Based on a scientific mission to create the precious metal, Quickspin-powered Gold Lab Slot is played across a conventional five reels and three rows with 25 Paylines.
The white reels are set against a mechanical-looking backdrop, incorporating Quickspin’s trademark quirkily cartoonish graphics and bright-and-breezy fun approach. Meanwhile, the soundtrack is only distractingly loud when you scoop a win.
Do you have the Midas touch? Could you turn these reels to gold? A young alchemist, who is not a symbol in his own right, is there to assist you in landing big wins by adding gold to the potions to make them Wild.
How to play
Spin away on the device of your choosing, mobile or otherwise, from a trifling 10p a spin to up to £100 a pop if you’re a high roller.
A set of differently coloured beakers (see below) to contain the various gold-making potions make up the lower-paying values, while you’ll also find five precious gemstones in varied colours here, including a diamond, emerald, amethyst and ruby.
Paylines shell out from left to right, starting from the reel furthest left. Three matching symbols on a Payline will give you a win, while the usual Autoplay, Spin and Total Bet options are present.
Gold Lab Slot special features
The gold Wild logo serves as the game’s Wild. As usual, it replaces all icons save the Scatters. To keep things interesting, there are actually four different Scatters in Gold Lab – the beakers in purple, orange, green and red. (But if they have a gold frame they trigger the bonus feature.)
The Wild is the most rewarding icon at 8x wager for a full set of five on a Payline.
Golden Bonus feature
This is the game’s only real bonus perk, but it rocks up quite often, and you can win up to 50x stake through it. It happens when you land three of the same coloured beakers on Reels 1,3 and 5 at the same time.
You’ll receive four respins, while all of the relevant lower-paying icons in the same colour as your triggering symbol turn Wild. There’s also the potential to make your entire screen full of Wild beakers as they all become a gorgeous shade of gold.
Meanwhile to the right of your screen, you’ll see the Beaker Meter. Each of the four beaker icons has a corresponding Golden Bonus Scatter symbol rewarding you with four respins.
If you land at least one Golden Bonus Scatter during a respin, it turns the corresponding beaker icons wild while giving you an extra free spin.
Unfortunately, you won’t find a progressive jackpot in Gold Lab Slot, but luckily there are other ways to win big.
Return to Player (RTP)
The variance here is medium to high, while RTP or Return to Player is an eminently reasonable 96.09%.
Fans know they are in safe hands with a Quickspin game, and Gold Lab Slot is no exception. The symbols are big bold, and easy to distinguish, even if the overall look is cartoony rather than enticing, and the animation arguably somewhat over-simplified.
It’s true that this game’s theme may not quite capture your imagination in the way others have done, and some have found the base game slightly slow, but only you can know if you can turn it into gold!
Finally, while it may initially seem a little complicated, it’s actually quite straightforward once you get going. You certainly don’t have to be an experienced alchemist!
Let us know how you found it.