Golden Legend, Video Slot with Chinese Theme
Based on an ancient Chinese legend about magical animals that bring the hero good fortune, the Golden Legend online casino slot from Play’n Go software does not follow a detailed storyline. It simple presents players with a number of beautifully fashioned golden icons against a rich purple background, the reels adorned with a pink lotus, jade-eyed golden dragons and red-and-gold Chinese banners.
Golden Legend plays on five reels revealing four windows each, and the title has 50 paylines. Players can adjust both the coin denomination and the number of coins bet per spin, giving a range of bets per line from 1 to 200 credits. The top level of play thus requires a bet of 10,000 credits per spin.
Golden Animal Statues in Symbol Selection
Golden Legend uses the poker card symbols 9 to A, all six of them depicted as gold characters decorated with textured lacquers in bright colours. Wins never fall below 10 credits for these icons in Golden Legend: the prize for three 9s, 10s, Js or Qs. 9s and 10s win identical prizes for all their matches, as do Js and Qs and Ks and As. Top prizes among these symbols are awarded for five Ks or As: 400 credits. As usual, symbols must be in unbroken succession from Reel 1 on the same payline to win prizes, and most symbols require three matches or better to win.
Base play also features five symbols based on the Golden Legend: two fish, a crane, a tortoise, a lion and a tiger. All of them are fashioned as rich gold statuettes, and the tortoise, lion and tiger pay prizes for two matches or better. For five of a kind, the five symbols win 400, 400, 500, 500 and 1,000 credits, respectively. The fish and crane win identical prizes for all their matches, as do the tortoise and lion.
Wild Icon Is a Solid Gold Ingot
A heavy-looking solid gold ingot, fashioned in the hat/boat shape used in ancient China, serves as the Wild symbol in Golden Legend. It can substitute for all symbols except the Scatter, helping to create more winning paylines. It occurs only on Reels 2, 3 or 4.
Dragon Scatter Triggers Rich Rewards
The Golden Legend Scatter symbol is an ornate red-and-gold dragon clutching a jade ball. Three Scatters anywhere on the reels reward the player immediately with 4X the total spin bet, and also trigger a round of 10 free spins. During these spins, two extra Wild symbols can appear stacked on Reels 2, 3 or 4, which can boost prizes satisfyingly.
The free spins round can be retriggered once during the bonus spins, for a maximum of 20 free spins per bonus round. The maximum prize possible during this round, theoretically, is 1,000,000 credits. However, to win that, the player would need to score a perfect mix of Wilds and Tigers only across all 50 paylines for all 20 spins, so this is unlikely. Nevertheless, the additional Wilds during free spins can help to deliver some substantial prizes.