Golden Goddess is an IGT slot which is inspired by Greek mythology. Its heroine is a beautiful goddess, and the setting is none other than the home of the gods, Mount Olympus.
For those of you who enjoy mythology-themed online slots, you're in for a real treat, but if you don't usually play slots of this nature, we urge you to give Golden Goddess a chance as there's a lot more to the game than just exquisite graphics.
For example, the Super Stacks feature means that most spins come with partial and fully stacked symbols to boost your chances of winning prizes. As this includes the wild symbol, the likelihood of creating wins is greatly increased. Plus, in the Free Spins Bonus, one paytable symbol is chosen at random to act as the stacked symbol for the duration of the feature.
More about the Software Provider
IGT is one of the world's most famous slots manufacturers, and you can find its games everywhere from your local casino and the Vegas Strip to online and mobile casinos including Samba Slots. In its forty-three-year history, the company has covered almost every game genre imaginable.
You can enjoy mysterious and magical slot games such as Dungeons and Dragons: Crystal Caverns, Diamond Queen, and Enchanted Unicorn, go on an adventure with ancient civilisations courtesy of Cleopatra II, King of Macedonia, and Medieval Money, and even join the casts of your favourite films and TV series with IGT slot games such as Family Guy, Ghostbusters, and Baywatch.
Appearance and Sound Effects
We're fairly sure that the Golden Goddess after which this game is named is the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War, Athena, which means that her muscular and moody male companion is Hephaestus, the God of Fire, Forges, and Stone Masonry. The two deities are joined on the reels by a white dove, Pegasus the winged horse, a red rose, the game logo, and five low-value playing card symbols.
The game's background looks like an oil painting, and it shows the rocky mountainside leading up to a circular marble temple on Mount Olympus where the sun has just started to appear over the uppermost peaks. A steep stone staircase cut into the mountain leads your eyes upwards from the rose garden in the centre of the screen towards the temple in the far-right corner.
The soundtrack includes birdsong and soothing music played by a full orchestra, and makes the picturesque scene before you seem even more entrancing.
Bonuses and Special Features
Golden Goddess is one of only two IGT slots that we're aware of which currently use the Super Stacks Feature (N.B., the other being Black Widow). It makes winning prizes a whole lot easier by allowing all eleven paytable symbols to appear fully stacked on the reels. However, the bonus symbol (the Red Rose) can only appear on the second, third, and fourth reel.
The most valuable symbol in Golden Goddess is the game logo, which can pay out as much as one thousand times your bet. It's also the wild symbol, and it can help make and improve winning combinations by replacing all symbols except the bonus symbol.
The Red Rose bonus symbol need to land in a full stack on Reels 2, 3, and 4 simultaneously to trigger the Free Spins Bonus. Before the feature starts, you must choose a red rose to reveal one of four symbols (the Goddess, Hephaestus, Pegasus or the Dove) which will appear more regularly throughout the bonus game. N.B., the Free Spins Bonus cannot be retriggered.
Golden Goddess uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and a forty fixed paylines, and you can create wins from left to right across the reels. The game has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of between 93.50% and 96.00%, and the top jackpot is worth one thousand times your bet.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls when played on mobile devices.
Golden Goddess features an interesting game mechanic called Super Stacks, which enhances your chances of winning in both the base game and the free spins feature by allowing the symbols to land fully or partially stacked on the reels. The extra-rich reels in the bonus game can often turn up massive payouts, particularly if the Goddess is involved.