Strike It Gold Win Ways

|Novomatic (Greentube)|2021-04-12|RTP: 96.07 %
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3 votes - 3.33/5.00

Get your pickaxe and shovel ready to Strike It Gold on the Win Ways slot from Novomatic (Greentube). Join the prospectors as they descend into the mine in search of the precious metal and big wins. Your reel digging tour comes with cascading symbols, reactive wins, wild substitutions and a free spins round with unlimited multipliers and retriggers, leading to potential wins of up to 9000 times your stake.




Slot Details

Strike It Gold Win Ways is a cascading video slot with six reels of 2 to 7 rows and a horizontal top reel with 4 rows, above reels 2 to 5. The dynamic reels offer from 324 to 117,649 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can join the reel prospectors on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 40 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility (3/5) with an RTP of 96.07%.

The dynamic reels sit at the entrance to a mine shaft next to some dynamite, mining lamps and pickaxe, while a classic western theme tune with a haunting whistle fits nicely in time with the game’s tempo. It’s colourful and smooth and has modern styling, with not a banjo in sight.

Strike It Gold Win Ways base game screenshot

The pay symbols begin with bold letters, from 9 through to A and award up to 1.75x your stake for 6 of a kind. Next, the Emerald and Sapphire pay 2x for six of a kind and the Rubies 7.5x bet for six of a kind. And in fine tradition, Diamonds lead the potential, awarding 50 times your stake for six of a kind. Fused Gunpowder Barrels act as wilds, substituting for all symbols except the Gold Bar free spins scatters. Landing four or more Gold Bars awards the free spins bonus.

Strike It Gold Win Ways Slot Features

Innovation leads the way in online slots with a heavy focus on dynamic reels and new ways to pay. Strike It Gold Win Ways is undoubtedly dynamic, plus has increasing ways to pay, but is it really new? Let’s expose the elephant in the room that players with a bit of experience will be thinking of: Bonanza Megaways.

Bonanza Megaways from Big Time Gaming literally changed the face of online slots. It also has six dynamic cascading reels plus a horizontal top reel offering up to 117,639 ways to pay reactive wins. A free spins round with an increasing win multiplier also triggered via four scatters, which leads us nicely to the Strike It Win Ways features.

For those who have not played Bonanza Megaways, a Strike It Gold Win Ways basic game round starts with symbols falling into position with up to 7 random spaces for the first and last reel plus six for the remaining. A horizontal top reel also spins 4 symbols that can link to the reels below, creating more ways to win. Each win triggers a reaction of exploding winning symbols which allow space for more symbols to cascade down into. This can lead to further wins with the total being paid at the end of a sequence.

Strike It Gold Win Ways free spins round

Landing 4 Gold Bars will award 12 free spins for the bonus round. Five extra spins are awarded for each additional scatter. Scatters appear in the top reel only during free spins, with 3 awarding five extra spins and four an additional ten spins. With each reaction during a win-sequence, a bonus win multiplier, starting at one, adds one to its total.

This means incremental multipliers are possible within single sequences, or one spin. The multiplier holds and never resets between spins or retriggers, offering dynamic potential in an unlimited way. Reactive wins pay according to the current multiplier displayed in the top right-hand corner.

Final Verdict

Nothing new about Strike It Gold Win Ways except for a possible 0.07% RTP, a difference in advertised volatility and max win. However, it’s a winning mechanic and bonus feature proven by the cult following Bonanza Megaways has witnessed. I guess it comes down to your personal preference between banjo and whistling.


Strike It Gold Win Ways Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Why is there a difference in advertised RTP between Strike It Gold Win Ways and Bonanza Megaways?
2. How many types of dynamic reels are there?
3. Just for fun; Which came first - whistling or the banjo?

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