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Greedy Goblins slot review

Added by Betsoft. Information last updated: 20/05/2021

User rating:

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Expert rating:

3.7 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Betsoft

Release date:10/2013

RTP:97.2%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 1200000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

RTP

Jackpot

Bonus game or special game

Freespins

Stacked wilds

Themes

Adventure & action

Fairy tales & fantasy

Magic & mystery

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
97.2%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 1200000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
100
Betsoft score (compared to other slots of supplier)
100
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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Greedy Goblins is home to a number of mischievous green critters that spend their days stealing, looting and generally causing problems. The game also features free spins, stacked wilds and a progressive jackpot for the players that want to watch.

This game is one of the older Betsoft games, released in 2012 but still active today and considered a favourite by many players. The slot features a standard 5-reel, 3-row playing field with a total of 30 win lines. While the 3D graphics have become somewhat outdated, there are a bunch of animations that make up for it as they keep the slot feel alive. There are also several bonus screens included with their own sets of animations.

There isn’t a background that places the game but when the bonus game is activated we can see that the goblins are burglarizing one of the gnome houses. Meanwhile, the different symbols also do a lot in setting the mood with different locations, other characters and Wanted posters.

When it comes to the sound, the developers also made sure to incorporate it into the setting. There isn’t a lot of music during the base game, instead playing mechanical sounding reels spinning. When there’s a win it plays a brief medieval jingle. It’s not as much as they could have added, but it doesn’t break the mood either.

Symbols

Greedy Goblins has a reasonable number of different symbols that often don’t all appear on the screen. There are some features in the game that can help in creating a win but these are quite rare, meaning that the player is usually depending on natural wins. This causes the slot to get listed as High Volatility, which fit my experience. As I played the game, I found my funds to drop slowly but consistently, with only occasional big wins to compensate.

The symbols in the game are:

  • Coin Drops: Max. 25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Scatter: Max. 50x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Elf: Max. 400x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Goblin: Max. 40x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Mushroom: Max. 8x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Crown: Max. 8x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Goblet: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Diamond: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Moon: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Poster: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.

The payouts are generally rather low, giving players little even with five-of-a-kind wins. The game relies heavily on the occurrence of multiple wins at the same time, or one of the special features to activate.

Features

Greedy Goblins uses many different features to change up the gameplay. I didn’t think any of these were particularly original but the bonus game is done well and offers some extra animations and a special screen.

The features include:

  • Wilds: The Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Stacked Wilds: Occasionally, Stacked Wilds can appear that fill an entire reel for a set number of re-spins.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 Scatter symbols on the screen at the same time to activate the free spins mode. Players can receive up to 25 free spins.
  • Cascading Reels: Whenever 2 or more gold coins appear on the screen, they drop to the bottom and cause the reels to cascade.
  • Bonus Game: Get 2 Book of Secrets symbols on the screen at the same time to activate the bonus game. Players are allowed to pick several areas to receive coin wins.

Players will spend most of their time in the base game where they are helped along with Wilds and Stacked Wilds. The Wilds appear quite frequently, the Stacked Wilds are a lot less common. To compensate, the Stacked Wilds also award up to 3 re-spins which can grant the player a bigger win.

There is also the Gold Coin feature, where the gold coin symbols appear and cause the reels to cascade. This makes room for new symbols that can grant the player additional wins. These gold coins are counted together even if they appear on separate spins, as long as it’s in the same sequence.

The Elf symbols are the highest-paying symbol in the game but it also allows players to win the progressive jackpot. Any bet other than the highest will grant the player a max. win of 400x your bet. Getting five-of-a-kind on the screen while the maximum bet is enabled, the jackpot can be up to 1,200,000x your bet. This is not guaranteed of course, since its progressive nature means that the jackpot will be reduced whenever it’s won.

Finally, there is a bonus game that sees 2 goblins breaking into a gnome’s house and deciding what to steal. The player gets to pick these spots, each of them awarding a coin win until the Collect location is chosen. After that, the player receives the total coins earned.

In Conclusion

Greedy Goblins is a good slot even though it’s quite old, with the graphics being detailed and intricate even when the effects aren’t quite as beautiful as some slots have now. Still, they do a great job at setting the mood and giving players the sense they’re in a magical forest following these goblins.

The progressive jackpot can be absolutely massive when it appears at the right time but players will have to pick the highest possible bet between £0.60 and £150 per spin. This can obviously be extremely punishing considering the high volatility and only the biggest power players should ever consider it.

The game offers a great experience for anyone, from players that enjoy a number of different features to those that simply like to look at different animations in a fantasy setting.

Overall rating:

3.7

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):97.2%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 1200000

    Min. bet:£0.6

    Max. bet:£150

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:30

    Min. lines:1

    Win both ways:

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    Languages

    You can play Greedy Goblins in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 22 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Greedy Goblins supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 10/2013
    78th newest on Betsoft 2,443rd newest on Bojoko
    RTP 97.2% 1.34% > average
    12th highest on Betsoft 58th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1200000 x your bet
    3rd highest on Betsoft 28th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 30 50% > average
    18th highest on Betsoft 741st highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.6 per spin
    114th lowest on Betsoft 2,470th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £150 per spin
    7th highest on Betsoft 534th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Betsoft 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Betsoft

    Release date:10/2013

    RTP (Return to player):97.2%

    Max. win:bet x 1200000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.7

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