Argyll in Scotland is golfing heartland, and The Argyle Open is based on this. There are actually many Argyle golfing greens around the world, but the one in the game is an imaginary location. The game uses real golf pros as part of their symbol line up, as well as characters in the awesome three round bonus game.
The Argyle Open is a 5 reel, 40 pay line game. The coin sizes accepted are
0.01, 0.02 and 0.05. This does not leave a lot of space for high rollers, but
for your average player who enjoys a win in the online slots, it is quite good.
The symbols in The Argyle Open are all golf related. Not only do they include a range of pro players involved in different aspects of the game, there is also a tee, boots, gloves and flag as the symbols.
The Argyle Open has both a Wild symbol and a Scatter symbol. The Wild is of course The Argyle Open Logo, while the Scatter is, you guessed it, a golf ball. The Wild can substitute for any symbol except for the Scatter, and can be stacked up to a stack of 4 anywhere on the reels. Five Wild symbols wins you the 1000 coin jackpot. Three or more Scatter symbols open up the bonus Tournament game.
The graphics in this game are very true to life. There are great sound effects to ake you feel like you really are spending a day at the golf.
This bonus game is such fun, with players being able to direct the movements of their chosen golf pro in order to swing his club and get the ball to the hole in as few strikes as possible. Once the first round of the bonus game is complete, the screen moves back to the main game. Each time three or more Scatters show up, players are moved up to the second and third rounds of the game. Even if you lose out mid-game, you are taken back to where you were each time you achieve the bonus round. The bonus round is also great in that it offers a maximum of 20 free spins with a 5x multiplier.