Colossus: Hold & Win slot REVIEW
Colossus: Hold & Win ReviewThe Ancient World had seven wonders, and one of them was known as the Colossus of Rhodes. It was a massive bronze statue the size of the Statue of Liberty, erected to pay homage to the all-seeing Greek sun god, Helios. The statue was destroyed a long time ago however, but it played a central part in Relax Gaming’s Helios Fury, and now in iSoftBet’s Colossus: Hold & Win. It’s not animated in this release though, but it figures on the expanding multiplier wild symbols.
These expanding wilds are the only thing keeping you warm in the base game, not least when a decent multiplier is assigned to them from the right-hand-side Colossus Rising Flame. This sacred flame dishes out multipliers that affect all sticky cash coins in the Hold & Win bonus round, and you need to fill the grid completely to stand a chance at landing the 10,000x Colossus Jackpot.
Colossus: Hold & Win Slot - Reels Screen
Colossus: Hold & Win Slot Features
The premium symbols pay between 3.5 and 20 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and the expanding multiplier Wild can land on all reels except the first. The wild expands to fill the entire reel when it lands, and it comes with a random multiplier of x2, x3, x5 or x10. The multiplier is assigned by the Colossus Rising Flame, which also plays a central part in the Hold & Win bonus round.
You need 6+ gold coin symbols anywhere in view to trigger the Hold & Win feature, and the triggering coins become sticky on an otherwise cleared grid. Only new coins or blanks will land during the feature, and all new coins that land become sticky as the respins tally resets to 3 again. Your total win is summed up if you run out of respins before the grid is full of coins.
The Colossus Rising Flame comes into play at random times before the Hold & Win feature starts, whenever a new coin lands and/or when the bonus ends. A multiplier of x2, x3, x5 or x10 is then applied to all present cash coins. You can get the multiplier feature multiple times per bonus round.
If you manage to completely fill the grid with sticky cash coins, the Colossus Spin feature is triggered. This means that you’re guaranteed to win 1 of the 3 jackpots on display above the grid, and the whole grid turns into a giant wheel that spins to randomly assign one of them. These are the Minor, Major and Colossus jackpots, and they pay 50x, 500x and 10,000x your stake, respectively.
Finally, non-UK players, and anyone eligible, can take advantage of the Colossus Bet feature. This is a bonus buy option, and it will cost you 100x your stake to be guaranteed at least 6 triggering gold coins on the spin that follows. The Hold & Win round triggers organically once every 182 spins on average.
The 200 Spins Colossus: Hold & Win Slot Experience
You get a minute or so of base game play, before we purchase the Hold & Win feature at 1:23 into the 5:15-minute highlights video. We actually manage to fill the grid, and we can promise you a big surprise in the end when you see which jackpot we landed. Check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
The base game is pretty barebones, just like the Hold & Win feature also is, but it’s possible to land larger payouts due to the expanding multiplier wilds feature. You’re basically just grinding along until a wild or two hits, or hopefully all 4 possible reels will be covered in wilds, but most of the time you get top-up wins anyway. This is how it usually works, but closing in on the 10,000x potential is theoretically possible also in the base game.
In practice, however, you’ll probably need the 10,000x Colossus Jackpot to get there, like we did, and you get whatever coin money you’ve racked up in addition to the jackpot. The random Colossus Rising Flame multiplier comes in handy at times, but the pace of the whole Hold & Win feature is kind of slow. A decent math model and audiovisual experience saves the day here, but it’s still a somewhat mediocre effort in the overcrowded hold and win genre.
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Helios Fury - comes with a similar theme, and this Relax Gaming release gives you walking wild respins when you land wild wins in the base game. The walking wilds accumulate on the right-hand side in the free spins feature, and the bonus round plays out on an expanded 5x5 grid with a solid 50,000x potential.
Gods of Kemet - is focused around deities in the Egyptian pantheon, and this Wizard Games release comes with randomly triggered 3x3 big block symbols on the 3 middle reels. You get big blocks on each free spin, and you can win jackpots up to 1,000x in the hold-and-win style Fire Ball feature. The overall max win is 2,019x your stake.
Aztec Gold Megaways - is iSoftBet’s smash hit Megaways debut that is still going strong years after it was first launched. It comes with cascading wins and up to 117,649 win ways, and the Aztec Gold Cash Respins feature is a hold-and-win style bonus game with full reel multipliers up to x7. Jackpots up to 1,000x can be won too, and the overall max win is 19,200x your stake.
Colossus: Hold & Win Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Colossus: Hold & Win?
The 96 % RTP is about as average as they come.
How volatile is Colossus: Hold & Win?
This is a highly volatile release from iSoftBet, and you can expect fluctuations on your bankroll in longer sessions.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 10,000x your stake, most likely via the Colossus Jackpot, and you get any regular hold-and-win wins on top of that.
How does the Expanding Multiplier Wild feature work?
Wilds appear on all reels except the first, and they expand to cover the full reel before a random multiplier up to x10 is assigned to them.
Is there a free spins mode in Colossus: Hold & Win?
You get a Hold & Win feature when 6+ gold coins land, and it comes with a random multiplier that can boost all present sticky coins before, during and after the feature is finished. Fill the grid to win 1 of the 3 jackpots chosen randomly from a giant wheel.
Can I play Colossus: Hold & Win Slot for free?
Yes, you can check the free Colossus: Hold & Win demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos we’ve confirmed to carry this title.