Based on the famous gentleman’s magazine, Playboy Gold is a 6 reel, 10 row, 100 payline video slot from Microgaming. Available on all devices, it features the mag’s famous Playmates (fully clothed) and comes with plenty of extras. They include jumbo symbols, respins and match and win, spin the wheel and free spin bonuses. Stakes range from between 50p and £500 per spin.
There’s a glossy, luxurious feel to the design in Playboy Gold. The reels include playing card suits symbols, a range of poker chips and the famous bunny logo. The gold Playboy logo is the game’s wild. The higher value symbols feature photo images of a number of Playmates – these spin in 4×4 jumbo blocks.
If you land a full 4×4 Playmate symbol you can look forward to a special extra – the Jumbo Blocks feature. You’ll activate the Instant Credit Prize feature which is a cash prize, trigger the Multiplier feature which gives you a multiplier or access to the Wild Respins feature.
In the Wild Respins feature, the jumbo symbol from the triggering spin expands vertically to fill up the whole of reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Between 2 and 4 respins are then awarded with the block locked in place. Wilds can land on reels 1 and 6 to create winning combinations. When these wilds hit, they too remain in place for the rest of your respins. A final payout calculation is made following your final respin with the sticky wilds in place.
There are 3 more features on offer in Playboy Gold. You have the Wheel Bonus feature which is played when you land 3 of the wheel scatter symbol in the base game. Then spin the wheel – land on a multiplier prize and that’s what you’ll win. This can be anything from 20 to 100 times your total bet. Land a pair of Playmates and you’ll trigger the Match Bonus feature (more below). If it’s a key, you’ll progress to the Free Spins feature (more below).
In the Match Bonus feature, you’ll be given the pick of 12 playing cards. The aim is to try and make a pair. Multipliers of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10x are on offer depending on how long it takes to create a match. Land a match on your first go and you’ll win all the prizes.
In the Free Spins feature, 10 free spins are awarded. A jumbo Playmate symbol will hit on each of these free spins. The wilds can once again hit on reels 1 and 6 to create some potentially exciting winning opportunities – the difference is that the wilds are not sticky as in the Wild Respins feature.
The design here may be a bit flashy but Playboy Gold isn’t an especially volatile video slot. The variance is on the low side of medium so you should get plenty of play for your investment. The theme won’t be to everyone’s tastes but if you can see past that, there are some decent features on offer here.
You can expect to land them pretty regularly too. If you’re after a slice of glamour that also offers some decent gameplay, then Playboy Gold is a video slot to consider. I do prefer the classic Playboy video slot by Microgaming which has 4 good free spins features though.