Outback Gold: Hold & Win is a new casino slot from iSoftBet where we travel to the Australian outback. The back of beyond, the never never or the bush, yes, this fascinating place has many different nicknames, where this gigantic dry desert makes up the majority of Australia's surface, but despite this more than 80% of its population lives by the coastal zone. The beautiful beaches and greenery of the coast are certainly preferable, but this outback has a few lovely things to offer. Here you can take part in the world's longest straight road at 147 km, enjoy one of the best places for stargazing or search for gold, which is the case this time. It is a slot where you could scoop up festive winnings of up to 5440X the bet during the spins. Let's find out what it takes to succeed with this.
Outback Gold: Hold & Win is a video slot from iSoftBet that features 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines. You can choose between making a Min.bet 0.25 and a Max.bet of 25. It is an RTP that is slightly lower than the average, where in this slot we have an RTP of 96.00% and by taking advantage of the Bonus Buy, the RTP increases to 96.90%. Outback Gold: Hold & Win has a hit frequency of 26.2% and a medium volatility, where you can win up to 5440X the bet.
Within this Australian gaming adventure, we have a bunch of great features to take part in that facilitate the pursuit of the big wins. The features are Wild Symbol, Outback Gold: Hold & Win Respins, Lightning Modifiers and Bonus Buy.
The game's design is based on an Australian theme, where we travel to the outback in search of gold. In the background of the reels, you can see this arid open land, where a great variety of fascinating animals are located. During the spins we are treated to a very atmospheric music, where its soothing tones go in harmony with the peaceful theme that unfolds. You can play this slot on all the device’s mobiles, notepads and desktops. You create a winning combination by landing 3 or more of the same symbol types on adjacent positions starting at the far left.
The lower paying symbols are J, Q, K and A. If you land 5 of the same symbol types, it pays between 2X to 4X the bet. The higher paying symbols consist of a frilled neck lizard, a camel, a kangaroo and a pink cockatoo bird. Landing 5 of the same symbol type pays between 6X to 16X the bet. The game's wild symbol is fully stacked and shows 4 yellow signs that together form the word wild. You can land both gold and platinum coins that symbolize Australia. You can also land 3 different special coins that have the texts Minor, Major and Grand. Let's find out what the features do.
What is the max win in the slot Outback Gold: Hold & Win?
You can win up to 5440X the bet.
What features are available in the slot Outback Gold: Hold & Win?
The features are Wild Symbol, Outback Gold: Hold & Win Respins, Lightning Modifiers and Bonus Buy.
The game's wild symbol helps create more winning combinations by substituting for other symbols, except for the coin symbols. It can land on all reels, and it always lands fully stacked.
If you land 5 or more coin symbols, the Outback Gold: Hold & Win Respins feature is activated. If you activate the feature, which includes one or more platinum coins, each platinum coin will add a 1X multiplier to the Respins. The multiplier will then be applied to the coins at the end of the feature.
The symbols you had at activation will remain on the reels, except for the platinum coins. You will then be awarded 3 respins and each time you land one or more coins, they will be locked in position and then the respins will reset to 3 again.
The different values that the coin symbols can show are 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, 8X, 10X, 15X, 20X, 25X, 30X, 50X, 100X, 200X and 250X the bet.
There are also 3 different special coins which are Minor, Major and Grand where they give 20X, 200X and 1000X the bet respectively.
This feature can be randomly activated during the spins that you make, which allows you to take part in 1 of 3 outcomes. You can either take part in a big win that pays 20X or more or the Outback Gold: Hold & Win Respins can be activated. This lightning can also turn gold coins into platinum coins as part of the trigger of the bonus feature.
If you want to take advantage of the Respins feature right away, you can use the Bonus Buy. You then pay 50X the bet and you then activate the bonus game. When you use the Bonus Buy, the RTP increases to 96.90%.
Like how tightly the Respins feature holds on to the coin symbols that land, this Hold & Win feature is something that iSoftBet certainly doesn’t let go of either. We have previously seen this lucrative Respins feature in Moon Spirit: Hold & Win and Brides of Dracula Hold & Win, to name a few. This time we travel to the Australian outback in search of big wins. The base game sets a very good mood, where the choice of theme coincides with a harmonious music in a lovely way. The RTP that we take part of in this slot is within a decent size and its calmer theme has a fitting medium volatility as well as hit frequency of 26.2% to it.
The spins within the base game can occasionally yield bigger wins, as the symbols used pay well and the fully stacked wild symbol is a fitting addition in the quest to create big winning combinations. But like most slots with the Hold & Win mechanic, this bonus feature is eagerly awaited to be activated. It is on average 1 in 116 that you manage to activate this bonus feature, which means that it happens quite often, but if you think it takes a long time despite this stable hit frequency on respins, you can use the bonus buy that for a lower payment of 50X activates the bonus game immediately. Here you get to take part in a classic Hold & Win feature, where you start with 3 respins and during the spins it can land coins with values between 1X up to 1000X. By triggering the feature with one or more platinum coins, the stay can be much more festive, as you get to take part in a win multiplier.
It's not a slot that offers anything new and it's very similar to what we've seen before. However, its choice of theme will certainly capture fans of Australia's open landscapes and those Hold & Win fans out there will get yet another game to the collection to try out. It’s a slot that is neither good nor bad, it is simply mediocre.
Outback Gold: Hold & Win is a slot where we travel to the outback in search of gold. There are no hidden surprises, instead we are treated to a traditional Hold & Win feature, combined with a new theme.