Gold Volcano Slot Free Play
Released by Play n GO, Gold Volcano is available in a fairly unusual setup, with its 8 reels taking the form of the volcano that’s shown behind it. As such, the number of symbols changes, and there is a river of lava that will rise and threaten to erupt, as you’re forming winning clusters during the same spin.
If we look at the design of the game, it will not be nearly as interesting though, as a lot of the symbols shown are either the card suits (low value, four of them total) or various colored gemstones of irregular shapes. It’s not a bad design, but story wise it doesn’t go very far.
Gold Volcano is one of the many new slot machines that Play n GO is planning to release in 2020. The games they launch tend to be fairly different, so even though they have a lot of volume, the games will typically offer something interesting. Great graphics, big payouts, above average volatility, these are some of the things that I associate with Play n GO slots.
How To Play It
Look to the bottom section, and there is a list of bet values there, within which you can move, in order to find the one that works best for you. The range of the available options is between $0.10 and $100.
The area that you’re playing in will feature 8 reels with 3-4-5-6-6-5-4-3 symbols. It’s a Cluster Pays system, so you need several matching symbols connected vertically or horizontally, in order to get a win.
When a new combination forms in Gold Volcano, you will find that the cluster in question gets removed, which allows a new set of symbols to be pushed from the base towards the top, rather than the other way around.
As this happens, in some cases you will find that the game will unearth wilds and create multipliers, though it’s going to happen at random moments. These new wilds can have multipliers and boost wins, if they are part of new combinations.
The rise of the lava can also bring in the free spins, for which you need 6 cascades to form first. You start with 5 free spins, but with a much bigger game area (8×8 reels) and the chance to get additional free spins when there are 6 cascades.
During losing spins, there is a chance that one of three Dormant features will trigger:
Rumble: the game area will go through a shake of its symbols, which are moved in new locations. It also adds 1 new scatter to the reels.
Lava: creates a new layer of symbols at the top, chosen at random. It can only be a regular symbol.
Excavate: this will add anywhere between 3 and 5 extra wilds to the reels.
The Crystallisation Feature is another one that’s important. You get to collect Scatter symbols, and then you transform regular symbols into gold icons, which pay the most. You need 3 scatters for the first symbol, 6 for the second, and 9 for the third one.
The potential is excellent in this game, though that’s the standard for Play n GO. Nevertheless, I declare myself impressed with the jackpot of up to 10,000x that the slot will pay, even though it is difficult to get there.
With its volcano-shaped game area, its Cluster Pays, cascading reels and excellent top payouts, I found a lot of things to like about Gold Volcano. Of course, if you do try it, keep in mind its high volatility, as well as the fact that the developer allows casinos to change the RTP in their games, which means that you should check the level before you start playing.