|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.03 - 45.00|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol|
King Midas was a character in Greek mythology who turned everything that he touched into gold. Even the city of Midaeum was thought to be named after Midas. Alas, the famous king is said to have died of starvation as a result of his gift turning even food into gold, but his legend lives on in this online slot game from Rival Gaming. So, if you think you’ve got the Midas Touch this slot is waiting for your arrival.
The layout here consists of three reels and three rows, so it’s a classic slot setup. There are three pay lines which run across each of the three rows, but you don’t have to have all of them in operation, you can customise them with the ‘Select Lines’ button. The same goes for your wager. Midas Touch allows you to choose between coins of 1p and £5, and you then pick between one and three coins to be active per line. This means that the allows a maximum bet of £45 per spin.
The graphics are pretty impressive for a 3-reel slot, depicting a stack of golden fruit on top of the reels, and you’ll find similar with the symbols. The first of these comes in the shape of the pear. This is followed by the orange, the watermelon, and the bunch of purple grapes. A lime also appears as a symbol, as does a plum. But it’s the cherries that operate as the highest paying standard symbol, paying out a maximum of 150x your wager. What’s more, just to make the theme come to life a little bit more, whenever you form a winning combination, the symbols within it will be transformed into gold.
It’s fortunate that even though this is a 3-reel option, it still has a wild symbol on its reels. This comes in the shape of the game’s own logo, and it can prove to be quite the helpful addition. Should it show up on one of the pay lines it will substitute for all of the standard fruit symbols, thereby helping you to form winning combinations across the reels.
What’s more, if you manage to create a win that consists solely of wild symbols, then your wager will be multiplied by a maximum of 2,000x for your pay-out. That’s quite the appealing symbol to have in an online slot game – especially a 3-reeler.
Midas Touch, while having a great theme behind it, is still a three-reel game which is limiting – something tells us Rival should have made it into a five-reel offering. The theme deserves more of a showcase. That being said, the execution of the game in this format is excellent, with Rival utilising high-quality graphics and animations to boost appeal. The inclusion of the wild symbol also makes it more rewarding on the whole, but we still feel it could have had more impact.