and either side of the reels (which is a very unusual 6x10 reel set up) are two very attractive Playboy Bunnies, Raquel and Audrey, dressed in their famous attire, complete with bunny ears and fluffy tails.
As you play the slot there is a rather funky musical track playing along with it that does have a hint of 1970's Jazz to it, mixed with a few more synth sounds that you would associate with the 1980s. It's a rather unusual track, but I rather liked it and left it well alone as I played through my spins on the slot. All in all, the presentation is rather opulent looking, without being too in your face and that is a very nice combination to hit when making a new game.
What is on the reels?
On the reels are an assortment of lower value symbols, which are the playing card low symbols of the club, heart, spade and diamond. Alongside these lower symbols are some other symbols that are more linked to the world of Playboy including Playboy casino chips (in both Silver and Gold).
There are also four different Bunny symbols in red, gold, purple and blue and these symbols are each linked to one of the four Playboy Bunnies that are part of the game, Stephanie (Gold), Hirome (Red), Gia (Purple) and Carly (Blue).
With so many symbols in the game and so many visible on screen, there are 100 lines on which you can win but the minimum bet is just 0.50 coins, which is good value. Symbols can also be stacked on the reels which can lead to multiple line wins from a single spin.
What is interesting on the reels however is that on certain random spins you can trigger the Jumbo Blocks feature. This will then mean that very large symbols appear on the reels which take up multiple spaces across multiple reels and spin in sync. This can lead to a large number of the same symbol appearing on the reels at the end of a spin and can lead to big wins with several winning lines triggered if you are fortunate enough.
If you land a Jumbo Block fully on the reels, it can trigger one of the three features outlined in the Free Spins section below.
The Wild symbol is a Gold Playboy logo symbol and it substitutes for any symbol on the reel apart from the Wheel Bonus scatter symbol. However, the Wild does not offer any multiplier bonuses, but it can be landed in several positions across the reels on a spin.
Free Spins features
The Free Spins feature is actually part of one of a number of bonuses that you access within the Playboy Slots Jumbo Blocks feature. Land a Jumbo Block in full on the middle reels and you will trigger one of three features.
The first is the Instant Credit Prize feature which gives you an immediate cash bonus.
The Multiplier Feature gives you a multiplier on your win but the best of the three features is the Wild Respins feature as in this bonus, the Jumbo Block you landed expands from a 4x6 block to a 4x10 block and you then get between 2 and 4 re-spins with Sticky Wilds appearing on the first and sixth reel.
This is not the only bonus in the game however as three of the Playboy Wheel Scatters will unlock the Wheel Bonus. Here you can spin a wheel where you can win either of the following:
- A Cash prize of between 20x and 100x your total bet stake
- A Free Spins bonus where you get 10 Free Spins with a Jumbo Block landing on every Free Spin and additional Wilds placed on the first and sixth reels.
- A Matched Bonus game where you pick cards until you match a pair, if you manage to do this after just two picks, you win all six prizes on offer. With every pick after your second pick, you increase the multiplier from 2x up to 10x.
Best feature of the Playboy Gold slot
What is fabulous about the Playboy Gold slot is that there is such a large number of bonus features in the game and these can be accessed both from within the base game and also when you trigger the Wheel Bonus. This gives you many more games to win big money on (although I feel some of the games tend to pay out better amounts more often than the others).
This means that the game is very enjoyable as it can be so varied. Also playing on such a large slot game with so many symbols can prove to be more interesting than a standard 5x3 reel slot.
The Playboy Gold slot is a hugely enjoyable game that will certainly attract plenty of players and not just because of the promise of some beautiful girls to look at. This is a very different slot to the usual Microgaming offering but it is all the better for it with some innovative bonuses and a wide range of bets available for the lower stakes gambler right up to the higher roller.
You can play this fantastic new slot at any of our Mega Moolah casinos.
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