4K Ultra Gold Slot Review 2024

4ThePlayer are back and ‘everything is ultra’ in their newest offering, 4K Ultra Gold.

4K Ultra Gold is set to release via Yggdrasil’s platform in April, and this time they’ve opted for glamour of the highest degree in what  feels like a classic setting.

4ThePlayer consistently impress as they strut their way through the competitive world of iGaming, but will 4K Ultra Gold possess the needed qualities to garner fans where niche themes are becoming predominantly popular?

4K Ultra Gold Base Game

4K Ultra Gold Base Game

4K Ultra Gold Gameplay & Design

4K Ultra Gold has a classicly designed slot that features a number of old-school symbols, not forgetting an upbeat and energetic soundtrack. It may not look like anything special on the outside, but on the inside there’s plenty of action and excitement to be had.

4K Ultra Gold is a 6-reel Video Slot, playable from £.€0.20 per spin, up to a maximum bet of £.€80 per spin. Simply toggle through the multiple bet options until you find one that is suitable for you.

Game Provider 4ThePlayer
Maximum Bet 80
Maximum Win 12,000x
Paylines 4,096 Ways
Release Date 16/04/2024
RTP 94.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid - High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20

4K Ultra Gold – Slot Symbols and Their Values

4K Ultra Gold has 5 High and Low-paying symbols available, with the highest-paying symbol able to produce wins of up to 7.5x your bet for a full 5-line win.

Low-paying symbols are standard A. K, Q, J, and 10. While 10s pay 1.25x your bet, Aces can deliver wins of up to 1.5x your bet for a full 5-line win. Also present are Wilds that substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

4K Ultra Gold – Paylines and How to Get Them

Winning combinations are created when 3 or more identical symbols (or 2 or more of the 3 highest-paying symbols) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, accompanied by 4,096 ways to win.

4K Ultra Gold RTP & Volatility – Hot or Not?

4K Ultra Gold has a theoretical RTP of 94.00%. This figure is considered lower than average, yet figures such as this are becoming increasingly common in slots in the UK market.

In terms of Volatility, 4K Ultra Gold falls into the Medium-High volatility range. This means that while it has the potential for bigger hits, it also strikes a balance between frequent and big wins. In addition, 4K Ultra Gold has a max win cap of 12,000x.

4K Ultra Gold Special Features

In this section of the review, we will be taking a look at the special features available. These are; Money Ways, Collect Scatters, Boosting Fortunes, and the Bonus Buy option.

Money Ways

Special Gold symbols can land anywhere on the reels, appearing with Cash Prizes between 0.6x and 100x your bet, depending on the reels they land on. Gold symbols can pay as any other regular way win, starting from the leftmost reel.

When a win occurs, all involved Gold symbols will award their total values shown on each symbol. Before paying out, the Cash Prize attached to it will be increased, without affecting the RTP.

If a Gold symbol has reached its max limit, it will be unable to increase when it lands. After a payout has occurred, all Gold symbols will return to their original value.

Collect Scatters

Landing a Collect Scatter on the reels will award the Cash Values of all Gold symbols currently in view. Each Collect Scatter will award all Cash values separately so that cash prizes can be awarded multiple times.

Boosting Fortunes

Special Fortune symbols appear only on reel 6. If a Fortune symbol is part of a win that includes Gold symbols, the Fortune Prize on the Fortune symbol will be awarded.

However, if no win is formed, the Fortune Prize will increase for future spins, without affecting the RTP. After a Fortune Prize is won, the value of the fortune symbol will reset to its original value.

Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

  • 3-6 Scatter trigger – 50x your bet.
  • 4-6 Scatter trigger – 75x your bet.
  • 5-6 Scatter trigger – 125x your bet.
  • 6 Scatter trigger – 250x your bet.

Online Slots UK are devoid of such options, however, the above options are still available to players through regular gameplay.

4K Ultra Gold Collect Spinss

4K Ultra Gold Collect Spinss

4K Ultra Gold Bonus Rounds & Free Spins

4K Ultra Gold has 1 Bonus round and 1 Free Spins round available, triggered when 3 or more Scatters land during the base game. Once active, players will have the option between Free Spins or Collect Spins.

Collect Spins

During Collect Spins, the only symbols available are Gold symbols with Cash Prizes and Collect Scatters. With each spin, 1 Collect Scatter is guaranteed to land in view. Ways wins involving Gold symbols are allowed during this time, however, Collect Spins cannot be retriggered.

4K Ultra Gold Collect Spins and Free Spins

4K Ultra Gold Collect Spins and Free Spins

Free Spins

During Free Spins, Wild symbols that appear in view will automatically transform into Multiplier Wilds, each fitted with a random Multiplier.

Cash Prizes will be multiplied by the Multiplier Wilds on the reels they are on. Landing Scatters will award additional Free Spins, however, Collect Scatters are not present during this time.

4K Ultra Gold Free Spins

4K Ultra Gold Free Spins

Pros and Cons of 4K Ultra Gold


  • Great use of Jackpot Prizes, features, and mechanics.
  • Choice between Free Spins and Collect Spins.
  • Max win cap of 12,000x.


  • Classic theme and design, although this is down to personal preference.
  • RTP level of 94.00%.


4K Ultra Gold scratches the itch for games that look and feel classic, but it doesn’t compromise on modernity with its features. Nostalgia is an extremely powerful tool and a very comforting emotion. It stimulates memories of times when things seemed simpler, less complex and more positive to some, and we think 4ThePlayer has done well in creating a slot where players may enjoy solid features, but the much-needed solace of nostalgia.

Whether or not this was their intention doesn’t take away from the deserved props they’re owed, and we can understand that some may not have much of a personal connection with ‘the way things were’, preferring niche, unique styles instead. Those who would lean towards distinctive themes would probably want modern features as well, and we think 4K Ultra Gold has it, despite its traditional mien.

The Money Ways and how they’re awarded reminds us of how fish values were awarded in their previous title 4 Fantastic Fish, and we always thought it was a great way to handle valued symbols, considering many are not relevant until the bonus round. On top of this, Gold symbols keep their increased value over multiple spins, before resetting to the original value only when it is awarded to the player as a part of a win.

Our favourite aspect of 4K Ultra Gold is the diversity in its bonus rounds. Players have the choice between Collect Spins, which offers up a bursty but potentially explosive experience, or a lengthier but just as appealing round whereby Wilds turn into Multiplier Wilds.

Looking at the statistics, 4k Ultra Gold looks quite appealing with 12,000x the bet as a maximum win.

To conclude, 4ThePlayer shows that it’s possible to strike a harmonious chord between classic and modern – a goal which many other providers fail to achieve.