Graphics - 44%
Gameplay - 94%
Bonuses - 71%
Value - 46%
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Quick Hit Black Gold
Another slots that belongs to Bally Technologies famous Quick Hit Slots Series is Black Gold, in a sense it’s a classic Las Vegas slot. There are 10 of them all found in land-based casinos across the globe.
The slots can be played for real cash on mobile devices (Android, iPhones, iPad, tablets) or in the free mode. With 5 reels and 30 paylines Bally’s Black Gold has a lot going for it starting with a cracking 4 free spins features, locking wilds, scatters with multipliers that offer payouts in excess of 2,500x your stake and during the free spins feature they’re tripled to 7,500x your stake!
The layout out the game plays off on a 3×5 grid, symbols that appear on the reels are Red 7s, cherries, bars, bells, scatters, the Quick Hit Fever logo and locking wilds. The average return to player percentage of the slots (RTP) is 94.6%. Visually it is a simple affair with intricate game mechanics.
The game is high up on the volatility scale making it suitable for high roller play. As your average bet per spin increases so does the volatility of the slots. We find that a bankroll of $500 at an average bet of $6 per spin is more than adequate to unlock its bonus features.
There are 4 free spins bonus games, each one is initiated when 3 of more free spin logos appear during the base game regardless of their position on the reels-10 free spins will be awarded. A grid of 18 tiles will then pop up. You must match 3 symbols of the same kind which determines the amount of free spins you’ll receive and the free spins feature played. The 2xPays free spins will double all wins while the 3xPays free spins triples all wins.
During the free spins extra Quick Hit scatter symbols can be added to the reels, up to 11 can appear (during the base game it’s only 9). When 9 appears you’ll receive a payout of 2,500x your stake and if it’s 10 you’ll pocket 5,000x and for 11 you’ll walk away with a cool 7,500x your stake!
The best feature of the Quick Hit Slots is the locking wilds since they offer splendid payouts. When they pitch they remain locked until the feature ends.
The Scatter Multiplier is one of the most important features of the Quick Hit Slots series. In order to receive a payout 3 or more Quick Hit logos must appear on reels 2, 3 or 4. Three of them pays 1x your stake, 4 pays 5x and if lady luck is with you 8 or 9 pays a mammoth 800x to 900x your line bet.
Despite its simplicity Black Gold Free Fever is highly entertaining slots with some of the best bonus features we’ve seen in a slots. If you’re looking for the ‘Real’ Las Vegas experience, warts and all – this is it! It’s a high volatility slots so it requires a sizeable bankroll to unlock its bonus features. We find that when it does pay wins in general are very good.