International Game Technology has developed a slots game that will certainly appeal to many players. There is a beautiful backdrop and graphics, and lilting melodies that play while the game is in progress. Golden Goddess has a distinctly Grecian theme dating from some ancient time, with a temple just visible through the green mountains that stretch away to the distance.
The game does not have a real story line behind the action, but it is obviously a romantic tale. This game can be enjoyed on an Android smart phone or tablet, as well as on an iPad. No download is required, as this game offers instant play. The major symbols continue the ancient Greece theme, with the goddess, her handsome young beau, a white dove and a horse. The standard playing card symbols from 10 through to Ace form the minor symbols.
The Golden Goddess herself is the Wild and is the highest paying symbol, and can stand in for any of the other symbols in a winning combination, except for the Scatters. Three of the Golden Goddesses appearing on consecutive reels from reel 1 onwards, will award the player a great payout. And there is a red rose which triggers the free spins bonus round. The Red Rose is the scatter symbol, and will trigger the free spins bonus round.
The Main Bonus Round Is the Stacked Symbol Round
The Golden Goddess is a five reel game with forty pay lines, from the major developer International Game Technology, or IGT. One of the first things the player will notice about this game is the plethora of stacked symbols on the reels. This means that certain symbols are placed on top of each other.
This Super Stacks feature increases the player’s chance of hitting winning combinations. Before each spin, a symbol on each reel is chosen randomly to become the stacked symbol. Each stacked symbol will place itself on a reel to change to the symbol shown.
The same symbol can therefore appear on multiple reels in the same spin as a Stacked symbol. Several of these side by side can increase the size of the payout. It is possible to land three different full reels of the same symbol, and that will become one huge symbol that pays out a prize.
Free Spins Bonus Round
There is another bonus round in the Golden Goddess, and that is the free spins feature. The seven free spins become available when the player lands on nine of the red rose bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The player will pick one of the Red Rose Scatters, which will reveal one of the symbols, either the Dove, Horse, Man or the Goddess. The symbol that is revealed will then become the Super stack symbol for the duration of the free spins round, and the player will be awarded with the free spins. The free spins round cannot be reactivated, but the presence of Stacked symbols during the free spins round does mean a possibility of another big win. The free spins round is played at the same line bet and same number of pay lines as the triggering spin, but with no additional multiplier bonuses. The feature is random, so there is the potential for very high payouts.