Stack of Gold Slots from Aristocrat
If you want to enjoy a slot that just shouts money, the Stack of Gold slot by Aristocrat will certainly grab your interest.
On the reels you’ll find all manner of gold symbols, which include gold bullion, golden nuggets, bags of gold, golden casino chips and even golden coins.
This live casino slot utilizes the Xtra Reel Power format, allowing for many more winning opportunities than usual, while you’ll also find a free spins bonus round which is re-triggered a lot more often than you would usually find.
How to Win on Stack of Gold
The Xtra Reel Power format is one that does away with the more traditional win lines. Here you’ll actually activate each reel, all five reels in action as a default. This is a variation of the ‘all-ways’ format that means that wins will come along when you land symbols on consecutive reels from left to right, regardless of the actual position on the reels.
The highest paying symbols on the Stacks of Gold slot are naturally the gold related ones, while you’ll also find the classic Aristocrat playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A on the reels. These are joined by the title symbol of the slot which acts as the wild – substituting for everything except the scatter.
Stack of Gold 24 Carat Feature Round
The final symbol on the reels is the vault which acts as the scatter. If you can land three or more of these symbols across any of the reels you’ll enter the free spins feature round, while you’ll also see the vaults open and spew gold across the reels. The minimum 3 scatters will earn you 8 free spins, while additional scatters make the feature even better, an example being the 16 free spins you’ll get for landing 4 scatters.
During the free spins you’ll find that re-triggering the feature is easier than you might usually find, as simply landing 2 scatters on the reels will give you an additional 4 spins, while 3 or more will also add the appropriate number of free spins too. This can and usually will make for an extended feature, however this isn’t the only good thing about the bonus game. You’ll also find that the wild symbol has an added (random) multiplier attached, meaning that any wins using this wild will be the subject to that multiplier.
Design and Setup
The dark blue color scheme of this Aristocrat designed slot is easy on the eye as the backdrop proves a nice contrast to the multitude of color on the reels. Of course, a good proportion of the reels is covered in gold, although the playing card symbols do come in a variety of colors, giving the slot a more varied and richer feel. The accompanying soundtrack to the slot is a little generic, the simple clicking and whirring of the reels joined by beeps and bell sounds when you land a win or gain entry to the feature round.
Like many other casino slots, Stack of Gold has five reels, however with each of the reels showing four symbols, this slot is slightly larger than your average game. These extended reels mean that the Xtra Reel Power format can be used where you’ll actually find that you’ll have a massive 1,024 ways to win. Fortunately, you won’t have to pay 1,024 credits, as you can enjoy all of these ways to win for just 40 credits, making the minimum spin cost coming in at just 40c. You can opt, however to play each spin for a larger amount of credits in multiples of 40.
Without quite setting the world alight, Stack of Gold is an enjoyable slot. The first aspect of the slot that will appeal is the Xtra Reel Power format, offering players the opportunity of many more winning spins than you will usually find. The free spins feature also appeals due to the fact that it is much easier to re-trigger than you’ll usually find. Whether these are enough to give the game long lasting appeal is open to question, as there is a lack of variety of times, especially when you consider that there are no features away from the reels.