|Game provider||Yggdrasil Gaming|
|Release date||May 2021|
|Last update||17 Jun 2022|
Try Gator Gold GigaBlox slot online for free in demo mode with no download and no registration required and read the game's review before playing for real money.
This slot has a safari animal theme.
Set on the African savanna, this game is filled with adorable wild animals. Players will meet meerkats, zebras, and leopards. All have welcoming expressions, except for the intimidating alligator.
This game is a good choice for animal lovers, or those looking for a warm exotic escape.
The soundtrack is filled with drums and wind instruments that add an air of mystery. The steady beat ups the tension and helps create the feel of an adventure. The music speeds up and incorporates vocals as players spin, further increasing the drama.
The animation of the wildlife generally portrays them as friendly and cute. The meerkat seems to smile slightly and the zebra’s eyes are large and docile. These stand in contrast to the teeth-baring, red-eyed expression of the alligator.
One notable issue is that though all the other animals are definitely African, as is the iconic savanna setting, alligators are a New World animal. The game creators may have done better to make the game’s namesake a ‘Croc’ or crocodile. This inconsistency doesn’t impact gameplay, but savvy animal-lovers will probably notice it.
The beautiful landscape behind the reels will remind players of the Lion King. The scene includes golden savanna, iconic acacias trees, and a peaceful oasis. This natural beauty will help immerse players in their foreign setting.
The reels seem to be crafted from stone, and on either side there are totem poles. This is another point of inconsistency as the totem poles seem to have more in common with Native American cultures than African art. Though this is a minor detail, it suggests the game is leaning on stereotypes of tribal culture rather than portraying a cohesive African world.
Overall, the animation and music have many good points, though observant players may pause at some of the inconsistencies.
Gator Gold uses a system that randomises the number of symbols on the reels for every spin.
Wins are awarded for landing at least 3 matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting from left to right.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all regular symbols.
The Gigablox symbols are an extra-large version of a given symbol that pay out as if they are multiple symbols. The game is coded to ensure at least one Gigablox symbol lands on every spin.
The Golden Gator symbol will pay out when only 2 symbols land.
Players will trigger the Free Spins feature when they land 5 or more Free Spin symbols. The number of free spins awarded to the player increases when a greater number of Free Spin symbols land.
During the Free Spins feature, players can land Multiplier Wild symbols which will carry multipliers of x2, and x3. However, these Multiplier Wilds will only be applied to wins that they are part of.
The return to player of this game is 96%, exactly our yardstick for average of roughly 96%.
The range of bets on the site we tested ran from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.20 up to a maximum of $/£/€60 per spin.
The volatility of this game is high, which makes it a good match for our preferred slot machine strategies. Our slot strategies target the highest possible volatility.
We recommend this average RTP, high volatility animal-themed slot.
Despite some inconsistencies in the portrayal of the setting, this game is engaging and offers great volatility for strategy-conscious players.