The Golden Goal game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Golden Goal is 5.88%.
The Golden Goal game is made up of 3 reels and 1 payline.
Wild – The “Golden Football” symbol is Wild, substituting for all other symbols.
There are no bonus or additional features in the Golden Goal game. Here is a breakdown of symbol combinations and their value:
1 “Golden Football” – 1 coin = 2x the bet – 2 coins = 4x the bet – 3 coins = 6x the bet
2 “Golden Football” symbols - 1 coin = 6x the bet – 2 coins = 12x the bet – 3 coins = 18x the bet
Any 3 “Kit” symbols - 1 coin = 6x the bet – 2 coins = 12x the bet – 3 coins = 18x the bet
3 “Football Boots” symbols – 1 coin = 15x the bet – 2 coins = 30x the bet – 3 coins = 45x the bet
3 “Whistle” symbols - 1 coin = 40x the bet – 2 coins = 80x the bet – 3 coins = 120x the bet
3 “Gloves” symbols -1 coin = 200x the bet – 2 coins = 400x the bet – 3 coins = 600x the bet
3 “Golden Football” symbols - 1 coin = 800x the bet – 2 coins = 1600x the bet – 3 coins = Jackpot
Golden Goal is as simple a slots game as you are likely to see. There are no bonus features to speak of and the theme is as rough and gritty as a locker room in the Vauxhall Conference. The game is clearly part of a collection from Play ‘n Go, with little effort in place to hide cookie cutter nature of the similarities between each game. Forget the thrill of the game, if you’re playing this it must be obligatory. It’s a Sunday morning in February. Sleet is lashing into your face, propelled by artic winds. You stand desperately trying to blow some heat into your cupped hands as you attempt not to place your left foot, the shoe you’ve just remembered has the hole in it, onto the sodden grass. You’ll cheer when the other two spectators do, unaware of what it is they can see on the bottle strewn football pitch, as the wind lashes into your eyes and icy tears roll down your purple cheeks. And then, emerging a few feet in front of you, out of the grey morning comes the match ball. It hits you in the face as you realise that Golden Goal has a house edge of 5.88%. Your hands can’t stop it, you’ve already pressed spin. All you know now is that you won’t be back and little Jimmy is going to have to find a new game to play at weekends, one where his clubfoot won’t draw so much attention.