It's always an exciting moment when ELK Studios drops another 'Gold' game, and one of the first questions is, where is Kane now? Going off past adventures doesn't really help because there is no rhyme or reason as to where he might end up.
From the Louisiana bayous to the mountains of Katmandu, one of the joys of the range is tripping somewhere you rarely see in an online slot. A sense of adventure fills Pacific Gold, as Kane seems to have ended up in a watery junkyard for World War 2 era aeroplanes. Interweaving the ghostly undertones are a stack of features, a dynamic reel set, and plenty else besides to uncover; shall we?
An odd vibe pervades Pacific Gold, and it might be hard to find your footing in the beginning. There's a conflict between the foreboding background visuals and the colourful symbols landing on the reels.
This initial mismatch was a little off-putting at first, though once the game found its stride and began showcasing what it could do, the jarring feels faded into the background to join the heavy, menacing (in a good way) soundtrack. Pacific Gold didn't have the immediate grab of, say, Zulu Gold, yet it gnaws away at you like a rusty fuselage, submerging you in its strange, exotic world.
Pacific Gold is playable on any device, offering stakes of 20 p/c at the lower end, rising to £/€100 for deeper-pocketed explorers. It's as highly volatile as any other Gold slot that's come our way and has an RTP value of 95%, whether you play in regular mode or when the X-iter bonus mode is active.
Hit spin and symbols drop to create a 6-reel, 4-row game grid providing 4,096 ways to win or 262,144 at most when fully expanded as you will see.
Should at least three matching symbols land in adjacent reels from the left side, a win is formed, and the Avalanche feature is triggered. Twelve regular pay symbols appear in the game. The first four are low-value 10-A royals worth 0.3x the bet for six of a kind, then four colourful mid pay icons worth 1x the bet for a line of six.
At the top of the paytable are three mask-like symbols and Kane as the four premiums, paying a prize worth 2-5x the bet for six of a kind. To finish up this section is the wild symbol which replaces any regular pay tile and lands naturally or may be created by certain features.
Pacific Gold by ELK Studios offers an intriguing and immersive gaming experience. With its unique setting, dynamic reel set, and a variety of features, it keeps players engaged and entertained. The odd vibe and conflicting visuals add to the game's charm, creating a truly memorable experience. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned veteran of online casino gaming, Pacific Gold is definitely worth a try.