Online pokies have come a long way in a short period of time, of that there is no question. But that certainly doesn’t mean that the industry’s fruity beginnings aren’t without their charms. Yes, there was a time when a cherry, a plum, and a handful of gold coins were the standard, and many reel spinning enthusiasts clearly miss that era.
Microgaming evidently heard about that nostalgia, and thus we have 6 Tokens Of Gold!
From the ground up, the pokie has been designed to look, sound, and feel like a mechanical machine. The symbols appear as if mechanically imprinted onto a physical material, as opposed to just being digital pixels, and this attention to detail goes a long way to selling the illusion. It’s a convincing effect, and no doubt nostalgic players will be smiling from ear to ear.
In regards to the symbols themselves, it’s all exactly what would be expected. Cherries, lemons, oranges, horse hoses, bells, 7s and BARs make up the selection. The special symbols include a diamond, which is Wild, Gold Coins, and a Scatter.
Specials And Bonuses
What many tend to forget about old pokie game design is that the systems were simple. But this, arguably, was to the benefit of the gameplay. Players always knew what was happening, what they were aiming for, and what they had won. Microgaming clearly aimed to capture that simplicity, giving, 6 Tokens Of Gold supremely streamlined special features.
The first special feature is referred to as HyperHold, and has been seen in other Microgaming online pokies. The idea is simple; collect 6 Gold Coins, as the name suggest, and trigger the sequence. During a HyperHold sequence, 3 Free Spins are awarded, and a new grid appears. Gold Coins now populate the reels, some coming with multipliers, and others with payout amounts. Each time a new Gold Coin lands on the reels, the Free Spins are reset to 3. If all spaces are occupied by a coin, the jackpot prize of 1,000x the original wager is awarded.
The Free Spins feature is another pokie staple, and thus is included in 6 Tokens Of Gold. The Free Spins are triggered by matching 3 Scatters. 5 Free Spins are awarded, but with a few interesting tweaks. During Free Spins, reels 2 and 3 are entirely occupied by Colossal Symbols. Colossal Symbols count as 9 standard symbols, making potential matches created especially lucrative.