Midas Gold slot review

By Red Tiger Gaming

Midas Gold Basic info

Game provider Red Tiger Gaming

Release Date 12/2017

RTP 96.26%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $40

Max Win bet x 1888

Gamble Feature Re-spins, Sticky wins, Bonus symbols, Volatility, Max. lines

Layout 5x3

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility High

Progressive Jackpot No

Midas, the legendary king of the ancient Phrygians, was known for having turned everything into gold. His people were not known for their trading skills, because they could have sold all that gold and made a fortune, but they go down in history for having invented the world-famous Smurf hat. I’d take a game that involves turning your furniture into gold any day and this is what the Red Tiger release is all about.

Midas Gold comes with a standard 3×5 reel set and 243 ways to win. The only thing I like about the layout in the case of this game is the big symbols and the animation involving King Midas when there is a winning outcome.

The base game doesn’t offer anything that we haven’t seen before and there is only one extra feature that doesn’t trigger frequently enough to send the king on his gold-touching frenzy.

Nevertheless, Red Tiger has furnished the game with a maximum payout potential of 1,800x your bet, so real big wins are possible but can crop up only during the respin feature. In my experience with the game, it pays to wait for king Midas to make his selection of the available symbols, as long as he avoids the royal cards.

Theme and Graphics

Red Tiger Gaming puts you in a lush garden that is part of Midas’ palace. The place does feel like someone has splurged it with his golden touch.

Those who know the legend of King Midas may remember the moral of the story, which is there for all to see in the form of golden bowls filled with golden fruits that our golden king can’t really enjoy.

That much is clear from the graphic design. We know where we are and the rest is a collection of alright-looking high-paying symbols.

My highlight is the extra feature. King Midas steps to the fore to perform his magic touch in a way that gives the player a lift of spirits, which you don’t get from the base game, I don’t think.

Extra Features

This is one of the Red Tiger games that lack a wild symbol, so the base game feature is either heavy on the respins or transforms symbols.

One example is the Masquerade slot which I’d pick many times over Midas Gold but let’s not dismiss the game at hand so quickly.

  • When The Midas Touch feature is triggered, which happens at random, the king descends from his symbol on the reel set and appears underneath to touch one of the symbols in the same view. The visual effect is kind of cool as you don’t get to see a gigantic figure suddenly pop up in the game, but the effect is even cooler.
  • The selected symbol turns into gold and becomes locked in position. If there are multiple symbols of the same kind they will all turn into gold and remain on the reels for the coming respin.
  • Additional symbols of the same kind are golden too and they too stick on the reels for a potential big win.

I like this extra feature but sadly, it is the only one in Midas Gold. This would be fine if Midas didn’t take an awful lot of time to appear on the reel set. That’s at least my impression and considering the small payouts for the card symbols I think it is justified.

Bets and Payouts

The game comes with nine paying symbols plus that of King Midas, so there isn’t really a clutter that can cause some symbols to be seen every odd-number of spins.

In this game, I’ve had a payout for any of the symbols on the paytable, including that of the princess which can bring a decent 8x your bet for five of a kind and this can happen with the help of the respins.

Midas’ golden chair can pay 1.5x, 3x and 6x for three, four and five symbols of its kind and the golden ox head can pay 1x, 2x and 4x your bet in the same order.

The low-paying symbol category consists of the royal cards plus the ten-card and is expectedly on the low-end of the payouts spectrum. You can get your full bet returned only for four ace symbols across the reel set and the biggest win thereof comes from five aces.


I’ve only had a couple of encounters with the game for the simple reason that the low payouts are not justified by the King Midas symbol making more frequent appearances. And since that is the only feature of the game I was scratching my head during long bouts of winless spins.

Midas Touch is a highly volatile game so a very big win may crop up when you are least expecting it, but this is not the game for me this period. 1800x your bet, or more, sounds like a lucrative proposal though.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.