One of the many positives resulting from slot developers spreading into the Chinese market is exposure to Chinese gaming culture, to the point where I bet some of the Chinese symbols are as familiar to you as the traditional fruit machine symbols!
Golden Legend is about as traditional as it gets in this regard, keeping it nice and simple rather than trying to incorporate Chinese legends and folklore that Western audiences might not recognise. But for all its simplicity, is it still fun? Let’s take a look at our Golden Legend slot game review.
Subtlety is not one of this slot’s strengths, so expect plenty of gold, red and purple in the design of Golden Legend. It’s hard to find a surface in this slot that isn’t pure, glistening gold from the intricately carved borders of the reels to the symbols themselves. While the low-value symbols are the standard 9 – A with a dragon scale makeover, the high-value symbols are a variety of symbols from Chinese culture such as the golden dragon, golden tiger, golden crane, golden lion and the gold tortoise. While it’s very gaudy we can’t deny that the slot looks great, with well-designed graphics and a relaxing soundtrack to set it all off.
If the looks on this slot are traditional then you probably won’t be surprised to discover that the mechanics are too, and there aren’t a great many surprises in the Golden Legend slot game to talk about, though there are four rows and five reels as opposed to the usual three. This game is classed as a medium to high variance slot, which means it can be a little unforgiving to newer players especially if played near the game’s betting limit of £/€/$100 per spin, with a fair amount of time going between big wins. The flip side of that, however, is that you can make yourself a fortune too, with wins as high as 4,000x your wager possible. That’s why the RTP still sits pretty high at 96.5%.
There are two special symbols in Golden Legend, the wild represented by the Yaobao or Gold Ingot and the Chinese dragon. The first of these acts as a traditional wild, filling in for other symbols on the reels, while the second is used to activate the free spins bonus round which is the only bonus game. Land these three scatters and you’ll be given 10 free spins, during which two Yaobao Wilds are added to the reels with each spin, which can form into stacks and take over whole reels if you’re lucky, forming some really big wins. There’s also a chance of winning another 10 spins by landing three more scatters, so you could end up with 20 free spins in total.
Golden Legend is a very traditional slot with a very Chinese theme, but don’t let all that familiarity lull you into a false sense of security! This is a high variance game so you can expect plenty of ups and downs as you go for a while without wins and then strike it big! It looks great and a potentially huge jackpot is really all you should need to give this one a try!