11 April 2023
Join the Gold Rush with Yggdrasil’s Latest Slot by AceRun: Gold Fever Takes You on a Thrilling Adventure
On April 6th, Yggdrasil Gaming, a Malta-based globally-recognized iGaming provider, together with AceRun, a boutique studio that is part of the YG Masters Initiative, released Gold Fever, a gold mining-themed slot featuring a gold hunting adventure, specifically a gold miner looking for gold. This latest addition to AceRun’s portfolio is the second game released through YG Masters Initiative after the popular Book HOTFIRE slot.
The game’s visual is outstanding, and as the name suggests, the main theme of the game is a gold miner and his search for gold. Since historically, gold fever refers to a phenomenon when many miners excitedly search for gold in the same location, the primary objective of the player is to help their miner succeed in finding gold. The game takes place in a Wild West setting during the California Gold Rush, in a sunset landscape with a few houses and a mountain range in the distance.
The slot is boosted by GATI, a powerful slot mechanic developed by Yggdrasil that provides its B2B partners an opportunity to acquire a legal, approved, pre-configured company development tool that allows them to quickly create innovative content followed by rapid distribution. To win, players must form a combination of 3 or more symbols of the same kind on a payline that moves from left to right, beginning from the first reel on the left, on a new, dynamic 5×3 grid that offers 10 paylines.
The basic low-value symbols are 10, J, Q, K, and A, the medium-value symbols are the ax and the wagon, while the bonus high-value symbols are the gas lamp and the gold piece. A combination of five-of-a-kind low-value symbols is worth 10x a player’s bet, increasing to 50x for five-of-a-kind medium-value symbols and 100x and 250x for five-of-a-kind high-value symbols. The game has high volatility, with an RTP of 96%, a maximum win of 1079x a player’s bet, and can be played on any device.
Gold Fever comes with a range of exciting features. The Wild Symbol, represented by a bearded miner with a bag of gold in his hands, only lands in Free Spins, where its main task is to collect cash values from Dynamite Symbols. Furthermore, its value is the same as the value of the highest paying symbol, if the player creates wins that contain just Wilds.
There are seven different Dynamite Symbols available for the player to mix however they want to create regular ways, which pay 20x a player’s bet for a winning combination of 5 of them. Furthermore, the cash value of every symbol is 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, 25x or 50x. These values are only relevant for Free Spins throughout the Collect feature.
A combination of 3, 4 or 5 Scatters rewards 12, 15, and 20 free spins, respectively. The Wild applies to the reels throughout the feature, and it collects all the cash values from the existing Dynamite Symbols each time it appears. However, if several Wilds land, each collects existing cash values. A combination of 2, 3, 4 or 5 Scatters in the Free Spins rewards an additional 3, 12, 15, or 20 spins.
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil, commented on the launch, saying, “One of the standout features of the YG Masters program is the diversity and breadth of our content, and we’re very pleased to roll out AceRun’s newest launch, Gold Fever. The exhilarating, straightforward.