Goat Rush Slot Review 2024

Goats have taken over this peaceful mountainside mining quest in Fantasma Games‘ latest release, Goat Rush!

Ever seen goats on a train before? Well you have now thanks to Fantasma Games’ clever new slot Goat Rush, where the Goats act as Wilds and the wins are even wilder.

The goats are here to help as they drop, walk and gather Gold…is there anything these horned chaps can’t do? Another heads up! Don’t be alarmed when goats drop from the sky during the exciting Mystery Feature.

Will Goat Rush be the rush of excitment we need to start off the new year? Let’s play on and find out!

Goat Rush Base Game

Goat Rush Base Game and Features

Goat Rush is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€60 per spin, with plenty of other options inbetween the two. Goat Rush has a theoretical RTP of 94.25% and a max win cap of 3,344x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is the Character with the Pink background, followed by Characters with Purple, Green and Blue backgrounds. Low-paying symbols fall to Hearts, Clubs, Spades and Diamonds.

Wilds in the form of Goats are also present and can drop onto the reels from above via the Dropping Wild feature or placed through the Mystery feature. Wilds substitute for all High and Low-paying symbols in the paytable.

During the base game, each time a winning combination is formed, a Respin will be awarded and will continue until no new wins are formed. All wins are collected in the Win Meter during this time. When Respins end, the total win is Multiplied by the Gold Multiplier.

Game Provider Fantasma Games
Maximum Bet 60
Maximum Win 3,344x
Paylines 20
Release Date 31/01/2023
RTP 94.25%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.2

Wild Train

Above the reel set across reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 sits a train track that holds a train with 4 carriages on it. Each carriage will hold either a Wild Goat symbol or a Blank symbol.

With each base game spin and Respin, 4 new carriages will appear above the reel set. The Wild Train does not contribute towards any winning combinations.

Dropping Wild Feature

When a winning combination triggers the Respin feature, all winning positions are marked with a frame.

If a Wild Train carriage holding a Wild Goat has any marked positions below it, the Wild Goat symbol will drop onto the lowest marked position on the reel.

The Dropping Wild feature will only activate after the Walking Wild feature, before the reel spin resolves. If a Walking Wild into the only marked position a Dropping Wild can fall into, the Wild Goat symbol will not drop onto the reel.

Walking Wild Feature

Once Wild Goat symbols have fallen onto the reel, with each Respin, they will begin to walk one position to the left, potentially forming wins as they go.

Once a Walking Wild reaches the left-most reel, they will drop off the reel set and increase the Gold Multiplier meter by one level.

Gold Multiplier

The Gold Multiplier will begin at x1. Each time a Walking Wild drops off the left-most reel, it will increase the Gold Multiplier level to the next available level, up to x10 in the base game and x50 in Free Spins.

When Respins end, the total win in the Win Meter is then multiplied by the Gold Multiplier and awarded. The Gold Multiplier level is then reset back to x1.

Mystery Feature

At the start of each spin in both the base game and Free Spins round, there is a chance that the Mystery Feature will trigger.

The Mystery feature has 2 different modifiers available, Mystery Pattern and Mystery Wilds. If the Mystery feature is triggered in the base game, only the Mystery Pattern can be awarded. During Free Spins, both the Mystery Pattern and Mystery Wilds are available.

  • Mystery Pattern – Places a random pattern of 6 positions across the reels. 1 Wild symbol is then placed on one of these random positions and 1 randomly chosen symbol from the paytable is placed on the remaining 5 positions.
  • Mystery Wilds – Awards between 1 and 3 Wild Goat symbols across the reels.

Goat Rush Free Spins

Landing 3 Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins. If any of the above features are active, these will play out first and the Free Spins round will begin after.

During Free Spins, the Gold Multiplier and Win Meter will reset between spins. Landing a Scatter symbol during this time will award an additional +1 Free Spin, up to a maximum of 15.

Goat Rush Free Spins

Goat Rush Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Fantasma Games has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 65x your current bet. (RTP 94.32%).

Goat Rush Bonus Buy

Goat Rush: Our Verdict

Goat Rush from Fantasma games is a visual marvel in true Fantasma fashion…but in all honesty, it’s a little bit of a let down when you look at it from a statistical point of view.

Firstly, the RTP looks rather low at 94.25%, and secondly, the maximum win sits at just 3,344x. Once upon a time this would have been an impressive stat, but times are changing and it may not cut it to those looking for high risk, high potential games.

Perhaps lower volatility with more frequent wins and features are Fantasma’s game plan. Features certainly trigger often enough, so there’s plenty of excitement in that regard, even if the features sometimes do fall flat.

Whilst testing out the Free Spins round, it didn’t seem too hard to land Scatters for extra Free Spins and the Mystery Feature triggered more often than not. We were fairly unlucky in our endaevours to find a big hit during testing, but we can certainly envision where Goat Rush could excel, given the right circumstances.

Overall, Goat Rush is very strong in the usual areas of graphics and build, but its fairly weak in many areas that matter.