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Golden Legend slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Play'n GO

Release date:04/2015

RTP:96.5%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 4000

Mobile version:Yes

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Themes

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RTP (Return to player):
96.5%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 4000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
44
Play'n GO score (compared to other slots of supplier)
24
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Golden Legend borrows heavily from Chinese culture with its golden symbols and authentic soundtrack. Meanwhile, I’m curious to see if it also adds something on its own!

This slot was released by Play ‘n GO in 2015, which to me explains the mix of sharp graphics and a rather bland implementation. That means there are little animations and the symbols aren’t terribly imaginative. Too bad, because I think the theme allows for a lot of creativity.

Of course, China and Asian culture are very popular topics for many slots. If you’re looking for something similar, I would recommend Dragon’s Luck by Red Tiger which also leans heavily on Chinese culture. Otherwise, definitely give Legend of the White Snake Lady by Yggdrasil a try! This game has a whole range of animated symbols as well as a good collection of features.

Meanwhile, Golden Legend fits well in the range of games made by Play ‘n GO. In my mind, their games tend to be pretty mediocre. They add some features, have decent graphics and a nice soundtrack that doesn’t do much extra. They are adequate. Of course, there are exceptions but Golden Legend definitely isn’t one.

The music is a good example. It has an excellent level of quality and fits the theme, but it’s also terribly obvious and uninspired. It does exactly what it should do, nothing more and nothing less.

At the same time, it is built as a 5-reel, 4-row slot with 50 paylines which also is slightly different from the standard but not enough to raise any eyebrows.

Symbols

Golden Legend has symbols divided into two categories: the high-paying original symbols and the low-paying card symbols. They are, from highest to lowest:

  • Red Dragon (Scatter): Get 3 on the screen at the same time and it activates the Free Spin feature as well as awarding a win of 4x your total bet.
  • Golden Tiger: Max. 1,000 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Golden Lion: Max. 500 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Golden Turtle: Max. 500 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Golden Crane Bird: Max. 400 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Golden Carps: Max. 400 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ace: Max. 400 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 400 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 200 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 200 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 10: Max. 200 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 9: Max. 200 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Golden Cup (Wild): Substitutes all other symbols except the Scatter symbol.

I thought the symbols looked very nice and in the style of the slot, but I don’t know how they related to the Golden Legend of the title. They aren’t animated when they’re on a winning payline, but it does show which payline they’re on.

Features

The slot has a small number of features that work well enough together to make the game interesting without having it stand out. The features are:

  • Wilds: Just like most modern slots, this game incorporates wilds. These symbols substitute all other symbols in the game except the Scatter Symbol. They don’t have any value on their own.
  • Free Spins: Scatter Symbols randomly appear on the screen. When there are 3, it activates the Free Spins mode. Free Spins can be re-triggered once with 10 free spins, for a total of 20 free spins.
  • Multiplier: The Scatter Symbols pay out 4x the total bet if you get 3 on the screen at the same time. Random Wilds: During the Free Spins mode, 2 additional wild symbols are added stacked on reel 2, 3, 4 and 5 every spin.

The Free Spins mode plays out as standard, with 10 initial free spins and a possible extra 10 when you get 3 more Scatter Symbols during this mode. The added Wilds are very nice, making it more likely to get a winning payline and when most of the payline is filled with Wilds the payout can really increase.

Unfortunately, the base game has very little going for it. Other than the Wilds and the initial 4x multiplier when you activate the Free Spins mode there isn’t much to change the game experience. The ability to choose a bet between £0.10 and £100 means you can adjust the gameplay to your liking and a maximum win of 4,000x your bet could mean a big win.

In Conclusion

Slots like Golden Legend are possibly the hardest to review since they fit comfortably in the fine category. They don’t do anything bad and they don’t do a lot to stand out. That causes them to disappear in the enormous amount of mediocre slots.

I can’t say Golden Legend is bad because it really isn’t. The features work well, the graphics are fine and the sound is serviceable. If you’re someone who looks for creative, fun slots however I would suggest you look elsewhere.

At the same time, this game isn’t one you need to avoid either. You can enjoy yourself for quite some time playing this slot since there is a lot it does fine. The Free Spins mode triggers pretty regularly and the High Volatility means that you’ll be awarded with bigger wins now and then.

Overall rating:

3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.5%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 4000

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:4

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    Max. lines:50

    Min. lines:1

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    Languages

    You can play Golden Legend in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Chinese

    Currencies

    Golden Legend supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 04/2015
    170th newest on Play'n GO 2,204th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.5% 0.64% > average
    67th highest on Play'n GO 541st highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 4000 x your bet
    151st highest on Play'n GO 1,051st highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 50 150% > average
    32nd highest on Play'n GO 497th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    55th lowest on Play'n GO 508th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 728th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    16th most rated on Play'n GO 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:04/2015

    RTP (Return to player):96.5%

    Max. win:bet x 4000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3

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