How to Play
When you start to play, you will instantly note that this game works on a 5×5 grid. When you click on start, the symbols will drop off the screen and get replaced by a new set.
Some of the symbols that you will come across while playing this game include juggling skittles, two types of iron weights, two different top hats, the strongman, the clown and the ringmaster. The top paying standard symbol pays 0.5, 2.5 or 25 times the total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 of them in a combination. The golden ticket is the game’s wild symbol. Here is a breakdown of the game’s layout:
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: Cluster Pays
- Min Coin Value: $ 0.01
- Max Coin: $2
- Max Bet: $ 40
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: No
- Max Payout: 411, 561 coins
- Free Spins: Yes
- Bonus Game: No
- Multiplier: Yes
Golden Ticket Wilds
If you create a winning line with three or more symbols, the winning symbols fade from the reels. The remainder of the symbols drop down and fill the gaps and can potentially create more winning lines. If they can create a winning line with three symbols the middle symbol will change into a golden ticket. The golden ticket is the wild and can create more winning combos. The wilds can also form winning lines on their own making it even easier to get winnings. The wild is also the highest paying symbol in the game.
The idea of this game is to make vertical or horizontal lines of three or more matching symbols to form a winning combo. When this happens, the symbols are removed and new ones drop in to replace them. Each successful symbol drop increases the multiplier by 1x. The symbol drops will continue as long as a new winning line is created. The size of the current multiplier can be viewed on the meter found on the left side of the reels.
The Bonus Round
Golden Ticket also comes with a bonus round feature. You will notice that will every spin, the letters BONUS appear on two random columns behind the grid. The bonus game is activated if you can clear one of these columns during the cascading process. The screen changes and you get a new screen dominated by a shooting gallery. You will be given 10 spins at a new selection of targets that include drums, balloons, ducks, cakes, targets, starts, lions, elephants and clowns.
During the bonus round, you must get five of the same symbol to form a winning combo. The best of these is the clown face that awards you 175x your stake if you land 10 of them in a combination. You can also re-trigger up to 20 free spins.
Graphics and Sound
This game is well designed with animated characters and animations on the reels, it just a perfect fit. In the background, there are some circus type noises resembling the gibbering of a crowd. During the spins, the noise is fused with old steam organ melodies and buzzer type noises. During the bonus round, there is a full combination of all that, forming an old school type of shooting game. The game has an exceptional design.
Golden Ticket awards a maximum payout of 411, 561 coins. The Ringmaster is the regular symbols and the highest paying. The pays 25x the initial wager for five of a kind. The Logo Wild pays 500x the bet for max combination. If you manage to clear the whole reel grid, you will be awarded 1, 000 times your wager.
As mentioned, the goal of the game is to clear the reels so as to trigger the Bonus round. In every spin, there is one or more BONUS letters hidden behind one or more rows. When you start landing the winning clusters, the winning symbols fade. This helps you cleat the reel grid. Also after each successive win, the winning multiplier increases by +1 and in the middle of each winning combo, a Wild Logo will also appear. The Logo helps you to continue making more winning combinations. After the wild creates a winning cluster, it will also disappear. If you succeed to clear the row with the BONUS symbols, the Bonus feature is triggered forming a shooting game. This is a form of a Free Spins Feature, where you will get 10 free shots.