The Golden Princess on the reels of this MicroGaming slot has long dark hair and wears a golden headdress. The era of the slot is not entirely clear – there seems to be a mix of Roman, Aztec and Egyptian on the reels. That being the case, the golden princess could indeed be Cleopatra herself. She is joined by a warrior in an eagle headdress and two large cats in the form of a puma and a leopard.
The game play itself is very interesting. You have wild multipliers and a gamble option in the base game. The feature offers a large number of free spins with regular bonus wins coming your way due to the scatter symbol.
Golden Princess is a five-reel slot with a total of 25 win-lines that pays from left to right. The highest paying symbol in the game is the princess herself. Land the beautiful dark haired royal five times in a row and you’ll win an impressive 5,000 coins. Next on the pay table is the warrior with the eye-catching headdress, worth a max pay-out of 2,000 coins. The leopard and the puma are both baring their teeth, so you may not want to be too near them. However, with top wins of 1,000 and 400 coins, you wouldn’t mind seeing them line up too much.
Completing the standard symbols on the reels are the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A. The Ace has a top pay-out of 200 coins, ranging down to 60 coins for hitting five 10s in a row.
The wild symbol is represented by the title of the slot which shows an Aztec style temple, which might imply that this is indeed an Aztec themed slot – sorry Cleopatra! This wild will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. You have an added bonus with this wild. Every time you land a win where the wild substitutes you’ll receive a random multiplier. This will be either 2x or 3x your win amount, giving you a nice boost.
Each win sees the gamble option appear too. Taking the gamble will see you taken to a separate screen where you’ll see a face down playing card. Guess the colour of the card and you’ll double your win amount. The more adventurous amongst you might want to guess the suit of the card to multiply the win by 4! Choose wrong however and your win is no more.
The feature in the game is activated by the scatter symbol which shows a treasure chest full of gold coins. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 10, 20 or 30 spins respectively. The large number of spins is a good start but this feature only gets better. First, every time you land a scatter symbol on the reels, you’ll win a mystery prize of up to 10x your total bet. The second bonus is that the wild symbol is now stacked, promising many more wins than usual. The only small downside of the feature is the fact that it cannot be retriggered.
The overall design of this slot is dominated by the reels which take up the majority of the screen. The standout symbols are the two human characters in the beautiful princess and the warrior. Each has impressive animation when landing a win that really brings them to life. In some ways you might feel that there are too many playing card symbols on the reels. However, the animation when winning with these symbols too is not something you usually see. Around the outside of the reels you’ll see a wide golden frame covered with ancient hieroglyphics. Throughout play, the accompanying sound to the game is that of general casino noise, while wins are greeted by more ‘epic’ sounds.
At first glance you might not think that this game plays any differently to many others. But you’ll soon realize that there are a number of hidden delights. The wild multiplier in the base game is a nice bonus and the extras only improve in the feature. There are stacked wilds throughout the free spins and added wins every time you land a scatter. This combination is sure to make for a profitable feature. The visuals are good throughout too, which all in all makes for a slot which all will enjoy.