Just For the Win looks to further their Gold Series with their latest offering, Elven Gold.
Elven Gold has us entering a magical world, and magical wins to go with it are inevitable as we explore a new world with recognisable game mechanics. Those familiar with the likes of Emerald Gold and Western Gold may already be attuned to this sort of gameplay, and if you are you’ll realise already how potential rich these slots are. If you’re not yet familiar with this sort of slot, then Elven Gold may be the perfect game to start with considering the exponential win increase compared to other similar slots.
Just For the Win are a Microgaming Studio who release their games via the Microgaming Quickfire Platform. This means that developers like Just For the Win get to concentrate on what they do best while letting Microgaming handle the distribution of their slots. These partnerships have proven to be mutually beneficial for both parties, and it’s undoubtedly allowed Just For the Win space and time to be creative.
Elven Gold Slot Theme
The magical demeanour of Elven Gold becomes apparent right from the get-go, with a mystical Elven City in the background. Lord of the Rings fans might be somewhat reminded of the enchanting Elven city of Rivendell here with the architecture that can only be a product of an advanced society like the elves.
The magic of Elven Gold is further displayed through the mystical floating orbs across the backdrop, and the music sets you up for an exciting experience with its adventurous tone.
Elven Gold: Betting and Symbols
The betting options in Elven Gold are pretty broad, with options that range from £/€0.20 Per Spin to £/€15 Per Spin. While it’s true that there are a lot of slots out there that include options that are much higher, we think that the options here are more than enough. You may have regularly seen slots that offer options of up to £/€100 per spin, but in reality, there are a very substantial minority of players that actually play at stakes like this.
When it comes to the symbols, the Elven woman is the highest paying symbol in the game. She may appear as a stacked symbol, which would exponentially improve the win potential if you manage to connect with her, and you need only 2 to make a connection. The Wild Symbol is the second-best symbol in the Elven Gold, and the Triple Bar, Double Bar and Bar Symbol serve as the medium paying symbols. Any combination of these Bar symbols will form a win.
Low paying symbols in Elven Gold are represented by the gem symbols.
Elven Gold: The Base Game and Features
Elven Gold is a 5 Reel Slot with 40 fixed pay lines.
To form a win, you’ll need at least 2 of the Elven Symbol, or 3 of any other symbol to connect from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. As the highest paying symbol, the Elven woman is the most sought after symbol. Connecting 5 of her across a line will yield a 30x reward, and the fact that she comes as a stacked symbol means that there is the chance to connect her across more than one pay line for even greater hits.
Elven Gold builds upon the Scatter collection mechanic that proved to be popular in games that came before it. In the Base Game, landing at least 4 Scatters in one spin will payout. The more scatters you land, the greater the reward, and the top reward here just so happens to be a stunning 15,000x
- 4 Scatters – 1x
- 5 Scatters – 5x
- 6 Scatters – 15x
- 7 Scatters – 25x
- 8 Scatters – 50x
- 9 Scatters – 100x
- 10 Scatters – 250x
- 11 Scatters – 1,500x
- 12 Scatters – 15,000x
As you can see, the difference in reward between scatters at the later levels become drastic. This is a really exciting feature, and the rewards here are much higher than those seen in previous slots.
Elven Gold Free Spins
Free Spins symbols appear only on reels 2, 3 and 4 in Elven Gold, and 3 of them will award 3 Free Spins.
In this mode, Scatters do not pay when they land, instead, they are collected. If one or more are collected, then the Free Spins counter is reset to 3. At the end of the round, the payout will be based on the total number of Scatters collected.
Through testing this there were moments where the Free Spins in Elven Gold were both very disappointing and incredibly exciting. The first few levels do not increase the win by that much, but as you start to climb higher the difference in reward between even 1 scatter is incredible.
Elven Gold Bonus Buy
Those outside of the UK can jump straight into the action of Elven Gold with a Bonus Buy option.
This can be purchased for 50x your current bet, which is very reasonable compared to a lot of other bonus buys. The RTP of the buy feature is 96.32%.
Elven Gold: Our Verdict
Just for the Win have done a great job in how they’ve built upon the Gold Series. Others in the series were very well received, and if you were a fan of those then you’ll definitely be interested in what Elven Gold has to offer.
The win potential here is a lot higher than some other slots like Serengeti Gold, and the overall design of this slot is a lot more appealing than others that opted for a more generic theme. When you step into the world of Elven Gold, you feel immersed in the magical persona of the game with its stunning visuals and great music.
The collection mechanics in the Free Spins makes for a very nerve-wracking and exciting experience and even the Base Game does well to induce a bit of a dopamine rush if you can roll in a fair few scatters, but if you’re all about the bonus then the implementation of the Bonus Buy Feature will be a welcome addition.
Statistically, Elven Gold looks great with an RTP of 96.10% and a maximum win capability of 15,000x. The maximum win capabilities prove on its own that there’s magic to experience in Elven Gold, if you didn’t believe in magic before, you certainly would if you landed 15,000x.
Overall, Elven Gold is quite a simplistic game, but simplistic certainly doesn’t mean boring. Great visuals, solid gameplay and great potential makes Elven Gold a very viable game to those looking for high volatility action and big wins to go with it.