Gold Canyon is one of the latest releases coming from Betsoft Gaming. The game has a well-known theme about mining for gold in the Wild West. The designers managed to capture this theme perfectly by using modern animations and high detailed symbols. The gameplay in Gold Canyon is quite exciting, and you can hit some excellent payouts. This is mostly due to the expanding function of the Wild symbol, but also because of the relatively rich pay table.
Design and Layout
For this slot the Betsoft Gaming designers decided to go with a 20 pay line design, featuring 5 reels and 3 rows. Players can bet anywhere from £0.20 to £20 per spin, which is enough to suit the needs of all types of players.
How to Play
Since the number of pay lines in the slot is fixed, all you need to do is adjust the bet size and hit the Spin button. The bet size is easily adjusted by using the “+” and “-” buttons under the Bet field. Here you can see the total bet, which is a nice change from the Coins and Coin Value design used in the older Betsoft slots. By hitting the Spin button you set the reels in motion, but you can also use the Auto Play option for playing up to 100 Auto Spins.
As mentionned above, the Wild symbol will expand to cover the entire reel it lands on. The Wild can land only on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, so players can get a total of 4 Wild Reels in one lucky spin. If you manage to land a Gold Nugget symbol on the first reel when this happens, you are guaranteed a minimum payout of 500 times the total stake.
The Scatter symbol in the game is the Dynamite. What’s interesting about the Scatter is that it can land Stacked on all of the reels. When 3 or more Scatters land on the screen, they will explode and new symbols will land from above to fill in the missing spaces. The wins in this spin are calculated again after the Scatter explosion. But that’s not all. This will also trigger the free spins bonus in the game. You are awarded a number of free spins equal to the number of triggering Scatters. So, in theory, you can get a full screen of Scatters and a total of 15 free spins. During the feature, you can land more Scatters on the reels, which in return will award more free spins. The only downside in the bonus round is that it doesn’t come with any extra features, like a win multiplier. But on the plus side, you can end up with a big number of free spins. In the end, all it takes is one good spin to award a big payout on the screen.
Gold Canyon is a medium variance slot with an RTP value of 96.13%. The top payout in the game is set at 500 times the total stake, for landing 5 Golden Nugget symbols on a winning pay line. If this happens with 4 Wilds on the screen the overall payout is guaranteed to be much bigger.
Since this is a brand new slot, the Betsoft designers made sure that it’s mobile-ready. The game fits perfectly on the screens of all mobile devices, regardless if iOS or Android powers them. You can take the game with you anywhere you go, and you won’t have any problems accessing it. The only problem can occur if you are using a 3G network on your phone, in which case you will need to wait around 47 seconds for the game to load.