Released July 2020
The Gold Volcano slot can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Gold Volcano is 3.8%.
Theme – This slot is all about the volcano, with it acting as the grid for the reels and with ost of the features relating to volcanos in some way.
The Gold Volcano slot is shaped like a volcano, meaning the reels increase in size as you get closer to the centre of the volcano. There are 8 reels in total and they have the following number of symbol spaces: 3,4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 4 and 3, which allows the reels to be shaped like a volcano. You form wins when you land clusters of 4 or more symbols that need to be touching either vertically or horizontally. The size and shape of the grid can change when eruptions occur and lava spits out of the volcano, to the extent that it is possible to form a grid that is 8x8 in size.
Cascades – Every time you land a winning combination the symbols that formed the cluster will disappear and new ones will drop down into their place. At the same time a layer of lava will form on the bottom row of the reels. If the new symbols form another win then the process will continue and the layer of lava will rise up to the next row. If you can get the lava t reach the top of the volcano then you will trigger the Free Spins feature.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Blue Gem”, which can only occur during a cascade. They will substitute for all symbols other than Scatters and can appear with a 2x multiplier.
Scatter – The “Rock” symbol is the Scatter. When they land you collect them and as you do so you will reach various levels that will increase the quality of the symbols on the reels. Collect 3 and you will turn all purple gems gold; collect 6 and you will turn all red gems gold and collect 9 to turn all green gems gold. The gold gems are the most valuable in the slot and there are also obvious reasons to want to make all your symbols the same colour, something that will give you more chance to trigger the Free Spins feature and get the lava level up to the top of the volcano.
Random Features – There are a number of random features in this slot that may trigger following the result of a winless spin. The random features are:
Rumble – Symbols are all shaken into new spaces and a Scatter symbol is added.
Lava – An additional layer of an identical but randomly selected symbol (not the scatter) is added to the outside of the volcano.
Excavate – Between 3-5 Wild symbols are added to random positions on the reels.
Free Spins – You trigger the Free Spins you will be given 5 Free Spins to begin with. During the feature symbols can erupt out of the volcano as the grid has the chance to increase in size. If you manage to land 6 cascades in a row you will be given 1 additional Free Spin.