Of all the myths of the ancient world, the myth of King Midas is the best for the online video slots of the 21st century. Though maybe not in quite the way that the maker of this game – Swedish newcomers Thunderkick – intended.
King Midas was so obsessed with wealth that he did a deal with a magical creature to grant him any wish he wanted. When he chose a touch that would turn anything into gold, his wish soon turned into a burden, as he was stuck with food he couldn’t eat, and eventually a tragedy when he turned his daughter into an incredibly valuable and very inanimate lump of precious metal.
So the lesson of King Midas is that money isn’t as important as you might think it is!
Good advice for gamblers, who should always keep safe gameplay and their own health at the forefront of their mind.
Thunderkick have you covered there, because they’re a very modern company in the modern Scandi style, delivering game after game after game of super quality and intensive innovation. They’re licensed in their own right, and you can absolutely trust all their games to give you a fair, straight and great fun experience.
This Midas Golden Touch slot is an Ancient Greek-themed game from March 2019 that features wild pay line multipliers, with a 10,100X stake win, a bonus game with sticky respins, and a massive top prize.
Midas Golden Touch slot is a medium-to-high variance game. That means that it will pay out slightly bigger prizes, but will pay them out slightly less often. Despite this, the theoretical return to player is 96.1%, which is very good value in the current market – you won’t find much better. That means a house edge of less than 4%, though this is a long-term measure and based on idealised behaviour from the player.
That higher variance is probably a reflection of the massive top prize of £1,010,000. It’s a slightly gimmicky number, but it’s undoubtedly a big prize. You’ll need to be betting the £100 top stake to get that award though rather than the 10p that the betting opens on.
There’s loads of innovation in this game, but the layout is very standard: a 3 by 5 grid of 15 symbols with 15 pay lines.
True to their modern Swedish style, Midas Golden Touch is set-up to be played by mobile players first.
That means controls that are really finger-friendly with big graphical symbols.
So, we have a menu symbol to the left of the reels, and a spin button to the right with an Autospin above it and an information control underneath. Every other control is hidden behind those menus, with the information all written out in a single black strip underneath the reels.
They’re not trying to hide anything though. The paytable starts with 9s paying 1, 2, and 5-times stake. Tens pay 1, 2, and 5.5-times stake. Jacks pay 1, 2, and 6-times stake. Queens are a 1, 2.5, and 6.5-times stake. Kings are 1, 2.5 and 7-times stake. Aces are 1, 2.5, and 7.5-times stake.
High payers start with a money box paying 3, 5, and 15-times stake. Goblets have 4, 6, and 20-times stake. The golden wreath pays 5, 7, and 25-times stake. Midas has 10, 20, and 75-times stake, as do his golden hands.
The hands are a wild.
The scatter symbol is a golden door.
The bonus games start in the base game.
Any pay line that pays out and has a Wild in it will have a random multiplier added that’s related to the number of wilds in the line.
The main bonus game is a free spins bonus.
Three bonus symbols will give you 10 free spins. Four bonuses equal 15 spins and five will reward you with 20 free spins.
In the bonus rounds, there is also a respin feature.
This is a “sticky” respin, meaning that the winning symbols are locked in place while the rest of the reels spin. This continues until no more symbols are locking.
Random wilds are added to the reels at the start of each spin.
The Respins can be retriggered, with three bonus symbols that give you 10 free spins.
This game is magical, mythical, and mesmerising.
Which doesn’t seem to mean very much. What we really mean to say that this Midas Golden Touch slot game is of great value, of super high quality and incredibly entertaining. Plus it has a life-changing top prize that’s one of the very best in the current market: you’ll have to bet a lot but more than a million pounds is going to grab anyone’s attention, ancient king or modern slot player!
Even if you’re not playing for those sort of stakes, you can still get a majorly entertaining experience out of this game, and win big. Multipliers in the base game are a real prize booster when they hit.
The same is true of the free spins rounds, with its retriggers, respins, extra wilds and a maximum of 30 spins.
Swedish game designers are really leading the way at the moment. Whatever is in the water – or vodka – in Sweden, it is having a wonderful effect on the games industry. Thunderkick – who have about 30 games on the market – are very much in that game, and Midas Golden Touch slot delivers the beautiful look and sound and smooth, smooth gameplay that’s the hallmark of these games.
This game is a winner on all levels and we highly recommend that you check it out now at your favourite online casino site – this could be the shortcut to a golden, godlike life (or perhaps a message about the value of money!).