Pragmatic Play leads us into the heart of the city as we hope to catch a glimpse of the famed Golden Beauty. This Asian themed slot will leave you agape at the level of detail in the high-quality illustrations.
Golden Beauty is played across a 5×3 reel grid with 75 paylines. Bonus features and a surprise every 10 rounds keep this slot entertaining and engaging. Will the Golden Beauty bestow great fortune upon you, or take everything from? There’s only one way to find out.
|Golden Beauty Slot Summary|
|Software Provider||Pragmatic Play|
|Bonus Features||Free spins, Progressive feature|
Symbols and Winning Combinations of Golden Beauty Slot
The online slot community are no strangers to Asian themed slots, the internet is awash with them. However, Pragmatic Play always delivers fresh, fun, and engaging slots, even in overcrowded genres. Golden Beauty certainly lives up to the developer’s reputation for excellence.
The backdrop to Golden Beauty is a Chinese city illustrated in exquisite detail. The city sprawls out into the distance and several multi-story pagodas dot the surroundings. Paper lanterns sway in the breeze in front of homes. The background to this slot is one of the best we’ve seen.
Five reels of sumptuous crimson material are framed by gold with tasteful ornamentation. The reels are populated by fifteen well-designed symbols with Chinese elements, they include playing card royals as well as jewellary and musical instruments. Twelve are regular symbols, one is the wild, one is the scatter, and the last is a special symbol. They are:
- Low value – A, K, Q, J, 10
- Medium value – Chrysanthemum, Pipa/Chinese Lute
- High value – Gold comb, Gold brooch, Gold hair pin, Gold pot, the Golden Beauty
- Wild – Gold ‘Wild’ text
- Scatter – Chinese pagoda with ‘Bonus’ text
- Special – Gold lotus flower
Winning combinations in Golden Beauty are achieved by having a minimum of three matching symbols appear on one of 75 paylines. As a high volatility slot, payouts are infrequent but, curiously, on the low side. Five matching low-value symbols on a payline will win you 0.32x your bet, five matching medium-value symbols are worth 0.8x your bet, and five matching high-value symbols will payout 1x-2.8x your bet.
The wild symbol is one of the highest paying in the game, landing five on a payline will win you 2.8x your bet. Similar to most slots, the wild symbol can also substitute for all others, except for scatters and specials.
Bonus Features of Golden Beauty Slot
Pragmatic Play did not overload Golden Beauty with bonus features, instead, it relies on two well designed and engaging features. A free spins round and one that triggers every 10 rounds.
The first of the two is the Progressive feature. The base games operates on a 10 spin cycle, every time a golden lotus lands on the reels it will remain stuck until the end of the 10th spin. At this point, every golden lotus turns into a wild symbol and the cycle resets.
Free spins rounds are triggered when a minimum of three scatter symbols appear on the reels. The free spins feature in Golden Beauty has an interesting twist though. Depending on how many scatters land you can choose between a variety of options for the round.
The options determine how many free spins you will have as well as adding a set number of extra wild symbols to the reels.
While Golden Beauty is a beautiful slot that is fun to play, the small payouts are a concern considering the high volatility. We enjoyed the bonus features with their unexpected options and potential payouts every 10 spins, but feel that Pragmatic Play missed a golden opportunity with this slot.
We recommend playing the free version of this slot for the graphics and interesting features. Stick to the free version however, good graphics are not enough of a reason to commit real money.