Ecuador Gold – Elk Studios – slot review and play for free
The Ecuader Gold Online Slot from Elk studios can reach a massive 262 144 ways to win. Yes, Elk Studios has managed to make MegaWays slots seem not so Mega after all. In Ecuador Gold, you can win up to €250 000, but to hit this you need to bet quite a lot each spin.
Symbols and Paylines
There are 12 regular symbols in Ecuador Gold. Four high payings, and eight low paying. One thing we like to see is that fact that our beloved Royals have been allowed to take the day off. Instead of Royals, we find various Incan symbols
Elk Studios offer a great tool for players who want to add a bit of a twist to their Autospinning. They have created four different Betting Strategies, each changing your bet level after certain criterias are met. For example, the Leveller raises the bet 2 levels after 5 consecutive losses, the Jumper raises the bet one level after every winning round. If you are into riding the winning wave or think that several losses in a row means the big win is coming, then these strategies are for you.
However, We don’t really like the fact that they are called strategies. Using these “strategies” will not affect your chances of winning, they will only increase your bets.
In the Ecuador Gold online slot, there is the possibility for Big Symbols to show up. These may drop during any symbol drop and it will clear out smaller blocks on it’s way downwards. If there is one or more symbols below the big symbol, the symbols will explode and the Big symbol moves downwards.
There are also Ghosting Wilds in this slot. When they show up after the drop, they will move around randomly and leave a trail of Wilds behind. Get two or more of these on the same spin and you’re in for a big win.
Ecuador Gold is made up of six reels and the symbols come dropping down from above. If there are any winning combinations, these will blow up and new symbols gets dropped in. After a reaction, all reels get one more line of symbols on top. This creates a new number of ways to win. Starting at 4096 ways to win, the reactions gets you all the way to 262 144 ways to win after four winning combinations on the same spin.
The Feature in Ecuador Gold
Catch three or more Bonus symbols in Ecuador Gold and you’ve won the Free Spins. Three of them gets you 10 free spins and six gets you and amazing 25 free spins.
There is a Safety Level during the free spins. This show the starting number of ways on each following free spin. As you achieve winning combinations, this will increase, going from 4096 all the way to 262144 ways to win. Imagine getting 6 bonus symbols and then getting the safety level high on the initial few spins. 20+ spins at 262k ways to win? Where do I sign up?
However, it doesn’t end just yet. Any wilds you get during the free drops are sticky for all remaining drops, and the free spins can be retriggered as well.
Conclusion of Ecuador Gold
We enjoy Ecuador Gold from Elk Studios, but it is not a Megaways game and the mechanics leave a lot to be wanted. The Big Symbols can be confusing at first to understand how they work, and this makes it hard to see where the value lies. What do you need to hit to get that massive win in the Base game. The free spins feature is another story though. Here you have the clear safety level, the sticky wilds and the fact the free spins can be retriggered. We like this bonus game.
All in all, we give this online slot a 3.2 out of 5 stars.
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