9 Coins™: Grand Gold Edition Review
Wazdan has already had great success with the two previous slots in this series, 9 Coins™ and 9 Coins™:1000 Edition, so is it a foregone conclusion that players will enjoy this game just as much? To find out, we need to dive in and find out what’s different, and what’s remained the same.
The first thing we noticed about this latest addition to the 9 Coins series of slot games is that nothing much has changed when it comes to the design. Nine independent reels are still set against the background of deep space, with an ambient soundtrack to help things along. It looks good and sounds great, but is that enough to keep slots players happy?
There’s a huge choice of betting options on the reels of 9 Coins™: Grand Gold Edition, so whether you’re a penny slots fan or a high roller, you’ll easily be able to identify your personal sweet spot. Better still, you can also set your volatility level, so whether you thrive on high-risk gameplay, or you’re more comfortable with plenty of low-value wins, you can adjust the setting accordingly.
As with the other two games in the series, there are no wins to be had during base gameplay. To win any cash prizes you need to advance to the Hold the Jackpot™ bonus feature, which is achieved by filling the middle row with symbols.
Cash Infinity™ symbols will help with this, as they remain sticky on the reels all the way through to the bonus round. The feature starts with 3 respins, with the aim of collecting as many bonus symbols as possible. New symbols reset the respin counter back to 3, so the more symbols you land the more chances you have to try and fill the grid.
The Hold the Jackpot™ bonus feature comes to an end when all respins are used up, or when the entire grid has been filled with symbols – which automatically awards the Grand Jackpot prize.
Coin icons each come with a cash value, which is collected at the end of the feature. But there are other symbols that can help to increase the value of your reward.
- Treasure Chest: a Collector symbol that adds the value of all symbols on the reels and awards a multiplier between 1x -9x.
- Mystery Symbols: reveal any bonus symbol other than Cash Infinity™ icons.
- Jackpot Symbols: reveal Mini, Minor or Jackpot symbols, which will be added to your total prize.
Jackpot prizes are awarded as multiples of your wager as follows:
- Mini – 10x
- Minor - 20x
- Major - 50x
- Grand – 1,500x
It’s not a feature that’s available to UK players, but some jurisdictions allow you to Buy the Bonus at 50x – 300x your current wager, depending on the volatility level you choose.
We all have our own opinion about a slot that pays out nothing during base gameplay, so we think this is a game that you’ll love – or you won’t! It’s unusual to find a slot that only pays out during the bonus round, but with Wazdan now on the 3rd instalment of this series, it’s clear that the game is turning out to be a big hit with some players.
The only real change that’s been made in 9 Coins™: Grand Gold Edition is an increase in the top Jackpot payout to 1,500x the stake, but it still feels pretty low to us. That makes it a fairly niche game, at least in our book, but you might feel differently. Will this be a game that you’ll want to keep revisiting? Give it a go and let us know what you think!