NextGen Gaming Golden Mane Video Slot Review

Golden Mane: Demo

Head to the open fields and join the wild horses in Golden Mane, an equine themed video slot from NextGen Gaming. It’s a 5 reel, 10 payline title that comes with a bonus feature where a new symbol turns into a wild on each free spin. Saddle up, on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, from between 15p and £150 per spin.

With the rolling countryside in the background, the reels have a distinctly rural feel – the A to 9 playing cards are joined by a tree and a mountain scene as well as black and white horses. Land 5 of the white horse and you’ll pocket 700 coins.

Central to the action is the golden horse which is the game’s wild – it replaces all other symbols with the exception of the scatter. The most lucrative symbol, 5 of these on a payline will get you 1,500 coins.

The wilds really come into their own in the Free Games feature – to trigger that, you’ll need to land 2 or 3 horse shoe scatters on the middle 3 reels. Helping you on your way here is the Scatter Run feature which can hit at random on any spin. This adds extra scatters making it that much easier to trigger the feature.

2 scatters on the same spin pays 10 times your total bet as well as awarding 2 free spins. 3 scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin and the prize increases to 30 times your total stake plus 6 free spins.

There are extra goodies on offer once you have landed the feature in the form of transforming wilds – on free spin number 1, the white horse turns wild. On free spin 2, it’s the black horse. They’re followed by the mountain and tree symbols on free spins 3 and 4.

Once the symbol has turned wild it will remain a wild for any free spins you have left. It’s possible to trigger more free spins here too, complete with the extra wilds – this means there’s 12 free spins in total available.

Golden Mane isn’t the most visually arresting video slot you’ll see – the images stay just the right side of what you might see on a young girl’s bedroom wall. The feature round is a good’un though with the added wilds offering plenty of winning potential. We triggered the feature regularly and enjoyed some very healthy wins here.

Fans of the equine theme will find plenty to like here – even if horses aren’t usually your thing, then the added wilds in the bonus round make Golden Mane worth considering. However, I prefer other NextGen Gaming slots with Great Wild Elk and Titan Storm worth a look.

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