The Ultimate Gold pokies range from Ainsworth consists of five different slots – Wings of Fire, King Chameleon, Twice the Gold, Prosperity Dragon and Jester’s Chance. Each of these casino pokie games features the same range of progressive jackpots, where Major, Maxi, Minor and Mini jackpots can be won. An engaging free spins feature appears on each title too, where retriggers open up some exciting choices in the game play.
For the purpose of this review, the focus will be on King Chameleon, a nature themed pokie, where the chameleon lizard rules the roost. The other Ultimate Gold pokies will be mentioned along the way. Here are the standout features:
A bird set within a golden frame is the trigger for the progressive jackpot feature. This appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and will activate the feature when it appears on all three.
You’ll now find yourself facing a new set of four reels, where only a single symbol can be seen on each. This symbol represents either an instant cash prize or one of the four progressive jackpots. Whatever rolls into view is yours. The dream scenario is to hit the Major jackpot four times.
Look out for a tree symbol which appears on reels 1, 2 and 3. Land the tree on each of these reels and you’ll enter the free spins bonus feature. You’ll be awarded 10 free spins. At first, this feature plays out much like the base game, apart from the addition of stars which act as wild and bonus symbols. However, things move up a gear when you manage to retrigger the feature by hitting three or more stars.
The first retrigger enters you into the ‘Super Choice’ feature, where you have the following options:
Should you retrigger again, you’ll now enter into the ‘Ultimate Choice’ feature, where you have these further options:
Both retriggered bonus features give you a decision to make, with the more adventurous among you picking the smaller number of spins with the bigger rewards, while those who like to play it safer will pick the larger number of spins.
King Chameleon features the popular five by three reel set up and a total of 50 win-lines that pay from left to right. This game features symbols such as a tortoise, a butterfly, a bird and a frog, as well of course as the King Chameleon himself. Making up the lower end of the pay table are the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
The standout symbol in the game is the chameleon itself, which flicks out a tongue and catches a fly any time it appears on the reels (and, yes, you can see it!). The range of animals on reels give the game a colourful air, while bronze monuments on either side of the reels give the game point to a tribal setting for the game.
Each of the other games in the series offer the same high level of visuals, with themes and symbols to reflect the title.
The Ultimate Gold pokies range from Ainsworth offers an exciting and original level of game play. Any time progressive jackpots are added into the mix, the heartrate increases, while the spin of the wheels to see if you’ve won adds a further level of excitement. It’s the free spins feature that really sets the range apart, however. It’s those retriggers that add the excitement, where you’ll now be in control, deciding on the number of spins, how long those stars will stick around for and win multipliers too.