Horses are beautiful and noble creatures, and many animal lovers would say they've got something almost magical about them.
Well, when you play the Golden Mane slot by NextGen Gaming, you're also likely to fall under the spell of one particular stallion whose shining mane could bring you untold fortunes.
Prepare for the ride of your life as you gallop through the countryside on your enchanted steed using your desktop or mobile, collecting prizes through the slot's powerful bonus features. There's a wild symbol which can help you ride away with big wins of up to 1,500 times your bet, plus a Free Spins Bonus that can be triggered with just two scatter symbols. And, far from being a typical Free Spins Bonus, the feature has been given the golden touch by its designers so that more symbols turn into wilds with each spin.
Whether you're an amateur horse rider or a person who loves all kinds of animals, Golden Mane is one slot you won't want to say "neigh" to!
More about the Software Provider
NextGen Gaming is an online slots manufacturer which has produced scores of great games over the years. Plus, it's also fond of producing animal-themed slots such as Great Wild Elk, Wolfpack Pays, Gorilla Go Wild, Pandamania, Owl Eyes, Wildcat Canyon, and Foxin Wins.
However, NextGen Gaming also designs slot games that feature a variety of other genres as you can see by playing the likes of Merlin's Millions, Cherry Blossoms, Irish Eyes 2, Medusa, Call of the Colosseum, and Monster Wins.
Appearance and Sound Effects
The background of Golden Mane looks as if it could've been taken with a digital camera, as it captures a glorious panoramic view of the English countryside in vivid detail. From the individual blades of grass that make up the rolling fields and the leaves in the faraway trees to the light and shadows that fall across the distant mountains and the burst of sunlight whose rays reach over the horizon, it's a breathtaking view to behold.
This is the home of a team of wild stallions, three of whom appear on the reels as paytable symbols. There's a black horse, a white horse, and a golden horse, the latter of whom provides the inspiration for this slots game. The remaining symbols include a lucky horseshoe, a mountain, a tree, and six playing card symbols.
The soundtrack is provided by uplifting and rousing orchestral which you can imagine playing as you race through the fields on horseback with the wind blowing in your hair.
Bonuses and Special Features
As the wild symbol, the golden horse can replace any other symbol bar the scatter in Golden Mane to help you win prizes. The horseshoe scatter (which can only appear on Reels 2, 3, and 4) initiates the Free Spins Bonus. You'll need two or three scatters to win two or six free spins respectively. With your first spin, the white horse becomes an extra wild for the duration of the feature; with your second spin, the same thing occurs with the black horse; and on your third and fourth spin, the mountain and tree symbols respectively turn wild until the bonus ends.
The Scatter Run Feature can occur at random on any spin, and it adds scatter symbols to Reels 2, 3, and 4 to make it easier to trigger the Free Spins Bonus.
Golden Mane uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and ten paylines, and it comes with a remarkably high RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.96%. You can form wins from left to right across the reels, beginning with the leftmost reel.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
Golden Mane boasts beautiful graphics and makes the most of its unusual horse theme. It also provides players with galloping gameplay with its progressive wilds in the Free Spins Bonus and the innovative Scatter Run Feature.