Play’n GO has 2 brand new mobile only slots ready for release on the 21st April 2016 titled Sails Of Gold and Golden Caravan these releases come shortly after the popular Book of Ra clone slot titled Book Of Dead.
Our first impressions are that both releases look like there is definitely some inspiration taken from some classic Novomatic slots, which is definitely not a bad developer to get inspiration from, with Sails Of Gold seeming to be very similar in playstyle and bonus round mechanics to the Columbus Deluxe Novomatic slot and Golden Caravan is themed around Marco Polo and collecting riches on his journeys and travels.
Both slots use a regular 5×3 reel layout and have 10 fixed paylines, they both also have free spins rounds which are triggered by landing scatters on reels 1,3,5 which grants an initial 10 free spins, and just like the classic Novomatic slots there also looks to be plenty of re-trigger potential in the bonus rounds too, there are some major differences in the volatility of these slots so although they may look similar they vary in terms of variance hugely.
Sails of Gold Bonus Round
The main bonus round in Sails of Gold is triggered 3 landing 3 of the Ship Symbols on reels 1,3,5 which triggers the bonus round and grants an initial 10 free spins.
During the bonus round the Columbus symbol is wild (same as the base game) but also the Ship (Scatter) symbol is wild during the free spins too, making winning combinations much easier to land during the bonus round, with a maximum of line pay of 5000 coins (5 wilds).
The free spins round can also be re-triggered by landing a further 3 scatter on the reels, Play’n GO rates the slot as low volatility with a rating of 3/10 and a theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of 96.25%.
Golden Caravan Bonus Round
Out of the 2 online slots, Golden Caravan seems to be the more exciting and definitely seems to have the bigger win potential during the bonus round.
The same initial 3 scatter are required to trigger the bonus and again grants 10 free spins, the interesting part of the Golden Caravan bonus round is however the 2x multiplier which is applied during the bonus round free spins.
If the free-spins are re-triggered this increases the multiplier value by another 1x up to 3x for example for the first re-trigger and also resets the free spins back to 10, further re-triggers repeat this process.
Play’n GO rates the slot as a very high volatility slot with a rating of 9/10 and a theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of 96.19%.
If you are looking to check either of slots then remember they are mobile only releases, so you should find they live and playable at Vera and John mobile casino, shortly after the official release date of the 21st April 2016.