The game is set across a six-reel, four-row grid to start off. There are no typical paylines here. Instead, the game pays out on groups of three or more symbols. The default number of ways to win is set at 4,096, but this increases as the grid expands.
Each win you land in the Black River Gold online slot will cause the winning symbols to explode and disappear from the screen. New symbols will then fall down to take their place, and an extra row will be added. Rows increase from the default four all the way up to eight with consecutive wins. With eight rows, there are 262,144 ways to win, giving you plenty of opportunities to land a big win.
Before you start playing, choose your bet from the options provided. The game lets you choose between €0.20 up to a maximum of €100 per spin. The maximum jackpot is 5000x your stake.
The Black River Gold bonus features aside from the avalanche and expanding rows include giant symbols, wilds, scatters and revolvers. Giant symbols can be between twice and four times the size of a regular symbol. If a giant symbol forms part of a winning combination they pay out extra. The revolver randomly appears on the reels and loads up a symbol below it. It then transforms into a giant version of that symbol. If all six chambers of the revolver are filled, it turns into a giant wild.
The compass symbol appears randomly on the reels and can turn two symbols at opposite positions into wilds. These wilds will substitute for any other paying symbol. Finally, the game also includes scatters. If you land three or more scatters on a single spin, you’ll unlock the Black River Gold free spins.
You’ll get between ten and twenty-five free spins depending on how many scatters you land. During the free spins, the rows still increase with each win, but they won’t go back down past a certain limit. Any wilds that appear will stick in place and remain at the bottom of the grid until they form a winning combination.
The game features an avalanche mechanic, any win causes the winning symbols to disappear and more to fall down. A new row is added with each consecutive win. There are also wilds, giant symbols and free spins. During the free spins, the number of rows won’t decrease past the safety point.
ELK Studios has designed Black River Gold be played on all devices.
The game has an RTP rate of 96.1%. Volatility is high.
ELK Studios have released yet another hit with Black River Gold. The game not only looks fantastic, but the gameplay is also very fun. We loved the avalanche feature and the fact that the rows increase with each win. If you’d like to try the game out yourself, you can play the demo which is available now.