Review of Golden Ticket 2 slot from Playn Go
Another remake of an outdated game was demonstrated by the creator of the cult games Playn Go. The revival of the 2014 Golden Ticket in a new format has become a real gift for casino game lovers. I was pleased with everything: the retained concept, improved design, the emergence of new functions and much more.
The technical side has not changed much – the whole concept has been preserved, only the numbers have changed. The game is played with the Cluster Pays mechanic on a 5×5 grid. The RTP level varies depending on the settings. Before placing a bet, you should read the information from the operator, since everyone chooses their own RTP level from 94.5 to 91.5%. The developer estimates the level of his math formula at 10 out of 10, so you shouldn’t hope for a quick win. Players’ bets per spin start at 20 cents and end at € 100. This is a fairly wide range that will suit both new players and high rollers. The maximum winning amount does not differ from the old version and amounts to € 500,000 per spin with the maximum bet function.
The big picture and symbols
The main theme is made in the style of a circus of the 20s of the last century. First-class graphics, interesting style, clear animation with smooth transitions will appeal to every gambler. And an unobtrusive melody will immerse you in the atmosphere of the carnival. The main characters to the right of the reels will entertain while scrolling, and they also participate in certain bonuses. As in the old version, the paytable has symbols that are divided into 2 categories: attributes and characters. The latter are the main actors (knife thrower, clown, female instructor) to be strived for. At the bottom are their tools (knives, whip, unicycle, clubs). To win, you need to collect 3 adjacent symbols horizontally or vertically, and for the greatest win – 5. The most valuable in the game is a large golden top, which replaces any symbol and gives a 50-fold increase in the bet for a five-fold Wild match.
The winnings have a cascading system, which differs from most of the mechanics of such slots, so it will definitely not be boring in Golden Ticket 2. So, every time after winning the symbols disappear, but it is not a fact that the next time they reappear on the reels. This is done so that new consecutive winning chains appear. With each cascade, the multiplier increases by 1x, but between scrolling it returns to its original position. If you succeed in completely clearing the grid, then a cash reward in the amount of 500x the bet will be automatically credited. Also, when a combination of three identical symbols appears, which are removed, a wild symbol pops up in the center. It will disappear if it becomes part of a new combination. But if three of the same characters again line up, Wild will appear again.
More about Wilds
All the main characters stand to the right of the reel, and to the left is the wild meter, which is replenished with winning combinations. It has 3 parts that fill up after each spin. So, with 2 identical copies, 1 part is filled, with 4 – 2 parts, and with 5 – 3 at a time. When the Wild meter is full, Multiplier Wilds are activated. Depending on the main character, bonuses will be awarded:
• clown – 1x;
• knife thrower – 2x;
• equestrian – 3x. Each time after activating the function, the character changes. But the counter is activated only once per spin and it is impossible to get more than 3 Wilds.
Playn Go’s Golden Ticket 2 slot is an excellent remake that will help you win and not make you bored with vivid graphics and outstanding characters. The developers were able to do painstaking work to improve the quality of the bonus system and the winning scheme.