Golden Era is a Chinese dynasty-inspired video slot whose developer Betixon launched it on December 20, 2018. It is in the two-game “Golden” series whose only other game is Golden Maya (December 2018).
However, it is among the several Betixon-owned oriental games, including: Fortune Guardians (February 2019), Lucky 3 (January 2019), The Sakura Legend (December 2018), Lucky Pigs (September 2019), The Glorious Sensei (October 2019), and Chicken Ninja (May 2020).
The title “Golden Era” is an alternative of the China’s Golden Ages, a terming referring to the historic politico-socio-economic advancements especially during the Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty—collectively from 618 to 1279 AD.
Themes: ideographs, Chinese culture, Feng Shui, and card values. All symbols require three, four or five winning combinations.
Golden Era Game Characteristics
Golden Era has eleven symbols, free games, from X2 to X1000 payouts, migrating and potentially stacked wilds, 20 rightward fixed winning ways, and seven total bets.
The Golden Era’s 5X3 grid has a patterned frame whose margins blend in with the background, consisting of a striped golden-tipped cylindrical lantern on a red Chinese embroidery. The Golden Era’s total bets: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 (maximum bet).
The Golden Era’s symbols comprise of two special and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substituting wild is a striped, tasseled, red-and-golden and spherical Chinese lantern; and the free games-related scatter is a calligraphic jade-framed celeste-colored “bonus” Feng Shui coin.
Ordinary symbols: smoldering blue-and-purple fire crackers; golden yuanbao ingot; bamboo-holding panda; and Hanzi characters-inspired red-and-white A, blue-and-white K, purple-and-white Q, green-and-white J, cyan-and-white 9, and white-and-golden 10.
The following are the Golden Era’s payouts.
Three 9 or 10 pay X4, four 9 or 10 pay X10, and five 9 or 10 pay X20.
Three Q or J pay X6, four Q or J pay X20, and five Q or J pay X40.
Three A or K pay X8, four A or K pay X30, and five A or K pay X80.
Three pandas pay X10, four pandas pay X40, and five pandas pay X120.
Three ingots pay X12, four ingots pay X60, and five ingots pay X200.
Three firecrackers pay X16, four firecrackers pay X80, and five firecrackers pay X300.
Three “wild” lanterns pay X20, four lanterns pay X200, and five lanterns pay X1000. The “wild” lanterns drawn on the second to fifth reels migrate leftward to the adjacent reel then disappear after reaching the first reel.
3+ “bonus” coins also prompt five extendable free games. Additionally: three “bonus” Feng Shui coins pay X2, four coins pay X10, and five coins pay X50. For a $20.00 bet, the Golden Era’s X1000 maximum win may yield a $20000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
Luck in Golden Era
Golden Era is a game of chance whose RTP rate and house edge are unknown.