Troll’s Gold Is One Troll You Won’t Mind Bumping Into

Have you played Relax Gaming's Troll's Gold yet? This game only released on August 24 and already looks set to be a major hit with punters.

Internet trolls are everywhere, and they are unpleasant. Relax Gaming has one of these creatures lurking in the online casino world, and it is actually quite delightful. Troll’s Gold is a brand new online pokies launched by Relax gaming on August 24, 2021. It is available across dozens of online casinos, including the awesome Jackpot Jill. Here are our thoughts on this machine.

Troll’s Gold Fundamentals

Relax Gaming has tried something different with Troll’s Gold, at least with the game’s layout. Most software developers use the tried and tested 5×3 layout, but Troll’s Gold has a 3-4-5-4-3 layout, which makes it diamond shape.

The different layout has 20 paylines that payout from left to right. And boy do they payout, with 10,000x being the maximum possible prize. This equates to $1,000 if you play for $0.10 per spin, and $800,000 at the $80 maximum per spin.

Do not play Troll’s Gold if you are afraid of variance, because Relax Gaming has gone with a high variance maths model. Couple this with a relatively low 96.3% RTP (3.7% house edge) and you have the recipe for a poker machine that eats bankrolls for breakfast.

Troll’s Gold Symbols

There are nine paying symbols on Troll’s Gold, plus a special symbol that triggers the exciting bonus round.

Diamonds, clubs, spades, and hearts make up the low-value symbols. They pay between 0.30x for landing three up to 2.50x. A young troll and one wearing a shark hat, or at least that is what it looks like, represent the medium-value symbols. Expect prizes between 0.50x and 7.00x.

The adult troll and King troll are the highest paying symbols on Troll’s Gold. The king pays 1.00x for three, 2.00x for four, and 15.00x for five. Those payouts are identical for the game’s wild symbol, which looks like a large “W”.

Bags of gold sometimes appear. Three of these on top of each other on the first reel kicks off the special re-spins feature.

Symbol 3 4 5
King Troll 1.00 2.00 15.00
Adult Troll 1.00 1.50 10.00
Hat Wearing Troll 0.50 1.00 7.00
Young Troll 0.50 1.00 5.00
Hearts 0.30 0.80 2.50
Spades 0.30 0.70 2.00
Clubs 0.30 0.60 1.50
Diamonds 0.30 0.50 1.00

What Are The Game’s Bonuses and Features?

Troll’s Gold comes with a base game feature and one requiring triggering. The base game feature is called Lock-in Re-Spins. It happens when three matching symbols stack on the first reel. This freezes them in place for a respin. New matching symbols, including wilds, become sticky too. They remain in place until the screen fills or you no more sticky symbols land.

Landing three bags of gold on Reel 1 starts the Treasure Trove Re-Spins bonus round. The game moves to an underground lair where a fire-breathing dragon guards untold riches. Money bags replace regular symbols, which remain frozen in place. The feature ends when you fail to land a new money bag or multiplier.

Each bag collected increases the meter on the right side of the screen. Collect at least 12 symbols to add 10x your stake to your total win. Make it all the way to 10 symbols to hit the maximum 10,000x payout.

It is possible to purchase this bonus feature, although not in the UK or some other jurisdictions. Buying the bonus costs 60x your stake, making it an expensive experience. We bought it three times and won 80x, 30x the second, and a cool 162x. Beware, you may not be so lucky.


Troll’s Gold is a fun pokie to play and one that you should try out if you get the chance. Variance is on the high side, which is not for everyone, but we did not experience long losing spells. However, the base game symbols are all quite low-value, with 15x the most you can win.

Relax gaming’s latest edition is worth grinding if only for the Treasure Trove Re-Spins round. We love bonuses that have meters to fill, and seeing it fill gets your heart racing. As mentioned, we hit a 162x win during one bonus round, and we were on the edge of our seats!