Join the adventurer Kane as he enters the mangrove swamps of Louisiana in this black magic-themed video slot. You will follow the brave investigator who has spent a long time searching. Finally, he succeeds to find the shaman and enter the hideout to participate in a tribal ritual. This will help him find out the truth about the Voodoo Gold and the invisible world.
Voodoo Gold should release on October 8, 2019. It is the 3rd game tracking the expedition of the fearless explorer Kane. The other two video slot Tahiti Gold and Ecuador Gold and this one are all creation of Elk Studios. The features you will relish in during this new game are the same with a few differences and 5,000x stake on offer.
Voodoo Gold is a sequel of the 2 Gold series by the same developer. It is a video slot with 6 reels which can expand to get from 4 to 8 rows per reel. It offers from 4,096 up to 262,144 ways to win. The game has 12 betting levels for each currency starting from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. Every bet consists of 100 coins. The combinations have to arrange from left to right to become payable. This is a game with high volatility and an RTP of 96.10%.
There are Betting Strategies and Autoplay options that you can use to customize your play for 10 to 100 consecutive rounds. The features active in Voodoo Gold are the same ones retained from Ecuador Gold and Tahiti Gold. Elk Studios changed only the way they are triggered and modify the reels. The Bomb, Dual Bomb, Free Drops features, Sticky Wilds, and Safety Level are available. They ensure you many chances to get mega wins up to 5,000 times your stake per spin.
Elk Studio’s video slots stand out with their excellent and impressive visual presentations. This one proves this fact once again. The background here is very authentic with 2 large mangrove trees on both sides of the grid. You will be taken to the swamps of Louisiana. A staircase behind with a sinister shaman shack on top is visible only between the spins. On each new round, all symbols drop from above and reveal the landscape behind.
Everything around the grid is in light turquoise. On the reels, you will see pleasantly designed, colourful, and detailed symbols. These are skulls, dice with ominous magic-related symbols, hats, voodoo dolls. There are chicken feet, a potion bottle, a shaman, a native Indian, and Kane of course. The low-value symbols are a yellow goat head, a green cross, a blue star, and a red heart, all engraved on wooden planks. The lingering soundtrack is in country musical style. It is perfectly synchronised with the superb graphics and the action happening.
The low-value symbols are the heart, star, cross, and goat head which pay from 0.05x to 0.20x stake each. The medium value ones are the hat, the dice, the chicken feet, and the potion bottle. They return from 0.20x to 0.50x stake and from 0.30x to 0.60x stake. The high-value symbols are the shaman, the native Indian, the skull, and Kane. The first three can give you from 0.50, 0.60, and 0.70 to 1.10, 1.20, and 1.30 times your stake. The adventurer Kane pays from 1 to 2.50 times your stake and is the top-rewarding symbol.
The wild is the voodoo doll and it substitutes for all symbols except the bonus scatter. It appears on all reels except on the 1st one. During the bonus game, the wilds become sticky at the end of a free drop and remain such for the free spins that are left. There is a scatter which is a golden-framed icon with a ‘Bonus’ written on top of it.
All symbols that are part of a winning combination explode and trigger an avalanche. They free space for more symbols to drop. An extra row of symbols is added to the reels after each reaction. This way you can start with 4 rows and 4,096 ways to reach a maximum of 8 rows and 262,144 ways to win. The avalanching wins go on as long as there are new paying combinations. The grid resets to its default size in the base game on losing spins and you get paid.
The symbols can have low, medium, and high value appearing in 4 different sizes. There are standard – 1×1, super – 2×2, mega – 3×3, and epic – 4×4 large. You can have super, mega, and epic symbols dropping down on any spin. The big symbols appear green semi-transparent in Voodoo state when they land. They complete winning combinations and won’t pay you. Instead, they will have all empty spaces below them filled with Voodoo Wilds. The big symbols will retrieve their normal size when they reach the bottom of the grid. There, they will start acting like normal paying symbols.
Landing a single Bonus symbol in a spin will transform it into a bomb when there are no more wins in an avalanche. This bomb explodes and removes all symbols forming a diamond shape around it except for the big Voodoo ones and wilds. This the Bomb feature.
There is a Double Bomb feature which activates when you land 2 bonus symbols in a spin. It explodes all symbols that are touched by the line drawn between the 2 bonus symbols. The exceptions again are the wilds and the big Voodoo symbols. The exploding symbols free space for new ones to drop on their places. Also, all matching instances of the touched symbols will explode. The double bomb symbols give you a chance to land the 3rd necessary bonus symbols via the cascades. They will trigger the bonus game.
If you are brave enough you could find out the shaman’s secrets, enter his hut, and be part of a voodoo ceremony. At its end, you might see the gold. You need to land 3 or more scatters in a single spin to trigger the Free Drops Bonus game. If you land 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters in a spin you will receive 6, 9, 12 or 15 free spins respectively. You can re-trigger them indefinitely. These rounds you will play with each win increasing the row number on the reels by 1. Here the grid never resets to its default size.
The rounds start with 6 reels and 4 rows providing 4,096 win ways. On the first win, the playing grid will upgrade to 5 rows and 15,625 pay-lines. You will get 6 rows with 46,656 ways on the second win. There will be 7 rows with 117,649 ways on the 3rd and 8 rows with 262,144 win ways on the 4th payout. Here the safety level feature never decreases the reel grid size during the bonus game. It keeps the level and rows you scored last. Moreover, during the free rounds, all wilds you land will be collected and kept at the bottom of each free spin. They will become sticky wilds on their places for the remaining spins.
This is suspenseful video slot – another masterpiece from Elk Studios. It will keep your adrenaline flow increasing with its intense action. There are plenty of extra features and innovations. If you like the first 2 games of the Gold series and the magic and voodoo theme, you must try this one. It will be available since the beginning of October 2019.