The Royal Vegas online casino blog post carries an article on the Cannes Film Festival turning 70 this year. The blog post recommends a popular and appropriate online pokie for the occasion. Golden Era takes you back to the age of movie production houses and larger than life film stars.
Therefore the main symbols are the actors. There is the leading pair as a romantic couple and the leading man and leading lady as separate symbols. Other personalities associated with movie making are the film critic and the paparazzi photographer. The low paying symbols are now obsolete artefacts from the bygone golden era. They include the limousine, the film award trophy, the old fashioned camera, spool of reel, hand prints on cement Chinese Theatre style and cinema tickets. The Golden Era logo is the wild symbol and the clapper board is the scatter symbol.
The bonus feature is triggered when you land three or more scatter symbols on the reels. The online pokie presents two bonus features and you can pick the one you like. In order to cater to the all types of players one of the features is a free spins round and the other is a bonus game on the second screen.
The free spins feature awards 12 free spins. Microgaming has introduced an innovative feature called Embracing Wilds that is ideally suited to the theme. On the first free spin reel 1 has the leading man as an expanded wild and reel 5 has the leading lady as an expanded wild. Then with each spin both move inwards. On the second free spin the man moves to reel 2 and the lady moves to reel 4. On the third free spin they come together on reel 3 and embrace each other. Any winning combinations formed with the embracing wilds pay double. The sequence then keeps repeating.
The bonus game on the second screen is called the Double Feature Bonus. The screen displays 12 classic film posters. You keep picking posters and winning bonus credits. The feature ends when you complete 10 picks or when you expose the booby, which ever happens first. If you reveal 2x then all the payouts will be doubled.
For number crunchers, Golden Era is a 5×3 online pokie with 15 paylines. The maximum line bet is AU$2 and the maximum total bet per spin is AU$30. Golden Era may not interest high rollers. However, it is likely to have high variance with a top line payout of 5,000 coins.