The Smooth Sailing Slot by Gold Coin Studios

Play another fabulous title from another of Microgaming’s independent studios. This time you can enjoy Connectify PAYs, free spins, and more, on the Smooth Sailing slot by Gold Coin Studios! (Images from Gold Coin Studios LinkedIn page)

Take to the high seas on Smooth Sailing, a new video slot developed by Gold Coin Studios that is powered through Microgaming. This is a 5×3 title that pays across 20 pay lines and uses the Connectify Pays mechanic during the bonus feature for certain symbols. There is a standard game theoretical RTP of 94.85%, and an RTP of 96.22% when using the Gold Coin Bet enhancer.

Welcome aboard Smooth Sailing. As you embark on your journey across the seas, you can expect to pick up many prizes along the way. There are plenty of sailing themed symbols, which will all reward you handsomely. However, once the ships land, it’s time for free spins where the wins found are much greater.

Linking up wins across 20 pay lines during the base game will keep the bank balance ticking over, but you will have to trigger the Free Spins feature to benefit from enhanced symbols and bigger payout opportunities. Activating the Gold Coin Bet will put some wind in the sails, as it increases your chances of getting to Free Spins by adding extra symbols on the reels which can trigger additional Free Spins, and it also increases the RTP to 96.22%!

Microgaming and Gold Coin Studios have another example of how well the partnership between the two companies is going. In the past, the two have had great success with titles such as Silver Seas, and Treasure Tracks, as well as the epic, Animals of Africa, and Bushi Sushi. As for Microgaming, by the end of this month, the firm would have released 17 new titles throughout October. Some are the company’s own work while others have come from independent studios such as Gold Coin Studios.

Highlights: Smooth Sailing is the new 5×3 video slot title from Gold Coin Studios that is now live via Microgaming. This sailing themed slot has a max win of 6,000x, 20 pay lines, and uses the Connectify Pays mechanic. The standard game carries an RTP of 94.85%, and 96.22% when using the Gold Coin Bet. A spin of the reels will cost between 0.20-40.00 per spin, with a Gold Coin Bet spin requiring an additional 50% on top of your stake. Highlights include: Multipliers, Free Spins, Bonus Bets, RTP Range, Scatter Symbols, Re-Triggers, and Wilds.

Smooth Sailing Slot Gameplay – Bring on a Wave of Wins!

A 5×3 reel set occupies 13 paying symbols within the base game which also includes Wild and Scatter symbols. During the base game, you have the option to switch on the Gold Coin Bet that will increase the RTP and add Ticket Scatter symbols to the reels. This presents you with an alternative method of triggering the lucrative Free Spins feature. During free spins, regular symbols, Wilds, and Ticket Scatters are removed and replaced. Enhanced Royal symbols, Ship symbols and Empty Ship symbols will be added. Ship symbols will pay using the Connectify Pays mechanic. Connectify Pays pay from left to right and allow the symbols to land on any row to award a payout. Royal symbols pay on adjacent reels from leftmost to right.

All Features on Gold Coin Studios & Microgaming’s Smooth Sailing.

  • Gold Coin Bet: Adds Ticket Scatters to the Reels and increases RTP for an additional 50% added to your stake.
  • Wild: Substitutes for all symbols, carries a payout value and only appears during the base game.
  • Ticket Scatters: Introduced when the Gold Coin Bet is activated. These carry a payout value while 3 or more anywhere in view, will trigger the free spins feature.
  • Ship Scatter: These also have a payout value and will trigger free spins.
  • Free Spins: 10 free spins are awarded when landing 3 or more of the same Scatter symbols. Re-triggers are possible during the feature via the same method.
  • Empty Ship Symbols: Only present during the Free Spins feature, these do not carry a payout value.
  • Connectify Pays: Only active during Free Spins and used for Ship symbols. A combination of the same symbol will pay from left to right.

Free Spins & Connectify Pays

Trigger 10 Free Spins by either landing 3 or more of the Ticket or Ship scatter symbols. The free spins feature will see the introduction of the Connectify Pays mechanic plus the addition of enhanced Royal symbols. Plus, this feature reveals Ship symbols and a 2x multiplier symbol that can land on the 5th reel. At the start of the bonus round, all regular base game paying symbols will be removed. If you activated the feature via the Gold Coin Bet, all wilds and Ticket scatters are removed too. Ship Scatters will remain and they hold the key to re-triggers via the same method it took to trigger the feature initially. Ship symbols are subject to the Connectify Pays mechanic, meaning Ship symbols on winning paylines connect across reels from leftmost to right. Land 5 of the same Ship symbol together with a 2x multiplier on the 5th reel to benefit from an x2 win.

Promo Video: If you want to know more about the Smooth Sailing slot before you play, check out the promotional video posted by Gold Coin Studios on its Linkedin profile!

Smooth Sailing Reels
Gold Coin Bet
Symbols & Payouts

There are 13 paying symbols in the base game of Smooth Sailing. A win will pay from left to right via 20 pay lines for regular symbols. Ticket Scatters and Ship Scatters will pay in any position. The minimum combination for a win is 3, and the maximum winning combination is 5 for regular symbols. Ticket Scatters and Ship Scatters require a minimum of 2 and have a maximum of 5 for payouts.

Symbol Payout
Ship Scatter Min 2.00x / Max 200.00x
Ticket Scatter Min 2.00x / Max 200.00x
Wild Min 10.00x / Max 1000.00x
Sailing Kit Min 1.50x / Max 50.00x
Anchor Min 1.25x / Max 45.00x
The Helm Min 1.00x / Max 25.00x
Bell Min 1.00x / Max 25.00x
King and Ace Symbols Min 0.50x / Max 7.50x
Jack and Queen Symbols Min 0.25x / Max 6.25x
9 and 10 Symbols Min 0.25x / Max 5.00x
Free Spins Symbols & Payouts

Coloured Ships will payout using the Connectify Pays mechanic, whereby a minimum combination of 3 and a maximum of 5 are required for Blue and Red Ships, while 2 is the minimum requirement for Yellow Ships. Enhanced ‘Royal’ symbols will be added but will be through adjacent reels from leftmost to right, with a minimum combination of 3 and a maximum combination of 5 being required.

Symbol Payout
Yellow Ship Min 1.50x / Max 6000.00x
Red Ship Min 3.00x / Max 250.00x
Blue Ship Min 1.50x / Max 50.00x
Royal King & Royal Ace Symbols Min 5.00x / Max 75.00x
Royal Jack & Royal Queen Symbols  Min 2.50x / Max 62.50x
Royal 9 & Royal 10 Symbols  Min 2.50x / Max 50.00x
Connectify PAYS
6000x Top Payout
Rounding Up Smooth Sailing – Connectify Pays can Bring an Ocean of Wins!

Smooth Sailing has been designed with simple animations, while the base game allows for a steady flow of wins by utilising the many paying symbols and the Wilds. But this game is all about the Connectify Pays mechanic that is active during the bonus feature. You will quickly see the power of this mechanic when the Ship symbols spin in. The feature also introduces enhanced regular symbols that pay across adjacent reels, allowing for a consistent amount of wins. The inclusion of the Gold Coin Bet is a great addition to this title, as it brings with it more opportunities to trigger the free spins feature, as well as having the bonus of increasing the RTP. Overall, this slot has a little bit of something for everybody, and it is charmingly unique in its own right.

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