Even though the ancient Greeks were fond of waging war, they were equally smitten by tales of romance, and were also heavily influenced in their daily lives by their gods and goddesses. In the IGT online slot, Golden Goddess, one particularly deity wants to win your heart with her powerful special features. Aphrodite, along with her handsome suitor and Pegasus the winged horse from Greek mythology, have many cash prizes to reward their fans with.
There are also wild symbols that can appear stacked on all five reels and make it easier than ever to capture cash rewards. Plus, the heady scent of red roses can signify the arrival of the Free Spins Bonus where one dominant symbol is chosen for the enhanced reel set.
Golden Goddess is just one of two IGT online slot games that boast a special feature called Super Stacks (the second being Black Widow). And, it makes a significant difference to the gameplay as it’s possible to get three consecutive reels bearing identical symbols.
Although the game bears the IGT logo, it actually comes courtesy of a smaller games studio called High 5 Games, which is the same company that produced IGT’s smash hit, Da Vinci Diamonds.
You can pay a visit to Aphrodite’s mountain hideaway with as little as 40p per spin. So, why not see if you have what it takes to curry the favour of the gods today for a chance to take home up to one thousand times your total bet?
Golden Goddess is so visually impressive that it looks more like a watercolour painting by a famous artist than an online slot.
The background is particularly detailed, with the mountains glowing a brilliant gold colour in the light of the rising sun. Wildflowers and plants grow up the hillside, and in the distance, you can see a set of steep stone steps carved into the side of one of the mountains, which lead to a white marble temple (N.B., the home of the goddess, Aphrodite, after whom the game is named).
The slot features five reels, three rows of symbols, and forty fixed paylines, and it allows you to create wins from left-to-right on adjacent reels, starting with the leftmost reel.
There are various symbols that can help you win cash rewards, and in order of value, they are the game logo, the goddess, the man, Pegasus, the dove, A, K, Q, J, and 10. The red rose is a special symbol that can help you gain entry to the bonus feature.
To view the paytable awards, all you need to do is click the icon marked “I”. If you wish to alter the size of your bet at the beginning of the game or between spins, you can do so by clicking the plus and minus signs at either side of the Line Bet box underneath the reels. There’s also an Auto Spin button that lets you set the game to take 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 spins automatically.
The Golden Goddess online slot uses the game logo for its wild symbol, and it can replace all other symbols except the bonus symbol to aid you in creating winning combinations.
The scatter/bonus symbol in IGT’s Golden Goddess online slot is the red rose, and it only appears on the second, third, and fourth reel in the base game. It has the power to unlock the Free Spins Bonus if enough instances of it drop onto the reels while you’re playing.
The gameplay in the Golden Goddess online slot is heavily influenced by the presence of the Super Stacks Feature. The feature causes partial and sometimes full stacks of symbols to appear on each spin which then transform into one of the eleven main paytable symbols, including the wild and bonus/scatter symbol. The Super Stacks Feature makes it more likely that you’ll land more valuable four-of-a-kind and five-of-a-kind winning combinations, which can only be a good thing!
There’s another exciting feature to look forward too. The Free Spins Bonus in Golden Goddess is unlocked when three full stacks of red roses appear on the middle three reels. Your reward is seven free spins, which might not seem like a huge amount, but there’s a special bonus game enhancement that potentially makes them extremely powerful.
Before you take your first free spin, you get to pick one of the triggering scatter symbols (i.e. the red rose) to reveal one of the slot’s four most valuable symbols – the goddess, the man, Pegasus or the dove.
So, when the Super Stacks Feature kicks in during the Free Spins Feature, the stacks of symbols that are created at the start of each spin automatically transform into the dominant symbol that you picked at the start of the bonus.
Min Bet: 0.40p
Max Bet: £120
Progressive JP: No