The Golden Chase is an online pokie from up and coming Swedish software provider Sthlm Gaming. It looks like a typical pokie on the outside, but it has several cool features to make it stand out.
The Golden Chase Fundamentals
Sthlm Gaming launched The Golden Chase on June 19, 2019 and it became an instant hit. Online casinos around the world offered the game and it’s still popular today.
The Golden Chase takes place on a 5×3 layout that unlocks to 5×4 during a special bonus round. There are 243 bet lines that increase to 1,024 win ways when the layout switches to 5×4.
Players of all bankroll are catered for with bets starting at only $0.25 and increasing to $100. You’ll need a decent-sized bankroll because the RTP is a rather low 96.25% and the volatility is high.
Hitting the maximum possible win and you won’t be too bothered about volatility for a while. It weighs in at 6,699x your bet, meaning $1,674.75 for the lowest bet and $669,900 for the maximum.
The Golden Chase Symbols, Visuals and Audio
The Golden Chase is set in what looks to be a luxuriously padded chest, perhaps a jewellery case. All the symbols are either royals or sparkling jewels; all are in gold surrounds. There are 10 symbols in total, nine that awards prizes and the all-important wild.
You’ll find the tried and trusted Jacks to Aces royals, a four-leafed clover, and a crystal bell. There is a golden horseshoe, a ruby seven, and a big blue diamond. The latter is the most lucrative symbol on The Golden Chase.
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The base game symbols aren’t the most lucrative in the world but that’s because of the Golden Features that run throughout The Golden Chase. Keep reading to find out all about those.
The Wild symbol is easily recognised because it’s a chest with the word Wild written across it. It substitutes for all symbols and always pays out the highest possible win.
Here is a word of warning before we get onto the features: turn off the music! It is awful and not the sort of earworm that you want stuck in your head!
What Are The Features and Bonuses?
The Golden Chase has what it calls Golden Features running throughout the base game. Look at the board and you see a 5×3 but one with five locks above the symbols. These locks disappear each time you land a win and increase the paylines.
There is another bar to fill next to The Golden Chase logo. Each winning spin adds to this bar and includes re-spins, prize multipliers, symbols multipliers, and can even make the wilds cover all of reels 2-5. The locks and special feature reset on the next non-winning spin.
Unlocking all the locks requires five winning spins in a row. This not only means you have won a decent chunk of change and you have 1,024 bet lines, you also receive eight free spins. The free spins play out across four rows and 1,024 paylines.
This writer prefers themed pokies so didn’t hold out much hope for The Golden Chase. It looks quite simple yet it is very effective.
We are particular fans of the ongoing Golden Features that add another dimension to your play. It is exciting to string together multiple wins and receive more features. Here is hoping Sthlm Gaming continue using this feature in future games.
The Golden Chase is definitely worthwhile playing. We didn’t win big during our test run but always had the feeling we might do. Just remember to turn off the music and listen to something else; thank us for this tip later!