Where’s the Gold is a colourful and fun online video slot game produced by Aristocrat Gaming. The theme of this game is all about the search for gold. In the game, players are transported back in time where they follow the trials and tribulations of a gold prospector searching for his fortune in an underground mine. The backdrop to this game is a multi-coloured image of the open plains at dusk where the olden day gold prospectors set up their waggons during the height of the gold rush. In true Aristocrat style, the sound effects are casino orientated with the standard high quality graphics featured in most Aristocrat games.
Prospectors and Gold Nuggets
The slot setup in Where’s the Gold is based on the standard 5-reel, 25 payline slot machine. The game itself features wild symbols, scatter symbols, a pick me bonus free spin round and slot jackpot on 1000 coins. On the reels players will find a host of symbols all relating to prospecting and gold mines. Some of the high paying symbols include a shovel and pickaxe, a prospector wagon, the gold mine and the prospector himself. To complete the reels, the game uses the standard set of high card numbers that appear in almost all Aristocrat slot games.
Turn to Gold Wild Symbols
In Where’s the Gold, there are not standard wild symbols like in other pokies. In this game, the wild symbols are only activated during the free spin bonus round. The good news is that during the bonus round, up to 3 standard symbols become wild. Because the game does not have any standard wild symbols, the highest paying symbol of the game is the prospector symbol. Finding all five prospectors symbols across the reels will trigger the games jackpot payout of 1000 coins on a standard bet.
Dynamite Scatter Symbols
The scatter symbol in Where’s the Gold is the dynamite symbol. As with most slot games, the scatter symbol pays out in any position on the reels. In this game, the dynamite scatter symbol is also the key to triggering the free spin bonus round. To trigger the bonus round, players must land 3 or more dynamite scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Once the bonus round has been triggered, players are taken to a second screen where they must choose one of four prospectors to dig up the most gold. Choosing the correct prospector could increase the numbers of free spins awarded. The number of gold nuggets the prospector digs up equals the number of free spins the player will receive.
Free Spin Bonus Round
In Where’s the Gold, before the free spins are awarded, up to three standard symbols will appear golden at the bottom of the screen. The golden symbols are wild symbols and can substitute for any of the other symbols in the free spin round to create a winning combination. Players can receive up to three wild symbols during the free spin round. In this game, the free spin round can be re-triggered during play. To re-trigger the free spin bonus round, players must land 3 or more dynamite scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.