Casino Game Review: Golden Chief

Golden Chief online slot casino game

Golden Chief is an exciting release by renowned games developer, Barcrest, and is centered around a Native American Indian theme. Golden Chief is an online slot of seemingly endless possibilities and it even has game styles that adapt to the amounts players bet. 

Budget-friendly, entertaining gameplay and the opportunity to win big are just some of the core aspects of one of Barcrest’s most popular casino games.

Read more on Golden Chief in this in-depth review.

Game overview

This is another Barcrest game that seems to have endless features that allow players of any play style and budget to enjoy themselves. It has high betting limits and the popular Big-bet side-games that we’re used to seeing from Barcrest. The side bets and a medium-variance means that you have more choices on how you play.

With 5 reels and 4 rows, smaller bets will get you 10-15 paylines and a good number of bonuses and if you bet higher you can get up to 100 paylines, massive prizes of up to 250,000 credits, and an RTP of 98.14%.

How to play

Like many of the best online casino games, Golden Chief gives players easy gameplay and the option of different ways to play. The game pays out from the left to right and all you have to do is collect between three and five matching symbols on a payline, starting from the first left reel.

For the budget-minded players, you can bet for as little as 0.10 credits per spin and this will give you 10-15 paylines, as well as an RTP of 94.12%. However, if you’re looking to spend a little more, then you’ll get 20-100 paylines and an improved RTP of 96.02% for 1-500 credits per round. 

If you’re taking on the Big-bet side-game, consider spending 20-50 credits to take advantage of improved bonuses and an incredible RTP of 98.14%.

The size of your bet will also change the size of your prize, and will influence the features and bonuses. If you bet the minimum, you can expect payouts from 2 coins up to 500 coins per sequence. If you’re betting more than 1 credit per sequence, the actual prizes will be halved to between 1 and 250 coins. However, bonuses and features will be enhanced, which means you have the opportunity to strike bigger riches on the Big-bet side-game. To find out what the prizes are for your round, all you have to do is press the “?” button to get them explained to you in detail. 


Golden Chief online slot casino game

There are no fancy animations in Golden Chief, but the visuals are impressive and theme-centric nonetheless. Set against a tangerine sunset, in what we can only imagine is the South-Western United States, you’ll see hints of teepee shadows and huge rock formations.

The game symbols include totem poles, chiefs in headdress, squaws, and other Native American iconography. The playing cards (A, K, Q, J, and 10) are in the colors and styles associated with Native Americans too.

The soundtrack adds an excellent element to the game, with drums, whooping, and a variety of dramatic instruments that take the player out into the dry, dusty plains.


Golden Chief has 5 reels and 4 rows and between 10 and 100 paylines depending on the size of your bet.

When it comes to symbols, try land the bear, a female Native American, or a totem pole to take advantage of their high values. The playing cards (A, K, Q, J, and 10) are lower value symbols.

A big, colorful “Wild” sign is obviously the wild symbol and will replace all other forms of the winning combos, other than the Golden Bonus icon. You can also get lucky with the expanding wild, shown as the chief, which covers all reel positions and increases the number of paylines to 50 for a lower bet amount and 100 for higher bet amounts.

Bonus & jackpots

Golden Chief online slot casino game reels

The bonus features and jackpots in this game are exhaustive and players can expect to win big off the following:

Golden Chief bonus

Land three or four Golden bonus scatter symbols anywhere in the reels and you trigger one of the following:

  • Cash Canyon: you can spin the wheel to move along the canyon and win cash prizes by hitting “Stop” on the spinning wheel.
  • Totem riches: climb the totem pole of your choice and reach the top or press “Collect” to get your cash.
  • Free spins: you’ll initially get five free spins, but you can bet and max that up to 30 free spins. If you manage to land five scatter symbols, you could receive a handsome cash prize.

Mystery Symbol

If the chief wild expands to fill an entire reel, then one of the normal symbols will be upgraded to help you get a big one.


You’ll get three bet levels with the Big-bet side-game. The Big-bet buys you five linked spins with these special extra features:

  • $20: Enhanced awards and double-height scatters
  • $30: The same as above, but with expanding wilds that go through until the last spin and an extra Totem Riches life
  • $50: The same as the above but with 100 paylines

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