Released February 2019
The Ecuador Gold game can be found at casinos offering Elk Studios software. Elk Studios are a small but quickly growing casino software developer primarily focusing on the mobile market. At the present time they only offer slots games. Players should be aware that this software provider includes ‘betting strategies’ as an automated feature. These should be avoided. They offer no mathematical gain to the player and increase the risk of large losses in comparison to your bankroll. As a standard Elk Studios do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game paytable. As such we can say that the House Edge of Ecuador Gold is 3.9%.
Ecuador Gold is made up of 6 reels, each one 4 symbols high. There are no traditional paylines, instead there are win ways, with 4096 in total. During the Free Spins feature this can increase.
Wild – The “Gold Star” is the Wild symbol, substituting for all symbols except the Bonus symbol and the “Ghosting Wild” symbol. All Wilds remain stuck in place of the remaining Free Drops that occur in the bonus game.
Ghosting Wilds – The “Gold Sun” is the Ghosting Wild symbol. This can only appear on reels 3, 4, 5 and 6 and moves a random number of steps as soon as the symbol drop is completed, leaving a trail of Wild symbols behind. The Wilds become will stick in place from the remaining Free Drops in the Bonus game.
Bonus – The “Temple” is the game’s Free Drops symbol, which will trigger the feature when 3 or more of them are revealed on a single spin.
Avalanche – After every winning combination the symbols involved will disappear and new symbols will drop down in their place, along with an entirely new row at the top of the reels. You will then have another opportunity to win, and if you do so the Avalanche will repeat. This will result in an increased number of win ways, with 4 additional rows and 262,144 win ways being the maximum.
Free Drops Bonus – 3, 4, 5 or 6 “Temple” symbols anywhere on the reels at once will award you with 10, 15, 20 or 25 Free Drops respectively, with additional Drops being activated for revealing “Temple” symbols during the bonus. When this happens, you will have a full set of symbols that are 4 rows high drop down. If you fail to win, an entirely new set will drop down and you will have used one of your Bonus Drops. If you win, once that has been calculated a new set of symbols will drop down, only this time there will be an additional row and one of your Bonus Drops will have been used. The numbers of rows cannot decrease, but the most you can have is 8.
Mega Symbols – During the Free Drops larger symbols are available and will drop down at random, increasing your chances of winning. Symbols can be 1×1, 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4.