Does Quickspin’s Midas Coins Have The Golden Touch?
Everyone knows of King Midas from Greek mythology. You know, he is the man who turned anything he touched into gold. He appears in Quickspin’s latest foray into the online pokies world, Midas Coins.
Midas Coins is a brand new release having only launched on April 13. Jackpot Jill casino wasted no time in adding Midas Coins to its portfolio. It is here we put the pokie through its paces.
Midas Coins Fundamentals
Those of you who have played Fishin’ Frenzy will feel like you have seen Midas Coins before. This is because Quickspin has essentially reskinned Fishin’ Frenzy with this new game.
It takes place on a 5-3 layout with 25 possible ways to win. Bet sizes start at an affordable $0.25 and increase to a wallet-damaging $100. The maximum theoretical win weighs in at 5,000x your stake. Playing for $0.25 spins means a top prize of $1,250 with $500,000 the most you can win if you play $100 spins.
Quickspin settled on a figure of 96.02% for the Midas Coins RTP. That figure is slightly below average but is coupled with a medium variance algorithm. The machine is kinder to your bankroll as a result.
Midas Coins Symbols
The Midas Coins symbols fit the Greek mythology theme perfectly. Royals make up the low-value symbols. They look the part thanks to Quickspin giving them a Greek twist. Items of jewellery make up the higher-value symbols.
King Midas appears in the game, too. He only lands on the fifth reel. You want to see him because his appearance awards you all the coin symbols values on reels 1-4. Those coin symbols come in all shapes and sizes. They start at 1x your bet, increase to 500x your bet, and have 12 values in between.
The king’s daughter, Marigold, is another key symbol. King Midas famously turned her to gold when he embraced her. She now represents the Wild symbol, which substitutes for all normal symbols.
Midas Coins has its own scatter symbol in the shape of the Satyr. Three or more Satyrs are required to trigger the All is Golden Free Spins bonus.
What Are This Game’s Features?
Quickspin pinned its hopes for Midas Coins on the All is Golden Free Spins feature. This triggers when at least three Satyr symbols land on the board. Twelve free spins are awarded, but landing Satyrs during the bonus round awards more spins. One Satyr equals one additional free spins, two Satyrs are worth two free spins, with five more free spins given if three Satyrs appear.
Coins land on the reels during the free spins feature and are collected in the Coin Stack. The stack is all yours when Midas lands on the last reel. Furthermore, the pile starts off with 3x your stake value, guaranteeing you a return on your initial bet.
It is possible to bypass the need to spins dozens of times to trigger the bonus round. Quickspin gives you the option to buy the bonus for 50x your bet, although this is not available in all jurisdictions.
You will enjoy Midas Coins if you are a fan of Fishin’ Frenzy. This writer never had any luck on Fishin’ Frenzy so was a little apprehensive about trying this new machine. There was no need to worry, however, because Quickpsin has improved on the previous title.
The game is not the best visually, although the sounds and music add to the atmosphere.
Seeing your coin stack grow is another great atmosphere building feature. We are fans of being able to win the coin stack more than once during the free spins round, too. If only it was easier to trigger without the bonus buy option.