Gold Beaver is one of Merkur Gaming’s slot machines, where the theme appears to revolve around a gold loving beaver, the main character that we’re shown being a saloon dancer in a Wild West setting. At the same time, the graphics revolve mostly around the place she works in, but also around huge potential riches.
Don’t expect an overly complicated slot machine, as you’re not going to get one. There will be just 5 pay lines for the usual 5 reels, which is about the minimum number that you get in a modern slot machine. Up to 2,500x the line bet appears to be offered in its jackpot, with features revolving only around the expanding wild Beaver.
Betting and Prizes
With the bets trying to cover 5 pay lines, they don’t have a very large value, though you can increase them significantly if you want to. You can choose a bet of just $0.10, or a bigger one if your budget allows for it.
Looking at the slot’s bigger rewards, about the best that you can hope for from a single win is 2,500x the amount spent on the line. Not a bad amount to be getting from a slot, but the RTP (Return to Player) is the one that counts in the end.
Gold Beaver Slot Features
From a game with few lines, you don’t usually expect for the features to be plentiful, and indeed, Gold Beaver has only the wild symbol to show off on those reels. On the plus side, it’s not your typical wild symbol, being allowed to expand on the reel it appears on. In order to get it to expand, you first need the rest of the symbols for a winning combination to be on their reels. If the expansion of the wild would help the combination to form, then the symbol will do that. The wild’s ability is usable for any other type of symbol that you get in this game.
As the image of the wild, we have the Gold Beaver, the cabaret dancer. You get an initial image with just the top area, but as it expands you get to see the beaver on stage, dressed as a can-can dancer.
Theme & Design
The game’s theme clearly revolves around a cabaret dancer, the dancing beaver being the only feature symbol that you get and the only character visible on the reels. It’s less clear what the gold connection is here, but you do have a symbol that triggers the top jackpot, and which shows stacks of gold bars in its image. Other than that, the game’s design seems to revolve around the bar. You have a picture with the outside of the club in the evening, one with the piano, the dancer’s wagon, a bottle of wine and then we get to playing cards that have a Wild West like inspiration to them.
It’s not a great looking game, but it’s not going to be considered ugly by its players either. It doesn’t have a very clear story, but that shouldn’t stop you from playing it if you enjoy the look.
Gold Beaver will not feature a lot of lines or features, but it has a respectable prize to give away, and in the end it’s not a bad game from Merkur.