Quest For Gold Slot Machine
Most games entail a quest for gold; a heedless mission to extract from the machine as much loot as possible; a dogged pursuit of riches beyond one’s wildest dreams. Only one slot game is called Quest for Gold, though, and that’s the one released by popular software developer Novomatic. Channel your inner Indiana Jones to unearth hidden treasure.
This easy-to-play 5-reel video slot is quite clearly targeted at lovers of land-based casinos. While the elementary graphics won’t win any innovation awards, the gameplay, on the whole, is rather enjoyable. And with 20 paylines, wild and scatter symbols and a couple of bonus games, the prospect of bagging some loot is not at all unrealistic.
In Quest for Gold, you can bet a minimum of 0.02 on up to 20 paylines. The maximum bet, meanwhile, is 100 bucks – $5 for all 20 pay-lines. All of this means that if you’re lucky enough to hit the top jackpot, you’ll be $5,000 richer. Sound good? Then don your wide-brimmed explorer’s hat and take the plunge.
Many Novomatic slots types offer just 9 paylines, so the fact that Quest for Gold offers 20 is to be commended. As you would expect, the common letter symbols are the least valuable in the game. That said, hitting five in a row can earn you up to 300 coins.
The monkey and medallion symbols are the next big prizes on the reels. The monkey is worth 300 coins when you land four, and 500 coins for five. The medallion is slightly less valuable at 150 coins for four in a line. Having said that, if you’re lucky enough to get five of them, the winnings take a massive jump upwards – to 500 coins.
The two big earners on the reels are the pyramid and the explorer, the latter of whom bears more than a passing resemblance to Indiana Jones. The pyramid can earn you 160 coins when you get four, but the winnings take a massive jump to 800 coins if you’re able to land five. Of course, that’s child’s play compared to what you win with the explorer symbol. Just three of these pays out 300 coins, while four pays 1,000. Five in a line, meanwhile, yields a massive 2,000 coins. Obviously it’s quite difficult to get five in a line, but as they say in the trade: you gotta be in it to win it.
While you’re on your quest, you’ll probably happen across some hidden prizes. All gamers love free spins, and Quest for Gold doesn’t disappoint. To unlock free spins, you’ll simply need to land three scatter symbols on the reels at the same time. The scatter symbol is a treasure map scroll, and when you land it, the reels light up and offer free spins galore.
The number of free spins awarded, of course, depends on the number of scatters. Three scatter symbols grants you 10 free spins; four gives 12, while five yields 15. Not bad considering there’s an incremental slots multiplier during free spins. Every time the free spins round re-triggers, the multiplier increases, reaching a maximum of x10.
Incidentally, the wilds are represented by the explorer, and the symbol substitutes for all emblems save the scatter.