Are we really surprised that Hyper Gold is all about, well, the gold! Gameburger Studios and Microgaming team up to create a slot game that operates on a fairly basic design with a throwback retro feel with polished graphics.
The background of Hyper Gold leaves much to be desired as we are in what seems to be a predominantly red-tiled room. We can’t really get much of a bearing as to where we are, but we can see a semi-transparent grid suspended before us, which is where the gameplay happens. Perhaps the details will be more promising than the design.
The RTP of Hyper Gold seems to offer a good start at 96.08%, a percentage slightly above average. The grid features 5 reels with a very average payline number of 25 - a normal expectation for grids of this size.
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The betting range starts at a low 0.10 and goes up to 20, but you have the chance to bet as high as 50 with the Win Boost feature, but more on that in a bit. Although the betting range is low, and the paylines aren’t astounding, Hyper Gold offers big wins at 12,500x your initial stake.
We guess it’s the high max stake that drives up the volatility in the game as it sits on the high end of the scale. So far, the specs seem okay; let’s see if the features will help balance out the volatility rating.
As most slot games do, Hyper Gold also features free spins that are triggered by the scatters that will only land on the middle reels. Each round comes with 10 free spins, and they can be retriggered so long as you keep landing the mega scatters on reels two to four.
The wilds are also present in Hyper Gold, which can perform a series of functions. First, they can act as a substitute for all other symbols, and they can pay up to 500x your initial stake if you manage to cover a full reel with the wilds.
Lastly, Hyper Gold also has a respin feature that can be activated if you have six symbols that have casino chips. The respins will make the same six symbols that activated them sticky, which means they will hold their place on the grid. The respins can also be retriggered if you keep landing casino chip symbols. The respins can also offer you the potential of emptying the jackpot, so try to aim for this feature if you can.
Our conclusion of Hyper Gold is still a favourable one, as the game does offer pretty decent specs. Sure, the high volatility leaves much to be desired, but if you consider the jackpot wins and the large max payout, it is understandable.
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The developers could have done more with the game by adding more sophisticated features, but what they do include isn’t bad at all. One aspect that really could have used some improvement is the design and theme, but it still offers something nice for those who like a good throwback.