Black River Gold
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Black River Gold Slot Review

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Mobile Video Slot by Elk Play Now at Mr Green » More Elk Casinos
Volatility:
Medium/High
RTP:
96.1%
Min/Max Bet:
0.20/100

What is this mobile slot about?

Can you dig deep and find all the riches in this Black River Gold mobile slot? You can win 5,000x your bet if you strike it lucky!

This is a little later in the wild west American mythology because instead of digging for gold, you are digging for black gold, the oil that runs the world.

Our main character is Kane, who wears a slick suit and is one cigar away from being a good-looking supervillain. But you’re on his side as you start playing on 4096 ways to win slot with mega symbols.

All symbols can come as a simple single symbol, or as 2×2 or even 4×4, allowing for bigger blocks of wins, which are very much needed in a slot game review that has so many betways.

Increase the ways to win with every win

The good news here is that every single win will explode and more will come tumbling down from above. With every win, the reels increase giving you more ways to win.

You may start with 4096 ways to win, but then you can increase this to 117,649 ways to win slot, all the way to 262,144 ways. When the wins stop, the Black River Gold slot game resets.

It can lead to some explosive base game spins. Especially as those Mega symbols, if they have an empty space below it, will swallow those symbols and turn into a 6 shooter revolver. This revolver will now pay as any of the swallowed symbols, and if the six-shooter is full, turn into a massive wild.

How often does that happen? Very rarely. But who cares? Visually it’s very impactful, gives some nice thrills and you can win more than in the Ecuador Gold slot which has similar mechanics.

Win 5,000x your bet in this Black River Gold slot

How do you do that? With the help of the bonus symbols. They are ridiculously hard to catch, but if you manage to get three you’ll get at least 10 free spins, with those avalanching reels.

Better yet, all the wild symbols stay sticky on-screen throughout the whole of the bonus, and when the reels increase on a win – they don’t come back down.

That means by the last few spins you are guaranteed to be spinning on a 262,144 ways to win slot machine with a couple of sticky wilds, if not more.

And that’s not even the only wild you can get: the compass wild can spread even more wilds across the screen in the base game and the free spins, giving you a whole chain reaction of wins.

We had great fun playing on this Black River Gold slot by Elk Studios, but beware the volatility which on the higher side, not unlike you’ll find in the Hit It Big mobile slot review.

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedMay 2020
Slot typeVideo Slot
SoftwareElk
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 4096 Ways to Win
House edge / RTP3.9% / 96.1%
Slot volatilityMedium/High
Min/Max bet0.20 / 100
Max win5,000x your bet
Free spins10 to 25 Free Spins / Sticky Wilds and Increasing Reels
Bonus roundsWild, Spreading Wilds, Avalanching Wins, Scatters, Free Spins, Sticky Wilds, Mega Symbols, Increasing Reels
Slot ThemesGold
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In-game bonus features

Wild Compass: The Compass is the wild symbol and will replace any other symbols in order to create a win. The compass spins and if the two symbol on opposite ends of the compass match, they both also turn to wild symbols.

Wild Rose: The rose is also the wild symbol and it will replace any other symbol in order to get a win.

Avalanching Wins and Increasing Reels: Every single win will explode and more symbols will tumble down from above. With every win, you'll get an extra row of symbols. This increases from:

  • Base game: 4096 Ways to win
  • 1st win: 15625 Ways to win
  • 2nd win: 46656 Ways to win
  • 3rd win: 117649 Ways to win
  • 4th win: 262144 Ways to win

Mega Symbols: All symbols can come as a singular symbol or as mega symbols ranging from 2x2 to 4x4 spaces.

Revolver Symbol: Any big symbol with an empty space below it can absorb, and turns into a revolver. The revolver will now payout as both symbols, and continue to absorb symbols on wins, up to 6 in total. If it gets full, it will turn into a wild.

Bonus Symbols and Free Spins: The vault is the bonus symbol and 3 or more will trigger the free spin drops bonus.

  • 3 scatters: 10 free spins
  • 4 scatters: 15 free spins
  • 5 scatters: 20 free spins
  • 6 scatters: 25 free spins

The avalanche Free drops will begin, all the wild symbols are sticky and after a win will continue to drop down the screen until they reach the bottom. The reels increase by one row after every win, and it doesn't decrease for the whole free spins.


Closing thoughts

The Black River Gold slot on mobile is made for those who are daredevils enough to go for gold.

What does that mean? It means you have to accept, much like the Megaways slot machines, that the base game is here to dazzle and razzle, with those revolvers, mega symbols and wilds, but the big wins are almost always in the free spins.

That's because you need those sticky wilds and at least 117,649 ways to win or more to get close to getting the black gold flowing into your wallet. It's no easy feat, but then becoming an Oil Tycoon was never going to be easy was it?

It's an all or nothing high stakes game which we loved, and we think will appeal to fans of the Hong Kong Tower slot or even the Ivanhoe slot game.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 14, 2020 - Rating 4

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