Black Gold Megaways Slot
If you ever wanted to be an oil tycoon, Black Gold Megaways is the type of slot machine that will at least make you dream about being as rich as one. With a theme that’s based on the oil rigs of Texas, and with the Megaways system now part of a Stakelogic slot as well, we get a combination between the two that you’re not going to find anywhere else.
As with most developers using this system, there will be 6 reels to play on, along with up to 117,649 Megaways. Some of the usual options will be included, and I will mention here the presence of the Cascading Reels, wilds, scatters, five types of bonus features, Free Spins and unlimited increasing multipliers. Payouts of up to 14,400x total stake are promised, which makes this one of the exciting Megaways slots available right now.
Betting and Prizes
You are allowed to wager a minimum of $0.20, and a maximum of $20, on each spin. You have a modest betting range, but the payout potential is great.
Speaking of payout, the game has rewards of up to 50x total stake to pay, for each of its 117,649 maximum ways to win. Impressed yet? That’s only the starting point though, as there are unlimited multipliers to trigger as well, with each cascade that happens when you form a combo. They had to limit the size of the top jackpot, to 14,400x total stake ($288,000).
The slot’s volatility is only Medium, despite its huge top payouts, but the RTP is at the minimum they thought they could get away with, meaning at 96.03%.
Black Gold Megaways Slot Features
With each win that you trigger, the cascading reels will come alive as well, and will bring a new wave of symbols to replace the winning ones. This can lead to additional wins and even more cascading reels.
Randomly added wild symbols are part of the list of features introduced with Black Gold Megaways. The game uses these at random, and they can either multiply the winnings for players, or they can end up filling entire reels. Up to 10x multipliers will be applied by the wild, if that option triggers for you.
At the top, a bonus reel is present, and it will deliver various features, as it spins and it delivers one symbol in the center. A Double Up bonus is included, and when triggered via its own symbol landing on the bonus reel, it will double the win for the round. You can also get two multiplier wild symbols in random locations, 1-2 stacked wilds on the middle reels, one regular wild in any position, or a Destroyer mode which can trigger for losing spins, when it takes out all regular symbols.
12 to 22 Free Spins can be accessed whenever there are four to six scatters with the Oil Rig anywhere in view. In this mode, the wins are all increased, thanks to a multiplier which starts at 2x and goes up from there, without limit, each time that a cascade triggers.
Theme & Design
The theme is not completely new, there are several other examples of oil rigs and Texan billionaires being used in slots, but the difference is that we get a modern slot machine here. It’s very well designed, better than the average Megaways release actually, and it’s even doing better than a lot of Stakelogic titles.
Among the symbols which have been included, you will notice images of the billionaire, oil rig, bison, helmets, lamps and a mix of Royals which look standard.
Black Gold Megaways has a lot to offer, even for a Megaways release, and it shows that Stakelogic made their own game in the series, rather than just copy the original.