One way to judge the effectiveness of online pokies is to check how frequently they appear in online casino winner lists and how much they pay. By this criterion, one of the best Microgaming online pokies is Gold Factory. Apart from that, it is one of the most visually appealing video pokies and has exciting gaming features.
Gold Factory has a fantasy theme about a factory where gold is produced. A colourful animated introductory clip takes you around the factory and displays the symbols on the reels. The gold factory logo is the wild symbol and awards the highest line payout. The other thematic symbols include the gold factory and the man and the boy who work there. The means of transporting the gold are particularly interesting and include steam locomotive, hot air balloon and yellow submarine. The low paying symbols are the products manufactured like gold ingots and gold coins. The win animations are simply awesome. They embellish the payouts awarded.
Gold Factory has a multi-level bonus game called the Boiler Room Bonus, which is triggered by the gold medallion symbol. You are taken inside the gold factory and asked to choose four out of the twelve hoppers. The liquid gold flows from the hoppers to the mini train and awards bonus credits and special tokens, if you are lucky. These tokens are the entry to the other bonus features. The free spins token awards a random number of free spins between 10 and 35. All payouts are doubled during the free spins. The other bonus game is called the Reactor Room. The second screen displays equipment with 12 chambers. You activate chambers of your choice and win bonus credits until you select a malfunctioning chamber. This terminates the bonus round.
Gold Factory is a 50 paylines online pokie and you can wager up to 20 coins per payline. The coin size varies from AU$0.01 to AU$0.10. The maximum bet per spin therefore works out to AU$100, which is great for high roller Australian online casino players. The online pokie has medium to high variance, which is responsible for delivering the bigger payouts. The maximum payout per payline in the base game works out to 150,000 coins or AU$15,000 and the maximum payout in the free spins is twice that. Gold Factory is live at all Microgaming Australian online casinos. It is also included in the Microgaming mobile portfolio.