Scout out Your Mission
Any good pilot will tell you the necessity of planning the route in advance and for you this means checking out the paytable to see what lies in store. You will need to navigate away from the main screen and you can do this by using the info key.
To qualify for a win, you’ll need to match the symbols along an active payline but check carefully because they aren’t all the same. Some require a match of three while others pay out for a match of just two, and there are different values too. The beautiful co-pilot is the top value symbol giving out a prize of 5000 if you line up five. The pilot isn’t a regular symbol, instead acting as the wild and standing in for other symbols to try and help make a match.
Take to the Skies
Once you’ve finished going over your plans, it’s time to get strapped in and prepare for your flight as you play on the five reels on the board. There’s 20 paylines included in the 5×3 configuration but these can be reduced if you’d rather play with fewer.
The coin value is another setting which the player can control, but there’s not a lot of choice despite the wide range. The minimum value is 0.20 per line and the top value is 5.00 but there’s only one interim value of 1.00. This doesn’t leave a lot of flexibility for those who want to change their choice of stake. These coin value provide a total min bet of 4.00 and a max bet of 100.00, but there is scope to extend any of these if you choose the XtraWin function.
XtraWin is a special feature which is entirely voluntary but can only be activated when you’re playing with the full 20 paylines. Clicking on the special XtraWin icon on the top right brings it into play at any point in the game. This feature boosts your bet by 50%, increasing your stake. A max bet can be upped to 150.00 in this way. In return the wild transforms into an expanding wild and the overall payout value is increased. When you’re in XtraWin mode the game will glow gold so don’t forget to click the icon again if you want to return to normal play.
If you perform well and land three of the game logo symbols on the reels, you’ll qualify for the special Medal of Honour bonus. You’ll first need to choose your own medal and then wait to see how many times it appears on the reels. The more often your medal appears, the more free spins you’ll win.
And as an extra advantage, during these free spins the wild becomes an expanding wild and also doubles any prizes where it’s been used. This feature can be retriggered indefinitely so has the potential to be a big money spinner if you’re lucky.
Indulge Your Fantasy
Wings of Gold by Playtech is an online video slot which enables the player to imagine becoming a fighter pilot, even for a little while. With medals to win, and planes to fly there’s an indomitable British spirit about this game! Packed full of extras and with fun features, it’s not difficult to follow and offers plenty for both novices and more experienced players to enjoy.