What does John have to say?
- Avalanching reels
- Free drops feature
- Big symbols
- No jackpot
- Less frequent features
Voodoo Gold review
If the name Voodoo Gold rings a bell, it could be because it’s the latest instalment in the Kane series by ELK Studios. Following Ecuador Gold and Tahiti Gold, Voodoo Gold now takes you down the waters of Louisiana for Kane’s darkest adventure yet. But, armed with plenty of features such as avalanching reels, extra rows, free spins and more, you’ll be well up for the task.
Read all about this highly volatile slot and what makes it unique from its prequels.
- Release date: 8 October 2019
- Game: Voodoo Gold
- Game info: Six reels, four to eight reels, 4,096 to 262,144 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.20-£100
- Maximum win: 5,000x
- Special features: Avalanching reels, Bomb feature, free spins, Big symbols
- Jackpot: No
- Return to player: 96.1%
- Volatility: High
Voodoo Gold bonus features
By far, the stand out feature of Voodoo Gold is the avalanching reels, which help you to reel in more and even bigger prizes. Each time you hit a payline, not only will you see the winning symbols explode for more to fall into place, you’ll also see another row of symbols appear.
This will keep happening as long as you keep landing wins, and the rows can expand to up to eight in total. If you manage to unlock all eight rows, your payline count will grow to a massive 262,144 ways to win.
Of course, there are many other features that keep this slot action-packed, and we’ll go through each of them so you can play the game prepared.
The free spins round in Voodoo Gold is referred to as “Free Drops”, but they function much the same. Three or more scatter symbols will unlock this feature, and the more scatters you land, the more free drops you’ll earn:
- Three scatters: Six free drops
- Four scatters: Nine free drops
- Five scatters: 12 free drops
- Six scatters: 15 free drops
Any wilds you find during free drops will also collect at the bottom reel and remain sticky for the next spin to help you unlock the eight rows. The cool thing about this round is that a safety feature also applies, so you won’t drop straight back to the base game if you land a non-winning spin.
This bonus feature can appear randomly after a winning spin to explode and make way for more symbols. Sometimes you’ll see bomb symbols appear on either end of the reels, which will result in a “Duel Bomb” effect, giving you twice the chances of winning more.
The voodoo doll in this slot is wild, and will substitute for other symbols to help complete your paylines. These can hit randomly, or can also be generated by big symbols.
The big symbols can appear as either 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4 to help complete paylines more easily. But when a gap underneath a big symbol appears, it will automatically be filled with a wild. This can occur several times, meaning if you’re lucky you could see a few consecutive wins come through.
Voodoo Gold jackpot
While there isn’t a jackpot in this slot, there are maximum wins of up to 5,000 times your stake, giving you plenty of reasons to play.
RTP and volatility
If you’re familiar with the other slots in the Kane series, you might find the bonus rounds don’t come in as frequently in Voodoo Gold. This is because it offers higher variance, meaning that the prizes and features don’t occur as often, but when they do they’ll hit big. The return to player is similar to the other slots, standing at 96.1%.
Voodoo Gold on mobile
Just like Ecuador Gold and Tahiti Gold, Voodoo Gold is easily accessible on mobile, making it a fantastic game to play on the go.