Golden Goddess is one of the many popular slots games developed by International Gaming Technology (IGT) now available to players all over the world through online and mobile slots sites, accessible to anyone with a device and an Internet connection. Although Golden Goddess has no narrative, its general Grecian theme is suggested in the backdrop of a fertile, flower-strewn valley with a classical temple on the mountainside.
The characters depicted in the highest-scoring regular symbols are the Golden Goddess herself, a mortal man presumably seeking her favour, a winged horse and a white dove. The low-scoring symbols are the poker characters 10, J, Q, K and A, rendered in ornate, embellished fonts. The Golden Goddess background music is hypnotic and ethereal, although it perks up to celebrate wins with more traditional slots bell-ringing.
Stacked Reels and 40 Lines
Golden Goddess plays in a standard three-line, five-reel slots format, with 40 bet lines that must all be covered by the player on each spin. There are five bet-per-line options, so the total bet can be adjusted according to different budgets.
Payouts are in multiples of the line bet, and winning symbol matches, as usual, must run in unbroken succession from Reel 1, the leftmost reel. Players must match at least two Goddess or Mortal symbols, or three or more of the other regular symbols, to create a winning line. The lowest line pay-out is 1X the line bet, for three 10s. Payouts rise sequentially up the poker symbols, so three As wins 5X the line bet. Four 10s then win a 6X return, and so on up to a 15X win on five As.
On the higher-value regular symbols, payouts start at 3X the line bet (for two Mortals) and rise as high as 50X for five Goddesses. The Super Stacked feature increases the likelihood of winning bet lines: throughout the reels, all symbols can come in stacks that fill the entire reel, helping to fill more winning patterns on one spin.
When identical stacks line up on three reels, all nine identical symbols on the reels are replaced by one big symbol, and win multipliers of 200X, 400X, or more are possible. The Golden Goddess logo functions as the Wild symbol, substituting for any icon except the Scatter. Sequences of two or more Wilds on a bet line also win multiples of the bet in their own right: up to 1,000X for five Wilds.
Hit Scatters for Free Spins
A red rose is the Scatter symbol on Golden Goddess. To unlock seven free spins, players need to score stacked Scatters on Reels 2, 3 and 4 – nine roses in all. The player will then choose a rose; each rose hides one of the higher-value regular icons, and whichever one the player chooses will then be stacked whenever it appears in the ensuing free spins.
This feature greatly enhances players’ chances of winning on multiple lines during the free spins, or even filling all five reels with the same symbol for a big win on all 40 bet lines. A “full house” of Wild symbols, for example, pays 40,000X the line bets.