The Goonies

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The Goonies Slot Review

The Goonies is a video slot from Blueprint Gaming with 5 reels and 20 paylines. This fun slot filled to the brim with bonus features was originally released in October 2018. You’ll be able to play it online casinos such as Casumo, Leo Vegas and other Blueprint Gaming casinos.

Theme and basic information

The Goonies is a Steven Spielberg classic from 1980 and has been a fan favourite movie for nearly four decades now. A ragtag band of boys goes on a treasure hunt facing off against evil goons as well as monsters real and imagined. It’s a fun movie and Blueprint Gaming managed to turn it into an amazing slot experience.

The graphics and visuals alone will leave you staring at the screen, trying to discover all the hidden details. The reels are set in front of a treasure map and many symbols from the movie make an appearance throughout the game. The symbols include a treasure chest (worth 300 coins in a 5-of-a-kind win), a rotting boat (also worth 300 coins), a skeleton and scales (each worth 200 coins), and the “Never Say Die” pirate flag (worth 500 coins). All the symbols are drawn in beautiful detail and for once we don’t even mind that the remaining symbols are made up of generic playing card symbols, because anything else would have simply been too much.

The wild is an ancient coin, which is also worth 500 coins, if you get five on a winning line. And the bonus symbol is the skeleton pirate (One Eyed Willy).

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Basic gameplay

Honestly, there’s nothing basic about The Goonies. Even the base game comes with six bonus features that can be triggered randomly. When the One-Eyed-Willy symbol in the upper right-hand corner starts glowing, one of the boys will fly screaming across the reels, leaving behind three keys to pick from. You pick one to activate one of the following six add-ons:

  • Chunk’s Truffle Shuffle – random wilds can appear over already existing symbols on the reels.
  • Data’s Colossal Symbols – Three adjacent reels can become a Colossal Reel showing the same symbol. They may land anywhere on the reels (the left-most three reels, the three middle reels or the right-most three reels).
  • One-Eyed Willy’s Bonus Boost – An additional bonus symbols may appear to trigger the main bonus feature.
  • Mouth’s Lucky Coins – A symbol is randomly chosen by the Gold Coin mystery symbol. When a gold coin lands on the reels, a symbol will be chosen here to offer bigger wins.
  • Mikey’s Hidden Treasure – Any of the reels will randomly become wild.
  • Sloth’s Win Spin – A big winning combination is guaranteed when a random symbol is chosen and left on the reels by Sloth.

Additionally, on a non-winning spin in the base game a cave collapse and tumble the symbols off the reels, adding new ones for a winning combination from above. Or a scythe appears to reset the reels for a win, which is also an option.

Bonus features

If that wasn’t enough, look out for the bonus symbol to land anywhere three times on the reels to trigger One-Eyed Willy’s Bonus. When that happens, a bonus wheel appears, which you get to spin once. It will land on one of the following bonus games:

  • Goonies Go Wild Free Spins – At the start of each free spin (after spin 1), one of the top symbols will become wild. Extra prizes are possible at the end of the feature –pick from the Copperpot Doubloons to get 5 extra free spins (with all Goonies wild), end the feature or get another spin of the wheel to play another feature.
  • Inferno Free Spins – The Inferno (a ship) moves across the reels from right to left turning between 1 and 3 reels fully wild. This happens at the beginning of each spin. Here, too, you can get extra spins at the end, return to the wheel for another feature or end the feature by picking “Collect”.
  • Fratelli’s Hideout Bonus – You keep picking keys to win cash prizes, end the feature or the trigger the Hidden Tunnel to get access to one of the other 5 bonus features.
  • One-Eyed Willy’s Treasure –Cash values are spinning on the reels, giving you multipliers of your stake when they stop. This continues until the booby trap is triggered on the scales.
  • Skeleton Organ Bonus –Pick organ keys to reveal multipliers, an upgrade icon for bigger multipliers or collect three keys to give you access to another bonus feature. But if you get the Skull and Crossbones three time, the feature ends.
  • Super Sloth Free Spins – These free spins feature the Fratelli family. If a Super Sloth Wild lands, all the Fratelli symbols will transform into the top-paying symbols. Once again, you can either collect your wins at the end, get additional spins or unlock another bonus feature.

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Conclusion: A rich and rewarding slot experience

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for The Goonies is 96%. That’s only an average value and honestly, we would have expected a higher RTP after playing the game for quite a while. The bonus features are a very regularly occurrence. A cold streak has never lasted more than 100 spins and afterwards we experienced three bonus features within 50 spins, whether we just got the random ones in the base game or triggered one of One Eyed Willy’s bonus features.

This slot was never boring – not for a minute. It’s probably the slot with the most features we’ve encountered. After all, you get a dozen plus random shake-ups on non-winning spins. If you’re looking for entertainment that doesn’t end, The Goonies is the game for you. Simple is not part of this slot.

Plus, visually the slot is great. The symbols are so incredibly detailed. And the movie served as inspiration for many special effects and gimmicks throughout the game. You couldn’t ask for more.

By the way, we found the Inferno Spins to be most rewarding as we were lucky enough to get 2 or 3 wild reels on every spin, winning 181x our stake in the end.

 

Facts

Mobile Free spins
Yes Yes
Lines Bonusround
20 Yes
Reels Progressive
5 No
RTP Wild symbols
96.00% Yes
Min. Stake Autoplay
0.1 Yes
Max. Stake Multiplier
200 No
Volatility / Hit Frequency Scatters
Medium No
   
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