Gold O' Clock Review
SYNOT Games cover all sorts of themes, but for Gold O’ Clock they’ve opted to take us on a trip back to Victorian England. This is the era of Sherlock Holmes, when all a detective needed was a magnifying glass, a notebook and a knack for sniffing out clues.
The setting for the game is a Victorian street, with the reels set within an elaborate golden frame. There are no photo-realistic graphics or immersive animations, but that’s not the point of this slot – it’s all about the game mechanics when you play Gold O’ Clock.
The aim of Gold O’ Clock is to spin up three or more matching symbols across one of the game’s 10 fixed paylines. Wild symbols act as substitutes for all other paytable icons, and they come with added multipliers during the bonus round.
Land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters to activate 8, 10 or 12 free spins. But before your free spins play out, the golden clock awards a Wild Multiplier value between 1x – 12x. Throughout the bonus round every Scatter is collected on a meter to the left of the reels.
Every 4th Scatter awards 2 extra free spins and applies another 1x – 12x Multiplier, which is added to the current total. There are four levels to the bonus, so the Wild Multiplier has the potential to climb all the way to 60x.
The Gamble option allows you to try to double the value of wins but if you incorrectly guess the colour of a playing card, you’ll forfeit that win completely.
Playing card icons award up to 3x your stake for five-of-a-kind wins, with the themed symbols offering better returns. Magnifying glasses and notepads award up to 6x your stake, the revolver pays up to 12x and the lady returns up to 30x your wager. But it’s the detective who tops the paytable, paying up to 50x for winning combos.
The RTP usually comes in at 96.17%, but since it comes with a variable range, it’s worth double-checking before you play. This is a medium-volatility game, so risk-averse players should make sure to take it for some demo spins before wagering with real money. That top payout of 5,000x the stakeisn’t the biggest, but it’s definitely not something any slots fan would turn down!
We found Gold O’ Clock to be an interesting game, although it only really seems to get going during the bonus feature round. And even then, unless you keep landing bonus Scatters, you won’t reap the full benefits of the extra free spins and increasing multipliers. But if crime-themed slots are what you enjoy, we think Gold O’ Clock is definitely worth closer investigation!