Playtech's Golden Tour Pokie Review

October 24, 2014

 

Golf is a game that's played all over the world because the concept is simple and straight-forward. You start at one point, and you're trying to hit a ball into a hole at a different point. From this basic premise a lot of complexity unfolds, and Playtech has tried to capture some of that complexity with their Golden Tour pokie. This game is based on a golf theme, and while it has an atypical structure, it still offers a top-heavy payout structure that lends itself to a high volatility overall. To compensate for this, extremely small bet sizes are avialable, so it'll still fit inside of anyone's budget.

With Golden Tour, you'll have a five-payline pokie that uses five paylines. You don't often run into games that use just five paylines, but it fits the golf theme really well because you want to be able to keep up with exactly where the winning combinations are. Coins go from $0.01 to $5 in this game to offer a betting range of $0.05 to $25 per spin which caters to the vast majority of players in terms of desirable bet sizes. Overall, you're going to find that this is a fun game with a lot of depth.

Even though there are just five paylines, you can win either left-to-right or right-to-left, so there's plenty of action. The double golf ball is a partial wild that will substitute for either of the other two golf ball symbols, and five of them on an activated payline will give you a 2,000x top payout. This is a very atypical approach to the wild concept, and it's a really fun way to add some variety to the game. Plenty of upper and mid-range payouts are available, and many of them are made more likely with the partial wild.

The scatter is going to give you some good payouts, but it's also what will get you into the bonus round. The way this works is that you'll need to select a club before the animated player takes a shot on the golf course. After the shot, you'll get an instant win based on the trophy that you win. In essence, the club you choose will determine what size prize you win, but it's all random, so there's no skill involved in this. With a huge range of bet sizes and an awesome golf theme, Golden Tour is a game that all pokies fans will like a lot.