A gold mine forms the backdrop to the reels here. You’ll see a range of mining-related objects spinning around the reels alongside the lower value, golden flecked, playing cards – they include spades and pick axes, a Davy lamp, a pit pony and a railroad cart full of gold. The grizzly looking miner is the most lucrative symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the bearded prospector and you’ll pocket a payout equal to 1, 8 or 20 times your total stake.
The sticks of dynamite symbol is the wild – it substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter and can land anywhere on any spin. That’s not true of the scatter which can hit on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. When it lands on all 3 middle reels on the same spin, you’ll activate the Free Spins feature and with it, 10 free spins.
Keep a special eye out here for the golden nugget symbol which is brought into play during the feature. Every time a nugget hits, it is collected in a meter. Once you pass 1 of 4 specific milestones, the number of high value miner symbols in play increases:
- 0-4 nuggets gives you 7 extra miners
- 5-9 nuggets gives you 16 extra miners
- 10-14 nuggets gives you 21 extra miners
- 15+ nuggets gives you 29 extra miners
Hope to see the scatters too – every time 1 lands, your tally of free spins increases by 2. If you collect a nugget that takes you to a new level on your final free spin, 1 additional free spin is awarded.
Prospecting for gold is a high risk, high reward business. You could say similar things about this slot game which sits pretty highly on the volatility scale. There’ll be some down spells but it’s possible to land a good haul of gold if you get on a good run with the nuggets in the feature.
Gold Rush follows Pragmatic Play’s usual formula of solid design, simple but volatile gameplay and a potentially exciting feature round. Get lucky collecting the nuggets and this gold mine can deliver some explosive action. I also suggest you try some of Pragmatic Play’s other offerings with 7 Piggies and Panda’s Fortune recommended.