The game itself is played on a 7×6 reel grid with 117,649 paylines. While a pretty massive number, it is quite normal for a Megaways slot. The Return to Player (RTP) is a standard 96.42%, and the volatility is high, making this a thrilling game that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Gold Megaways also allows you to customize your bet from 0.05 to 20. The maximum bet coupled with the maximum payout of 20,200 times your wager also makes for staggering potential payouts.
All of the pay symbols are decadent images made to fit the overall aesthetic of the game. First, there are the default playing card symbols from 9 to A. The other higher-value symbols include bejeweled gold rings, luxury watches, gold credit cards, and solid gold automobiles. The Wild symbol is also present in the slot. It takes the form of a briefcase and can be used to substitute any other paying symbol in the game to help complete winning combinations. Some Wild symbols also come with a 3x multiplier attached, meaning that if they are part of a successful match, the winnings will be tripled. Lastly, there is the Scatter which is the BTG logo. This works as you might expect- land three of these symbols anywhere on the board, and you will trigger the special game, granting you 12 free spins plus 4 extra ones for every additional symbol landed beyond three.
Gold Megaways is a very feature-rich game. While we already mentioned the wild multipliers, the cascading symbols are the main mechanic of the slot. Whenever you successfully match symbols, they will diaper, and the ones above will fall down, taking their place. This can have the result of chaining matches and extending your winning streak.
Meanwhile, the free spins stage is the main feature of the game. This can be triggered in three ways, one of which we already discussed. Instead of the Scatter symbols, you can get into the stage via the “Win Exchange.” Should you score a win that is 70 times your wager, you will be able to exchange part of the winnings for free spins while still keeping the difference. If, however, your winnings are lower and are between 20 and 70 times your bet, you can exchange them for a chance at getting the free spins.
Lastly, the final feature is only present during the free spins, and that is the expanding symbols. Whenever they land, the reel that they are part of will extend by one row, up to a total of 10. This adds even more excitement to the game as it can increase the ways to win to a staggering 1 million.
All in all, Gold Megaways is an exciting new iteration of a classic slot from one of the biggest developers in the industry. While it is a refresh of a familiar game, it does a great job of bringing it to the present with lots of fun features and exciting components. You can instantly get a sense for the vast riches that the game promises just by looking at the highly decadent design and opulent gold assets that dot the playing field. It is a fantastic return to form for BTG and an incredible homage to the game that gave them their start. The company definitely knows how to celebrate in style.