It’d be nice to have a heart of gold but how healthy would it be? Well if you play this slot from Novomatic, you may become very healthy when the big wins start to flow. It’s a quirky looking game which isn’t a problem as far as this reviewer is concerned. Actually, it’s a bit of a refreshing change after playing a fair few slots that have similar looking slots. It can also supply you with some good wins, so that’s good news right from the off.
This is a five-reel slot from Novomatic that has a total of just the nine pay-lines. This is another of the Novomatic games that has a rather basic look to it. There’s no 3D symbols jumping out at you when winning combinations come along. The game has the look of one of the many slot machines you will have spent plenty of time playing on in pubs, clubs, and amusement arcades. That’s achieved by having a long row of control buttons underneath the reels. Rather than a fancy backdrop, the only images we get are above the machine with some gold and clockwork machinery.
Those nine pay-lines aren’t a fixed amount so you have some decisions to make before spinning those reels. It’s important to select a stake that you can afford to lose, that way you can play the game and avoid any financial worries. The only ones you want are working out how to spend your winnings. The minimum amount of playing this game with all nine pay-lines in action is 0.09 and the maximum a total of 90.
Symbols in the game are a bit of a mixed bunch There’s a bowler hat, an old-style record player, a clock, and the working parts of a clock. What’s the actual theme of this game? Not a clue to be honest and the designers run out of ideas by giving us the nine to Ace playing card symbols. The wild symbol in this game is the Golden Heart logo. This can substitute for all other symbols in the game apart from the scatter and this can help get you plenty of winning combinations. The scatter symbol is the woman with a half-white, half-black face. Yes folks, the symbols in this game really are a bit weird.
Keep an eye out for those scatter symbols as they can lead to you winning some big cash prizes. Three of them anywhere on the reels at the end of a spin will see you awarded a total of eight free spins. If it’s four that trigger the bonus, then that number of free spins goes up to 15. Five triggering the bonus round sees you playing with a healthy 20 free spins. After each of those free spins there’s the possibility of a mysterious set of eyes making an appearance. If that does happen, then don’t get scared because they will place some more Hearts of Gold symbols onto the reels increasing your chances of some big wins.
When a winning combination comes along, there’s the chance to try and double it. You need to guess the colour of the next playing card and can use the control buttons underneath the reels to make your guess. Get it right and you double that win and can have four more goes if you wish. Make the wrong choice and that win disappears, so only use this with small wins.
Make sure you do a bit of research before starting to pump some of your hard-earned cash into this slot. That way you’ll be fully prepared for when you do start playing for real. That’s easily done by having some free games just to see how all the bonus features play out and it won’t cost you a penny. Ensure that you have a good look through the paytable. That’s packed with information about the winning combinations and how much they pay out, for example, five of the golden hearts pays 100,000x your line bet. It also gives details of how the free spins and gamble feature works.
There are several other games that have gameplay just like in ‘Heart of Gold.’ Try out ‘Yule Be Rich from 1x2Gaming, which also has nine pay-lines and offers its players the chance to trigger a free spins round. Then you can have a go at trying to win some cash playing ‘Plucky Pirates’ from Gamesys which has nine pay-lines, a free spins round and has a wild symbol that appears on all of its reels.
Another rather basic slot from Novomatic but one that does what’s asked of it. There are some good ways of getting wins and the free spins round can definitely be one that can boost your account balance. Hopefully those mysterious eyes will make plenty of appearances for you. Be careful with that gamble feature though.