Gold N Rocks Slot Review
Gold N Rocks is a game offered by Golden Rock Studios, and according to them, it’s so good that they’ve put their own name on it. It’s also a collaboration of theirs with Microgaming, which will make the game exclusive to the giant’s platform and the casinos using it. Otherwise, expect the gold mining theme that the title suggests.
You get 5x5 reels to play on, with a system where all adjacent symbols combine to form combinations and pay you. A jackpot of 6,094x the stake is mentioned. Tumbling Reels are included, along with the possibility of expanding reels while using explosions, ending up with 5x10 reels in a best case scenario. The game’s coming with three types of in-reel modifiers as well, and there will be scatters to trigger free spins also. The slot’s volatility is Medium-High (71.5 out of 100).
Gold N Rocks Betting and Prizes
A bet will be selected by the player directly, without any mention of how many lines are covered. You simply pick an amount between $0.50 and $50 (10 different values to choose from there), and you hit Spin.
As the slot has winning combinations of up to 10 symbols, potentially paying up to 1,000x the stake on each column where this happens, once you add up to 10x multipliers it’s starting to become clear that the game is limited by the developer. 6,094x the stake is the highest prize mentioned as possible in its case, even though the slot’s apparently capable of better.
Do count on the slot to be a medium-high volatility option, it’s not going to surrender its best prizes easily.
The game’s system relies on 5x5 Tumbling Reels, with winning combinations formed via adjacent pays (3+ symbols landing in a straight line, horizontally or vertically). You get wins with matching symbols, and then they get removed from the reels. The explosions occurring inside can help expand the reels, as new rows will be added, with as many as 5x10 reels possible in total.
Depending on how many symbols are involved with the winning combinations, a number of points will be added to a special meter, which is shown on the left side. These reel modifiers will only be available for one round, and then you keep advancing up on the meter. It will not reset until you reach the top.
The options start from the 2x multiplier, to 2 random wilds, 3x multipliers, 3 random wilds, 5x multiplier, and then a 2x2 Mega Wild. It gets even better during free spins.
The free spins are also part of the slot’s offer, and the requirement to get to them is to land three scatters or more, in view somewhere. 8 or more free spins are offered then. Up to 10x multipliers are going to come from the special meter now, along with other improved features. You can get more free spins at this point, just as you can get prizes by clearing all symbols from the reels (250x the stake paid).
One extra feature, the 100 Rollercoaster Spins are going to be randomly triggered. It can be huge in term of impact on your budget.
Theme & Design
The dusty old towns of the Wild West, often enough mentioned as having appeared as a result of gold mining, are represented in the background image, though with only a couple of buildings. The gold mine is there as well, on the left side of the screen.
What you’re going to notice on those reels, is a lot of themed symbols, ranging from the Dynamite scatters, to a Wild Sunset, a game logo, but also a mine entrance, a cart filled with gold, a bag of gold, shovel & pickaxe and an oil lamp.
Gold N Rocks slot certainly plays differently than other gold mining themed slots around, and it could be a good choice for a player that wants something different. It allows for combinations of up to 10 symbols, it can pay very well, it allows you to work your way towards various reel modifiers, and overall it’s a game that you could spend quite a bit of time with.