Pragmatic Play – The Hand of Midas – Free Slot Game

Turning everything you touch into gold might sound like a gift at first, but it quickly turns into a curse when you realize that gold is not edible. The Greek myth certainly contains a lot of wisdom, and it’s also a pretty good theme to create a slot around. Pragmatic has done a good job with the visual presentation here, but The Hand of Midas feels a bit too formulaic.

Don’t get us wrong, as a standalone title, this is a solid one. The mathematical model is solid, with a decent RTP and a 5,000x potential, and Sticky Wild multiplier action never really gets old. However, no conventions are challenged here, but you can hardly expect that with every new game. The daughter of Midas has already been turned to gold on the Reels, and now you can see if you have the “golden touch” required to crack this elusive beast.

Bonus Features on The Hand of Midas Slot

Whenever you land a wild symbol in the base game, a random multiplier of 1x , 2x or 3x will increase your total win. Wilds also substitute for all regular payout symbols as usual and can only land on reels 2, 3 and 4. If more than one wild lands on the same spin, the random multiplier values are added for a bigger boost.

The golden Midas hand scatter triggers the bonus round if you land at least 3 anywhere on the same spin. You will then see mini-slots on the empty grid, and each one will spin to give you between 1 and 3 free spins. The possible range of free spins depends on how many scatters you trigger the feature with. It works as follows:

  • 3 scatters will give you between 9 and 27 free spins.
  • 4 scatters give you between 12 and 36 free spins.
  • 5 scatters give you between 15 and 45 free spins.

Any Wilds you land in the bonus round will remain sticky for the duration of the feature and increase the multiplier by +1, +2 or +3 at random, just like in the base game. The big difference is that the progressive multiplier does not reset during the free spins round, so it can only stand still or increase.

You also have a minimum win guarantee that comes with the bonus round, and the guaranteed amount depends on the number of triggering scatters. You will always win at least 10x, 20x or 30x your bet if you trigger the feature with 3, 4 or 5 scatters. This means that the bonus round is automatically retriggered if you win less than these amounts, and there is no other way to retrigger it.

Impatient players outside the United Kingdom can take advantage of the bonus buy option. You can choose between 3, 4 or 5 guaranteed scatters on the next spin, which will reset your bet by 100, 200 or 300 times. Finally, players outside the United Kingdom also have the Ante Bet option. This doubles your chances of triggering the bonus round, but costs you 25% more per spin.

The 200 Spins The Hand of Midas Slot Experience

Admittedly, the 3 golden hands sticking out at the bottom of the reels during the mini-slot free spins calculation is a bit creepy to see. The bonus round is triggered at 0:51 in the 3-minute highlights video you can see below. We got 13 free spins from the mini-slots, but to see how we fared, you’ll have to hit the play button.

Rating Conclusion

sticks to a tried and true formula with The Hand of Midas, and it’s a well-made game across the board. Nothing stands out in any way, however, and you won’t find anything new or overly exciting here. In fact, you could say that this is Pragmatic Play’s “Midas Curse”. Everything they touch turns into solid video slots, which means that games this good don’t really do much.

The occasional wild multiplier wins keep you afloat in the base game, and things can get really interesting in the bonus round. The volatility is high, so you will definitely have your ups and downs, and you should also know that the 5,000x potential is the maximum win of the game. This means that the bonus round is over when you reach this amount, but you probably wouldn’t mind if this happened anyway.


Wild contributes +1, +2 or +3 to the global multiplier
Bonus round with Sticky Wilds and non-resettable multiplier
High volatility and 5,000x maximum win potential


5,000x is the maximum win in the bonus round

The Hand of Midas Slot FAQs

What is the return to player of The Hand of Midas?

The game’s standard RTP of 96.54% is slightly above the industry average.

How volatile is The Hand of Midas?

This game has high volatility and scores 5 out of 5 on Pragmatic Play’s own volatility scale.

What is the biggest possible win?

You can win up to 5,000 times your bet both in the base game and during the bonus round. This is also the maximum win cap here, so the bonus round will end when you land this amount.

How does the Ante Bet feature work?

It is not available to UK players (and perhaps not in other jurisdictions either). However, it effectively doubles your chances in the bonus rounds if you are willing to pay 25% more for each spin.

Is there a free spins mode in The Hand of Midas?

Yes, you get between 9 and 45 free spins per trigger, depending on the number of scatters landed. You benefit from Sticky Wilds, which increase the non-resetting multiplier by up to +3. Win less than 10x, 20x or 30x (3, 4 or 5 triggering scatters) and you will automatically retrigger the bonus round.

Can I play The Hand of Midas slot for free?

Yes, you can try out The Hand of Midas free demo game at the top of this page (UK players must have age verified first).

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