Sweden has emerged as a bit of a European golfing hotbed with such stars as Annika Sörenstam and Jesper Parnevik and it was no surprise that Swedish developer Play’n Go would find a way to shoehorn a golfing game into its mobile slots roster. While Gold Trophy was still finishing the home nine Gold Trophy 2 was already on the practice range getting ready to play.
Gold Trophy 2 is a five-reel game that pays across 20 paylines (you couldn’t just make it a unique 18, Play’n Go? The original Gold Trophy sported just nine). Bets range from 0.01 to 0.25 coins and you can increase the stakes of your Nassau to a maximum bet of 25 coins. There is no progressive jackpot but free spins and multipliers lurk behind every sand trap and a top win of 15,000 coins will cover a lot of greens fees.
All the familiar golf-related icons from Gold Trophy are back for another round. It does not even appear that Play’n Go has changed the pin position on the green in the background. You still get the golf cars and the minor playing card symbols wrapped in golf equipment. There is still a hideous gold Winner’s Jacket and the goals for all players continue to be the Gold Trophy cup and the Winner’s Cheque. Sörenstam was noted for her low-key, unostentatious style of winning and Parnevik was know as much for his loud trousers and upturned cap as his excellent golf game. Although the graphics have been sharpened up in Gold Trophy 2 they are still way more Sörenstam than Parnevik.
The newly polished Gold Trophy is still the Wild and it not only replaces other symbols in the quest for winning combinations but also doubles their payout when they come. Five of the Gold Trophy symbols load up your golf car with the game’s biggest jackpot.
The Scatter is assumed by the Winner’s Cheque symbol and when three or more are earned it triggers a Free Spins round where awards are tripled. Free games be activated again and again up to a total of 60 free goes at Gold Trophy 2. And when that happens get ready to pick up the tab for the entire bar.
Golf is nothing if not a way to gamble. So you can of course risk any win for a chance for more. The correct guess of the colour of a turned card will double you win and the correct quit will increase your win four times over. Those are better odds than making a par at the Road Hole at St. Andrews.