Winter Gold Details Page
The Microgaming software is excellent in all respects. It works smoothly and can be customized to the player’s requirements. Winter Gold can be played in Expert Mode. This makes it easier for players to set the betting options and also offers an Auto Play feature. Detailed game statistics are available to help players analyze their wagering.
Easy to Understand (10)
The slot game is easy to understand. The pay table and the game rules can be accessed from within the game. The Bonus Wheel feature is explained well by using a graphic.
Graphics & Sounds (10)
Winter Gold has great audio visual appeal. The bonus games on the second screen show the sporting events realistically. Different camera angles are used including overhead angles. The announcements of the events and the crowds cheering also add to the appeal. The graphics, music and animations in the main game are excellent.
Theme and Concept (10)
Slots games based on sporting events are always popular. The Winter Olympics theme has been conceived and executed well. It begins with the choice of the symbols and the animations. It finds fruition in the bonus games on the second screen, which depict the various sporting events realistically.
Game Features (9)
The Bonus Wheel Feature is excellent. It allows for direct bonus credits, free spins and bonus games on the second screen. Unfortunately the decision is made by the spin of a wheel and the players cannot choose. The wild and scatter symbol have minimum functionality. For example the wild symbol does not multiply payouts nor does it appear as expanding or stacked wilds.
Betting Options (9)
All three betting options can be adjusted in Winter Gold. However the coin denominations are on the lower side. The maximum line bet is only 4.00 credits and the maximum total bet is only 60.00. Hence high rollers may avoid this slot game.
There is no progressive jackpot, which is a disappointment. Unfortunately the fixed jackpots are not attractive enough to compensate for the absence of the progressive jackpot.