SIlverback Gold Review
NetEnt has once again hit the gaming market in style with the release of Silverback Gold.
This pokies leads players straight into the jungle for a safari adventure in which there are encounters with different animals.
If you land a Golden Silverback Gorilla on the 5-reel, 4 pokies game with 1024 ways to win, you get unimaginable prizes that go as high as 45,000x your wager.
The Golden Silverbacks are only found through free spins. Silverback Gold has other great features like scatter symbols. If you get 3 to 5 on the reels, you will activate free spins that can lead you to the big prizes.
The game’s RTP is quite high at 96.1%, though the volatility is high compared to previous versions of Gorilla.
Game sheet (PDF from Netent)
You start the game by placing selecting the bet icon. The least wager you can place is $0.01.
After that, you can begin to spin away. In order to win in the game, you need to match 3 to 5 symbols in a row.
You spin intending to achieve this goal. However, if you match 2 Gorilla symbols you can also win.
The two types of Gorilla symbols available are regular ones each worth 4x the bet and a golden one worth 8x.
When wild symbols get on the reels, they substitute regular symbols, except the scatter, thus giving you the right combination to win.
The wilds have multiplying abilities in free spins.
Players begin by participating in a bonus game with 3 spins. This game only reveals tokens that flip to indicate the number of free spins available.
When the spins are exhausted, all positions on the pay line are filled or the value of the tokens reaches 300, the bonus game ends.
When 3,4 or 5 scatter symbols appear in a row, you receive 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively.
You can begin the free spins once the value of spins in the tokens and the scatter symbols is revealed.
Symbols and payout
The main symbol in the game is the Gold Gorilla which every player aims for.
When you are lucky enough to get 5 of these in a row, you will win the highest score of 45,000x your wager. There is also the wild symbol which replaces other symbols to complete combinations.
Short preview of SIlverback Gold
The Silverback Attack symbols rarely appear, but when they do, they will immensely increase your payout. This depends on the number of symbols you line up.
There are other less lucrative symbols such as snakes, birds, crocodiles and leopard symbols worth between 2.5 to 3x.
The letter and number symbols give you between 1 and 1.5x wins.
The Cascading Reels mechanics
The cascading reels mechanics is one of the main features. When you spin and get a combination of winning symbols, your winnings are recorded.
After that, they are removed and more symbols fall on the payline to increase your winning chances even more.
This occurs each time you win. It can therefore be viewed as a bonus win feature.
The Silverback Attack
This is a rare symbol that only appears spontaneously, once in a while.
When it does, it will automatically align 6 similar symbols in a row, assuring you of a win. In real life, no one likes a silverback gorilla attack.
In the game, it is a much-coveted bonus for players.
The Buy feature
The buy feature enables players to activate 100x the bet once triggered.
Once the feature is active, you are assured of at least one free main game.
This game automatically provides 10 free spins. The feature is most useful when you find yourself running out of free spins.
Theme and design
The theme of this pokies is a wild safari through the jungle, in which you mean various dangerous animals.
The reels are set against the background of a thick jungle in the evening sun. As you spin, the reels pop up different animals and other symbols.
The game operates pretty smoothly, showing the amount of professionalism that went into designing it.
The animals that fall downwards on the reels create a real jungle feeling, especially if you are playing for the first time.
The most dangerous animals in the jungle, silverbacks and leopards, are also the most rewarding.
Rather than fear them as you would do out there, you jump up in joy when they line up for you.
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Silverback Gold FAQ
What is the maximum win on Silverback Gold?
The highest win can go as high as 45,000x your bet. This occurs when you align the highest Silverback Gold symbols all in a row. However, you can earn lower depending on your wager amount.
Is there a bonus game available?
Yes, there is a bonus game. You get this when you place your bet and it offers you 3 free spins.
What is the RTP and volatility of this game?
The RTP is 96.1% while the volatility is classified as very high.