There is certainly a rather ominous feeling about Genesis’s Gothic slot New Zealand for the online interface. Eerie organ music plays as the five reels spin, with each spin presenting 243 possible ways to win – Genesis’s common preference over standard payline systems.
Players of the Gothic slot must wager at least one coin per line – with coin sizes ranging from 0.01 to 1.00 credits – but may bet as much as 10 coins per line and 25 coins per spin. The average RTP on the Gothic slot is about 95.33% and this, combined with the ways-to-win system in place, considerably increases players’ odds of landing regular wins.
Although this online pokies designed for New Zealand players does not offer free spins, it does feature wilds, scatters and a special bonus game with cash prizes up for grabs. The ultimate win in the Gothic slot is a jackpot of 1250 coins.
The reels of the Gothic slot are cast in an imposing and elaborate wrought-iron gate, presumably guarding the entrance to some seriously spooky gothic mansion. Symbols include a raven-haired vampire vixen, candles, crystal balls, ruby amulets, vampire bats, and Dracula holding aloft a blood-filled wine glass, as well as the usual high-value playing card symbols.
In order to hit the top jackpot of 1250 coins, Gothic slots NZ players must wager the 25-coin bet max and land five amulet symbols in a single spin. In addition to being the top-paying Gothic slot symbol, the amulet also serves as the scatter symbol and can unlock the game’s bonus feature.
For added convenience, Genesis has included an autoplay feature in the Gothic slot so that NZ players may get on with other things while the reels spin automatically.
Once players have selected their bet sizes and number of lines, they can simply click on the “autoplay” button and the reels will spin on their own until a preset point – such as once a particular amount of money has been wagered.
The wild symbol in the Gothic slot takes the form of a crystal ball with the word “WILD” on it. As per online slot standards, the Gothic slot wild symbol can stand in for any other symbol except the scatter to assist in completing winning combinations. This is made a lot more likely by the fact that the Gothic slot operates on a 243-ways-to-win system.
Note that the Gothic slot wild unfortunately does not come with a multiplier.
The Gothic slot amulet scatter pays out regardless of where it appears on the reels, as long as two or more appear. What’s more, if three or more amulet symbols are landed, the Gothic slot bonus feature is triggered.
The symbols on the Gothic slot reels are then replaced with colourful gems. Players must select gem, which will shatter to reveal a cash prize. Players may continue to select gems until there are none left or when, instead of a cash amount, the word “collect” appears.
Note that the “collect” gem may just be the first gem you select, in which case you will be returned to the main game without any additional winnings. However, this New Zealand slot feature comes up fairly regularly and goes a long way to making up for the fact that the game does not include any free spins at any point.