Gold Fish slots is a legendary slot game actually – it is one of the oldest titles of Williams Interactive. And Williams Interactive is Scientific Games nowadays, which acquired Bally Slots too. With an experience of over 40 years in the industry, they sure know how to produce successful video slot games.
Gold Fish slot machine is a fine example of this, as we mentioned, it is one of the most popular land based casino games around. In fact, it has a small devoted fan base too. Now, Gold Fish is ready to sail into the waters of online casino games – Will it succeed? Competition is hard amongst this industry, Gold Fish has what it takes to be successful? Let’s play and find out.
Free Gold Fish belongs to the video slot category. Which means it has nice graphics & animations and high payout amounts. Transition is near perfect: Gold Fish online is almost the exact replica of the land based title. Game uses little goldfishes as its theme: You can tell that from the title. Each of them has a different color and a feature. Graphically, the game looks nice – cute, even. Symbols look like hand drawn and they are very colorful. Whole game looks like a rainbow in fact. Gold Fish is set on a sea floor and you can see other fishes swimming past in the background. Gameplay is fast and satisfying, only criticism we can say is the soundtrack: Starts to sound dull after a couple of minutes. Other than that, this is a fine video slot machine with a theme of cute goldfishes.
You can play Gold Fish as a free slots of for real money – both are possible. It requires no download and can be played directly within your browser. Game has 5 reels and 25 paylines. Maximum jackpot win is 30.000 coins – so it has nice payout amounts too. As its original land based title, Gold Fish comes with wild symbols, scatter symbols, multipliers, free spins and lots of bonus rounds – which we will explain below.
How to Win
As with nearly all video slot titles, Gold Fish has 5 reels with 3 slots on them. Your goal is to match at least two of the same symbols on a payline. You do this by spinning the reels of course, and if you find more than two on a payline, you win more. You need to set the coin value first though: This can be between 0.01 and 3.00. Maximum bet amount equals to 105 coins. Since the game has a multiplier based payout system, we recommend playing always with the maximum bet amount. Only then your winnings will be maximum too. You cannot change the payline amount by the way – it is fixed. So all you need to decide is the coin value you are going to bet with.
There are ten different symbols on the game. Gold Fish does not use any low valued playing card signs, which is a plus. All of the symbols have different payout values, as can be seen in this table:
|Symbol Name||1 Symbol||2 Symbol||3 Symbol||4 Symbol||5 Symbol|
Only different symbol is the Yellow Fish, it pays with only 2. All other symbols require at least 3. There are other special symbols in the game, which we explained below.
Bonus Rounds and Free Spins
Golden Fish symbol counts as wild. It substitutes for other symbols in the game, except the scatter. And since you can remember from above, it is also the most valued one.
Scatter symbol is shown with a fish food can picture. Three of them activates the “Fish Food Feature” of the game. It doesn’t award with free spins though, this feature is a mini game. You need to open 4 fish food cans and match at least three type of the same food. If you match four, your award gets doubled. If you manage to fins a turtle inside of the cans, you will be taken to another screen and start picking between turtles this time. Each pick awards you with extra coins during these rounds.
But the real special feature of the Gold Fish is randomly activated. During the normal game, if you see a fish bowl sliding into the screen, this means the rounds have started. It is simple and fun: Once you see the fish bowl on your screen, a colored goldfish jumps into it from above. Depending on its color, a different feature is activated. These are:
Gold Fish Bonus Round: This is the free spins bonus. Your screen will get covered with five bubbles. You need to burst one and see how many free spins you get: It can be 5, 8, 10, 15 or 20. After that, another set of 5 bubbles will appear. This time, bursting one will reveal the multiplier value for the free spins you won: this can be x2, x3, x5, x7 or x10. Getting the 20 free spins with x10 multiplier values is the best outcome of course.
Purple Fish Bonus Round: This one require no player interaction. Purple fish will blow three bubbles and each with a number between 0 and 9. These numbers will arrange themselves in a numerical value and that will be your extra coin winnings.
Red Fish Bonus Round: This is a “pick between” feature. You will be asked to choose between a castle, clam and a treasure chest. You will be awarded with extra coins depending on your choice but that is not all: Other goldfishes will “kiss” your reward. Depending on the color of the kissing goldfish, you will get awarded with multiplier levels. Purple fish kisses award between x25 and x200. Blue fish kisses lowers these values into between x20 and x100. For the green fish, it is between x5 and x50. Gold fish kisses only award with x2. Thing is, they do not kiss once. They kiss at least 2 (maximum 10) times so basically you have a chance to win x2.500 times of your winning amount.
Green Fish Bonus Round: Like the gold fish, this will fill your careen with bubbles. You get to burst one only. Award is extra coins, but if you manage to find “All”, you win all of the bubble values.
Blue Fish Bonus Round: This bonus awards with guaranteed wins between one and three. In other words, all symbols on all paylines will start to pay – same or not for the next one or three spins.
Gold Fish is a good video slot game and successfully brings the land base title into the online casino games genre. We liked the bonus features a lot, they were fun, exciting and awarding. It is easy to understand why the game has a devoted fanbase, Gold Fish offers something to all types of players. Highly recommended – but beware, you can become a fan too.