The running theme of Goldaur Guardians is a mystical one, involving elves and fairies with the sole purpose of protecting the gateway entrance to the realm of the fairies. The character and symbol designs are interesting enough, but the background is a bit plain with a translucent grid on a green background that we assume is the doorway.
The treasures inside are forbidden to outsiders, which makes it that much more interesting to get through the door. The 5×3 grid offers 20 paylines and a maximum jackpot of 1,000x your initial bet. The maximum jackpot in Goldaur Guardians is a bit on the low side, but it does offer some fun features.
The max payout may not look that impressive, but with a max RTP (return to player) of 96.36%, we like the odds. You have a chance to reach the max jackpot multiple times, which makes the lower win more reasonable. After all, there can only be so much treasure behind the door, right?
The betting range is standard and consistent with most other Microgaming slot games starting at 0.2 and going up to 100. With a hit frequency of about 21.64%, you might expect to be rolling in gold. However, Goldaur Guardians ranks high on the volatility scale, so we would suggest being cautious with your bets.
One feature to praise Goldaur Guardians for is the Hyperspin. What this gives you is respin buttons that appear at the bottom of every reel once you complete the first spin. You have the option to respin individual reels - at a price. The cost will obviously depend on how lucrative the results can potentially be.
Hyperspin is a useful feature if you have incomplete combinations or want to trigger additional bonuses. The W symbol in Goldaur Guardians is the wild. If you happen to get a combo of wilds, you can unlock rewards that add up to 50x your initial stake.
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You then have the scatter symbol that looks like a golden tree. You need to land at least 3-5 of these to get the free spins. Lastly is the hero spins. These spins happen at random on the base game. The first two reels will feature a high paying symbol, and mega symbols can land on the latter three. They are the most lucrative symbols, and the meter towards the left will show which symbols are active during these spins.
Not bad, not bad at all. Goldaur Guardians isn’t anything we haven’t seen before, but they are pretty fair in the special features and combo department. The graphics are ornately designed, and the music matches the mystical theme well.
We would have preferred Goldaur Guardians to have a higher win potential or a larger max jackpot, especially since it sits on the high end of the volatility scale. The theme seems to target the fairytale and folklore lovers, while the earning potential can deter safer players. Even with the added Hyperspin, the need to rely on Lady Luck is a bit high for our tastes.