Welcome to a review of The Goonies Return, a follow up to a successful release by Blueprint and a slot that can pay you up to 50,000x your bet! During the course of our review, we'll be taking you through all the elements that make this one of the most feature-rich online slots we've seen in quite some time. You can expect features that trigger at complete random, while there are also four different features that come about as a result of losing spins. Last but definitely not least, there are five headline bonus features such as free spins, multipliers and cash collections. This is perhaps THE wild ride of online casino games, so buckle your seatbelt as we venture onto the 5 reels and 20 paylines to see what is lying in wait.
The Goonies Return is a sequel slot, following on from The Goonies, which was released about three years prior to its sequel. The big difference you'll notice between the new and old is that the new slot features the main characters from the movie the game is based on. You’ll also notice the addition of more random reel modifiers and losing spin features. Other than that, there isn’t too much in the look and feel that will highlight too many differences.
Let us just repeat that the maximum possible is 50,000x your stake. That's far bigger than the original and probably the biggest you find in any five reel slots online you can find at our casino site. It's an unbelievable number and beats the 10,000x that the first Goonies title hosted. Players can choose to wager anything from 0.10 all the way up to 100 per spin, and due to the medium levels of volatility, there are likely to be a fair amount of wins rolling in.
As mentioned, this is one of the areas where you’ll notice a difference. Four of the boys that form the Goonies pack of mates serve as the higher paying symbols, while the pirate flag is the highest paying symbol in The Goonies Return. The icons that carry lower values are playing card royals J, Q, K and A.
The same scatter symbol is needed to trigger the One-Eye Willy Bonus, being the pirate skull laughing. There's also a wild symbol, and with the exception of the scatter, this symbol substitutes all symbols in order to make up 3, 4 and 5 of a kind wins. The Wild matches the pirate flag for the highest paying symbol.
There are 6 features that can trigger at random points in the base game. These are all features that modify the reels in order to increase the chances of you landing a win or triggering the One-Eyed Willy Bonus. Expect to see modifiers such as extra wilds being added to the grid, mystery symbols all turning into the same icon, colossal symbols and more.
Losing spins can also see a feature trigger to reverse the result of the spin, overturning it to become a win. There are four different ways Blueprint has come up with to bring this about, such as dynamite exploding, collapsing caves etc.
The One-Eyed Willy Bonus is triggered when you land 3 scatter symbols on the same spin. You’ll go to a wheel of fortune, which will spin to set in motion one of the following features:
A selection feature leading to multipliers, cash or other bonus features activating.
You'll go along the waterslide trail collecting prizes, and the further you go, the bigger the prizes become.
This is five free spins with the Skeleton Organ symbol landing stacked and sticky.
You get ten free spins where you can progress to the Momma Fratelli Money Spins feature.
10 free spins where 1 reel is always wild, and character icons become wild.
You can get to One-Eyed Willy Riches through the bonus features, which is three re-spins where regular icons gain abilities to become modifier symbols.
There’s almost too much in The Goonies Return to fit into an online slots review. While we’ve managed to cover the majority of it, there's still far more detail, especially in the areas of the reel modifiers. There is no reason why you shouldn't play, as there's so much entertainment to be had, plus a potential 50,000x your bet to be won.