Golden Haul Infinity Reels comes to the Yggdrasil platform in partnership with Bad Dingo Studios. Bad Dingo is based in Sydney, Australia and is relatively new to the online casino world. Players may recall their debut release earlier this year, Jaguar Super Ways, which was a lot of fun.
Golden Haul Infinity Reels may hit the sweet spot for players looking for a Wild West gold rush theme, as well as those who love the infinity reels game mechanic.
Golden Haul Infinity Reels is set in the mountainous desert, with rocky outcrops and a gold-filled mining car, along with a pile of dynamite visible to the left of the game grid.
Birds are chirping pleasantly, and an agreeable banjo strums in the slot background. The banjo picks up the tempo with each spin, and it’s not intrusive or annoying but rather quite enjoyable. Players also have the option to play without sound if they disagree.
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The low pay symbols are card suits, and the high pay symbols are a pouch of gold nuggets, a pick and shovel, a lantern, a jug of moonshine, a satisfied-looking prospector wielding his pickaxe, and a bundle of dynamite. The slot Wild is a mine cart that’s overflowing with gold, the Infinity Wild is the prospector lounging on his mine cart, and the scatter is a set of saloon doors.
The Golden Haul Infinity Reels mechanic triggers when a win of at least five symbols lands and one or more of the symbols land on the right-hand reel. Additional reels continue in this fashion until no other winning symbols land.
Golden Haul Infinity Reels also plays out the mechanic with the Infinity Wilds. When this wild lands, it extends the reels by up to seven extra reels, and a wild is added with each reel. This plays out as described above, with an infinite number of reels being added until no further wins land.
The Golden Haul Infinity Reels scatter symbol pays out and also awards 15 free spins when players land five anywhere on the game grid. The scatters don’t need to be adjacent to win. There is no real bonus round, as the free spins play out exactly the same as the base game. This slot background changes to a night scene, but that’s the only difference.
The game is a confusing and slightly disappointing mess. First, the RTP is lower than average, as is the hit rate. Second, the volatility is low, and while this might mean longer, more enjoyable gameplay for new players or those with a low risk tolerance, this is not how the game plays out.
The game is pleasant but not particularly exciting, so there’s no motivation to want to play if no big wins are on the table. Furthermore, the maximum win is only 1,541x the stake, which seems particularly low given the Infinity Reels and Infinity Wilds game mechanics.
Players who genuinely love the Wild West gold mining genre could check out slot for its pleasant graphics and sounds, but we doubt many players will stick around, and they may even catch a nap while playing.
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Golden Haul Infinity Reels is a disappointing release from this up-and-coming studio. Hopefully, they put their creative hats back on for their next game, but in the meantime, we think it’s safe to give this one a miss.