Travel back in history when a black liquid turned to Black Gold on the Megaways slot from StakeLogic. Drilling for oil is going back to the 19th century when the first gushes of the strange fluid would shoot towards the sky and excite people as it meant they found new riches. The rest is history as they call it.
StakeLogic is the latest game studio to sign a licence agreement with Big Time Gaming for the much-coveted Megaways game engine and Black Gold Megaways is their first-ever release and a very ambitious one at that. It is packed to the brim with features that are ready to gush onto the reels just like one of those uncovered oil deposits deep down in the ground. Multiplier wilds, five random features and a free spins round with a progressive win multiplier can lead to wins in excess of 14,000 times your bet. Want more thrill?
Black Gold Megaways is a video slot with six reels, two to seven rows and up to 117,649 ways to win, using the trademarked Megaways engine. You can drill for oil and riches on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 40 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 96.04%, or 96.039% if you want it exactly as stated by StakeLogic.
The number of ways from 324 to 117,649 is randomly determined for every spin with the game engine selecting between two and seven pay symbols for reels 1 & 6 as well as two to six pay symbols for reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Additionally, the game has an extra reel at the top of the game window with four positions, extending from reel two to five, where more symbols are rolled into view on every spin. Further, a cinematic reel is placed on top of the extra reel where the symbols for the random features will appear.
Wins are paid for two to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. The symbols from a winning combination will then explode to make room for new symbols to drop into place, starting a chain reaction that will continue as long as a new winning combo occurs after a cascade.
A canyon in the American west with scattered oil rigs is in the background of the extra-large game window that has now three play areas stacked on top of each other. Cactus plants flank the main reels while a vulture is waiting on the left to go on his next scavenging hunt. Six gauges are placed at the bottom and will open the relevant pipes to spray oil on the reels above during various features.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 9 through to A, awarding 0.6x to 1.25x your bet for a single six of a kind. The premiums are oil lamps, oil rig worker hats, raging bulls and an oil tycoon. Hit six across the reels to win 1.5x to 50x your stake. A dynamite bundle is the wild symbol, performing the usual substitution duties while a golden oil rig acts as the scatter.
Buckle up and saddle your stallion as there is a ton to get through on this slot. StakeLogic went to great efforts to deliver an exhilarating gameplay that will keep us on the edge throughout a session. One might think that they spent their long wait to sign up for a Megaways licence by watching what the competition has come up with and are now trying their best to outdo them all.
A major role in the gameplay falls to the cinematic bonus reel on the very top of the game window. It contains only five icons and landing one in view on a spin will trigger the associated feature.
The setting will change to a night scenery with the vulture being replaced by a howling wolf. A random number of valves at the bottom will open to splash oil onto the reels above and apply one of five modifiers.
Prepare for the main event on Black Gold Megaways when you enter the Free Spins feature. You will need to have minimum four golden oil rig scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence to trigger 12 free spins. Any additional scatter will award +5 free spins. During the round, a progressive multiplier starts at x1 and increases by x1 after every winning cascade, no limits. Plus, landing three or four scatters in the horizontal reel will get you a further +5 and +10 free spins respectively.
Well, Black Gold Megaways brings quite a fresh breeze into the Megaways world as we started to get bored with Mystery symbol features that everyone else seems to have used on the latest Megaways slots. The five base game feature will keep things lively and might even deliver the odd super mega win while the free spins round is still the main act where you can score the maximum win of up to 14,400 times your bet.
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