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Here’s a slot game from Novomatic that really is out of this world. ‘Golden Planet’ takes us into outer space, just where we end up heaven knows but it’s one that can help provide players of this game with some good wins and an entertaining ride through space.
This is a five-reel game that has a total of three rows of cartoonish symbols and a total of nine paylines. The reels are transparent so you can look through them into outer space with stars galore but no sign of a planet, let alone a golden one.
As is the usual case with anything that deals with aliens from outer space, the said alien just happens to be totally green and has something sticking out of their head. One day those aliens will turn up you know and probably the last thing they’ll be is green. They’ll either laugh their heads off or blow us to smithereens. Other symbols in the game include an alien robot, a male and female astronaut possibly on a mission to the planet and finally we get to see that golden planet that gives this game its title. We also get the nine to Ace playing card symbols, now that really is a bit of overkill to be honest. They don’t have anything to do with the theme of the game, why not add another alien or a moon or something along those lines?
The wild symbol here is the spaceship. A really important symbol because it can substitute for others to get you winning combinations you wouldn’t otherwise have had. Its amazing powers don’t stretch to being able to substitute for the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol is the alien planet symbol; this plays a big part in triggering the bonus game. I’ll tell you all about that in a moment.
It’s an easy game to operate with all the control buttons down the bottom of the screen on what looks like a spaceship control panel. This allows you to set your stake and spin those reels. To find out more about the game press the ‘info’ button. That brings up the paytable which is packed with important information. It tells you about the winning combinations available in the game and how much they pay. For example, five of the wild spaceship symbol will win you a whopping 9000x your line bet.
Also have some free plays of this game. That will show everything in action and really help prepare you for your interplanetary adventure.
At least three of the scatter symbols (the alien planet) will get you into the bonus game. You are awarded a total of 15 free spins. Any winning combinations that you get during the free spins will be tripled.
The game also has a gamble feature. It’s not compulsory to play this and it’s not ideal to go for it if you’ve just had a big win. It really is far better to just take the win and get on with the next spin. If you do take up the challenge, you need to be able to correctly choose the colour of the next playing card drawn. Get it right and you’ve just doubled your win. Get it wrong and that win is totally lost.
There are plenty of reasons to recommend this game. It’s a good theme, though I would have preferred more theme-related symbols. The bonus game is a good one and you’ll certainly be pleased to see any winnings you get tripled. Be careful with the gamble feature though, always one to be extremely careful with. All in all, though, an enjoyable game that can be quite profitable too.