The Golden Era of Hollywood is typically described as a period in time in which Hollywood films achieved a particular style. For most, this time period is stretches from 1927 through to 1963. It was a time that brought us films such as The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, and Gone With the Wind. Microgaming's Golden Era slot machine takes note of this time in American history and manages to pack in a fair amount of flair and decent slot features into this game.
Golden Era is a 5 reel, 15 payline video slot that features classic cars, awards, cameras, film reels, pieces of cement with handprints and a signature written in them, and movie tickets. The game does an excellent job of putting these symbols together; bringing with it an artwork that almost resembles artwork of movie posters during this time period.
Feature wise the game includes wild symbols, scatter symbols, free spins (with embracing wilds), and a double feature bonus round. The free spins round is set off when 3, 4, or 5 scatters are unveiled on the reels, and brings with it 12 free spins with stacked wilds that resemble either an actor or actress. If you end up with a single wild in these reels wins are paid out at a rate of 1x, but if you end up getting the embracing actor symbols on the reels you will see any wins generated with that spin multiplied by 2x.
The game's double feature bonus tasks players with picking movie posters to find big prizes underneath. The game allows players to select up to 10 posters until the stopper symbol appears. Prizes in the game include credits and multipliers, and can really rack up quickly. If you find yourself watching classic movies in your spare time or are fans of when things were a tad more innocent, it is likely that Golden Era is a video slot designed just for you.