Get ready for a dose of fairy tales on the slot from Cayetano Gaming, evolving around the 19th century Golden Goose tale by Brothers Grimm. Before we look at this slot creation, let’s have a little reminder of the famed story about a simple farmer’s son turned prince and king.
Once upon a time, Simpleton, the youngest and neglected third son of a farmer is feeding an elderly man in the forest contrary to his two arrogant older brothers and is rewarded with a golden goose he finds after cutting down a tree shown by the elderly man. Simpleminded as he is, he decides to stay at an inn for the night before carrying on to the royal castle the next day. The three daughters of the innkeeper try to touch the goose and take a golden feather but get stuck to the goose.
As Simpleton carries on the next morning more people he meets on the way to the royal castle are getting stuck too. At the castle lived the king with his daughter who never laughed, hence, the king called out the hand of his daughter to whoever brought a smile to her face. As Simpleton walks towards the castle with the entire procession behind him, she breaks out in laughter and while the King first object to marry her to a simple guy by giving him three sheer insurmountable tasks, they end up living happily ever after.
Spin the reels on Royal Goose to trigger the Simpleton’s Luck and King’s Task bonus games as well as Happy Princess free spins for wins of up to 1,000 times your bet.
Royal Goose is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Bet sizes range from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an unusually low RTP of 94.93%.
A fairy tale scene with a meandering path from the forest to the royal castle serves as the backdrop to a frameless game window. The reels are separate by glowing stars, creating a dazzling effect. The elderly man will appear randomly at the right of the game window. An enchanted soundtrack completes the fairy tale theme.
In true fairy tale style, the low-value card royals from 10 to A appear in medieval hand writing. Hit five on a line to win 2.5x to 6.5x your bet. They are followed by four items from the tale, namely the axe, the bottle of wine, the food basket and the air ship, each playing a role in Simpleton’s path to the conquering the princess’ heart. Pays for a five of a kind range from 7.5x to 15x your stake.
The golden goose is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols and paying 50x your bet when you hit five on a spin. The slot has three different scatters, starting with the Simpleton appearing on the third reel only. The King’s scatter appears on all reels while the Princess scatters do so on the middle reels only.
Royal Goose Slot Features
Your path to the royal castle and big wins is aided by three features – Simpleton Bonus, Tasks Bonus and Happy Princess Free Spins. Each is triggered by its own scatter appearing on various reels. Only one feature can be active at any time.
The Simpleton Bonus game is triggered when the Simpleton scatter lands on reel three in the base game. You will be presented with three trees to pick for coins wins of up to 20x your bet. One will progress you to the next level. Chose the right trees to find the Royal Goose with a 100x bet coin win. The Old Grey Man might appear to give you a second chance if you picked the wrong tree.
The King’s Task Bonus game will be awarded when three to five Tasks scatters land anywhere on the reels in the base game. There are three games which you can access directly by hitting sufficient scatters or by progressing through the lower levels. King’s Task scatters can land stacked on the back reels, which will make it easier to trigger directly the final bonus game.
In all bonus games, the Old Grey Man will jump into the roles like he did in the fairy tale and carry out the tasks posed to Simpleton by the King. Only the final bet multiplier reached will be awarded when the game goes through multiple levels
- Task 1 – Drinking Bonus: Triggered with three scatters. A total of 15 wine barrels are lined up, each marked with an increasing multiplier from 5x to 20x your bet. The Grey Old Man will raffle a number from one to six to determine how many barrels Simpleton (who is the old man in disguise) will drink. After each set of barrels, Simpleton my collapse ending the game or stay standing for the old man to raffle another number.
- Task 2 – Eating Bonus: Triggered by four scatters. Similar to the above, only that now Simpleton has to finish up to 15 wheelbarrows full of bread to win between 22x and 50x the stake. You will progress to the final level when Simpleton eats the last wheelbarrow.
- Task 3 – Marriage Bonus: Triggered by five scatters. Up to 15 floors need to be ascended to reach the princess and win up to 1,000x your bet.
The Happy Princess Free Spins are triggered when three princess scatters land on the middle reels. You will get 10 free spins which cannot be retriggered. Any wild landing on a free spin will lock in place until the end of the feature. Plus, one of the low-value symbols will be removed from the reel strips every time a wild locks in place. Only one symbol will be removed on each occasion even when two wilds land on the same spin. This can lead to having only high-value symbols and wilds on the reels, providing the potential for mega wins.
Got to admit that we didn’t know much about Cayetano Gaming until they integrated their games into the Red Tiger Gaming interface. But they are no small fry, especially in Eastern Europe, continuously expandeding their footprint and are today a subsidiary of PaddyPower. Royal Goose is a fine example of their design work where they created an authentic slot following the story line of the famed fairy tale. Well worth a few spins in your next session.