Pacific Gold is a new release by Elk Studios, where we join in another adventure in the gold series. The best part of joining the adventurer Kane on his adventure is there is no telling where we might end up. The developer always has a unique place in mind, one you would typically not expect for an online slot. Let’s dive into the details of what the slot offers.
Here are the game metrics the slot offers:
- Provider: ELK Studios.
- Type: Video slot.
- Release date: 01.03.2022.
- RTP: 95%.
- Layout: 6 by 4.
- Volatility: High.
- Paylines: 4096-262,144.
- Win Potential: 10,000x.
- Bet Range: $0.20-$100.
- Compatibility: All devices.
- Other features: Cascading wins, buy feature, symbol swap, scatters, free spins, and reel set changing.
Pacific Gold is set on a grid with 6 reels and 4-8 rows, a variation that changes paylines from 4096 to 262,144. The RTP is set at 95%, disappointingly below the market average. The highly volatile slot goes through cold and hot runs, during which players have a chance to walk away with up to 10,000x in prizes.
How to Play
To start spinning, choose a suitable bet from $0.20 for casual players, $100 for risk-takers, and any other stake in between. Click on spin or automate the process by choosing autoplay. A win is achieved by landing 3 or more similar symbols on any adjacent paylines.
The slot features 12 regular pay symbols; 4 low pay royals (10-A) and 4 colorful symbols worth 1x the stake, 3 mask icons, and Kane as the premium icons carrying a reward 2-5x the bet. We also have the wild, which replaces any regular symbol on the reels.
Theme, Design & Music
The slot takes place in what seems like a watery junkyard for WW2 airplanes. The foreboding background visuals and colorful symbols create a sharp contrast which might take some getting used to, but it doesn’t take time to see the effort that went into the design. The soundtrack matches the overall theme perfectly. Behind the reels are old airplanes and a moody, exotic world. The visuals are high quality and well-executed, and the symbols on the reels have been carefully selected to match the theme.
All symbols making up a winning combination explode off the reels, and the empty positions left are filled with new symbols. After each cascade, an additional row is added to the grid up to a max of 8 rows, creating up to 262,144 ways to win.
These are 1×1 sized symbols representing 4 different sizes. Each time a cascade is completed, the value increases by +2. All symbols come in sizes between 1×1 (standard) and 4×4 (epic).
This is a horizontal stack of similar regular symbols in 1×2, 1×3, and 1 x 4 sizes. Any space appearing beneath the pacific wave fills up with 1×1 symbols. They are also removed in avalanche reels if they make up part of the win.
Pacific Wave Free drops
Hitting 3-6 bonus symbols activates 10-25 free drops, during which the safety level moves up one row for each drop producing a win up to 8 rows high.
The box collects all symbols making up a win, and when no win is created, the box explodes, placing the highest value collected from the top until all positions are filled.
Pacific Gold: Our Verdict
The slot has quite interesting features and numbers. The developer makes up for the below-average RTP with a lucrative win potential and several bonus features that will increase the chances of winning. The theme is also unique with high-quality, well-executed visuals. You can enjoy this slot on all devices from anywhere at any time. Give it a spin or two once released.
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