With a top win of 10,000x your bet, this Katmandu Gold slot will have you climbing icy mountains to unlock 531,441 ways to win in a single spin.
Look, we know that this slot theme has been done before and is a little vague. You’re up high in the Katmandu mountains, looking for enlightenment. We guess. The Wild Mantra slot and the Hidden Valley slot have done it.
It’s a little wishy-washy, and just an excuse to give you beautiful vistas of temples and rocky symbols with lotus flowers, animal totems, and yin and yang symbols. The low paying symbols are Ace to 9 so that’s also fairly familiar.
Not to say that the Katmandu Gold slot doesn’t look beautiful, but it’s not the theme that you’ll stay to play.
There are some interesting game mechanics in Elk Studios slot machines and Katmandu Gold continues that. How? Mostly it’s the fact that all the symbols drop from above and pay over 4 rows with 4096 ways to win.
Better yet, any of the symbols can come in mega sizes of 2×2 or 4×4, adding an extra visual element of fun. A fun way to stack a symbol, and give you a better chance at wins.
But what is really exciting is that this Katmandu Gold video slot has cascading reels – so every win will explode and more will tumble from above. Not just that but an extra row of symbols will be added, increasing your chances of catching another win further.
5 wins in a row are all you need to unlock 9 rows of symbols and 531,441 ways to win. That alone is enough to keep us playing.
And to get there you’ll need a big multiplier. Well, good news! In the Katmandu Gold slot free spins, you get an increasing multiplier every time you land a scatter.
The problem is that catching the free spin bonus is as difficult as climbing the Nepalese mountains themselves. You are not guaranteed to catch them in a gaming session of even 20 minutes. You might. But you might not. This is a volatile slot.
Thankfully we didn’t mind it. Because not only is the base game compelling enough but you also have a couple of extra features keeping things interesting – like the Ice Climber that will expand, cover the reel with one symbol, and give you an extra row. That symbol can even be a wild.
There’s enough action in this Katmandu Gold slot to bring us back, but we will be watching out wallet carefully just in case. If you’re not sure this sounds like your type of poison, you may want to try the Blood Lust slot instead.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 4096 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||3.8% / 96.2%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||10 - 25 Free Spins / Increasing Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Cascading Wins, Mega Symbols, Scatters, Wilds, Expanding Reels, Free Spins, Multipliers|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wild: The gold lotus symbol is the wild symbols in this Katmandu Gold slot and substitutes for all other symbols except the Ice Climber.
Big Symbols: All symbols, including wild, can come in a range of sizes, from 2x2 to 4x4. If an avalanching win makes symbols disappear below it, it will spread to cover that space. The scatter does not come in a big symbol. If a big symbol appears above the reels, the reels expand to give you more ways to win.
Avalanching and Expanding Reels: When you get a win the winning symbols will explode and more will tumble down from above for free, giving you another win and an extra row of symbols.
Free Spins Bonus Game: 3 bonus symbols will trigger the multiplier free drops bonus. Every time you get a bonus symbol, the multiplier for the remaining free spins will increase. 3, 4, 5 or 6 bonus symbols will trigger 10, 15, 20 or 25 free spin drops.
Expanding Win: When part of a win, the Expanding Win symbol will expand in the direction of the arrows. The expansion replaces all symbols in its path except wilds, Ice Climber symbols, and bonus symbols.
Ice Climber: The Ice Climber symbols replaces itself and the symbols above it with high-value symbols and wilds. Any empty spaces underneath a big Ice Climber symbol will ill the gaps with wild symbols.
Betting Strategies: You can ask the slot to pick a betting strategy automatically as you play on auto-spin.
With expanding reels and mega symbols, this Katmandu Gold slot is not just visually stunning, it has plenty of exciting spin to make things interesting.
The multipliers are a little difficult to catch, but no more so than (say) a Megaways slot machine which also only gives you multipliers in the free spins.
You need to be able to appreciate games that take a while to warm up and accept you won't catch the bonus games each time you play, but we think you'll still have fun regardless.
With icy wilds and avalanching reels, there's plenty of value for money in the base game alone.
For fans of volatile games with big payoffs, not unlike the Black River Gold slot by the same game studio.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 22, 2021 - Rating