The developers at Half Pixel Studios are no stranger to creating slots with snappy visuals, but we’d say that their Golden Elixir slot game doesn’t quite hit those heights. This is a standard affair, but it’s still an enjoyable spin. The music is pretty spooky, and I like the way the reels clunk in with a test-tube sound. It kind of grows on you to be honest. Is that an eye in the red potion?
Half Pixel Studios are a budding developer, so we will cut them a bit of slack for the lack of unique features in this game.
Golden Elixir Design
The game is laid out on a standard five-by-three reel set, with 243 total paylines across these reels. That’s pretty standard compared to something like the Gates of Olympus slot, but solid enough.
The game is set within an alchemist’s laboratory, with minimalist decoration and dark candle lighting to set the scene. The main symbols on the reels are the usual card symbols, brightly coloured J, Q, K and A, all of which are the lowest-paying on the reels.
Moving up the pay list, there are also various types of coloured potions that have been freshly brewed in the chamber.
You can win up to 2,400x your stake on any given base game spin, which makes up for the lack of specialised features. That puts this game in the same bracket as the Zillard King slot in terms of top payout.
There is an Enchanted Wild symbol which has a Stacked feature. A stacked wild takes up an entire reel, making it easier to create winning combinations. This feature comes around regularly while playing the base game. During the bonus round, this feature is active on every single spin. The prospect of having multiple wilds on your reels is a very real one!
Golden Elixir Gameplay
The concept for Golden Elixir is very simple, just like the King’s Mask slot from Play ‘n Go, it’s a typical fruit machine. Everything plays smoothly, with some subtle animations and audio features to give the slot some atomsphere. But let’s not kid ourselves, they haven’t exactly pushed the boat out on this one.
To win, you must match 3 to 5 of the same symbol across any of the game’s 243 paylines. Wins will be paid out automatically. Technology, hey, Wombat fans?
If you trigger the bonus round, you are in for an extra boost of excitement. You can expect better wins during this round. All in all, this game feels like a ‘warm-up’ slot giving them a toe in the water into the slot game world.
Golden Elixir Bonus Features
The Wild symbol in this game can become a stacked Wild from time to time. This means that on any random base game spin where a Wild is present, reels 2, 3 and 4 can become ‘enchanted’, and the present wilds will fill the reel. You could see some decent wins if these are positioned in your favour. Now we’re talking!
The game’s main bonus feature, a free spins round, is triggered with the scatter symbol. The round sets off if you land the Free Spins scatter symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. These symbols come with the numbers 2, 3 or 5 attached to them, and this face value indicates how many free spins you will bag in the round. So you could receive 6 and 15 free spins for the bonus round. I told you I took a First in my maths degree at the University of new South Wales!
During the free spins, there will be stacked wilds on a minimum of one reel. If you are even luckier, you could see all three of the middle reels filled with stacked wilds. Rack ’em and Stack ’em Wombat Fans.
This can make for some tidy wins if the reels treat you nicely. More free spins means a higher chance of better returns.
Golden Elixir Summary
All things considered, the Golden Elixir slot is enjoyable but it’s hardly breaking any new ground. Without being too harsh on an up-and-coming developer, the game does everything a slot should do, so it can be congratulated on that front.
Let’s see what Half Pixel Studios come up with next. Hopefully the Full Pixel.
Wombat Score: 3/5
How Volatile is the Golden Elixir slot game?
The Golden Elixir slot is a medium variance game from Half Pixel Studio, which is good for casual players.
What is the biggest possible win in Golden Elixir?
The biggest payout in this slot is 2,400x your stake. This can be achieved on any spin during the base game.
Is there a free spins mode in Golden Elixir?
Yes, there is a free spins round in which you can play with up to 15 free spins (with stacked wilds, too!)