Black Gold Megaways by StakeLogic is a 6-reel & 7-row online slot with 117649 Megaways and a 96.55% RTP. Playable on all devices from €0,20 to €20 per spin, Black Gold Megaways is a high volatility game with a max win capped at 14400x your stake.
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Design & Symbols
Stakelogic has employed a cartoon design for Black Gold, and it is a quality piece of artwork with some nice animations. The style and theme are somewhat similar to Blueprint Gaming’s Diamond Mine Megaways™; both have quality cartoon designs, both are set in the same age of American history, and both are themed around prospecting for wealth. As similar as they are, however, Black Gold’s design is a level above Blueprint’s top-performing Megaways™ slot.
The game takes place in an almost wild west setting with several oil wells dotted across the barren, dusty ground in between rocky outcrops on either side of the gameboard. To the left of the reels, an animated vulture sits atop the rocks squawking at every winning combo. To the right of the gameboard, an animated gecko observes the action perched on a cactus plant. During the free spins round the scene shifts to night-time where the vulture is replaced by a coyote. The gameboard is framed in copper and the reels are designed to resemble the dry, cracked ground in the background. Directly beneath reels, 2-6 are release valves from an oil pipeline that runs across the bottom of the screen. The purpose of these valves becomes evident during the reel modifier bonuses. The gameplay is accompanied by a jaunty banjo-led finger-picking piece of music typical of time and place.
Low-value symbols and the standard playing card values 9-A. High-value symbols are miner’s lamps, a miner’s helmet, a buffalo with a mouthful of cash, and a cowboy prospector with a fistful of loot. The cowboy is the highest paying symbol with 6 on adjacent reels worth 50x the bet size. Red sticks of dynamite are wild and gold sticks of dynamite are multiplier wilds. Thy7e scatter is a golden oil well.
- Cascading Symbols with Reaction Wins
- Multiplier Wilds
- Bonus Reel
- Free Spins with Progressive Win Multiplier
- Gamble Feature
Cascading Symbols with Reaction Wins
When a win lands, the symbols making up the win disappear, and new symbols cascade into their place. Reaction wins occur when the cascade results in a further win. A non-winning cascade ends the reaction and that spin. Cascading symbols appear in both the base and bonus games.
Gold stacks of dynamite are wild symbols with a win multiplier. The multiplier can be 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x. When more than one Multiplier Wild forms part of a win the multiplier values are multiplied together and applied to the win.
The horizontal bonus reel at the top of the gameboard usually lands a desert scene but on occasion, the name of one of 5 reel modifying features will appear;
- Random: A random number of wild symbols are added to reels 2-6.
- Multiplier: 2 multiplier wilds are added between reels 2-5.
- Double-Up: Any wins on the board are doubled, as are any further reaction wins within the same spin.
- Stacked: 1 or 2 wild stacks will be added between reels 2-5.
- Destroyer: All symbols are removed from all regular reels and replaced after a random non-winning spin.
Free Spins with Progressive Reel Multipliers
4 scatter symbols award 12 free spins. For every scatters above 4, a further 5 additional free spins are awarded. 3 or 4 scatters landing during a free spin adds another 5 or 10 more spins. Every winning cascade during free spins adds a 1x win multiplier to the progressive win multiplier meter. The multiplier value does not reset during free spins.
The gamble feature becomes available after a win or a chain reaction of wins. The gamble is offered on a double (or quadruple) or nothing basis; correctly guess the color of the card suit which is drawn from the deck of cards that appear to double your winnings OR correctly guess the suit of the next card off the deck to quadruple your winnings. In both cases a losing guess voids any winnings gambled.
Our Thoughts on Black Gold Megaways™
Black Gold is a fantastic first Megaways™ slot from Stakelogic. Not only is it eye-catching with a cohesive theme and narrative, but it also offers a cracking set of fun features. Add to this the potential to win up to 14,400x the stake and you have yourself a great slot.
Of course, there’s very little in terms of innovation which we haven’t already seen in other Megaways™ slots. However, Stakelogic has made these features their own and their combined effect is bound to guarantee a fun grind for anyone who loves a Megaways™ slot.
I would certainly rank Black Gold among my top 10 Megaways™ slots, and for the first effort from a small developer, this is quite some feat.