About Golden Tsar Slot
Golden Tsar from Red Tiger Gaming invites players to the age of the great Eastern European Tsar. The slot is filled with grand designs and features a ballroom wall background complete with gold trim and rich blue paintwork. The 6 reels are outlined with gold and the characters on the reels can also turn into golden statues when the expand to fill the reels.
You’ll find a layout of 6 reels with 4 rows of symbols, giving a large gaming zone, although there are only 30 fixed paylines. There is also a slightly below average RTP of 95.77% along with a minimum bet of 10p and a high volatility rating. This combination of high variance and relatively poor RTP means this is ideal for risk-takers and players who don’t mind a series of lean spins for the chance of hitting a big payout.
The 1,380x stake jackpot isn’t that impressive either though, so the RTP and volatility combination might be off-putting. Thankfully the 10p minimum bet means it’s still easy to enjoy some low-cost spins here. Golden Tsar is an attractive game with an impressive musical accompaniment, so first impressions are quite good. Plus, for those interested in the history of Eastern Europe, the supreme ruler theme will also float your boat.
Symbols and Paytable
Golden Tsar is filled with the regal atmosphere of rulers, from the opulent background and sparkling chandeliers to the golden symbols and characters. You’ll find 4 regal characters, which are the golden Tsar himself, along with the Empress, Prince and Princess. There are also high cards from 10 to Ace and some interesting Russian letters.
The Tsar pays the highest reward of 25x your bet for 6 matches. The other family members pay upwards from 7.2x your bet for 6 matches. The high cards and letters award the lower payouts. You’ll have to land 2 or more of the characters or 3 or more of the lower-paying symbols to receive a payout.
There are no Wild symbols, so you’re looking for the other bonus features to bring extra rewards. These include the expanded Super Symbols and Tsar Spins, which help you on your way to the top award of 1,380x stake.
Gameplay and Features
Royal Expand Super Symbols
Whenever you hit a payout featuring one of the family members, their respective Progress Meter is partly filled at the top of the screen. Once you fill the whole Meter, the respective character becomes a Super Symbol which can fill an entire reel to give many more potential payouts. These Super Symbols can pay in any position across all paylines.
If you land 3 or more golden egg Scatters on the reels, you’ll activate the Tsar Spins. These are Free Spins and you’ll get 3 spins for each of the golden eggs in view, giving up to 18 Free Spins in total. For the duration of the Tsar Spins, one of the Progress Meters is completely filled to activate a Super Symbol. You can keep filling more of the Meters during the Tsar Spins and whenever a Meter is filled, you’ll receive 5 more Free Spins.
Golden Tsar brings together the atmosphere of luxury, the Russian ruler theme and a couple of exciting features. Although there aren’t any Wilds, you don’t really get chance to miss them because the Super Symbols make up for it. They appear regularly in the base game and certainly boost the payouts, but it’s during the Tsar Spins you really want to trigger them, as this is where the biggest wins can hide. It’s high volatility so you can expect long lean spells and with a top whack of 1,380x stake it’s not going to sparkle dramatically in the money stakes. But for a good-looking slot with decent features and a touch of panache, this is a decent spinner. Golden Tsar is due for release at the end of October 2020.