Golden Ticket is a 5x5 online video slot created by Play ‘n Go. The theme is a circus scene, and the reels are set against the backdrop of a circus tent with a mustached strongman standing beside the reels. Symbols are theme-related and they include two different top hats, iron weights, the ringmaster, the strongman, juggling skittles, and a clown.
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Software: Play ‘n Go
Golden Ticket is an online video slot created by Play ‘n Go that is a little bit reminiscent of a pachinko-style game which you might find at a fairground like the one featured in this game.
The game is played on a 5 x 5 grid with a mustachioed man to the right illustrating them pretty clearly. A large tent in the background completes the circus scene.
Before you can settle in to watch this circus act, you must first set your bets. Coins sizes can be easily set with the quick panel beneath the reels. You simply need to pick which amount you wish to bet and click on it. The sizes range from 0.20 to 40, and once you select the preferred one, simply click on "Start" to set the reels in motion. "Autoplay" option can be found left from quick bet panel and clicking on it will let you choose the number of times you wish for reels to turn automatically without any pause.
It is easy to throw around clichés such as “innovative” when reviewing slot games. However, this slot more than lives up to it as it is totally different from most of the offerings in the market these days. Not only is the theme new (an 1800’s circus), but the game-play and setup is brand new too.
This slot is well designed — from the animated characters on the right-hand side to the animations on the reels — it all fits in perfectly with the old circus theme. In the background between spins, there are some ambient circus type noises, like the babbling of a crowd. This is joined by old steam organ tunes and bell type noises when you spin. A full medley can be heard during the bonus game, which is in the style of an old shooting game that also looks exceptional.
Golden Ticket is made of great stuff. The cascading feature, the golden ticket wild and the bonus feature are reasonably within reach. Add the fact that this is a really creative game with thoughtful game-play and excellent design, and there really is no reason why this won’t be a favorite amongst gamers for a very long time.
The symbols are all related to the theme and include two types of iron weights, juggling skittles, two different top hats, a clown, the strongman, and the ringmaster. The golden ticket of the title is the wild symbol.
The idea of this game is to make horizontal or vertical lines of three or more matching symbols. You can even make combos with symbols that don’t quite match such as the different dumbbells and top hats.
When you do make a match, a gold ticket replaces one of those symbols while the others disappear. That golden ticket is the wild and it can contribute to any new wins that form during the cascading process. Each successive win increases the multiplier, which you can see to the left of the grid. When no more wins are formed, a new spin takes place.
Golden Ticket Bonus Game
You will see that with every spin, the letters “bonus” appears on two random columns behind the grid. If you can clear one of these columns during the cascading process, you will trigger the bonus game.
The screen changes to a shooting gallery and all the symbols there will refresh on every round. You are trying to land five or more matching symbols anywhere on the range. You can see these new symbols on the “Game Three” tab above.
Landing five or more of the bonus star symbols will award more rounds of up to a total of 20.