To be honest, Betsoft is not exactly our favorite game provider. Lava Gold takes place on a volcanic island. In the time when dinosaurs were still ruling our planet.
Lava Gold is a Cluster Pays slot machine. You win by spinning clusters with the same symbols. In the bonus game, you are guaranteed to grab every spin 'n winning cluster, because the middle reel consists of the same symbols. The progressive multiplier also increases with every spin up to a maximum multiplier of 10 times.
Winnings are limited to 161.8 times of the initial stake. So low variance.
You play on a grid of five reels wide and five rows high. Lava Gold has no paylines. You win if you come up with a cluster of at least five of the same symbols. Symbols belonging to a cluster adjoin each other in a vertical or horizontal direction. So diagonal does not count.
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New symbols will be added to the empty spaces so that you can form new winning clusters. The circus continues until you keep running winning clusters. You can bet from 0.25 CAD per spin and up to 25 CAD per each new spin.
You need a cluster of at least five identical symbols to win. The larger the cluster, the higher the payout on this cluster is of course. Volcanoes jump in for every symbol because they count as a Wild symbol in Lava Gold.
Clusters with dinosaurs are the most profitable for you. Payouts on dinosaur clusters start from 0.6 times your stake for a cluster of five dinosaurs. The maximum payout is 12 times of the initial stake. For this, you need to come up with a cluster of 25 dinosaurs. That means a screen full of dinosaurs and / or Wild symbols.
Clusters with the Pteranadon are good for 0.48 to 8 times your stake. Dino legs are good for 0.4 to 4.8 times your stake. Clusters of dinosaur eggs earn you 0.32 to 4 times your stake. Flowers pay 0.28 to 3.2 times your stake.
There are also five different playing card symbols, which can yield slightly smaller payouts.
You do not release the bonus by spinning at least three bonus symbols, but by filling the lava meter.The first step is a winning combination with tens. Do you have it on your screen? Then the first step of the lava meter is filled with lava. To get to the next step, you have to spin a winning cluster of farmers. And this continues up to and including the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Have you filled the meter completely with lava? Then you get 10 free spins.
You play the free spins with five of the same symbols on the middle reel. Each free spins, therefore, delivers something anyway, because five symbols on the middle reel together form a cluster of five symbols.
Each free spin also increases the multiplier by +1. So you play the second free spin with a multiplier of 2 times, the third free spin with a multiplier of 3 times, etc. Up to and including a multiplier of 10 times for the tenth free spin. Sounds impressive, but the maximum win is limited to 161.84 times your stake during the last free spin.
Lava Gold is not that hot. Sorry Betsoft. You should put more efforts into creating better slots. A lot is happening, but it is hardly profitable. The main prize on this Lava Gold is limited to just 162 times your stake. Despite a 10x multiplier during the 10th and final free spin.
Lava Gold has a nice payout percentage on paper, but the Maltese certification of Betsoft slots is still not complete. We wouldn’t put our hands in the fire for it.