Avalon Gold

|ELK Studios|2022-11-24|RTP: 94 %
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ELK Studios
Avalon Gold
Feature Buy
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
Bonus game
Progressive jackpot
Min. bet
Random Feature
Max. bet
Maximum win
Last update
December 20, 2022


2 votes - 3.50/5.00

Get ready to team up with Kane again as he is about to explore the Arthurian Legends on the slot from Elk Studios. Avalon Gold is taking you on yet another action-packed adventure across six dynamic reels with up to 262,144 ways, wild substitutions, avalanching symbols, Mystery Boxes, Mega Symbols, Expanding Wilds and a Free Drops feature that can lead to wins of up to 25,000 times your bet.

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Slot Details

Avalon Gold is a cascading video slot with six dynamic reels, 4 – 8 rows and 4,096 to 262,144 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three to six matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can join Kane on his next reel quest on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 100 coins. The game has high volatility with a default RTP of 94%. Lower models might be offered, always check the help file for the current setting.

Loading the game will take you to the mythical island of Avalon which became the main location for the Arthurian legends. Medieval columns flank the otherwise frameless reels with various warrior helmets and animal icons among the main symbols. Even Kane has jumped into armour to blend in with the theme while a heartwrenching medieval orchestra piece provides the main audio.

Avalon Gold

The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals from J through to A, awarding across the board 0.3x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by four animal icons – eagle, snake, dear, wolf and deer. The top paying symbols are three warrior helmets in blue, green and purple colours as well as Kane in medieval armour. Hit six across the reels to win 0.8x to 5x your stake.

The game has a myriad of special symbols, starting with standard and expanding wilds, which will substitute for all regular symbols. Mystery Boxes are star-like icons that will activate when minimum five land in a spin while the fabled Excalibur Sword acts as the scatter.

Avalon Gold Slot Demo Video

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Avalon Gold Slot Features

Avalon Gold is meanwhile the 8th title in the series from Elk Studios that started in 2019 when they released Ecuador Gold. The intrepid explorer has been on various adventures from South America to Nepal and the midst of the Pacific Ocean before heading now to Avalon Island in his eternal quest for hidden treasures. Reason enough to put our armour to join Kane on his latest reel expedition.

Core to the gameplay is still the Avalanche mechanic that cascades symbols onto the default 6×4 grid with 4,096 ways at the start of a spin sequence. Any winning combos are first paid before they shatter and disappear to make room for new symbols to drop into place.

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Spin Sequence with max grid, 2×2 mega symbol and expanding wild

After each winning avalanche, the expanding grid mechanic activates, adding one row to the game window and gradually increasing it from four rows and 4,096 ways until reaching the maximum of eight rows and 262,144 ways to win. Included are again Mega symbols that can create uneven reel heights during the expansion process. In the base game, the grid resets to the default size and the round concludes when no new wins occur after a fresh avalanche.

Consistent throughout the series are the Mega Symbols, which can appear in 2×2, 3×4 or 4×4 sizes at any time during a cascade and will elevate the row level if they fall on top. When creating an uneven grid configuration, the extra spaces are filled with more symbols until the required number of ways is achieved. Any empty spaces opening up below them will be filled with matching single symbols. They will explode and disappear when they become part of a winning combo.

New on this reel expedition are Expanding Wilds which feature a new twist on how they are deployed. Any symbol can land marked with a gold crest at the top. Should a space above them open up after a winning symbol is removed, it will fill the empty spaces with wild symbols in an upwards direction.

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Mystery Boxes before activating

Another new addition are star-shaped Mystery Boxes with minimum five needed anywhere on the reels to see them activate once no more winning cascades occur. Until that happens, they act more like a blocker as they have no paytable value. Once they activate they will reveal a common pay symbol, wilds or trigger the Avalon feature. The boxes will open to reveal various coin values or extra symbols:

  • Bet Multiplier: Awards a coin value between 1x to 10x your bet
  • Multiplier Symbol: Multiplies all coin values from already opened boxes but not closed ones.
  • +1 Swiper: Will place a 1 in front of each Collect coin value in view, e.g. a 5x coin win turns into 15x.
  • Collect: Collects all coin values from opened boxes and reactivates them
  • Redrop: Will guarantee another symbol drop after all boxes have been opened, reactivating them again once no more symbol wins occur.

The feature continues until there are no more closed boxes, no further collect symbols are revealed or no further redrop is queued. All coin values are accumulated and added to the symbol wins from the game round.

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Having three, four, five or six scatters in view will trigger 10, 15, 20 and 25 Free Spins respectively, which can be retriggered. The Mystery Boxes are persistent between spins until there are at least five in view for an Avalon feature trigger. The Mystery Boxes will be removed once the Avalon feature has concluded. However, it can be triggered repeatedly within a single bonus round.

Plus, the game grid will increase by one row after every winning free spin. The next spin will then begin with a higher number of ways. Once the maximum of 8 rows and 261,144 ways is reached, all remaining free spins are played on the maximum grid. The bonus round ends when you run out of spins or reach the max win of 25,000x bet.

Avalon Gold

As usual, Elk Studios has included their signature X-iter that offers a variety of bonus and feature buys. Simply click on your preferred choice from five options and confirm to start a spin that is guaranteed to trigger the purchased type:

  • Big Symbol – 5x bet: The following spin is guaranteed to land at least one Mega Symbol in 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4 size
  • Expanding Wild – 10x bet: The following spin is guaranteed to land at least one expanding wild.
  • Mystery Boxes – 50x bet: The following spin is guaranteed to land at least five Mystery Boxes to trigger the Avalon feature.
  • Bonus – 100x bet: The following spin is guaranteed to land at least three scatters to trigger the Free Spins feature.
  • Super Bonus – 500x bet: The following spin will land at least three scatters to trigger the Free Spins feature where the Mystery Boxes are never removed throughout the entire bonus round.

Final Verdict

After seven titles in the Gold series, it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see anything new for game mechanics or features as you might think that the creative team could have run out of ideas. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case yet as Avalon Gold has yet another new twist for Expanding Wilds as well as the rather potent Avalon feature that can deliver mega wins in the base game and Free Spins. Well worth joining Kane on this reel expedition, although the 94% RTP might not convince everyone.


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