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Silverback Gold slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 16/12/2021

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Game supplier: NetEnt

Release date:12/2021



Max. win:bet x 45000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Silverback Gold is set deep in the jungle where animals reign and the gorilla takes the spot at the top of the food chain. Players are treated to an immersive setting with a wide variety of animals, as well as free spins and multiplier wilds.

Developed by NetEnt, this slot was released in 2021 and shows off the current state of the studio. The game doesn’t have quite as many interactive elements anymore. The symbols aren’t as fully animated as they used to be. But the graphics are still crisp and clear, and the symbols are created specifically for the slot.

The background shows us a lush green jungle with the 5-reel, 4-row playing field framed in the centre of the screen. Players can easily see wins on one of the 1,024 paylines as the symbols involved light up while the total coin win is shown. There are several different special symbols I’ll talk about in more detail later.

When it comes to the sound design it isn’t anything especially original. The music we hear closely resembles what we’d expect from a game set in the jungle. That’s not to say the quality is bad. Nor that the music is unoriginal. It is clearly created specifically for this slot. The different sound effects mesh with the song good enough not to feel too jarring.


Silverback Gold makes clever use of the setting to draw inspiration from to fill the reels. The high-paying symbols are different types of animals we could find in and around the jungle. Meanwhile, the low-paying symbols are normal-looking card letters. They are slightly shaped to fit the setting but in general, they look rather lazy.

Players that play this slot will have to be aware that it has High Volatility which means wins are generally difficult to come by. The time between wins is rather large and it often won’t pay out enough to compensate for any losses. The RTP of 96.1% is however a sliver above average, meaning players can expect the occasional big win.

To deal with the volatility you have the opportunity to change your bet to anything between £0.10 and £100 per spin. The size of the bet does not change the likelihood of a win, it only affects the size. While a smaller bet will allow a player to play with their funds for longer, bigger bets are the way to get bigger wins.

The game further includes the following symbols:

  • Scatter: With 3 or more Scatters on the screen, the free spins mode is triggered.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Multiplier Wilds: Function the same as Wilds, but apply a multiplier to any win they’re a part of.
  • Golden Silverback: Max. 8x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Silverback: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Crocodile: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Leopard: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Snake: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Bird: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Ace: Max. 1.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • King: Max. 1.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Queen: Max. 1.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Jack: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • 10: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • 9: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.


Silverback Gold brings the jungle to life in some interesting ways. The silverback clearly gets centre stage as some of the most important features are signified by its presence. On the other hand, some of the symbols have nothing to do with the jungle either.

When talking about the features in the game, they are:

  • Wilds: Wilds will substitute other symbols in the game except for the Scatter symbol.
  • Multiplier Wilds: Some Wilds have a multiplier associated with them. When they’re part of a win, this multiplier is applied to the win total.
  • Free Spins: Players that get 3 or more Scatters on the screen will trigger the free spins mode.
  • Bonus Game: Before the free spins mode, a bonus game starts. The playing field is replaced with an empty screen on which tokens are added. Players have 3 spins to add at least one token. If a token is added, the counter resets to 3. After the screen is filled or the player runs out of spins, the tokens are added together. This number will determine the activation of upgraded high-paying symbols during the free spins mode.
  • Silverback Attack: Randomly during either the base game or the free spins mode, this feature will activate. Between 6 and 20 Silverback Symbols are placed on the screen. In free spins mode, this feature will place Golden Silverback Symbols if the Silverback symbol is upgraded.

The game itself feels rather simple and players will likely not be very impressed with the general gameplay. The base game only features the Silverback Attack feature that does anything a little special, but it is essentially a Random Symbols feature. This can help with triggering some bigger wins but it is not guaranteed.

It gets more interesting when the free spins mode is activated. Players can activate this manually in some countries but not in others. Before the free spins start, a bonus game opens up. This sees players try to collect as many tokens on the screen as possible. Each token has a value, which is added together to unlock features during the free spins mode.

In Conclusion

Silverback Gold gives players a pretty standard gameplay experience with some nice graphics. It's clear NetEnt seems to have changed their priorities away from creating very original and highly detailed slots. Although this game looks very good, there are little animations and it has barely any personality.

The gameplay feels basic but will probably be appealing enough for most slot players. The free spins mode can be a source of some big wins, but it was rather difficult to get into this part of the slot. Once there, the tokens system from the bonus game can change the outcome considerably.

Possibly the biggest draw to the game is the maximum win of 45,000x your bet. This is well above most of its competitors and makes it an appealing slot for both regular players and high rollers.

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    RTP (Return to Player):96.1%


    Max. win:bet x 45000

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£100

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    Max. lines:1024

    Min. lines:1024

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    You can play Silverback Gold in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 20 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese


    Silverback Gold supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 33 other currencies.

    All supported currencies:
    GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), GEL (ლ), TRY (₤), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), MXN ($), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RON (L), ISK (Kr), INR (₨), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), GHS (₵), HKD ($)


    Release date 12/2021
    The newest on NetEnt 6th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.1% 0.06% > average
    118th highest on NetEnt 709th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 45000 x your bet
    20th highest on NetEnt 100th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 1024 5020% > average
    11th highest on NetEnt 132nd highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    14th lowest on NetEnt 191st lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    96th highest on NetEnt 287th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    7th most rated on NetEnt 37th 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:NetEnt

    Release date:12/2021

    RTP (Return to player):96.1%

    Max. win:bet x 45000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.5

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