A Golden Game
This video slot has 5 reels with a whopping 243 paylines, meaning that you won’t be spinning for long before you start to see those flashing win lights going off. The graphics are fairly pleasant without really pushing the boat out (or should I say gondola). There are both male and female characters, bringing a human element to the game, even if the lady does look a bit vacant and the chap does look a bit sinister. The slot also helps to transport you to the Republic of Venice of old by incorporating all the sounds and music of the beautiful canal city.
You’ll be treated to an assortment of iconic symbols from the Italian Renaissance and the beautiful city of Venice such as masquerade style masks, ornate lampposts and beautiful statues as well as postcard perfect bridges, which act as scatter symbols, and the unmistakable Venetian gondola as a wild symbol. This wild gondola symbol only appears on the middle three reels and is a substitute for all other symbols apart from the scatter symbol.
If you’re lucky enough to get three or more scatter symbols, you will be rewarded with a series of free spins. You can choose how many free spins you get with each number of spins coming with a different value of multiplier. Your free spin options are as follows:
- 20 free spins with 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier
- 15 free spins with 3x, 5x or 8x multiplier
- 10 free spins with 5x, 8x or 10x multiplier
- 8 free spins with 8x, 10x or 15x multiplier
- 5 free spins with 10x, 15x, or 30x multiplier
The fun doesn’t stop there folks, because if you land a wild symbol during one of your free spins, then you will be rewarded with a random multiplier. If you get two lampposts simultaneously on the first and last reel, then you will trigger a multiplier from any of the following values: 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, and 50x.
A Renaissance Jackpot
There is also a jackpot round available to play on Venezia d’Oro and it works much like many of the other EGT games. Every jackpot is a mystery value that is illustrated by a standard card suit, each corresponding to different levels – 1st level is clubs, diamonds are 2nd, hearts are 3rd and spades are 4th. All you have to do is choose 3 face-down cards from a total of 12 hoping that they all match suits. If you are successful, the amount relating to that suit will be revealed and you will win the jackpot.
Gamble Your Gondola Away
Venezia d’Oro also gives players a chance to gamble whenever the “Gamble” button is active. This feature simply asks you to guess whether the colour of a face down card is red or black. Every successful guess doubles the amount being played with until you either decide to call it quits by clicking “Collect” or you guess wrong – which will result in you losing all your winnings in the gamble game.
The Venetian Verdict
Whilst it may not be the most spectacular of video slots available to play with online casinos in terms of graphics or jackpots, Venezia d’Oro does provide you with quite a satisfactory bout of slot spinning action.
The fact is, with 243 paylines on offer, you will very rarely be left waiting for a winning spin or a bonus reward. Which is good because this isn’t the cheapest of slot machines out there with the smallest betting value being 25.
All in all, Venezia d’Oro provides a pretty sound slot machine experience which firmly nestles into the middle ground of the slot machine spectrum – not too basic and plenty of paylines to keep your balance topped up albeit, without any particularly mind-blowing features. Essentially, it’s just a pleasant punt along an old Venetian canal, which is always nice.