Free Spinning for Gold slot
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Cut from the same cloth as the developer's own treasure-themed Pirate's Plunder slot, Gamesys's fairytale fest, Spinning for Gold, has some basic graphics, pleasant if unspectacular music, and a bonus feature that can award 20 free spins.
If you're down with your fairytales, you'll remember the story of Rumpelstiltskin, a little goblin oik who helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold as she is kept captive by a vicious king.
This is the inspiration, and a solid base, for Gamesys to develop this slot. If you play it well, you'll be the one spinning gold for sure.
With this slot the aim is turn mere coins into gold with the help of just 5 reels and 9 pay-lines. Coin bets start at just $0.01, but with a maximum bet of $1.00 a coin even smaller wallets can go for the big spins.
On the reels we get some generic medieval-type fairytale symbols, including a roast chicken (obviously - that's what the medieval era was all about), glasses of wine, cakes, bales of straw, a castle, the king and queen, Rumplestiltskin - here looking more like a dog dressed in a jester outfit - and some spools of gold. Oh, and of course the princess is in there too.
The gold reels act Wild and substitute for all regular symbols in the game other than the Scatters. They also double all wins they help form. What's more, five Wilds across the reels pays out a lovely 10,000-coin jackpot, which, in the scheme of online slots, is a particularly generous haul.
Here's where the game is similar to Pirate's Plunder: hit just two or more Rumpelstiltskin scatters anywhere and you will trigger a free spins round with up to 20 spins up for grabs.
There's no multiplier on them, unfortunately, but with only two Scatters needed you do find the feature activating fairly regularly.
Two Scatters (which come up quite a lot) gives you two free spins, three Scatters gets you five spins, four Scatters 10 spins and five Scatters gets you the top whack of 20 spins.
Spinning for Gold is as basic as they come, but it has a certain fairytale charm - especially the nice animation of our little goblin friend as he weaves away on his wheel when you hit free spins.
But for better fairy thrills, check out Cryptologic's magic-themed King Richer, while Playtech's awesome 3D children's tale slot, Piggies and the Wolf, is packed with special features.