The Gold Volcano slot promises an explosion of wins but will it fall under pressure and go dormant? Let’s find out in this Play’n GO game review.
What you open up here is 8 reels shaped like a volcano – essentially like a triangle. The rows are 3x4x5x6x6x5x4x3 high, full of beautiful gems.
It looks particularly effective as instead of cascading down, the symbols explode upwards inside the volcano. As this is a cluster pays slot, any 4 symbols or more touching horizontally or vertically will create a win – these explode and more ‘lava’ symbols will fill the empty space from below.
We know it’s only the reverse of the avalanching reels in the Gonzo’s Quest Megaways slot, but sometimes it’s the little animations touches and details that make a good game great.
You’ll have to read our Gold Volcano slot review features below, but there’s a lot happening in this real money machine. The big thing to remember is that the low paying symbols – the deck of cards – won’t pay out much, but they will pay out often.
You really need to hit those high paying crystals in clusters of 5 to 8 symbols to get wins that will significantly impact your wallet.
So how do you do that? You catch one of the three random dormant volcano features which triggers on a non-winning spin: one will jumble the symbols around, the other will add extra symbols, and the last will add 3 to 5 extra wilds on screens.
But if you really want to get anything near the Gold Volcano top win of 10,000x your bet, you’ll need to rely on the scatters and the free spins bonus.
On every win, the lava rises. If you manage to get 6 wins in a row, the lava explodes and you get 5 free spins on an 8×8 grid, not unlike the Mahjong 88 slot.
Then things get interesting. Because during the base game, for every 3 scatters you collect in a single spin, you turn one of the crystal symbols into the highest paid symbol, but it resets on your next bet.
During the Gold Volcano slot free spin bonus, the scatters don’t reset. So you are far more likely to turn one, two, or even three of the highest-paid gems into hexagons. And those hexagons pay really well.
Mostly you’ll walk away with around 50x your bet after a good round but with those 2x wild multipliers and stacks of hexagonal lava, who knows what might happen? This is one of the hot explosive mobile slots that might just give you hot explosive wins.
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2020|
|Slot type||Grid Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||8 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||3.8% / 96.2%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||10,000x your bet|
|Free spins||5 Free Spins / Extra Free Spins|
|Bonus rounds||Avalanching Reels, Cluster Pays, Dormant Feature|
Cluster Pays: Symbols touching horizontally or vertically will create a win, as long as there's 4 or more touching.
Pressure Wild: Randomly on any win, a wild or wild with a 2x multiplier will be left behind. Not always, but often.
Cascading Reels: The symbols get pushed from the bottom and fill the volcano full of gems. When you get a win, the symbols will explode and more symbols will be pushed up from below to fill the empty spaces, giving you an extra chance at more wins.
Dormant Feature: On a non-winning spin, you may randomly trigger any one of these features:
Scatter and Crystallisation Feature: Every 3 scatters you collect will trigger a crystallisation process.
The point of this is to add more of the highest paid symbols onto your reels. This feature resets for the next cascade.
Cascades and Free Spins: Each time you have a win, the lava inside the Gold Volcano video slot rises. 6 cascades in a row trigger 5 free spins.
The symbols now erupt outside of the volcano, turning this into a 8x8 grid slot. 6 cascades in a row will give you a +1 free spins.
More importantly, the crystalisation process doesn't reset on a loss.
If you are a fan of Play'n GO grid slots, then this Gold Volcano slot game gives you a nice alternative, with fun graphics and features that mesh beautifully together.
We love how the symbols explode into a huge grid slot during the free spins, and how the lava rises little by little on each win.
It's a little more giving than games such as the Viking Runecraft slot, but it's still a mid to high variance game, so be careful with your budget. You need to crystalise a whole load of symbols in order to get to that huge top win of 10,000x your bet.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating