For long, the Western world has looked towards the Orient for philosophy and wisdom. With the likes of Confucius, China has also been considered a fount of wisdom for long. The new casino slot game from Ainsworth is based on a Chinese theme. It is therefore aptly named Golden Wisdom. The structure of this game is orthodox. It has 5 reels and 25 paylines. It has interesting bonuses and free spins. The returns are fairly attractive, with a jackpot thrown in too. The visuals are very appealing. Overall, it’s a very interesting mix presented by Ainsworth that makes this game comparable to the big-ticket releases of the bigger names. Let us take a look at what it has to offer.
Golden Wisdom - RTP and Maximum Win
The minimum bet amount is a dampener for new players. At £1 a spin, it is likely to put off new players apprehensive of losing money. As you grow in confidence, though, you can jack up your bet amount. You can go up to £40, which is fairly hefty. The symbols have their own base payouts which are listed on the paytable. The bonus rounds offer opportunities for bigger wins. And then there is the jackpot, of course. It can give you an incredible 30000 times your bet amount! Another number that gamers usually look out for is the RTP rate. It is a number expressed as a percentage that indicates the propensity of scoring wins in the game. Golden Wisdom promises an RTP of 96.1%. This is higher than most games whose RTP hovers on or around the 95% mark.
Golden Wisdom Symbols
The game is set with a backdrop of a placid lake. Although there is nothing Chinese about that the reels are flanked on either side by Chinese lanterns. Also, the other imagery and icons of Golden Wisdom are typically Chinese. Here are some of the symbols in the base game:
- Card symbols
- Lower value Royals
- Money tree
The base symbols listed above are mentioned in the increasing order of payouts. For example, if you land 5 frogs or 5 pigs on a payline, you can win the best rewards of 8x times your stake. Outside the base symbols listed above, there are two special symbols in Golden Wisdom. The first is the Wild symbol. The dragon, which is a recurring image in Chinese culture and folklore, represents the Wild symbol in this game. It can occur anywhere from the second to the fourth reel. The Wild helps you form winning combinations by substituting any base symbol that is the odd one out in the series. Scatter is the only symbol that it can replace. The golden peach symbol represents the Scatter in this game. It occurs only on the second, third, and fourth reels. It has attractive rewards on its own, ranging from 1x times to 50x times your bet amount. Additionally, it also triggers the bonus rounds. This game has an interesting array of bonus rounds which we will discuss in the next section.
Golden Wisdom Bonus
- Golden Cash - This feature gets triggered when you land 6 or more Scatters in a single spin. The Golden Cash round is a streak respin feature with 3 respins. All the Scatters are locked in place while the respins happens. If you land more Scatters during the respins, the reels get reset.
- Extra Bonus Golden Cash - This one too is a streak respin round. But it doesn’t need a Scatter to trigger it since it happens randomly. The second, third, and fourth reels get coalesced to show a giant golden peach. From here on, this round proceeds in exactly the same manner as the Golden Cash round.
- Free Games - Before the free games, this round gives you nice rewards depending on the number of Scatters you get. This is how the payouts are given:
- 3 Free Game Scatters - 1x time bet amount
- 4 Free Game Scatters - 5x times bet amount
- 5 Free Game Scatters - 10x times bet amount
Additionally, when this round is triggered, you get 8 free spins as well. This is in addition to the 2x multiplier Wilds that appear. These Wilds would be seen only on the second and fourth reels.
- Jackpot - There is a disturbing trend among game providers lately to do away with casino jackpots. That’s like taking away the happiest event of a casino slot session. Thankfully, Golden Wisdom has a handsome jackpot, with three different variants - Mini, Minor, Major. These are respectively triggered if you land 3, 4 or 5 Bonus symbols.
Our reviewers felt that Golden Wisdom is a slot which ticks all the right boxes. It has an attractive look and feel, not too many symbols to master, and a wide range of bonus rounds. If you haven’t yet played this game, you must go check it out. We are pretty sure you will not be able to tear yourself away very soon.