Released: March 2018
Free Spins: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
As if the original Playboy slot wasn’t enough, Microgaming decided to make another one – hotter, more provocative, steamier, sexier, and classier. Playboy Gold is hitting all the major Microgaming casino sites as you’re reading this, aiming not to initiate controversy, but to remind us of the beauty of life when Playboy is actively in it. As its predecessor, Playboy Gold is inspired by the Playboy brand, first the magazine and then the Playboy mansion filled with all sorts of gorgeous Playboy bunnies, also known as Playmates. In fact, Playboy Gold features famous Playmate hosts Raquel Pomplun and Audrey Allen. Playboy Gold was developed by Triple Edge Studios, an independent studio that has partnered up with the leading software provider on Halloween slot and will supply Microgaming exclusively with future casino content.
Playboy Gold video slot has plenty of innovations but they are mostly notable in the special features. As for symbols, lower payouts are represented by the classic array of playing card icons. Instead of A, J, K and Q symbols, Playboy Gold uses playing card suits – clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. Higher payouts are attached to theme-related symbols such as silver Playboy chips, gold Playboy chips and four Playmates, hostesses named Stephanie, Hiromi, Gia and Carly. The special wheel symbol represents the Scatter, and you can also count on Wilds to enhance the winning potential.
In terms of structure, Playboy Gold is the first of its kind with a 6*10 reel layout and 100 active betways. The reels are framed and positioned in the middle of the screen, while the gorgeous blonde and playful brunet Raquel and Audrey are on the sides of the reels. Before you hit the Spin button, you can set your bet size, or go with two offered side options – Max Bet and Autoplay. As you spin the reels you’ll see the cheeky Playmates in their recognisable outfits, but also in their red party costumes. Isn’t life of luxury great?
Wins are paid the classic way, from left to right. In Playboy Gold players can count on a new lucrative feature called Jumbo Blocks. When Jumbo blocks appear, wins are guaranteed. Playmate symbols in a 4×6 format originate from small Playboy logo symbols that have a standard 1×1 format and could introduce one of numerous special bonus features.
One might not think that a Playboy-themed video slot can be a feature-packed, fun-inducing machine. For some, it could only mean good looks and attractive chicks. Microgaming made Playboy Gold into something more than just that, it incorporated several bonus rounds and thrilling special features that introduce suspense, bigger payouts and a more entertaining moment into the game. We’ve mentioned the Jumbo Block feature already; it can include any of the four in-game Playmates landing in a 4×6 format. However, in one of four lands covering the entire reel surface in a 4×10 format, one of three other features will get triggered. They are namely Multiplier feature (the player gets up to a 5x multiplier on all line wins), Credit Prize feature (a cash reward worth up to 30x the bet) and Respins feature (up to 4 spins).
If you thought this was it – there’s more! Playboy Gold has a Wheel Bonus which gets triggered by three Scatter wheel symbol. The player is awards with one spin of the wheel, which can result in a cash prize, a pick-me bonus mini-game or a key which leads to a free spins round with 9 complementary spins.
Judging by some initial player’s experiences, Playboy Gold allows bets from as low as $/€/£0.5 to up as high as $/€/£500. The return to player rate is yet to be revealed, but we have no doubt about Microgaming equipping it latest release with a favourable RTP destined to appeal to a wide audience. The Playboy Gold video slot doesn’t feature progressive jackpot pool, but it does offer a top non-progressive payout of $/€/£ 50,000, or 1,000 coins. The player needs to play the Max Bet in order to spin for the max payout.
In comparison with the old Playboy slot, The Playboy Gold version knocks it out of the park. It is far more superior in every way – it has better graphics, real Playmates instead of cartoonish representations of girls in bikinis, and far more entertaining features. The game mechanics are new and quite favour the mobile user, whereas the bonus rounds are so fun to experience. They are diverse and suspenseful, as any great special feature in a slot should be. The girls are breathtaking, striking poses each time they land on the reels and making each win more enjoyable with a group celebration. We’re aware there are some conservative gamblers out there, but Playboy Gold is a slot done in good taste, aside from being tremendously rewarding.