Head to wild North American wilderness in Golden Chief, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot powered by Barcrest. Available on all devices, this Native American-themed game comes with expanding wilds that increase the number of paylines in play up to 100. You can also climb up Totem Trail and trek along the Cash Canyon as well as earning some free spins. Play from 10p to £500 per spin.

Like many video slots in the Barcrest catalogue, Golden Chief has the look of a live casino offering. The reels include traditionally designed A to 10 playing cards as well as a totem pole, a bear and a squaw. There’s also a standard wild that offers payouts of up to 500 coins per payline.

Keep a special eye out for the wise old Golden Chief as he is the expanding wild – whenever the Chief lands, it expands to become a stacked wild. It also expands the reel set to offer up to 100 paylines – when playing at £1 or less a spin, you will play with 10 paylines with the expanding wild giving you 50 paylines. If playing at over £1 a spin, you will play with 20 paylines which increases up to 100 with an expanding wild.

Also appearing when the number of paylines increase are mystery symbol upgrades. This can turn any of the lower value symbols into a higher value symbol with payouts to match. Land 3 or 4 of the Golden Bonus symbol and you’ll trigger the feature round (5 bonuses triggers the 500 times stake jackpot) – spin the wheel to reveal what you’ve won:

  • Free Spins feature – you’ll get 5 free spins if you triggered with 3 bonus symbols. 10 free spins are on offer with 4 bonus symbols.
  • Cash Canyon feature – work your way along the canyon cash trail. The further you make it, the bigger the award – up to 500 times your stake.
  • Totem Trail feature – clamber up the pole to reveal increasing multiplier prizes. Again, up to 500 times your total bet.

Golden Chief also offers the opportunity to increase your stakes and play in Big Bet Mode. This is a series of 5 linked spins that will set you back £20, £30 or £50. In return for that extra investment, you’ll get a selection of expanded scatter symbols, more mystery symbol upgrades, sticky expanding wilds and a 100 payline game engine active at all times. You can also trigger the Free Spins feature with up to 10 free spins.

This is just what we’ve come to expect from a Barcrest title – the design is nicely done and there’s a decent range of extras to get stuck into. If you can afford it, the Big Bet mode offers plenty of extras.

Golden Chief might not the flashiest game you’ll see, either in terms of design or features. It’s a perfectly solid offering though and well worth if spin if you’ve enjoyed their other titles – such as Legend of the Pharaohs and Hercules High & Mighty.