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Gold Volcano slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 24/03/2021

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Expert rating:

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Game information

Game supplier:Play'n GO

Release date:07/2020

RTP:96.2%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 10000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Cascading reels

Freespins

Expanding reels

Multiplier wilds

Random wilds

Themes

Nature & animals

Riches & luxury

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
96.2%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 10000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
82
Play'n GO score (compared to other slots of supplier)
65
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Expert's review Melanie Hart

Slot tested

Get ready for an eruption like no other with Gold Volcano. This slot will turn any preconception of Cluster Pays engines on its head.

Whereas in most other titles the tiles fall from heaven, in Gold Volcano the tiles are pushed up from the ground below. Hand of heart, it took me a while to get used to this. But I did enjoy the novelty, especially when a scatter tile moves from the grid to the crystallisation meter.

The game is played on a grid of 8 reels holding, from left to right, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 4, and 3 tiles. This gives the game its volcano-like structure. Once the tiles take their place, any 4 or more connected tiles will trigger a payout.

There are a host of other features at play here but ultimately what you want most is to see that volcano erupts and spew free spins all over the place.

Symbols

There are two types of symbols in place - the precious gems which are the high-paying tiles and the card suits which are the lower-paying ones. There is also the scatter tile which is a crusted magma stone.

The big wins happen when there are large clusters of the same kind of tile next to each other. For example, 30+ Gold tiles will pay out 1,000x but since these are quite hard to get to the below values are taken from the middle of the scoreboard.

The symbols in clusters of 10, from highest to the lowest consist of:

  • The gold gem paying 7.5x
  • The green gem paying 5x
  • The orange gem paying 4.5x
  • The purple gem paying 4x
  • They yellow spade paying 1.2x
  • The purple heart paying 1x
  • The red club paying 0.8x
  • The green diamond paying 0.6x

Features

  • The Dormant Feature is triggered randomly when the game is non-winning. It can be either of the following 3 features (or sometimes these can also be triggered straight after each other).

    First up there is the Rumble which will cause all tiles to scramble into different positions. One Scatter will also be added here.

    Then there is the Lava feature which will cause a mini-eruption causing a mystery-tile layer on top of the reels to appear.

    Finally, the Excavate feature will cause between 3 and 5 wild symbols to be added into random locations within the volcano.

  • In the Pressure feature two different wilds can appear. A normal Wild will substitute for every tile apart from the scatter.

    But then there is a Wild Multiplier which acts as a wild but it also multiplies the win by 2x.

  • Crystallisation feature - Every scatter collected will go to fill up the crystallisation feature.

    Every 3 scatters collected will then turn a particular symbol into gold. The purple gem is first followed by the orange and green one. The progression resets during the base game meaning you might not see much use of this. But during the bonus round spins the crystallisation bad doesn’t reset.

  • The Eruption Feature (aka Bonus Round) - Every time there is some form of symbol cascade (either through a win or a scatter is sent to the crystallisation meter) the magma level rises by 1.

    If there are 6 of these cascades within the same spin then there is the much-awaited eruption.

    The Eruption Feature is quite fun to experience. For every spin, there is a grid eruption that extends the reels to 8x8. Here the crystallisation meter doesn’t reset and there is also a chance of also activating both the Dormant and Pressure features.

    Apart from that 6 additional cascades will add an extra spin to the 5 you start with.

In conclusion

Volcanoes are volatile by nature and this slot isn’t any different. Its volatility is set to high (around 7/10) and this can certainly be felt throughout the game.

On the one occasion, I did manage to enter the bonus round I only got a win of 11x. This was quite disappointing considering the amount of money it took me to get there. I also never managed to enter the bonus round without the help of any of the other features. It was thanks to the Dormant features that the eruption was created.

That’s not to say that I cannot see the potential for some great winnings, especially when it comes to the bonus round and all the extra features in play. However, on this occasion, it wasn't my turn to experience any big wins.

Overall rating:

4

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.2%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels & playlines

    Reels:8

    Rows:8

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    Max. lines:1

    Min. lines:1

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    Languages

    You can play Gold Volcano in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Filipino, Chinese

    Currencies

    Gold Volcano supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 07/2020
    66th newest on Play'n GO 423rd newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.2% 0.34% > average
    142nd highest on Play'n GO 1,064th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 10000 x your bet
    40th highest on Play'n GO 452nd highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 1 95% < average
    175th highest on Play'n GO 2,403rd highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    55th lowest on Play'n GO 509th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 731st highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    16th most rated on Play'n GO 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:07/2020

    RTP (Return to player):96.2%

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 4

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