|Game Type||Slot Machine|
|RTP Payout %||96.01%|
|Coin Sizes||0.01 - 1.00|
|Bet Stakes||0.50 - 500.00|
As stimulating as only a Playboy product can be, Microgaming's new Playboy Gold slot is certainly not something that can easily fly by under your radar. Like all products from the Isle-of-Man gaming company, this new slot machine is built with visually stunning graphics and offers excellent entertainment value, both in terms of its gameplay as well as the multiple bonus features it holds. But what is definitely the most interesting part of the game is its licensed content which adds a very interesting touch to the whole experience.
No matter how you look at it, Playboy Gold is unlike anything you've seen in a slot game. For starters, the slot features 6-reels and a staggering 10 rows of symbols, making it easy to lose track of all that's going on, and that's without even looking at the sides of your screen. The slot’s 4 centre reels always spin together while the remaining 2 spin at a different rate. Across this large layout, there are 100 fixed paylines to trigger wins on but the machine will only charge you for half of them with each spin.
Justifying its name, the reels of Playboy Gold are set against a lush stylish background and built into a gilded gold frame that turns into a vanity mirror when you trigger some of the bonus features. From both sides of the reels, you have Playboy Playmates Raquel and Audrey change poses and smile to you as you progress with each spin. To get you in a proper playing mood, the slot also plays a relaxing funky soundtrack that is randomly interrupted when you land some of its Jumbo symbols.
Like many Microgaming slots, the Playboy Gold comes with fixed paylines that can't be pre-selected. While playing the game, you can only adjust the coin value and whether you like to bet on only 1 bet level or up to 10 per spin. The minimum coin size is £0.01 but since the base bet is 50 coins for all 100 lines, you'll get to spend a minimum of £0.50 per each spin. The maximum bet, on the other hand, can be pushed up to £500 per spin.
The most valuable symbols to collect would be some of the four Playboy symbols, which are named after the playmates and rank in descending order from gold, to red, purple, and blue. Collecting 6 of the gold bunnies will get you a maximum payout of 1,000x your line bet per combination. On the other hand, collecting the lowest-paying bunny on the paytable will pay you from 50x your line bet for a combination of 3 symbols and up to 200x for collecting all 6 of them on a payline.
Apart from the bunny symbols, the slot also has 6 lower-paying symbols like the gold and black bunny casino chips, as well as the spade, heart, club, and diamond symbols. All of these symbols only pay when you get at least 4 of them lined up on your paylines. The payout range this group of symbols offers starts with 50x your line bet for collecting 4 diamonds and goes up to 150x for collecting 6 of the gold bunny casino chips.
The Playboy Gold slot game has an estimated RTP rate of 96.01%. In the world of online casino games, this is an almost standard return percentage that many slots share. As for the volatility, this online slot is a game of low to medium volatility, which makes it great for those looking for steady returns out of their sessions.
When it comes to bonus features, Playboy Gold is bursting with them. Apart from the standard wild symbol (Playboy gold bar), another thing that stands out in this game are the Jumbo block symbols, which are 4x6 symbols of Playboy Playmates that land on reels 2-5 to award a 5x multiplier, a cash prize of 30x your bet, or up to 4 re-spins where only the 2 outer reels will spin. The Jumbo blocks also expand to a 4x10 format for the re-spin feature, in which case reels 1 and 6 will spin and deliver only blank spaces and wild symbols that remain locked during all re-spins.
The Playboy Gold also has a scatter symbol which looks like a golden ring with the Playboy logo stamped on it. If you land 3 of these symbols anywhere on the reels, you will get to trigger the "wheel bonus" feature that lets you spin and win one of the slot’s 3 bonus prizes.
The first bonus prize is a cash prize that can award you up to 100x your bet. But if the wheel marker lands on any of the Playmate pictures, you'll trigger the “match bonus” feature instead where you'll get to pick Playmate cards to find a matching pair and win yourself the associated prize. These prizes can also get a 10x multiplier if you don't make a lucky guess within 2 picks. But even if you do, you'll get to win all of the available cash prizes on your screen.
And last but not least is the Free Spins feature, which is triggered when your wheel marker lands on the golden Playboy key. When it does, you will get 10 free spins during which a full Jumbo block will land on the reels on each spin. The payouts, however, will be the same as in the base game.
There’s no denying that Playboy Gold is an attractive game to play. Not only does it have a fair return rate and can be played for small wagers, but the slot also comes with a whole pack of bonus features that can create rewarding and memorable wins. And when you add the visual appeal of having Playboy’s Playmates always with you, no matter what feature you trigger, this original slot machine becomes even more exciting.