It's no secret that slot providers like to get mighty competitive with each other. It's not the first time providers have copied each others' products concept for concept. For example, Microgaming announced the release of their Phantom of the Opera slot only a month or so after NetEnt's Phantom's Curse.
Long story short, things can get a little feisty in the iGaming business.
Just this year, between the span of January and February, Red Tiger and Play'n GO both released slots concerning the myth of King Midas. The two slots, Midas Gold (Red Tiger) and Gold King (Play'n GO), are really similar in terms of graphics and design. But, they're different in the ways that really matter: gameplay.
Who's the real King between these two slots? Which one has the best payouts?
Keep on scrolling down to find out! Do you agree or disagree with our verdict?
Let us know in the comments below.
The Statistics: Midas Gold
Red Tiger's take on the ancient Greek myth certainly looks great. But the best part about it is its 243 ways to win, instead of the usual fixed paylines that come with slots.
As we've come to expect from Red Tiger products, Midas Gold is of high volatility and has a high maximum bet of $500. Perfect for any highroller looking for a good time. It also has an average RTP of 96.26%.
However, it does fall short of special features. When compared to other Red Tiger slots like Epic Journey, or Three Musketeers, it becomes vverrryy obvious that Midas Gold doesn't have that many features.
Mainly, it only has a ‘Midas Touch' feature that bestows respins. It also turns locked symbols on the reels into ‘gold'. But, other than that, there's no Wild symbols or Bonus games.
Play Midas Gold for free by clicking here!
The Statistics: Gold King
Gold King will be out next Monday, 26th February.
So ‘Gold King' is basically just another term for ‘King Midas'. Graphically, we like Midas Gold a tad more because of its bold colors. But when it comes to other aspects, it remains to be seen.
Gold King has an above average RTP of 96.52%. It might be a small difference, but that difference makes a heck of a difference in slots. Besides that, it is also of high volatility and has a huge maximum win of C$500,000. The maximum wager possible is $100, which is a little low for highrollers.
Unlike Midas Gold, Gold King has an average reel set-up of 5 reels and 20 paylines. Also unlike Midas Gold, it has a ton of special features.
Gold King is all about the Free Spins. We have Super Spins and Golden Spins – combined with Wild symbols and the Super Stack feature. Definitely an appealing mechanic for any player.
Read up on Gold King before it comes out here!
So, who's the winner in the battle of the slots?
|Midas Gold||Gold King|
|Maximum Win||2000x original stake||C$500,000|
|Special Feature Score||3.0/5.0||4.5/5.0|