Ecuador Gold is a 6 reel, 4,096 ways to win slot powered by ELK Studios where you get to explore the lost Temple of Luck. Playable from 20p to £100 per spin on all devices, you head to the South American rainforest in search of gold. It comes with ghosting wilds, big symbols an avalanche feature and a Free Drops Bonus feature where avalanche wins give you up to 262,144 ways to win.
Visually, Ecuador Gold takes you into the South American rainforest and into the lost Temple of Luck – beautifully designed and with a tribal soundtrack, symbols on the reels are Aztec style and including stars, suns, crosses, crocodiles, snakes, birds and leopards. You’ll also see masks and Kane. The latter is explorer and is the most lucrative – 6 on a payline will give you 3 times your stake.
Ecuador Gold benefits from a Big Symbols feature – super, mega and epic symbols of size 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 may drop down in any symbol drop. Big symbols clear away smaller symbols on their way downwards (with avalanches). This increases your chances of winning bigger.
There’s also a wild symbol which performs all the usual substituting duties – there’s also a ghosting wild which appears on columns 3, 4, 5 and 6. It moves a random number of steps leaving a trail of wilds behind. These wilds become sticky for the remaining free drops in the feature (more on this below).
Now, the game uses an Avalanche feature – when symbols are part of a win, they explode to leave space for additional symbol drops. This continues as long as new winning combinations appear. Each win will increase the number of rows meaning the number of ways to win increases – it goes from 4,096 to 15,625 to 46,656, 117,649 and finally 262,144 ways to win.
Ecuador Gold also benefits from a Free Drops Bonus feature – this is played when you get 3 or more Temple of Luck bonus scatters anywhere on the reels. 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters will reward you with 10, 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively. You can retrigger the feature giving you a total of 50 free spins/drops.
Once you begin, you will play on the usual 4 row reel set – every new free drop that gives you a win will increase the safety level giving you an extra row. This will lead to more ways to win:
- 4 rows = 4,096 ways to win
- 5 rows = 15,625 ways to win
- 6 rows = 46,656 ways to win
- 7 rows = 117,649 ways to win
- 8 rows = 262,144 ways to win
Ecuador Gold is a superb slot in my opinion – it can give you big wins throughout as you’ll benefit from big symbols, ghosting wilds and avalanche drops with increasing ways to win. High variance, you can win a cool 2,500 times your stake on every single spin/free spin (with 262,144 ways to win). Innovative as usual from ELK Studios, we recommend you try some of their other slots with The Wiz and Valkyrie good places to start.