Katmandu Gold is a brand-new online video slot that was released on the 1st December 2020 by world-famous slot providers Elk Studios. The game features a protagonist named Kane who seeks rest from travelling the world in search for gold in the Nepalese mountains. In a twist of fate, Kane stumbles upon an ancient temple filled with gold. It joins a long list of top-rated online video slots released by Elk Studios. Some popular titles that you might recognise include Wild Toro, Diablo Reels, The Grand Galore and Hidden.
This particular game is played on a 6×4 grid of reels with 4096 ways to win in the base game which increases up to 531,441 when the extended reels feature is active. Other game features include multiplier free spins, expanding win symbols, an ice climber bonus feature, big symbols, avalanche reels and wild symbols. As you can see, the slot is packed full of exciting gameplay, but it doesn’t stop there. You will also have the chance to win the maximum payout of £1,000,000 or 10,000x your stake. For more detail on this great new game from Elk Studios.
Graphics and Theme
The game is set high up in the Nepalese mountain ranges. The Himalayan landscape is icy, cold and treacherous. The frozen rocky cliffs rise from the bottom to the top of your screen on either side of the reels and create a shadowy setting. Between the mountains, you can see a glimmer of sunshine glistening through a blizzard of snow. Two stone pillars stand on either side of the reels with decorative red dragons carved into each pillar, signifying the entrance to an ancient temple. The reels are made out of solid stone with colourful symbols that draw your attention to where the action happens.
The soundtrack is inspired by the Himalayan culture and features an array of traditional Nepalese instruments. The instruments include the Madal, the Sarangi (similar to a violin), a Murchunga, the Dhimay, and a Khainjadi among others. Together they create a powerful soundtrack that will have you feeling both relaxed and motivated at the same time. When you hit spin, the reels fall away with the noise of crunching snow underfoot and return with a powerful thudding noise.
Katmandu Gold symbols
There are three tiers of symbols in this game. The lowest tier is made up of the playing card symbols Jack, Queen, King and Ace. They all have the same value and are worth a maximum of £30 for six of a kind or 0.3x your stake. The middle tier of symbols is made up of the elements fire, earth, water and air. Fire and air are the most valuable worth a maximum of £100 for six of a kind or 1x your stake. The symbols with the highest value include an eagle, a tiger, a dragon, and the protagonist Kane. Kane is the most valuable and is worth a maximum of £500 for six of a kind or 5x your stake.
There is also a lotus flower wild symbol that can substitute for any symbol except for the bonus symbol and the ice climber symbol.
Multiplier free spins
To activate the free spins round, you will need to land three or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. Three, four, five or six bonus symbols will get you 10, 15, 20, or 15 free spins. Each time you land a bonus symbol during this round, you will be given an additional 1x multiplier which will then be applied to all future wins. The free spins can be retriggered if you land three or more bonus symbols simultaneously during the round.
Ice climber feature
The ice climber feature is triggered when you land two or more ice climber symbols anywhere on the reels. All of the ice climber symbols and the symbols that sit higher up on the grid are replaced with high-value symbols or wild symbols. If there are any empty reel positions below the ice climber symbols, they will be turned into wilds. Once all of the qualifying symbols have been transformed, your winnings will be paid.
Additional bonus features
On top of the multiplier free spins and ice climber bonus rounds, the game has another three bonus features that give you even more ways to win prizes.
Big symbols – can appear on any spin and include 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 mega symbols.
Avalanche reels – all symbols included in a winning combo will fall away to be replaced by new ones for another chance to win. A new row of symbols will be added to the reels after every win, up to a maximum of eight rows. This feature continues until you have a non-winning spin. When that happens, the reels reset back to the 6×4 grid.
Expanding win feature – if an expanding wild symbol is used in a winning combination, it will expand across the entire screen in the direction of the arrows present on the symbol. It transforms all symbols in its path into wild symbols to give you even more chances to win.
Game How to Play
Before you hit spin, you’ll need to decide on your betting value. In this game, you can place bets from just £0.10 per spin, up to a maximum of £100 per spin. You will also have the choice to implement one of four betting strategies. They will automatically adjust your betting value based on certain criteria like the percentage of your balance or boosting after loses. Once all of that is sorted, you can then hit spin or use the autoplay feature to perform up to 100 spins for you. The game is played on a 6×4 grid of reels which can expand up to a 6×9 grid of reels with up to 531,411. The maximum win can be achieved by increasing the multiplier in the free spins round.
Katmandu Gold on Mobile
Katmandu Gold is a mobile-friendly game that is compatible with all iOS and Android mobile devices. You can play via your PC, tablet or mobile, whatever you prefer!