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The Golden Rat Slot Review (iSoftBet)

The Golden Rat SlotAccording to the Chinese, we are in The Year of the Rat. This could be the reason iSoftBet has used this inspiration to release a slot. Although the developer is not the first be to take such a step, they have done better than their predecessors by offering some of the best graphics and features for a slot with such a theme.

The developer has set up this slot on 5x3 reels together with 25 lines.

Feature-wise, I came across some stacked wilds, free spins, synced reels as well as respins.

Betting and Prizes

The Year of the Rat offers varying betting prizes but the start from $0.25 with the highest going for $200 per spin.

Although the pay-outs are not very large, the slot nonetheless offers some good returns. The highest possible payout is 500x the stake, which is equivalent to $100,000. I’m not at all impressed by the RTP of 95.14% that iSoftBet has announced for this slot.

The Golden Rat Slot Features

One of the symbols which will be quite useful, though not very easy to find, the Golden Rat is the wild and the jackpot trigger, all in one. It’s also a stacked symbol, so there are certainly plenty of ways for it to be useful.

However, since it’s the jackpot trigger, chances are that you’re not going to see it all that often on the reels. Up to 500 coins will be paid, for a combo of five Golden Rats.

The slots scatter come in the form of Red Money Bags. To get some Cash Respins, you are required to land at least of them.  At first, you are awarded 3 respins and as more and more Money Bag show up, the number will keep on increasing.

Additionally, there are also some Dragon scatters that award you 8 Fortune Free Spins.  However, you are not allowed to retrigger the free spins.

The free spins come with an additional benefit called an In Sync.  With it, you will need to spin two to five reels in sync. This enables them to acquire matching symbols that will in return appear in similar positions.

Theme & Design

We already know that iSoftBet used inspiration from the Chinese calendar to create this slot. According to the Chinese, 2020 is a year of the rat. The slot’s main character is the Golden Rat. Other features include money bags and golden dragons.

You will also find a few regular symbols that include lions, money trees, drums, coins and the low-value symbols that come in the form of the Royals.


The Golden Rat slot game is a total let down, and especially coming from a reputable developer like iSoftBet. The payouts are way too low (500x) and it is made worse by the RTP of 95.14% that the developer has announced for this slot.  

Golden Rat is more enjoyable for players who love the inspiration behind it and not for any gamer looking to make a profit.

UPDATED ON: by James Worden