Goat Rush Slot Review – Fantasma Games
I have not looked at new launches or announcements by provider Fantasma Games for some time now. The last review written was for the game titled ‘Animal Circus‘ in September 2022. This slot has a wide range of mechanics, including a Sparkle Wild Feature, a Cannon Respin Feature and a Free Spins feature. Plus, a max win capped at 15,000x and a Carnival theme used. In today’s review, we are learning all about ‘Goat Rush’, which was released on the 27th of January!
This slot uses a mining theme with a fun twist; Wild Goats have taken over the mines on the mountainside and love to ride in the railcars, with a beautiful landscape of boulders, evergreens and tracks. There is depth within the mountains, trees on either side of the reel set and a track above. A train will travel across the track on every spin with four cargo carriages. Low-paying symbols are different card-suit gems. Premium symbols are represented by four different characters and a Golden Goat. There are many animations that stand out, such as the minecarts travelling across the reel set and when wins occur. Plus, sound effects such as the soundtrack and an adorable noise for when a Goat lands.
Goat Rush has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows; this includes 20 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 94.25% and a max win capped at 3,344x. You can bet from £0.20 to £60.
Goat Rush Symbols & Pay Table
There are 11 symbols in total; this includes 4 low-paying symbols. These are represented by Green Diamonds, Blue Spades, Pink Clubs and Red Hearts. There are also 4 premium symbols, which are represented by 4 different characters. In addition to these, regular symbols are a Bonus Symbol and a Wild Symbol. The highest paying Symbol is the Goat Wild, which pays 5x for 5 across a pay line. The Bonus Symbol can land on reels 2, 3 and 4. The Wild Symbol substitutes for all regular symbols.
Goat Rush Features & Mechanics
Dropping Wild Feature
Any win that occurs will activate the ‘Respin’ Feature. All wins are collected in the Win Meter and the reels Respin. Respins continue until no more wins occur, and the win is Multiplied by the Gold Multiplier. At the start of every Respin, all Wilds on the reels will walk one step to the left.
All positions in winning combinations are marked. If a Wild Train cart carrying a Wild has any number of marked symbols below it, the Wild will drop onto the furthest available marked position during the following Respin. The Wild Train runs with 4 carts above reels 2 to 5. A cart carries a Wild or a Blank symbol. 4 new carts roll in for each Spin and Respin.
The Gold Multiplier begins at 1x. Each Walking Wild that walks past the leftmost reel increases the Gold Multiplier by 1 level. The levels are 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x and 10x in the Base Game. The levels during Free Spins are 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 10x, 20x and 50x.The total win is multiplied by the Multiplier and is reset back to 1x.
At the start of every Spin, there is a chance of the ‘Mystery Feature’ activating. There are 2 activations, Mystery Pattern and Mystery Wilds. In the base game, only the Mystery Pattern can activate. In the Free Spins feature, both can activate.
The Mystery Pattern places a random pattern of 6 positions, a Wild placed on one position from the pattern, and a randomly selected symbol for the other 5 positions. Mystery Wilds place 1 to 3 Wilds on random reel set positions.
Landing 3 Bonus Symbols during a base game spin will trigger the ‘Free Spins’ feature. Awarding 10 Free Spins, during spins, the Gold Multiplier and Win Meter reset between each Free Spin. Each scatter that lands will award 1 extra spin, and up to a maximum of 15 Free Spins can be awarded. This feature can be purchased for 65x your chosen stake.
Overall, Fantasma Games has created a unique gaming experience with a range of active mechanics and quirky artwork drawn. The Dropping Wild feature & Mystery Feature means persistent wins and Multipliers even in the base game. In the Free Spins feature, the Multiplier and Win Meter do reset between spins which is a disappointment. The Multiplier increasing on each spin and not resetting would have increased the volatility. Try out the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.