A new slot game from Microgaming, Golden Era Slots has a wonderful theme harking back to the golden days of Hollywood. Since I am unable to play it, I can review it vis a vis the layout of the game as well as the individual pictures shown. This is a game for all slot players, especially the baby boomers.
A 5-reel, 15-payline bonus video slot, the maximum you can win is 530,000 coins! Yes, that deserves a big WOW. The coin denominations range from one cent to 20 cents, with a max bet of $60 per spin. It has wild, scatter, merging wild reels, and a double feature bonus.
The symbols in Golden Era Slots are fabulous. They include: Men in tuxedos and top hats, film reels, Signed Handprints from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Oscar, photographer, cars, tickets to the cinema, and beautifully dressed women. The Golden Era Logo is the wild symbols and substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter. The Clapper Board is the scatter symbol.
When three or more clapper boards appear, you can choose between two bonus features: the Free Spins Round or the Double Feature Bonus Round. The free spins round will provide you with 12 free spins with merging wild reels. Additionally, there are multiple wild reels that can change position with every spin. You can conceivably win 100,000 coins if you bet the max. The free spins round can also be retriggered. Note that during the free spins feature, two wild reels will appear on reels 1 and 5; two wild reels will appear on reels 2 and 4; wild reels will merge into a single wild on reel 3. This exceptional free spins feature will continue throughout the game until your free spins are over. At this point, a multiplier will be awarded depending on the reels that are active with wilds.
When you get three or more scatter symbols, you will activate the double bonus game. Here you will be shown 10 posters. Choose each one to win cash prizes until you select the “pop” logo. This will end the game. Remember, you can choose up to 10 posters, all are classic stills from movies, and may include some very special bonus features.
If I was reincarnated, this would be the era I would most like to be born into. It was an exciting time, a romantic time, and yes a war time, too. But things were simple then, and the movies shown then reflected the best of those times. I highly recommend you play Golden Era Slots if only to reminisce about those early romantic years.