The game segment also has some development areas mainly from the regular symbols’ payout ability aspect. Somehow I don’t find them well paying but maybe it’s no wonder considering the best paying symbol is only rewards with just 1500 coins in it full capacity. At 888Gaming, they’re very afraid of Wild figures because at most of their slots the substitute symbol just has this job without multiplying the wins or having any paying capability, so we can find here one too but give credit to developers for assigning another Wild with the same function as the normal Wild has, plus it possesses an x 3 multiplying power if it appear on the third reel (and only there). It seems developer’s fear promptly slips away when they go to creating Scatter because unlike the Wilds usually it has very great quality, like here, where the Torch emblem can award players up to 500 times of total bet which is really nice, and any two appearing symbols on the screen return the stake as a mini compensation.
3 Bonus symbols on the inner lines trigger Wild Athletes Bonus game which is the best part of the game without a question. First, we have to choose a participant from animals with great names like the Hippo, Sally Light – Chicken, Cluck Kent or Turtle, Jerry Spring that all hide a multiplier value then our selected buddy takes part of a sport competition where we have to help it by finding 3 matching symbols out of 15. It’s a funny side game with acceptable payout ability so this is what I like the most at Gold Medal Mania.
Overall, I’m not a big fan of this slot because I don’t find it to be a real good game. The Scatters’ payouts and the Bonus game are the only ones which I think great but other than that it’s just very ordinary slot with not too much ability to keep me entertained or make my playing session very profitable.