Gold rush and gold mining themes are not exclusive to the movie industry or video game industry as they have also permeated into the gambling industry, with many casino game providers developing slots on some variant of these themes. Aristocrat’s Where’s the Gold slots game takes players on the adventures of an old gold miner who embarks on a journey to find as much as possible of the precious metal.
The game may seem quite basic at first, but upon closer inspection, you may notice it has some interesting features like a gamble feature and the main attraction of the game – the bonus rounds feature. The symbols of the slot are depicting instruments and means of transportation specific to the California gold rush era that marked the middle of the 19th century. Thus, players will find symbols such as an ox cart, pickaxe and a shovel, dynamite, mine shaft, and gold miner as well as the face values K, Q, J, 10 and 9.
How to play
This 5-reel and 25 payline slot can be played for fun in demo mode, or for those who want to experience the rush of pursuing the precious metal, Where’s the Gold slot also has a real money play mode, which is peppered with free spins and a gamble feature that will keep you on the edge.
Those who want to see the game in action, only have to select the amount they want to bet, choose the lines they wish to bet on, and click on Spin. The maximum number of coins you can bet is 25, one for each payline. Those who want to “perpetuate” a certain bet on certain paylines can choose the Autoplay function, which will make the wheels spin on their own for up to 500 spins in a row.
The dynamite symbol acts as the scatter in Where’s the Gold slot, while the Gold symbols in the bonus rounds act as wilds.
Bonus Rounds with likeable characters
Getting three dynamite symbols will trigger a bonus round feature, which awards players 10 free spins. During these free spins, you’ll need to dig out nuggets, and what better help can you get than the characters lined up by this bonus feature? Choose from Nugget Ned, Peter Panner, Happy Lucky, Mary Money, and Prof. Gold, all with excellent gold digging skills. The gold coins dug out by the character you choose will get you free spins, in which instead of the regular symbols, you’ll find wild gold symbols that will enable you to win more.
Gamble feature to up your winnings
Where’s the Gold’s Gamble Feature can be activated after a win. You can bet on the colour or suit. If you get the colour right, your winnings will double, if you get the suit right, your winnings will quadruple. While this Aristocrat slot may seem outdated compared to the slot games that are now being released on the market, its graphics and design are clean and clear with nicely crafted symbols and characters that perfectly capture the feel and atmosphere of the famous gold rush era.