Golden Reels Slots

Overall, Golden Reels Slots is a game whose name does not seem to do justice to what it is about. Taking winter sports as the main source of inspiration, Golden Reels Slots is a game for sports fanatics and slot winning hopefuls alike. With a quirky art style and fairly solid gameplay mechanics, Golden Reels Slots does not manage to stand out all that much from the crowd, but is a competent entry for sports enthusiasts that are looking to spend a little of their free time increasing their bank account.

The Premise of Golden Reels Slots

As you wouldn’t expect from the title, the winter Olympics is the main inspiration for Golden Reels Slots. Drawing on the various sports featured there, as well as things having to do with the ceremony concerning the games themselves, sports, sports, and more sports is what this slot game is all about. If you are a fan of any games featured, or into competitive sports in general, this game will likely have something to offer you.

Presentation in Golden Reels Slots

The graphics in Golden Reels Slots are certainly well done, albeit a bit uneven. The crisp, clean, clear illustrations of specific sporting competitors usually look good and cartoony, having just enough emotion to make them worth a second look. Some of them are oddly realistic, however, as are the various things such as medals featured, which makes for an odd combination. It is as if someone combined a cartoon with a more serious looking super hero comic, and the resulting thing is a disjointed mixture of the two. It still looks nice, it would just have been nicer if they had taken the time to make things a little more coherent and even.

Golden Reels Slots Gameplay Mechanics

We found the game mechanics in Golden Reel Slots to be fairly standard, with a bit of Olympic flair thrown in. The tried and true 5 reel formula is present here, along with auto play and 30 play lines. Bets start as little as a cent, making the game very accessible. And there are free spin mechanics made slightly more interesting thanks to the snowboarding character doing his job there. There are no complex bonuses or special rules, which combined with the low entry for betting, makes the game very accessible, albeit not always that exciting.


+ Winter Olympics theme is well done + Plays well and has no issues there + Very accessible betting amounts


- If you are not into any of the sports featured, there really is not much here to entice you - Gameplay is standard to a point of fault sometimes compared to other slots

Who is this Game For?

This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:

* Olympic Hopefuls * Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible * Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved * Jaded slot vets * People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games * Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games * People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots

Who is the Game NOT For?

Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:

* People that hate the snow * Averse to winning money online * Looking for something truly innovative in the genre * You find the theme in any way offputting

Is it Buggy?

In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.

Conclusion — The Bottom Line on Golden Reels Slots

The bottom line is that Golden Reels Slots is a solid winter Olympics themed slot affair that will surely please anyone that is a fan of the games. Particularly if you find yourself during an Olympic season, this game is a fun way to pass the time between events, and possibly even during the downtime of the more boring ones. What Golden Reels Slots is not, however, is all that inventive or engrossing. It is a fairly standard game with a low barrier to entry that does everything just competently enough to get by.

With a little more love, this game could have been great. As is, it is merely good, and that is provided you have an affinity for the sports it uses on each reel. We recommend giving it a try if any of that sounds interested. If it does not, you might still like it, but probably will not find much longevity to it given what else is on offer in the space, both in terms of gameplay mechanics as well as themes that have a little more love put into them.