Gold Canyon is named after a fictitious mining settlement in the historic Wild West era. Released on July 23, 2019 by its developer Betsoft; its themes are poker, treasure, bounty, blasting, underground mining, and cowboy culture.
Similar slot games from Betsoft: True Sheriff (October 2013), Black Gold (March 2012), Giovanni’s Gems (August 2017), More Gold Diggin’ (March 2014), Swap n Drop (December 2020), Gemmed! (September 2019), and Reel Outlaws (August 2011). Gold Canyon’s rival games include Wild West Gold (March 2020) from Pragmatic Play, Western Gold (September 2020) from JustForTheWin, and Cowboys Gold (November 2020) from Pragmatic Play.
Two symbols (gold nugget and horse) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Nine symbols (kerosene lantern, sheriff’s badge, horseshoe, wanted poster, royal flush, A, K, Q, and J) require three, four, or five combinations. However, the pre-free game cascading symbols require between three and fifteen combinations.
Gold Canyon Game Characteristics
Gold Canyon’s partitioned and brown-framed 5X3 grid has navy blue reels. Set in a North American canyon, the grid is positioned next to a winding mine railway that serves a gold mine. There are 20 left-to-right fixed paylines, thirteen symbols, eleven total bets, elongated cowboy, retriggerable free games, a side game, and regularly pays from $0.03 to $10000.00.
Gold Canyon has two special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a sitting “wild” cowboy in a golden suit; and the free games-offering feature is a bunch of seven “scatter” dynamite sticks.
Ordinary symbols: gold nugget; brown horse; lit kerosene lantern; sheriff’s badge; silver horseshoe; wanted poster; royal flush; and gray letters A, K, Q, and J.
The Gold Canyon coin denominations: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 (maximum bet).
The $20.00 bet offers these Gold Canyon payouts. Two, three, four, and five combinations: gold nugget pays $10.00, $50.00, $200.00, and $10000.00; and horse pays $5.00, $25.00, $100.00, and $2000.00.
Three, four, or five combinations: kerosene lantern pays $15.00, $80.00, and $500.00; sheriff’s badge pays $15.00, $60.00, and $400.00; horseshoe pays $10.00, $50.00, and $200.00; wanted poster pays $10.00, $40.00, and $150.00; royal flush pays $5.00, $20.00, and $80.00; A pays $5.00, $20.00, and $80.00; and K, or Q, or J pays $3.00, $15.00, and $50.00.
The free games result from at least three bunches of dynamite sticks that disappear explosively, thereby paving the way for free falling symbols—three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, 13, 14, and 15 free falling combinations pay $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $70.00, $100.00, $150.00, $200.00, $300.00, $400.00, $500.00, $750.00, and $1000.00, respectively. Thereafter, the free games begin—each blasted dynamite yields one free game—that are played in an underground mine.
In the payout-nullifying/doubling side game, players predict heads (bust) or tails (mountain peak). Gold Canyon’s non-progressive jackpot is X4774.80, which (4774.80X20) is $94956.00.
The good Gold Canyon software features: html5 technology, desktop and mobile versions, and a quick spin for its 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Ambient background: country instrumental music. Sound effects: grito, neigh, cheer, ring, chink, and blast. The animated 3D graphics include dolly zoom, exploding dynamite, golden sunbeam, and spinning windmill.
Luck in Gold Canyon
Gold Canyon is a game of chance; its RTP rate is 96.13% and house edge is 3.87%.