Gator Gold Deluxe Gigablox Slot Review
Living in Africa, as I do, can be pretty exciting. I remember going on a team-building to a game farm and the best thing about that experience was making it out alive.
On that one trip alone, we were mock charged by a rhino and I literally walked into the arse-end of a hippo. The rhino came full-tilt at us while we were seated on an open-back Land Rover. My biggest regret was not having a lump of coal up my Hershey Highway coz the diamond I would’ve produced would’ve set me up for life.
As for the hippo, we were warned not to walk around at night without a guide but me being me; I don’t like being told what to do. It’s incredible how quiet an almost 2-ton animal can be on dry land. The underwear laundry bill for that excursion was something to behold.
So join me, your African tour guide, on a beastly journey as we explore Gator Gold Deluxe Gigablox slot from Yggdrasil.
This game takes place in a dense jungle in Africa. An interesting mix of animals is on the grid, namely zebra, cheetah, wildebeest, alligators, and meerkats.
Meerkats? Yeah, so take it from someone who lives on the continent; these small mongooses live in arid regions like the Kalahari or the Namib Desert.
And another thing, zebras and wildebeest live in treeless grasslands and savanna, as do the cheetahs that prey on them.
Most annoying of all, the game’s name implies that the scaly reptile is an alligator. News flash: we have crocodiles; alligators live in China and the US.
Let’s see if the gameplay fares any better than the design. Just to give you context, Gator Gold Deluxe Gigablox slot features an RTP of 96%, a high volatility, and 4,096 ways to win.
I chose a coin value of €5 (you can select from €0.20 to €10), which meant my cash bet amount came in at €100.
My first 10 spins resulted in a loss of €510. The next 10 brought in a loss of €760, while the last 10 cost me €1,000. High volatility indeed!
After that bloody nose, I decided to give the old Buy a Bonus feature a try, where you can scoop up 5 - 30 Free Spins. Typically, you’d need to snag 5 or more Free Spin symbols to begin that round.
I took the €360 option, translating to a €6 bet.
Happily, I landed 10 Free Spins according to the pop-up box, which also asked me if I wanted to gamble for more. Well, I’m a gambler, aren’t I? So, that’s a hell yes!
I was then warned that I’d lose all of my Free Spins if I lost the gamble. Yeah, whatever. The next thing I saw was a wheel that had my current spins in the middle of it. On top was a bar that you could toggle between 2 extra Free Spins or 10.
Like the typical Wheel of Fortune, the 2 gave me a more significant portion on the wheel that the pointer could land on. I was like scr*w this, gimme 10!
Aaaand I lost it all.
So for the sake of this review, I gave it another bash without the gamble option. I was given 8 Free Spins. On the left of the grid was a column with all of the animals represented as a hierarchy. There was also a “slider” next to it with 3 positions that needed to be filled in order for it to move upwards – more on that below.
The result of my Free Spins round was €50.40 – I think this game knew I was being critical of it ;) Oh, and as a final comment about the Free Spins round, there’s a possibility of ensnaring 2x and 3x Multiplier Wilds during this feature.
Now let’s chat about the Gigablox feature the game is named after. With each spin, 4 spots on the reels can combine to form a massive symbol. It’s random, so sometimes you’ll get more than one of these on the grid, or maybe even none.
The Golden Gator symbol pays for 2-of-a-kind wins, and there’s also an Upgrade symbol that is an arrow on a reddish background. The latter only makes an appearance on the 6th reel during Free Spins.
If you grab 3 Upgrade symbols, these increase the current high-paying symbols in the following way: the lowest of these gets kicked up one notch. This is the “slider” I was talking about earlier.
You can keep upgrading until all of your high-paying symbols have been transformed into a Golden Gator. Each symbol upgrade also means you score an extra 2 Free Spins.
Gator Gold Deluxe Gigablox slot has been optimized for play on Apple and Android devices and on Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (does anyone still use that?), and Chrome.
Having said that, it struggled to load on my phone. I tried it a few times and there was always a bit of a delay, with a black screen, until it kicked in. Weird.
Thanks to a 20,000x multiplier, you could clinch a substantial max win worth €200,000 on this game.
I actually enjoyed this game and that’s impressive, as I had a bug up my ass about the poor research. Also, let’s bear in mind that I lost a whole bunch.
In my books, if a game can flip your perception, as this one has, then it must have something going for it. I think what appealed to me – and it might be more of an overall thing than something specific – was that it’s stuffed to the gills with features, and these are not your typical, staid ones that we’re used to.
I particularly liked the gamble for more Free Spins option. That’s clever strategizing as far as I’m concerned, as it speaks to an understanding of your clientele’s psyche.
Look, it’s pricey to play and very hard to pull in regular money, but dammit I still like it for whatever reason.
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