Game of the Week – Crypto Gold
Cryptocurrency is in another bull run and the current mania is sweeping the world. Whether your preferred crypto is Bitcoin, Ethereum, or even Dogecoin, you know the excitement behind trying to strike it rich with crypto. Pocket Games Soft, or PG for short, has released Crypto Gold, their latest video pokie with a max win of 100,000x your bet. Let’s learn more about this game and its features.
Crypto Gold Brings Crypto Mania to Your Computer or Mobile
Crypto Gold is the latest 6-Reel Video Pokie with variable ways to win. The symbol configuration is always changing, so you can have anywhere from 576 to 46,656 ways to win in each spin.
The design for the game is a bit retro-looking, similar to the stock graphics you see websites use when talking about Bitcoin. Overall, the general game design is straightforward with crypto-related pay symbols.
Pay symbols include Royals, computers, mobile phones, hardware wallets, safes, pickaxes, and a Bitcoin miner guy with stacks of gold. Unless you catch some of the top-paying symbols, you will not come close to turning a profit on a single payline. Symbols are somewhat low-paying and you have to catch a nice string of wins to turn a profit on most spins.
Let’s take a look at some of the bonus features that can help you win big.
Every time you make a winning combination on this game, the winning symbols will disappear and symbols will drop to create new potential combinations. This continues until you fail to make another winning combination.
The cascading effect can go on for quite a bit, especially if you manage to catch lucky with framed symbols and expanding wilds.
Framed Symbols and Expanding Wilds
On occasion, you will see symbols fall that is encased in a gold or silver frame. If these symbols become part of a winning payline, they will then transform into a randomly selected symbol before the cascade occurs. This gives you an increased chance of making another payline with a different symbol. If the new symbol then becomes part of a winning payline, it is again transformed into a Wild symbol that becomes an expanding wild.
Anytime a Bitcoin wild symbol appears on the board, it becomes an expanding wild. You can get more than one wild during a spin or cascade, creating the potential for some massive wins.
Free Spins Feature
The Free Spins symbol is the scatter for this game. Land four symbols anywhere on the board to trigger the frees spins feature. You’ll start with 10 free spins. For every Free Spins symbol that lands during the free spins feature, you’ll get two additional spins.
The multiplier for the free spins feature starts at 1x and anytime you make a winning combination, the multiplier is increased by 1x.
This feature is a tough nut to crack. I was unable to do so during testing after over 150 spins. You may have better luck, but don’t be surprised if you don’t get there either.
Crypto Gold Has High RTP But Also Super High Variance
When I saw that Crypto Gold had an RTP of 96.71%, I got a bit excited. Will this game start its own mania? Nope. The game is super high variance. That’s not to say that you won’t hit some nice wins. I did. However, I still finished down in this game because there are long streaks of whiffs or low-paying spins.
This game is best suited for those that don’t mind high variance and will put up with some high variance to chase that monster payday. Otherwise, you will want to stick with a slot game with lower variance.
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