Turning ordinary objects into gold is the name of the game in Goldify, a five reel, 40 payline video slot from IGT. Based on the ancient Greek king Midas, Goldify allows players to select symbols to turn gold and in the process, increase their payout potential by 5! Also on offer is a bonus feature that awards up to 500 free spins with 3, 4 or 5 goldified symbols. See if you’ve got the Midas touch from 40p to £1,200 per spin.

The imagery in Goldify has a classical feel – symbols include lower value apples, plinths and vases, medium value rings, lutes and warrior helmets and higher value winged horses and Greek women. The bearded King Midas is the game’s wild, landing as a 2-high stacked symbol – he can hit on any reel and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. A quintet of Midas symbols awards a chunky 2,000 coin payout.

You can also display your own Midas touch and goldify a symbol – this will turn the chosen symbol gold. More importantly, any wins that feature your chosen golden symbol will see their payout boosted by a factor of 5. Goldified symbols can also land fully stacked to further boost your sinning chances.

Goldify also comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered by the golden rose scatter – 3, 4 or 5 of them will get you 15 free spins with 3 symbols Goldified, 50 free spins with 4 symbols Goldified or 100 free spins with 5 symbols getting the Midas treatment.

Just like in the base game, winning lines featuring a Goldified symbol are multiplier by 5x. If the scatters fall nicely during the feature, you’ll trigger another batch of 15, 50 or 100 free spins, once again with the added Goldified symbols. You can retrigger a few times with up to 500 free spins in total!

As far as volatility goes, Goldify sits in the middle – this offers you a balance between frequency of wins and the potential of landing a decent score.

Optimised for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, Goldify is a well-designed and entertaining video slot. The Greek myth theme is well realised and the Goldify feature an innovative one. The base game action is solid enough but it’s in the free spins feature where the game impresses most. Get lucky with the added golden symbols and the 5x payout boosts and this retelling of the classic tale of Midas can indeed be golden. If ancient Greece is your thing, Playtech’s Age of the Gods is a superb game.