Black River Gold (EGT)
Elk Studios is never short of new slot games, and in what looks like a series they are developing, the Black River Gold comes as the fourth title of the series. Previous titles on this series include Ecuador Gold and Tahiti Gold.
There are many similarities between these games, and the only major change is the location and a few new features.
Black River Gold takes you on a journey to North America, and the developer has used some inspiration from the Wild West. Here is what I experienced on Black River Gold:
ELK has gone with the setup of 6x4 reels for this video slot. Black River Gold has 4096 ways to win, but along the way, the game has the potential to get as many as 262,144 ways to win.
Looking at available features, this particular slot offers much better features that include a Revolver Wheel, some symbols, the Wild Compass, and a bonus game.
Betting and Prizes
Elk Studios doesn’t alter their betting system, and on a majority of their slots (including this one).
To place a bet here, all I needed was $0.20, and I could start spinning the reels. If you want to risk more, Black River Gold allows up to $100 per single spin.
The game pays as much as 5,000x stake ($500,000), and although this was a great payout a few years ago, it has been overshadowed by the Megaways slots.
The slot is highly volatile, but its RTP of 96.10% helps to cool things down a little.
Black River Gold Slot Features
ELK has opted to use a very interesting mechanism on this slot, and this is the Avalanche. With this mechanism, winning symbols will be removed, and new ones formed.
As new symbols get formed, the game area will expand bringing along additional rows. This process can deliver as many as 262,144 ways.
The Wild (Red Rose) is here to help as a substitute, and you can use it to create new winning combos.
Each time my triggering symbols dropped with the help of the Avalanche feature, the slot rewarded me with the Big Symbols whose size is between 2x2 and 4x4.
With the help of the Wild Compass, I was able to transform the symbols into regular wilds.
The free spins will come via the Bonus symbols, which works as the slot’s scatter symbol. You will need at least 3 scatters to get between 10 and 25 free rounds.
Then there is the Revolver, and this feature is a combination of smaller icons and big symbols.
Theme & Design
Black River Gold seems to borrow from the prairie theme, and with it, you will get the feeling of the Wild West, and a lot of the happenings in the19nth century North America.
In the background, I noticed some mountains, in addition to the prairie. The symbols are not uncommon, and they include Red Rose Wilds, Bonus logo, a Compass, Sheriff, Revolver, Diamond, Gemstone, Whiskey, Gold Nugget, Pendant, Sheriff Star, and some Royals.
Black River Gold is an interesting slot, ad a great addition to the Gold series that ELK is slowly but surely developing.
It may use symbols that are common in other titles from this series, but this slot also comes with new and impressive features.
It’s an impressive video slot that is suitable for every gamer.