Silverback Gold features
NetEnt is well-known in the industry for consistently well-made releases. From Greek mythology to cheerful fruit themes, the provider knows how to build a great game. Silverback Gold further proves their dedication to the genre in more ways than graphics alone.
Silverback Gold features a 5×4 grid with an impressive 1,024 paylines and an RTP of 96.1%. The game has something for everyone, with a wide bet range (€0.10 to €100) and high volatility making it appealing to big spenders and casual players alike. In addition, the game also offers a variety of multipliers to make the player experience a bit more exciting. These range from 1.5x to 8x your stake and can boost wins by a decent amount.
In addition to the elements discussed above, Silverback Gold has plenty to offer in terms of special bonuses such as free spins, scatters, and a unique “Silverback Attack” mechanic.
Wandering around the jungle is already hazardous, but NetEnt wants to make it an even more terrifying prospect. That is where the “Silverback Attack” comes in. This feature is present in both the base and bonus games (more about that later) and is randomly triggered. When active, the feature sends anywhere from six to 20 premium silverback icons across the reels, offering players a more lucrative result.
Preliminary bonus round and free spins
Free spins are always a popular addition to slots, and Silverback Gold has an exciting amount. Players who land three, four, or five scatters win 10, 15, or 20 free spins. Before the spins begin, however, players must navigate a “preliminary” bonus game. The goal is to land high-value tokens on the reels to add to the game’s collect meter. Every time a token lands, it reveals a value and subsequently resets the number of spins in the preliminary bonus round.
There are three different ways this preliminary bonus game ends. First, players might simply run out of spins. They might also add 300 tokens to the collect meter, at which point the preliminary game ends. Finally, when all positions are filled, the round will end. Whichever of these is reached first will end the round.
When the preliminary game ends, the free spins round kicks in. The tokens that players captured in the preliminary bonus transfer to the free spins bonus meter and contribute to upgraded symbols. More specifically, the number of tokens will dictate which symbol is transformed to a premium silverback:
- 30 tokens: crocodile symbols upgraded.
- 60 tokens: leopard symbols upgraded.
- 120 tokens: snake symbols upgraded.
- 200 symbols: bird symbols upgraded.
- 300 tokens: regular silverback symbols upgraded to golden silverback symbols.
The golden silverback symbol only appears in free spins and only when the collection meter reaches 300. Scatter symbols might also land. If they do, players receive one additional free spin for every scatter symbol on the grid.
Players who would rather start their journeys in the midst of the action can buy free spins for 100x their stake.
Multipliers and wilds
The final Silverback Gold bonus features we will discuss are multipliers and wilds. We have briefly touched upon wilds earlier in the article, but the free spins round offers its own symbol multipliers. Wilds that land during the free spins round come with a 3x or 2x multiplier when they hit. Should two or more wilds appear on a winning payline, the resulting win is multiplied by the total value of their respective sums. Two 3x multipliers, for example, on a winning payline, will multiply the win by 6x. More than two wilds can land on a payline, too, making the potential win multiplier quite high.
Silverback Gold verdict
We think that NetEnt has created a gem of a title with Silverback Gold. The game combines the best features of Pink Elephants and the Gorilla Kingdom wrapped up in a pay system that offers players a maximum win of 45,000x. Pair this with the genuinely enjoyable bonus features and a generous number of free spins, and you have a title we think players will love to play.
Are you ready to play Silverback Gold? NetEnt’s upcoming title is set to be released on 16th December 2021.