The Argyle Open Details Page
Microgaming has excellent software and this is apparent in The Argyle Open. All the usual customization options are available. Game Statistics provide useful information to players. Players who frequently change the betting options can play in the Expert Mode for better navigation. The Auto Play feature can also be customized.
Easy to Understand (10)
Even new players would not have any problems in understanding the mechanics of The Argyle Open. Though the structure of the bonus game is uncommon it is well explained.
Graphics & Sounds (9)
The graphics are well crafted but are not extraordinary. The audio is adequate. Because the slot game has a sporting theme the expectations were that the animations would be dynamic. However the animations are very subdued and make the game appear static. The animated bonus game saves the day.
Theme and Concept (10)
Sporting themes are very popular and The Argyle Open is a thematically well conceived slot game. There are no high value card symbols and therefore more aspects of golf are represented on the reels. The bonus game carries the theme well. It takes players through the stages of a golf round. The introductory clip also enhances the theme.
Game Features (10)
The best game feature is the combined bonus game on the second screen and the free spins bonus round. That the game takes place in stages and the players automatically move to the next stage each time the round is triggered is exciting. The free spins round is attractive with the possibility of high multipliers and retriggering. The wild symbol is another attractive game feature because it can appear stacked on the reels.
Betting Options (8)
The restricted coin size restricts the betting options. The line bet range varies from 0.01 to 0.50 and the total bet per spin range varies from 0.01 to 20.00. This would attract only low rollers after the euphoria of newness has worn off.
Because there is no progressive jackpot in The Argyle Open one would have expected attractive fixed jackpots. However, the fixed jackpots are extremely poor. The highest pays only 1000 coins, which translates to only 500.00 credits at maximum line bet.