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The wombat says: It’s the first (and most famous) of Elk Studios’ ‘Gold’ slot series, and we’re heading to the South American rainforest. Your protagonist is some bloke called Kane and by the look of his safari pants he’s an explorer (and a bit of chancer to boot). Still he’s the one with the map and compass, so we’re obliged to follow him.
Let´s head over to the other side of the pond from the Dawn of Egypt slot, which also has a fair amount of gold in it, by the way.
Unlock the right combos of symbols and you’ll scoop the hidden riches within – at least that’s what ELK say…
It’s time to search for lost gold Wombat fans! There´s more of the yellow stuff here than you´ll find on the Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx slot and that´s going some….
Look and Feel
Wow! The graphics in this game really are top notch! The reels are set within a columned chamber in an Inca pyramid set in a jungle location. While the game is loading, you will see a lush rainforest with mist in the air which this wombat thinks is a very nice touch.
There are piles of golden coins on the floor, and the reels are flanked by elaborate stone pillars with Inca inscriptions on them they’re also floating on top of some kind of precarious fire pit. In the background, you can see two scary warrior statues – I’d steer clear of them if I were you wombat fans…
Meanwhile, the soundtrack complements up the Inca theme rather nicely and is quite hypnotic.
We’ve got 2 words for the game’s design: ‘immersive’ and ‘impressive’.
Bets in Ecuador Gold slot start at €0.20 per spin and go up to a max of €100.00.
The first thing you’ll notice about this slot Wombat fans, is the unusual reel configuration: set across 6 reels and 4 rows, you’ll start the game with 4,096 ways to win – but more on those later. If you prefer a more traditional set up you can always play Legacy of Egypt with a more standard 30 pay-lines. You choose!
Your symbols on the reels are made up of stone slabs inscribed with icons and various animals like birds, snakes and this wombat’s least favourite, crocodiles. The high paying symbols are represented by three ornate gold masks, and rugged Kane himself – he’ll pay out 3 times your total stake if land 6 in a row.
There is also wild symbol, which is represented by the golden icon that has WILD written in it, it can be used to replace all of the standard symbols on the reels to make more combos.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Avalanche Reels & Ways to Win
Avalanche reels give you crazy galahs extra chances at wins when you’ve just made one! After any win, the winning icons explode, and others drop down from above to fill the spaces – most likely creating another win.
But there’s more! On every consecutive avalanche win – the reels will expand from the 6 reels and 4 rows to add another row on top going up to a chunky 8 rows. As you can imagine this can lead to some MEGA wins:
4 rows = 4,096 ways to win
5 rows =15,625 ways to win
6 rows = 46,656 ways to win
7 rows = 117,649 ways to win
8 rows = 262,144 ways to win
Super, Mega and Epic symbols
The reel symbols can land in 2×2, 3×3, or 4×4 sizes – and if they drop during an avalanche win, they’ll smash the smaller symbols into smithereens making way for even more icons to drop in from above. Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhh! This game rocks.
The Ghosting Wilds feature will appear on reels 3, 4, 5 and 6 only and will randomly move one space horizontally, vertically or diagonally leaving behind Wilds as it moves. Not a bad little feature, either.
Land 3x, 4x, 5x or 6x of the Bonus symbols and you’ll trigger off the Free Drops bonus feature – getting 10, 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively.
You start off with 4,096 ways to win just like you do in the base game (this is called your safety level), but for each spin that ends with a win the reels will expand upwards and a new safety level will be set.
So, what does that mean? Well this way you’ll start your next free spin on that number of ways to win instead of resetting back to the start on a losing drop – which makes the big wins much more likely…
Which is what we’re after.
These special strategies allow gamblers to choose between 4 different ways to wager. So, when different conditions are met – your bet size will change. Just pick the one you fancy and play:
Jumper: After a win the bet level will increase by x1, up to 4 levels above the original bet (that means x10). After a losing spin the bet level will reset. So, for example if your original bet is €0.15 per spin, in case of 4 consecutive wins the bet will go to €0.30, €0.60, €0.90, up to €1.50
Booster: This is the opposite of Jumper. The bet level will increase by x1 after each loosing spin, up to 4 levels. After a winning spin the bet level will reset.
Leveller: The bet level will increase by x2 after 5 consecutive losing spins. It can happen twice. A winning round will reset to basic level.
ELK have created yet another bonus heavy game in Ecuador Gold slot. You might need a decent budget to get your hands on the Inca riches but when you do it will most certainly pay off! This is a great looking game and the unique ‘ways to win’ mechanism makes it a dream to play.
It’s a Wombat favourite!