Spin that Reel – Voodoo Gold Slot Review
Here at CasinoKings Club we have a soft spot for Elk Studios. We don’t know why really, perhaps because they have made some pretty special and very enjoyable slot games and also some games we find totally boring. So it is definitely not an average studio producing average games. We could care less about Bloodlust, Route 777 and Hong Kong Tower but love games like Icewolf, Equador Gold and definitely Voodoo Gold! Voodoo Gold is a video slot with 6 reels and 4096 paylines. This slot is set in the mangrove swamps of Louisiana where you will be enchanted with dark Voodoo magic. You will get to feel as if you truly are a part of this spooky world thanks to outstanding design and matching audio-effects and music.
Voodoo Gold is packed with special features and also gives you access to the regular betting strategy options which can be activated through the betting selector panel. The betting strategy will set the bets automatically for you.
There are 3 strategies: Optimizer, Leveller, Jumper and Booster. Optimizer will change bet level automatically adapting to the selected percentage of your balance. Leveller strategy will raise a bet after 5 consecutive losses, and repetition will increase the bet 2 more levels. This will reset after a win. Booster raises a bet by 1 level after a loss, and it resets after a win. All of these go up until reaching 4 levels above base bet. Jumper will raise the bet 1 level after every winning round, until reaching 4 levels above the base bet, and it will reset after a loss.
The slot features super, mega and epic sized symbols that can take up to 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 spaces on the reels. Symbols may drop down in any empty symbol space. If the box cannot fit in an empty space, then you need not worry because the empty spaces below Big Symbols will get filled with Wild symbols that will reappear as long as the space under the big size simbol is vacant.
All symbols that are the part of a win will explode leaving the space for additional symbols to drop from above. Once that happens, and additional row of symbols will get added to the top and will continue to grow up to a maximum of 8 rows. The Avalanche will move on as long as there are new win combos to be formed.
Bomb is the bonus symbol and a single one will trigger the Bomb feature which will make the bomb explode blasting the surrounding symbols. If you land 2 bonus symbols the Dual Bomb feature will get triggered. This will make the bombs explode along a straight line between the bombs, together with all identical symbol instances in view. Landing 3 or more bonus symbols will trigger the Free Drops feature.
Triggering Free Drops will award the number of drops which will depend on the number of triggering symbols. Thus, you stand to win 6, 9, 12 or 15 drops, and they can be retriggered. During the bonus round all Wilds will be collected and kept at the bottom until a free drop ends. Wilds will become sticky and remain in play throughout the duration of the feature.
Bonus round will start with the safety level set to 4 rows. A winning free drop moves the safety level one row up, and the next free drop will start from that level. The safety level never decreases during an ongoing round.
What a game! Voodoo Gold is very exciting to play and Elk Studio proves once more that it can play with the big boys in the industry. The volatility of this game is very exciting and this games deserves to be played by every casino player in the world. Remember, this is a pretty volatile game so it can take a while to get the bonus. But once you get it, it hardly ever disappoints and let’s not forget the base game can be good for some pretty big wins too!.
Specifications Voodoo Gold
- Developer: Elk Studios
- Reels: 6
- Paylines: 4,096
- Stake: € 0.20 to € 100
- Jackpot: 5.000 x your stake
- Volatility: high
- Bonus Feature: yes, multiple features
- Free Spins: yes
- RTP: 96.1%.