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Voodoo Gold is an exceptionally well themed new online video slot for 2019. Developed by ELK Studios, this creepy slot immerses you in the mystical world of voodoo. It’s set in a rather sinister misty forest and has trees inlaid with skulls either side of the reels. It’s the third in ELK Studios’ Gold series, following the successful Ecuador Gold and Tahiti Gold. While the base game’s played on a four-row, six-reel grid, the number of rows can expand up to eight. The slot uses the all-ways-win mechanic, so during the base game there are 4,096 ways to win; when the slot has eight rows, the number of ways you can win is a huge 262,144. To form a winning combination, you need at least three matching symbols on consecutive reels starting with the leftmost one. The slot has a high variance, so wins will be larger but not that frequent; as for the RTP, it’s 96.1%
Symbols and Payouts
There are a dozen standard symbols that can appear on the reels. The slot’s main character, the adventurer Kane, is the most valuable symbol; land six of these on a payline for a payout worth 2.5x your stake. Other high paying symbols include a decorated skull, a shaman and a shrunken head. Among the symbols offering smaller payouts are four wooden blocks depicting a heart, a goat’s head, a cross and a star, as well as a potion bottle, a hat, a pair of dice and a chicken’s foot. There are two special symbols: the voodoo doll wild, which substitutes for all standard symbols; and the bomb bonus symbol, which is linked with the slot’s free spins feature.
All of the slot’s standard symbols can appear as extra large 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4 symbols. Whenever one of these symbols appears, all spaces beneath it are filled with wilds. Extra large symbols only contribute to winning combinations once they’ve reached the bottom row.
Whenever you win, the Avalanche feature kicks in. All winning symbols vanish and empty spaces are filled by symbols falling from above. It’s possible to score consecutive wins from a single spin. Every successive Avalanche adds an extra row on top; four extra rows in total can be added, giving the slot eight rows altogether. This feature continues until no new winning combinations appear.
The bomb is the slot’s bonus symbol. Whenever one of these lands on the reels, all symbols in the immediate area surrounding the symbol (this area is shaped like a diamond) explode and vanish, causing the Avalanche feature to trigger. Wilds and extra large symbols aren’t affected by bomb explosions. Should two bomb symbols land, all symbols along a straight line between the two symbols, as well as all instances of these symbols elsewhere on the reels, explode and vanish; this again causes the Avalanche feature to trigger.
Should you land three, four, five or six bonus symbols, you’ll get six, nine, 12 or 15 free spins respectively. While using free spins, it’s possible to earn even more free spins simply by landing enough bonus symbols again. However, the total number of free spins you can earn from a single trigger is capped at 30. Once the number of rows has increased due to the Avalanche feature, it won’t decrease until the free spins round is over. All wilds that don’t help you win become sticky and remain in place until the end of the round.
Voodoo Gold is a visually stunning slot that has a delightfully creepy atmosphere thanks to its very well done voodoo theming. Not only is the slot well presented, it’s also a lot of fun to play thanks to its many features. There’s a huge number of ways to win and an Avalanche feature that lets you win consecutive times from a single spin, not to mention a very good free spins round. Spin the reels of this captivating slot at your favourite ELK Studios casino and see how many consecutive wins you manage to land!