Gold Volcano is an oddly named, quite intriguing slot game from one of the most established developers. As the name suggests, the basic idea of the games is to win the free spins. The slot has some distinctive roll styles and the layout is perfect.
This is a 8 reel slot with 8 rows and cluster pay lines and it's something very basic. The overall game is pretty simple without many buttons. The background is plain red with a huge volcano as the structure. It looks more like it's going to burst any time soon and looks pretty awesome for such a minimal slot. The basic layout is simple and modular with no unwanted complexities. The score is also very minimal with a mild tune to make a pinch of excitement.
Symbols on the reels include low value cart suits which are encased in stone. The more valuable symbols are represented by 4 precious materials. The gold symbol is the most valuable giving the players 1,000 x the total stake for 30 or more on the grid.
Gold Volcano comes with 2 wild symbols. There is the standard wild which substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter. The second wild also replaces all symbols but adds a 2x multiplier; this appears in the Pressure feature and free spins. The piece of volcanic rock will be the scatter.
Eruption feature will be the primary feature here. This is activated when the players get 6 consecutive cascades and no more further wins are created. This begins with 5 free spins.
More importantly, the free spins are played on a bigger 8x8 grid as the volcano erupts on each free spin to spew out more symbols and fill the grid. Players can also retrigger this option according to their wish.
Crystallisation feature will be the bonus feature. This is triggered when the players fill the meter with scatter symbols. For every 3 symbols collected, the feature upgrades a different precious material into the most valuable symbol of the game. There are 3 levels that each require 3 scatters to fill. The meter resets after every spin in the base game.
Overall, Gold Volcano is an outstanding slot that manages to live up to most of the gamer’s expectations. It's cool as well as rewarding.