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Gold Stacks 88 Dancing Foo: More Wilds in the Bonus

Gold Stacks 88 by Aristocrat logo
Written by Joshua

As mentioned in Tuesday’s write-up, the Gold Stacks 88 game series has a number of things in common, but features unique bonuses that differ per game theme. Today, I’m going to look at another version, Dancing Foo, that’s been around awhile longer.

Gold Stacks 88 Dancing Foo by Aristocrat bet panel

The core features – stacked symbols (including a single symbol in all gold stack ranges, all ways pays, and expanding wilds that can also trigger a progressive bonus, are all in play here. All 5 gold stacks are active in 88 credit bet increments.

The pay tables can differ somewhat between versions, but in this case the Dancing Foo version matches the Turtle Kingdom version I previously wrote about.

The progressive picks (and triggers) are the same here – any wild symbol will throw up coins into the pile above, and any wild can trigger a predetermined picking bonus. The Mini, Minor and Major adds credits to the first two picks for each, which are awarded if you match all three.

The difference here, therefore, is the free games bonus. The number of spins you get varies based on the number of triggering symbols (which, like any version of the game, must be triggered on consecutive reels from left to right). The wilds can substitute for a bonus symbol:

  • 3 bonus symbols: 8 free games
  • 4 bonus symbols: 12 free games
  • 5 bonus symbols: 20 free games

The bonuses in this series is all about amping up the wilds to line up more stacks of symbols. In this bonus, the gold stack symbol in reels 2-4 are flipped to be the wild symbol, drastically increasing the chances of 4 of a kinds and 5 of a kinds throughout the bonus. And, each wild symbol continues to throw up symbols for the progressive bonus.

The series in general is hard to bonus on, given the potential, but the bonuses are sufficiently volatile that they can get fun fast if the wilds are coming out, and in this case with the wilds being present on the gold stacks, it’s certainly a viable possibility.

Watch and Learn

Here’s a video from RandomSlots that features the pay table and a bonus:

Here’s a great session from TheBigPayback:

About the author

Joshua

My name is Joshua, and I’m a 30-something who works in tech as a marketer by day, and dabbles in casinos periodically during off-times. Know Your Slots will reflect my interests in understanding the various ways you can play slots, games that give you a potential edge, casino promotions and systems and how you can get the most out of it.

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