Let's sing together. Gold MacDonald had a farm, e, i, e, i o…. Wait, Gold MacDonald? Yes, you read that right! It's a brand new game at mFortune casino and it's smashing the competition with how inventive it looks. It's the very first game at mFortune which is designed in 3D, and it very much so resembles Farmville. Remember that game on Facebook? Will this slot totally blur the boundaries between social games and online slots? Let's find out in this Gold MacDonald mobile slot review.
About The Slot
It's finally spring time, and good old mFortune has come out with a farming themed slot that is set to appease those among us who are green fingered. This Gold MacDonald farm that you can go digging about is quite unusual and rather trippy: the old man can not just grow watermelons or apples in this digital patch, but also cows and kittens.
Realistic? Not entirely. Uniquely designed and set up? You betcha. It's been trendy to incorporate video gaming features into mobile slots recently. Just cast your mind back to the very popular games of Drive: Multiplier Mayhem or Dragon Born. But this mFortune slot is different as it's crossing the boundary into the realms of social gaming and has created a mixture between Farmville and a mobile slot.
It's all good news – your friends won't be able to send you thousands of invitations to play this game, you can actually win real cash off of this one and you'll get a head start with a free fiver from the ever-generous mFortune casino!
Cleanly yet uniquely designed mobile slot
A pleasant country guitar background sets the mood and MacDonald the farmer jumps for joy in the background if you come by a particularly large win. There is a river with frogs to the right of the reels, a water well and a big tractor to the left and the spin button itself isn't a button at all. It's actually a watering can that waters each of the fifteen slots where symbols ‘grow' out of the ground.
So there is no usual slot spinning mechanics and instead you're faced with a 5×3 grid full of apples, watermelons, cows, farmers, chicken coops, dogs and cats and other animals too. What a magical garden this guy has! And the fact that the slot is created in 3D makes the gameplay even more engaging. You can see in realistic detail exactly what those pigs and geese with golden eggs look like, so forget flat reels and symbols – 3D is the future.
The minimum that you can bet – the 2p – is very typical of an mFortune game, but the maximum of £300 is before unseen. It appears mFortune are going big this time and we welcome that. It's nice to see a slot that can appeal to a more diverse range of players, including those who like to place higher risk wagers too. Accordingly, the maximum payout is a staggering £600,000 for getting five Wilds on a a payline. Gimme some of that!
mFortune's mobile excellence is still unchallenged
Have other developers created games that are mobile first? Certainly, but none have been as successful as mFortune.
While playing Gold MacDonald, and indeed any other mFortune game such as Robin's Reels, Little Red Riding Reels, Sherlock or Viking Storm (plus many others), you will download and install the game onto your mobile phone.
With 99.9% of all currently functioning mobile devices supported, mFortune offers an unparalleled gaming experience, where you can even take a call or text someone and return to the exact point in the game where you left off. Hows that for mobile-first? Plus, we have never ever experienced any freezing, lags or glitches with their games, which goes to show that mFortune optimise and debug their games to perfection, so that players like us can simply enjoy the reel spinning action.
|Release Date||April 2016|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96%|
|Slot Reels / Paylines||5 reels and 15 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||25p to £300|
|Features||Wilds, Extra Spins, Growing for Gold, Progressive Jackpot|
Game Features: Wilds, Extra Spins, Bonus Game and Jackpot
Gold MacDonald has many tricks up his old, fleece shirt sleeve in terms of mobile slot features. Not only is there a progressive jackpot that was launched with the game, but there are also the usual Wilds, Extra Spins and the mFortune signature mini-game available when you play on the Gold MacDonald mobile slot.
Wilds and Extra Spins on Gold MacDonald
We don't think that any innovation in terms of Wilds or Extra Spins would even be possible, so these features as standard mobile slot features. Wilds will substitute for every symbol, except for the bonus symbol and the Extra Spins symbol. All perfectly clear here. The symbol itself is a highly amicable garden gnome, who will pay out 2,000x your bet for collecting five of them!
Then, there are the Extra Spins – a staple of every modern mobile slot. The symbol to watch out for is the red Watering Can and even three of them can get you some free reel action. Trigger with three symbols and you'll get five Extra Spins, four symbols will bring you seven Extra Spins and the holy grail of five symbols and you'll get the maximum nine Extra Spins awarded.
Bonus game and jackpot to keep things interesting
The mini games are the bread and butter of mFortune games and they liven up the gameplay greatly. And Gold MacDonald is no different, having a unique bonus game called Growing for Gold. You can triggger the bonus with just two scatter symbols of a chicken coop, but the more symbols you trigger it with, the higher the multipliers become. For example, trigger with five chicken coops and you can win up to 300x your bet!
As the name implies, the old farmer skips across a set path with obstacles towards the chest of golden coins at the end. Along the trail, there are smaller multipliers which you get to keep even if you land on a trap or get captured by the bear. Ultimately, your goal is to finish the trail and score the maximum multiplier to be applied to the bet with which you triggered Growing for Gold in the first place. Simple and sweet!
Verdict: Cow Abungah!
We can only hope that mFortune hear our prayers to design only 3D games from now on. Gold MacDonald mobile slot definitely set the bar high when it comes to modern software design: bright, and filled with cute animals. Cute animals always help. But it's not that Gold MacDonald needs any help.
In itself, its a solid mobile slot that caters to the widest variety of players possible. From those who wish to get a few hours of spinning action by placing small bets, to those who want to reap the biggest benefits from this slot that pays out over half a million quid as it's maximum win, the potential of Gold MacDonald is tremendous.
So don't forget that new players get a free £5, no deposit necessary, to check out every single game that mFortune have in their portfolio. That's because bets start at just 2p – spin away!