Do you like horses? I hope so, because Golden Mane is absolutely packed with them. This game is all about celebrating the grace, beauty and strength of an animal that is dear to millions of people around the world, and Golden Mane takes great delight in them.
They gallop through waterfalls, prance across the screen covered in rainbows and glow in the golden light of dawn during every spin. If that description was enough to have you running for the hills then it’s a shame, because for all its wild visuals this game packs quite a payout punch. Let’s take a look in our Golden Mane slot game review.
While there are plenty of horse racing slot games out there it’s unusual to find a game dedicated to celebrating the horse, rather than exploiting them, so that’s sure to be an attraction for some gamers. If you love horses then there are lots to see in this slot, which is set in the dappled sunlight of a lush golden meadow with the mountains in the background. The low-value symbols are a bit disappointing, being the generic 9 – A, but the more valuable ones are all of the horses in various glamour poses with extra sparkles and rainbows thrown in. The slot is undeniably good looking, with well-designed symbols and plenty of light and colour, but the sheer horsiness of the theme may be too much for some.
Away from the riot of colour in the design, there’s plenty to get excited about in the mechanics too. The five-reel, three-row layout has 10 active paylines, and with a maximum bet of £/$/€100 per spin, you could find yourself very rich if you manage to land five wilds at 1,500x your stake. Even the highest value symbol in the main game, the white horse, packs a 700x punch, and with a theoretical maximum jackpot of £/$/€11000, it’s nothing to turn your nose up at. This is reflected in the RTP, which tops out at a very generous 96.96%.
The Golden Mane slot game comes with a wild and a scatter. The former, represented by the eponymous golden horse, substitutes for other symbols, while the latter represented by a horseshoe activate the bonuses. Landing three scatters pays 30x your stake straight off the bat, and then grants you 8 free spins to play with, during which time wilds land on the reels with each spin and are sticky for the whole bonus round. That’s about it for extra features in this game, but the addition of those extra wilds for huge potential wins is more than enough to be getting on with.
Whether you enjoy this slot or not will depend to a large extent on what you think of the theme, which is incredibly colourful and well designed, but maybe a bit much for people who don’t love horses. Having said that, it’s hard to argue with such a large potential jackpot, and the extra bonuses and generous RTP are tempting offers too!