Goblin’s Cave

Goblin's Cave pokie cover
Goblin's Cave pokie game
DeveloperPlaytech
ThemeFantasy, Goblin
Released2012
RTP94.5% (up to 99.32%)
VolatilityMedium
CompatibilityNot on mobile devices
Jackpot150x stake
Progressive JackpotNo
Bonus roundsYes
Scatter symbolLanterbs
Wild symbolRubies
multiplier bonusNo
Minimum bet$0.15
Maximum bet$75.00
Min coin sizeN/A
Max coin sizeN/A
Highest payout150x
Reels3
Rows3
Paylines3
AutoplayYes
Adjust paylinesN/A

Introduced by market leading game developer Playtech in 2012, Goblin’s Cave is somewhat of an oddity in online slot terms for a number of reasons. However, the unusual nature and game play of this slot should not put you off trying your hand.

The game is nicely presented with a Goblin character cranking the reels. He’s a likeable version of a goblin rather than a scary one, and is rather amusing. The aim of the game is to get hold of the treasure in the Goblin’s Cave, especially the valuable rubies which act as the wild symbol and replace all other symbols for potential lucrative winnings.

Goblin’s Cave is unusual in that it has a 3-reel, 3-line layout and just the three pay lines. However, this is a slot that brings a strong element of skill to the table rather than relying solely on luck as most do. The skill is in holding high value items, and we’ll describe the unusual method of play before we finish.

While the game may look rather unappealing in comparison to some of the flashier and more sophisticated online slots you should not dismiss Goblin’s Cave. While the opening RTP is 94.5%, Playtech states that should a player find the optimum play levels that can rise to 99.32%, which is the highest we have seen. Of course, they don’t tell us what that optimum is!

How to Play Goblin’s Cave

Goblin’s Cave looks simple to play yet the 3×3 layout is deceiving. The symbols pay out on vertical lines – the maximum is just 150x your stake – and each play is a double spin with a hold feature on which you select a base symbol on the bottom line. This is where the rising RTP comes into play.

This is not a game that will hold a player indefinitely – the soundtrack, for one, is poorly constructed and often irritates – but for anyone looking for a quick game, this could be one in which you get a reasonable return once you master the hold feature.

Special Features of Goblin’s Cave

This slot is not as feature filled as others, and in fact we’d go as far as to say it is quite poor in that respect. Special features include:

  • 3 lanterns give you a treasure chest feature with instant cash rewards.
  • Finding the optimum play gives you a 99.32% RTP.

An unusual game to begin with, Goblin’s Cave becomes even more so when we tell you it is not playable on a smart phone. A fun game, but not one for the serious player.