Gold Collector slot review
Gold Collector (Hyper Hold) slot from Microgaming is via their in-house ALL41 Studios team. That instantly means impending disappointment from past experiences, but we'll be objective here! We have twangy Banjo music playing, even more irritating than that of Bonanza slot, symbols about on the level of iSoftbet's Gold Digger slot or Nextgen's far better California Gold slot. We have the expected mine entrance background here too, so I can only do some prospecting now and see if I can add some of those nuggets to our bankroll.
On the reels...
There are 50 pay lines over 5 reels of 4 rows each with symbols appearing stacked on Gold Collector slot. the 5-of-a-kinds are Miner 15x, Cart 10x, Lamp 6x, Pickaxe or Shovel 5x with five card values all at 2x. Logo Wilds appear singly on the centre 3 reels as do our free spin scatters. Hyper Hold Gold Coins appear on all reels and you need 3 or more to trigger that bonus which can cough up fixed jackpot amounts too.
If you land 3 or more Gold Coins you get a grid of 3 to 5 reels with your triggering coins held in place with their cash values. You have a fixed jackpot amount allocated to each reel 1-5 and these are in order Mini 10x, Minor 20x, Maxi 50x, Major 100x and Grand 1000x. So you now spin the 3+ reels pertaining to your triggering reels with only Gold Coins or blanks on them, 3 chances which reset every time a new coin is added. Fill a reel up with 4 coins to win its respective fixed jackpot. So this means to win the Grand 1000x you need one of your triggering Gold Coins to land on reel 5! Failure to win any jackpot simply means you are paid your Gold Coin amounts total when you run out of spins.
Having landed 3 Dynamite scatters on the centre reels you get 8 spins which can be retriggered. No apparent modifiers here or multipliers either, but you do seem to get easier Hyper Hold triggers during them.
With a RTP of 96.405 Gold Collector slot is of low-medium volatility and a bit tedious if you ask me, the features are frequEnt but never seem to pay much so without hitting the Grand Jackpot you will seldom see any win exceeding 100x. The game is average as regards graphics and animations and the sounds soon become very irksome. It's simply a mediocre game bringing nothing original to the world of slots, yet another 'shelf filler' from the once respected Microgaming world. If you want to collect gold, go anywhere but here...