888 Gold is a classic online slot machine, designed to look like a one-arm bandit found in many a pub in the 1980s. Be prepared for a taste of Chinese culture, because the slot game is designed to bring together your usual traditional 3-reel slot machine with plenty of Chinese-themed symbols. Pragmatic Play are the creators of this slot machine and they have made a basic yet simple slot game look very up to date.
There are 3 reels and 5 paylines to the slot machine, allowing you to play from 0.05 to a maximum of 25.00 a spin. The colours red and gold are prominent features, well it’s no surprise really as red is a symbol of good luck in China and the number 8 is also considered be lucky.
Indulge in some traditional and simple gameplay with no distractions – thanks to the 888 Gold slot machine. You won’t find any modern features to this slot game – what you see is what you get; base game wins. You can get your hands on a maximum of 6,000 coins when you spin in three of a kind of the 8 symbols, which is rather generous for a 25.00 maximum stake.
888 Gold has three golden reels with the following symbols spinning around; single bar, double bar, triple bar, golden Chinese coin, Chinese lanterns and the number 8. There are a handful of symbols to go with the handful of payouts on offer. Red is the colour surrounding the reels and features a Chinese embossed design. Chinese culture suggests that red keeps evil away whilst attracting good luck – so let’s hope it’s on your side today.
The control panel sits to the lower of the reels and allows you to increase your coin value, bet value and paylines. You can activate the auto play feature – this allows you to sit back and watch the reels spin at your current stake for up to 1,000 automatic spins. Keep track of your balance to the left of the control panel. The 11 different cash amounts you can win are shown via the paytable stamped to the left of the screen.
Big Spin, Big Win
The maximum that can be won is 6,000 coins – this cash value will be different to those playing minimum stakes to those playing 25.00 maximum stakes. The more you bet per spin, the more you can receive in return. The number 8 symbols are the key to the big payouts – naturally as this is also a symbol of good luck in China. Get three of a kind of the number 8 to get the following prizes:
- 8 8 8 on payline 1 awards 1,000 coins
- 8 8 8 on payline 2 awards 2,000 coins
- 8 8 8 on payline 3 awards 3,000 coins
- 8 8 8 on payline 4 awards 4,000 coins
- 8 8 8 on payline 5 awards the maximum of 6,000 coins
Big Slot, Little Features
Unfortunately, with 888 Gold being a traditional slot machine, you won’t find any features on offer at all. The only things we can tell you about is the fact you don’t have to match three of a kind of the same symbol in order to win. Match any combination of 3 bars to receive an 8-coin payout.
The number 8 is a wild symbol, not only does it award the highest payouts, but it substitutes for all symbols on the reels to help you create winning combinations.
Going for Gold
If you are looking for basic slot gameplay with a retro feel, 888 Gold is perfect for you. The sounds of the reel spinning allow your mind to wander back in time because they sound exactly like an old-style slot machine from decades ago. The sound can get a little annoying though, so you may find that you’re reaching for the mute button fairly quickly after launching the slot game.
We found 888 Gold from Pragmatic Play to be a medium variance slot machine with very little to offer. You won’t find any exciting features or anything to keep you entertained sadly. The reels spin fast, so you must be prepared for your bankroll to decrease very quickly while playing. High rollers are not suited to the machine due to the maximum stakes of just 25.00 permitted.
We found the wins to fall regularly on the reels, which kept our bankroll topped up – but the only thing 888 Gold offers is a fairly medium jackpot which isn’t easily triggered.