Gold Trophy 2 Review

From Play n Go

Gold Trophy 2 is a rare medium-volatility slot from Play n Go themed around the gold course. The game has cartoon graphics featuring golf clubs, golf carts, golf trophies, letters and numbers. With 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 active paylines it runs with an above average RTP of 96.88%. The bonus features include Wilds, Free Spins and Multipliers, along with a Gamble Feature. Top players on the links could pocket a 15,000x stake reward!

OUR RATING:

Score
6.5

Name:  Gold Trophy 2

Developer:  Play n Go

Paylines:  20

Reels:  5

Rows:  4

RTP:  96.88%

Variance:  Medium

Top Payout:  15,000x

Jackpot:  No

Release Date:  2014

Features:  Free Spins, Wilds, Multipliers

About This Slot

Play n Go are one of the most prolific slot suppliers that we feature here at AllSlotSites.com. Their catalogue includes stone cold classics like Book of Dead and Reactoonz and their popularity is well deserved.

Back in 2014 they released this golf-themed game. In it, players are transported to a cartoon golf course complete with blue skies and green trees, while golf clubs and buggies appear on the reels. Unlike some of their more recent titles, this game is simple in style with a classic 5 reel and 3-row layout, along with 20 paylines. The simple design feels a far cry from the complex slots with tumbling reels, cluster pays, bonus meters and everything else we have come to expect from Play n Go over the years. We’re back to basics here for sure with classic features, such as regular Wilds and Free Spins.

The whole slot has a peaceful vibe and we’re digging the golf theme.

RTP, Variance and Top Payout

Starting with the maths, the RTP here is a nicely above average 96.88%, while the medium volatility level means players can expect a good balance of payouts to bets with regular wins. That means Gold Trophy is less scary than the Book of … games Play n Go have released and offers an entry point for more risk averse slots fans as well as more experienced players.

The minimum bet is 20p. Players who manage to power their way down the fairway could pocket a maximum payout of 15,000x stake. This is most likely if you do well with Multipliers during the Free Spins round while playing at higher betting levels.

Symbols and Graphics

In terms of artwork Gold Trophy 2 is very much an old skool slot with a simplistic feel.

The symbols in the game include a golf buggy, golf flag, golf clubs, golf ball, gold jacket, gold trophy and winner’s cheque. We were expecting a green jacket rather than a gold one, considering the green jacket is awarding to the winner of the most coveted golf competition, the US Masters. A bit of research reveals the gold jacket is awarded to the winner of the Australian Masters, so Pay n Go are obviously taking us Down Under for this game.

The flag and gold jacket pay 750x stake for 5 of a kind, the golf buggy pays 500x stake for 5 matches and the golf club and ball both pay 250x stake for 5 matches. The best-paying symbol is the Wild trophy, which can pay 5,000x stake for 5 of a kind.

The Scatter is the winner’s cheque and this symbol can pay 200x stake for 5 of a kind. The Scatter can also trigger the Free Spins round.

What We Like

  Fun golfing theme and classic gameplay
  Decent 15,000x stake top payout
  Wilds with multipliers
  15 free spins WITH 3x multipliers
  Gamble on your wins

What We Don't Like

  Too simplistic

Gameplay and Features

Once again we should remind readers that this game was released back in 2014 and it shows a little in the basic features on offer. This was a time before Megaways™, big progressive multipliers and cell splitting mayhem! But if you like to keep things simple, you’ll enjoy what’s on offer.

Wilds

The gold trophy is the Wild symbol. This can stand in for all the other symbols in the game, except for the winner’s cheque Scatter. The gold trophy Wild also doubles the payout from any combination it appears in. This is the top-paying symbol in the game, awarding up to 5000x stake for 5 of a kind.

Free Spins and Multipliers

Landing 3 or more winner’s cheque Scatters activates the Free Spins round. When this happens, you will receive 15 Free Spins straight away, along with a 3x Multiplier on all payouts.

Gamble Feature

After any winning spin, you have the chance to gamble your winnings in the hope of doubling or quadrupling your payout. Guess the correct colour for the next card in the deck to double your reward or guess the correct suit to quadruple it.

Be careful though – a wrong guess means you lose your winnings from that spin.

Our Verdict

Gold Trophy 2 a simple slot that takes players back to the old school world of 5 reel, 3-row slots and 20 paylines. The visuals are simple with cartoon graphics and classic bonus features and there are no sophisticated bonus games here – just a plain old-fashioned Free Spins round. What you do get is 3x Multipliers for some extra zing in your payouts. The main issue for us was that the Free Spins round didn’t tend to trigger very often and it was some time waiting for the 3 winner’s cheques to land.

In summary, whilst Gold Trophy offers a good basic level of entertainment, modern gamers with a love for complex multi-tiered features with intriguing triggering events will feel very underwhelmed. But for lovers of the old school 5-reel games without all the bells and whistles of modern video slots this will be a fun trip to simpler times, especially if you happen to love breezing down the fairways chasing wins on the links as well!

Useful Resources

Play n Go Website