Where’s the Gold is a classic video slots game created by the Aristocrat Technologies gaming corporation. It is available both in land-based casinos and online, for both real money and as a free practice mode, though the availability of the specific versions is country-dependent.
The game offers a high payout percentage of between ninety two and ninety five percent, and it combines five reels with twenty-five pay lines.
The theme of the game centres on gold digging and draws on the features of the Gold Rush and the Wild West. It follows the adventures of an old gold digger. The graphics, animations, and sound effects are well-designed and complement the theme, and the symbols used are also representative of digging for gold. Some of the graphic symbols include a gold digger, pickaxe and shovel, ox cart, mine shaft, and dynamite. The game also uses various standard face value playing cards, which include the nine, ten, jack, queen, and king.
Playing the Game
Before players begin to play Where’s the Gold, they need select their bet amount and the number of pay lines they wish to bet on. They can either choose to play the game manually by hitting the ‘spin’ button each time they wish to play, or they can simply select the auto play feature, where the players may pre-select a certain number of spins to be played automatically.
The Wild Symbol
The wild symbol in Where’s the Gold is represented by the gold icon. The wild symbol may be used to replace any of other symbols to make up the best possible winning combination. The only symbol that may not be replaced is the scatter symbol.
Scatter Symbol and Free Spins Bonus
The scatter symbol in Where’s the Gold is represented by the dynamite icon. Landing three or more dynamite scatter symbols will activate the free spins bonus feature, where players will be rewarded with a certain number of free spins depending on the character gold digging feature.
Before the free spins feature is triggered, players will be asked to pick a certain character to dig out gold nuggets. The characters that the players may choose from include Happy Lucky, Mary Money, Nugget Ned, Peter Panner, and Professor Gold.
Once players have chosen a specific character, all of the characters will begin digging out golden nuggets. The number of free spins the player will end up receiving will depend on how many gold nuggets the chosen character has dug out. This will be accompanied by a certain multiplier value.
Where’s the Gold offers players a gamble feature where they may gamble their wins. In this feature, players will be presented with a hidden card, and they then need to guess the correct colour or the correct suit of the card. If players guess the correct colour, their wins will be doubled. If they guess the right suit, their wins will be quadrupled. Players may access the gamble feature up to five times.