Hop on a camel and join Marco Polo as he crosses the vast desert in search of treasure in foreign lands with Play’n GO’s sandy, online video slot – Golden Caravan. An RTP of 96,19% and the chance to win up to 250,000 coins makes this slot worth a spin. Golden Caravan implements Bonus Features such as Wilds, Free Spins and a Gamble Round.
Cross the Desert With the Golden Caravan
Golden Caravan is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-adjustable payline, online slot set in the middle of the desert with glimpses of a camel and an isolated desert oasis to the right and left of the reels. During gameplay, there are few animations limited to a camel which nods his head and flashing paylines on wins. The music is very low key and reminiscent of Arabian Nights.
Golden Caravan displays all values for Balance, Total Bet and Win in both cash and coins. To select a Cash Bet ranging from 1p-£50 at LeoVegas, pick a Coin Bet/Line (1-5), activate a number of Lines (1-10) and choose a Coin Value (0.01-1.00). Paytable values remain fixed despite changes in bet selection, and all pays are listed in coins.
Most of Golden Caravan’s 10 symbols reflect the ‘quest for treasure in the desert’ theme. There are 2 special symbols which include a Camel Scatter symbol and a Caravan Master Wild symbol. The Camel Scatter symbol can only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. It is integral to triggering/retriggering Free Spins. The Wild symbol can form its own winning combinations and replaces any symbol except for the Scatter symbol. There are 3 significantly higher-paying symbols which include a Merchant, Treasure Chest and Oasis. The 5 remaining lower-paying symbols include Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10.
Golden Caravan’s gameplay is left to right only with the exception of Scatter symbols. Get 2+ Caravan Master Wilds or higher-paying regular symbols to form a winning combination starting from reel 1. Get 3+ lower paying regular symbols to form a winning combo. When compared to other slots, Golden Caravan shows relatively low profits along single paylines. With all 10 Lines selected, get 3+ Wilds, 4+ higher-paying symbols or 5+ of anything to profit along a single payline. With only 1 Line selected, get 2+ Wilds, 3+ Ace-Merchant or 4+ of anything to profit.
The highest paying slot symbol of the game is the Caravan Master Wild symbol which pays (5000, 1000, 100, 10). With all 10 Lines activated, the Wild gives Golden Caravan the potential to award up to 50,000 coins each spin during regular gameplay. The Win Multiplier, granted by Free Spins, increases that potential to 250,000 coins. At LeoVegas, that amounts to £250,000 cash.
Play’n GO slots offer 5 Autoplay options ranging from 10-50 automatic spins. Golden Caravan’s advanced Autoplay settings allow players set the game to stop on any win/Free Spins win and stop if a single win exceeds a set amount or if the Balance increases/decreases by a set amount.
Click ‘stop’ to quick-stop the reels during gameplay.
Golden Caravan Game Settings allow players to switch the sound on/off, activate Auto-Adjust Bet and set the spacebar to spin. Manually set the Coin Value, Bet/Line and number of active Lines here as well.
Golden Caravan Bonus Features
Free Spins: Get 3+ Camel Scatter symbols on reels 1, 3, 5 to trigger an initial 10 Free Spins. The session begins with a 2x Win Multiplier which can increase with the appearance of additional Camel Scatters. Each time 3 Camel Scatters appear during Free Spins, the Win Multiplier increases by 1, and the Free Spins counter resets back to 10. During Free Spins, the Camel symbol also acts as a Wild further increasing the chance to form winning combinations.
Gamble Round: This optional slot Feature is seen in many popular Play‘n GO slots. During Main gameplay, players may gamble their winnings for the chance to double or quadruple them. This minigame involves guessing the correct colour of a facedown card to earn double the prize, or guessing the correct suit of the facedown card to quadruple the price. A wrong guess results in losing all winnings. Players may guess correctly up to 5 consecutive times.
Summary table Golden Caravan
|Software developer||Play’n GO|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||April 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,19%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||High|
|Features (?)||Free Spins with Win Multiplier, Gamble Round, Wild and Scatter symbols|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 10|
|Bet / Line||1 up to 5|
|Number of Lines||1 up to 10|
|Coin Value||0.01 up to 1.00|
|Min. / Max. bet||1p up to £50|
|Max. prize||250,000 coins|
Sand will Fill Your Shoes and Treasure Will Fill Your Pockets!
Expect Golden Caravan to almost put you to sleep until Free Spins triggers. This online slot just didn’t have the animations, win frequency or multiple Bonus Features to keep our attention for long. While testing the demo at Vera & John, this slot had us worried at first but then redeemed itself with an exciting Free Spins round. We won about 3 every 10 spins or so. 1/3 of those wins were multiple payline wins with the rest single payline wins. Only 5% of our total wins during regular gameplay were profitable. That said, when we did profit, it was a decent pay most of the time with the highest regular gameplay win paying 15x our Total Bet. Free Spins wowed us with a 4x Win Multiplier and a big win of 188x the Total Bet! For more slots with adventure themes, take a look at these Play’n GO slots. Many offer a similar RTP with the chance to win up to 250,000 coins.
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