With the release of Gold Canyon Slots, game developer Betsoft has yet again proven that they can take a tired and overused game theme and create a slot title that draws in the same level of attention as a newly introduced theme or new style of slot play. Betsoft is considered by many to be the cream of the crop for online slot developers and this latest 5-reel, 20-payline title based on the California Gold Rush is a shining example of how the developer can exceed expectations and raise the bar on a common theme with bonus content and what some consider the best graphics in this video and bonus slot genre. Betsoft has on many occasions changed the face of online slot play with original themes and game play; the company can also bring a breath of fresh air to any theme.
Betsoft is a strong believer in letting a bettor get a look and feel for any of the games that they have designed and gives players multiple ways to spin the reels of their creations without putting real hard earned money into a casino. Bettors can check out and play all of the slots created and released by the developer when they visit the Betsoft web page and clicking on the link for the games section. Many online casinos that feature Betsoft developed titles offer players a chance to try out the games that are offered by the casino; some of these casinos do require a bettor to register at the site but do not require a deposit.
Gold Canyon Slots is a title with an Old West and California Gold Rush look that like most Betsoft titles is colorful, well-rendered and engaging. Except for the possible financial aspect, nothing can ruin a .slot gaming experience than subpar animation and the bane of online gaming lag on the latest devices and the fastest internet options available. Players will notice a difference with older computers, mobile devices and slower connections but many of the Betsoft tiles with high-end graphics have the option of turning some of the unnecessary animations for bettors on slower connections and older devices.
At first glance, Gold Canyon Slots looks to be a standard 5-reel and 20-payline title with high-end graphics and an average amount of bonus games that include a paying scatter with free spins. The reels are inhabited by lanterns, wanted posters, horses, horseshoes, badges and gold nugget symbols; bettors will also find the usual playing card configurations for the lower prizes in one of the few slot themes that it actually makes sense to use playing cards. The Dynamite and Cowboy symbols are the ones that players should be on the lookout for; the dynamite triggers the paying scatters and free spins, while the cowboy is a wild that can replace any other symbol but the dynamite scatter symbol. Players ;looking for a more unusual experience may want to check out one of the newest titles by Betsoft; Spinfinity Slots boasts a 7-reel setup with cluster pays
The smallest coin size available is $0.01 and the highest is $1; with only one coin allowed per payline the max bet on a single spin of Gold Canyon is only $20. This title offers many coin sizes, making it a perfect fit for those who prefer to wager smaller and varied amounts. As always, it is a much better choice to wager a smaller coin size and make a bet on all of the paylines than to choose a bigger coin size and play less paylines. Gold Canyon has what appears to be a moderate to high level of volatility; players will see fewer wins than average, but larger payouts than average.
Like all Betsoft creations, the pay table is organized well and it is quite easy to find needed information quickly, as Betsoft is a company that believes in full disclosure to the casinos that use and players that wager on the games that Betsoft creates. The main section of the actual paytable is in a large font that is easy on the eyes and links to other information about the game are easy to find and use.
While Gold Canyon Slots has only one bonus game, the developers loaded it up with both cash and free spins. Bettors need to keep an eye out for the dynamite symbols, as these trigger the scatter pay that can be worth a considerable amount of winnings. Three dynamite symbols on the reels will net 1x the wager and players who find scatter symbols in all 15 spaces of the reels will receive a payout of 100x the wager; the bettor will also receive a number of free spins that is equal to the number of dynamite symbols that inhabit on the play area. This bonus can be retriggered, giving slot spinners a better chance at a large payout on the reels. When the cowboy wild lands on any of the five reels, it expands to fit the entire reel.
Betsoft has not released the RTP of Gold Canyon but this reviewer's experience with the new game felt quite similar to other titles created by the slot-producing industry giant. Free play on Gold Canyon can be found on the Betsoft website with the rest of the Betsoft library and at many of the casinos that offer Betsoft titles . Some casinos that allow free or practice play may require registering at the casino but with no deposit required. There are many great casinos that offer Betsoft titles, including casinos that are legal in the United State, Canada, Great Britain and many other countries that allow online slot play. Most of these casinos offer great welcome bonuses that can give players a great starting point in a bankroll. Players new to the online casino world will want read the requirements that come with large matching bonuses.
Betsoft was one of the earliest adapters to the HTML5 coding language used for mobile devices and all of the games produced by Betsoft are programed with mobile play as the first consideration. Betsoft titles and the casinos that offer them are available to both Android and iOS users on all devices that the two platforms offer. PC players still have the download and instant play options at online casinos but mobile play allows bettors to play away from home with only a compatible device and a cell or WiFi signal. Betsoft was an early adapter to mobile and the company continues to look forward to the next giant leap in technology to give casino patrons the best experience possible when playing games by the software developer.