Even before playing this Argyle Open golf game, it's 5-reels and 4-rows screen had already sent a frown into my brain. The whole screen looks messy with all those game icons. Messy because each icon isn't a simple looking icon, but of golfers in action, of golfing paraphernalia, all combining together in a cluttered look, which I simply don't like to look at. To play this game, I set it into autoplay, watching mostly at the credit balance and win columns at the bottom of the screen, avoiding any long look at the spinning reels, to avoid eye aches or headaches.
The logo 'The Argyle Open' is the Wild symbol, paying a low 1000x the line bet for 5 of them, and substitutes for other symbols except the Scatter symbol. It doesn't double any wins with it but at least it is stacked in both the base and Free Spins game. The Putting Hole is the Scatter symbol, paying the usual 100x total bet for 5 of them, and getting 3 or more of these Scatters trigger the Tournament Bonus game, which has 3 stages of play, one stage at a time, needing 3 Bonus games to complete the stages. The Player symbols pay from 500x to 100x the line bet for 5 of each kind, and the other symbols pay from 60x to 25x the line bet for 5 of each kind. A very low paytable.
In the first stage of the Tournament Bonus game, a cash reward is awarded, depending on the distance the golf ball travels after teeing off. In the second stage, a cash reward is awarded for the distance the golf ball travels along the fairway. In the third stage, a Free Spins game is awarded, up to 20 free spins, depending on the distance away the golf ball lands from the putting hole on the green. The player chosen before the start of the Tournament Bonus game will play all the 3 stages. You can only change the player on the next new bonus game.