Golden Chief is a Native American themed slot machine and one which bases its gameplay on a rather petite gaming structure. You will only find 10 paylines spread over the 5 reels of this slot, with those reels hosting colourful and thematic imagery. Golden Chief can be played for as little as 10p per spin. However, if you wish to ramp up your bets, this Barcrest developed slot can set you back roughly £500 a game. RTP rates vary from 94% up to 98% in this game, though the non-progressive jackpot is capped at roughly 500x your total bet.
Golden Chief is packed with features. Wilds are very colourful indeed and can substitute for any other symbols barring bonus symbols. The chief himself acts as secondary wild, and if this icon appears, it can expand over an entire reel, bumping up the number of lines to 50 or 100 (depending on your stake), and thus explaining the difference in RTP rates.
Landing 3 or more of the Golden Bonus symbols on the reels will active 1 of 3 special features which have been incorporated into this game.
Big Bet Modes allow players to stake more money than usual and increase their likelihood of winnings, courtesy of double height scatters and wilds.
The Cash Canyon bonus allows players to enjoy a board game style feature. In this trail bonus, players can pocket instant win prizes. Meanwhile, a Totem Riches bonus can see players select from totems to win multipliers. Moving up the multiplier ladders offer more adventurous prizes. Lastly, a free spins bonus can see players able to pocket 5 free games. Players can gamble those spins to potentially win up to 30 free spins, but they could end up with nothing at all if they gamble, so it may not be a risk worth taking.
The features in Golden Chief are quite original, which is always nice to see in a slot machine game. Despite it looking like a primitive video slot, Golden Chief is actually quite complex once you get into the nitty-gritty parts of the game.