by Thomas Shannon
Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world, enjoying a dedicated fan base across much of the globe, and this worldwide popularity is undoubtedly one of the reasons why there are so many golf themed slots games available at casino sites. However, although this can be great for fans of both the sport and casino gaming, but it does mean that new slots with this theme really need to deliver something distinctive if they are to stand out from the crowd. One such game is the five reel slot Golden Tour, so does it score a birdie or a bogey?
When you start playing Golden Tour you will be greeted with visuals of a golf course with blue skies above, which creates a very calm, cheerful backdrop to the game. The reels themselves are similarly golf-based, with icons like golf balls, shoes, bags and golf karts on them, and the golden double golf ball reel icons are significant because they serve as the wild icons – meaning they can act as a substitute for other missing ones to give you a win. In this particular game they are only able to do this for the other golf ball icons (coloured silver and bronze respectively) but it still increases your chances of a payout.
The two different game bonuses that Golden Tour offers at a mobile casino are also both very impressive in different ways. The first of these, which you trigger when you score upwards of three of the duck, fish or gopher icons, asks you to choose a driver, iron or putter for the golfer to play his shot with. You then win a prize, value dependent on the quality of the subsequent shot, and this game really shows of the video graphics of the game. The second Dollar Ball bonus game involves choosing five numbers between 1 and 49, before giving the reels a spin, with the amount of your payout being decided by how many of your chosen number appear on the reels afterwards. These are both fine games and – together with the five pay lines – should guarantee a win of some sort, even if not the top $2000 jackpot.
Coming from Sheffield, Tom’s hobbies include writing and recording music, and creating video games. He also runs events to do with video games where people come to watch tournaments. Tom is currently studying in his final year at university.