A cartoon themed game from Quickspin is worth a quick spin, if not longer. A chemical lab, a star lab, or a gold lab, it doesn't really matter. Started with some free spins, then followed by a small deposit a little later. That's how I played this new game, it's really quite fun, and I'll tell you now, not later. Quickspin games have a certain play characteristic that is quite unique. Their games tend to play fast, they don't hang or drag like some other games would, the fun level is pretty good, but winning from them is another matter altogether. Gold Lab, one Quickspin's latest game offering, is one of such games. You may enjoy playing it, have lots of fun with it, but may not win from it. Not always, anyway, or it is just me?
This game is all about making gold in a lab. One scientist, one lab, some gems and some beakers are all that's needed to make the gold. Lots of gold, if you're lucky enough, and you don't even have to wait hundreds of years to get them, not like the real gold. The only common thing between the two, the lab gold and the real gold, is that you may need hundreds of dollars to get them, hehehe. Nothing comes cheap, nothing comes easily either, like you don't already know, right? Typically of Quickspin games, the paytable tends to be on the low side. The Wild symbol pays 8x the total bet for 5 of them, the Red Gem 6x, the Blue Gem 4x, and the Beakers 2.4x the total bet. Since any one of the 4 coloured beakers can make the gold, hence they all have the same win value. The Wild symbols are stacked in the Golden Bonus game.
Playing the game cannot be more simpler. The highlighted coloured Beakers are the Scatter symbols, appearing only on reels 1, 3 and 5, and getting all 3 of the same colour at the same time activates the Golden Bonus game of 4 Respins. Yep, just 4 respins, not 10 respins, not 15 respins, and sorry, no retriggering either. For example, if you get 3 of the Blue Scatter symbols, all the other normal blue beakers on the reels are transformed into Wild symbols for that 4 respins. So chances of getting plenty of Wilds in each respin can be pretty good, depending on your luck of course. If another highlighted Beaker Scatter symbol appears during the respin, of a different colour from the Blue one, then all beakers of that colour become Wilds too! Is it possible at all to get all 4 coloured Beakers in the 4 respins? Who knows! It might just be possible, thereby making all appearing beakers into Wilds in the final 4th respin. Yep, that would surely make anyone go wild with pleasure! Hehehe.
There aren't any other feature game other than that Golden Bonus 4 Respins game, but considering that the Golden Bonus game do tend to come quite often and regularly, there isn't any dire need for any other. However, some long dry empty runs can be expected, as in any other games, so don't ever lose concentration and focus on the game, or you may end up disastrously. Hmm, needless to say, I lost my focus in one of my games, got too excited in trying to chase those coloured beakers, and ended up with zero balance very quickly! This game can make you lose your focus and concentration easily, I'm telling you now, so do be aware of it!
The only thing that I don't quite like about this Gold Lab game is the very low paytable. Similarly with another of Quickspin's game, The Wild Chase, its low paytable just couldn't produce wins big enough to satisfy hungry players like me. But Gold Lab has a slightly better paytable than The Wild Chase, so let's hope that better wins can be had from this game. Yet to be seen.