Golden Ox is an online slot machine from Endorphina.
Slots with a golden bull in the lead are unlikely to be available this year. 2021 is the year of the golden bull. In English: The Golden Ox. Every 50 years it is the year of the Golden Ox in China. The last was in 1961. People born in these years should be careful not to make their love life too turbulent.
It never gets very turbulent on the Golden Ox slot machine. You can take a maximum of 100 times your stake per bonus spin. You need a screen full of Wild symbols for that. Since the Wild symbols are 'sticky' during the bonus, this is not a very unrealistic scenario.
You play with a minimum of one and a maximum of 50 active paylines. You can therefore play from as little as 0.01 CAD per spin, with which Golden Ox can be counted as 1 cent slots.
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The maximum bet is a very hefty 500.00 CAD per spin, with which Endorphina seems to be throwing a fishing line towards high-rollers, players who play with very high bets per spin.
Well, we stick to somewhat lower bets than 500.00 CAD per spin. You can play with all available paylines from 0.50 CAD per spin. The first reel does not feature the Golden Ox, but it does appear on the other four reels. This Golden Ox counts as a Wild symbol.
Furthermore, you can play the Risk Game after every winning spin. In this Risk Game, you have to draw a higher card than the dealer. You can check in advance which card the dealer has, so you can take advantage of that.
Our Tip: Play only if the dealer has a 5 or lower. In that case, the payout percentage of this Risk Game will rise above 100%. And that in turn benefits the payout percentage of this Golden Ox slot machine. Conversely, you are not doing yourself - and the payout percentage - a favor if you play when there is an 8 or higher on the table.
In terms of symbols, we see the standard symbols of a slot machine with a Chinese theme being reviewed. A firework mat is the best paying symbol with payouts that can go up to 100 times the bet per payline. We saw this symbol earlier on a slot machine such as Lucky New Year from Pragmatic Play.
The Chinese lampshade is good for up to 75 times the stake per payline. This symbol can be found on the reels of the Lights slot machine from NetEnt. The carp, red lucky cards, and the lotus flower also earn you a maximum of 75 times the bet per payline. You also take a maximum of 50 times the bet per payline with the playing cards. And we see playing cards on just about every online slot machine.
You can unlock the bonus via the Feng Shui coins. These are Chinese lucky coins. They broke through in the casino thanks to the 88 Fortunes slot machine. You need three. You will have to spin these three Feng Shui coins on the first three reels because these are the only reels on which these Feng Shui coins appear.
Three times the Feng Shui coins give you 10 spins. During the free spins bonus, you grab 5 extra spins every time you have three Feng Shui coins on your screen.
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The difference between the spins in the basic game and the spins in the bonus game is in the Wilds. The Wilds are “Sticky” during the bonus game. So they remain on your screen until the very last spin. The maximum profit per bonus spin is 100 times your stake. You take this 100 times your bet with a screen full of Wilds and/or fireworks mats.
And those are not prizes that make you fall head over heels.
But those times are over. Nowadays Endorphina comes with junk and uniform sausage.
The Golden Ox slot machine is not the slot that will cause the turnaround. With a winning potential of 100 times per bonus spin, the top prize is simply too low. If you want to play for these kinds of prizes, you could as well take your chance at the Random Runner slot machine.
The payout percentage is reasonable, provided you click open the Risk Game after each winning spin.