Get ready for a dose of Greek mythology on the slot from Thunderkick. King Midas is best known for turning everything he touches into gold and we are about to find out if that also applies to a set of slot reels. Wild multipliers of up to x32 and a free spins round with sticky respins can lead to wins of up to 10,100 times your stake. That is surely worthy of being called the ‘golden touch’.
Midas Golden Touch is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 15 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for matching symbols from left to right on a pay line only. Your encounter with the mighty king on desktop or mobile will cost you the Thunderkick usual 0.10 to 100 credits. The RTP of this medium to high variance game is set at 96.10%.
Towering Greek marble columns leading to the entrance of Midas’ heavenly temple in the midst of a serene country scene and on a day with pure blue skies look like the perfect background to the golden ornamented game window. The marble floor is so polished that it mirrors the structures on top of it. Kind Midas features prominently on the reels, turning into fully golden appearance in the free spins round.
The low-value symbols are rather standard card royals from 9 through to A that have little to do with the precious metal but are intricately designed with each being ornamented by a colour-matching gem. A single five of a kind will award you wins from 5x to 7x your stake. They are followed at the medium level by coin chests, chalices and Midas’ crown. Pays increase to 7.5x to 25x your bet when five land on a pay line. King Midas, as well as the wild symbol, is the premium symbols on this slot, each paying a generous 75x your bet for a five of a kind. The scatter is the entry portal to the godly world.
Any pay line win that includes minimum one wild symbol will have a win multiplier based on the number of wilds in the combo. They start off with x2 for one wild and peak at x32 for five wilds. Considering that, a five of a kind King Midas symbols with four wild symbols in the combination will see the payout shoot up from a mere 75x bet to a huge 1,200x your bet.
Hitting three, four or five scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger 10, 15 and 20 free spins respectively. Collecting three scatters in a respin sequence will retrigger the feature and award an additional 10 free spins for each occurrence.
The free spins round is played with sticky respins, plus, a single wild symbol is placed on a random reel position on every free spin. Any winning combination will be locked in place with a golden background for a respin to hit more matching symbols that are improving the combo. The respin is retriggered until no new matching symbols land. The wins are then evaluated and paid before the next spin starts.
To be honest, after Carnival Queen we were expecting again something spectacular from Thunderkick but we got a pretty standard slot that only impressed with the sky-high win potential of up to 10,100 times your stake. The Midas Golden Touch slot looks stunning, however, the features are not something we haven’t seen already in countless other slots. The wild multiplier mechanic is your best chance to hit mega wins in the base game and free spins.