Post Published: November 19, 2020
Author: Chlo


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Katmandu Gold Slot Review – ELK Studios

ELK Studios is back with a brand new slot announcement, I recently reviewed ‘Nitropolis‘. Which shows a post-apocalyptic world with clans fighting it out for possession of green nitro. The studio is back with a new addition to their popular GOLD slot series. This slot is titled ‘Katmandu Gold‘, set to release December 1st across all sites.

Katmandu Gold Slot Review ELK Studios Casino Pay Table Symbols

On this GOLD adventure main character Kane travels to the high Nepalese mountains to find inner peace to take a vacation from traveling the world. This is the fifth installment of the GOLD series. With ‘Black River Gold‘, ‘Tahiti Gold‘, ‘Voodoo Gold‘ as some of the most successful. The slot background shows the Nepalese mountains with two pillars on either side of the reel set with detailed dragon artwork. Overall this slot shows unique visual qualities.

Katmandu Gold has a setup of 6 reels by 9 rows, this includes up to 531,441 pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.2% and max win capped at 10,000x. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.

Katmandu Gold Slot Review Pay Table & Symbols

Katmandu Gold Slot Review ELK Studios Casino Pay Table Symbols

There are 15 symbols in total, this includes 4 low paying symbols. These are represented by J, Q, K, and A. There are also 4 medium tier symbols, these are represented by blue, green, purple, and red weather elements. There are also 4 premium symbols, these are represented by turtles, tigers, dragons, and Kane. In addition to these regular symbols is a wild symbol, ice climber symbol and bonus scatter. The highest paying symbol is the Kane premium, which pays 5x for 6 across all reels. Wilds substitute for all symbols except the bonus scatter and ice climber symbol. Regular symbols can drop as big 2×2, 3×3, and 4×4 big symbols. All symbols part of wins will explode and leave space for new symbols to drop in place. An additional row of symbols is added up to a max of 8 rows.

Katmandu Gold Slot Review Features

When a wild is part of a win the expanding win symbol will expand in the direction of the arrows. Expansions replace all symbols in their path. Landing 2 or more ice climber symbols will trigger the Ice Climber feature. This feature replaces these symbols and all symbols above. If this feature is activated on the 8th row it will add an additional 9th row of symbols.

Landing 3 or more bonus symbols will trigger the Bonus Game. 3, 4, 5, and 6 scatters award 10, 15, 20, and 25 free spins. During spins, every bonus symbol which lands will increase the multiplier, which is unlimited. Free spins can be retriggered. If allowed in your country you can buy this bonus feature for 100x your bet. or buy the super bonus feature for 500x your stake. The super bonus starts the feature with a 10x win multiplier.


Overall, I think Katmandu Gold is a great addition to the studio’s GOLD series. With high variance on offer thanks to a max win of 10,000x and an unlimited multiplier on offer within the free spins feature. Be sure to try out the slot for yourself on release. Also, be sure to check out our exclusive casino offers.