Review of Aristocrat’s Where’s the Gold Slots Machine
Where’s the gold? That is the question to which a lot of people would want an answer. Well, the gold is in the slot machine of the same name – Where’s the Gold – developed by Aristocrat technologies. The game is about an old gold digger who finds gold and if you get lucky, you will find ‘gold’ too – rewards in the form of real money. The game has a bonus feature and also wild and scatter symbols that make it all the more lucrative and exciting to play.
Theme of the game
The protagonist of the game is an old happy explorer digging for gold and the theme of the game is to find gold and make money. The symbols include the explorer, crowbars, a cart to carry the gold back, a gold mine, dynamite and high card values A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. The graphics and the background of the game also reflect the gold theme and are decked in bright yellow. All in all, if you are a fan of the yellow metal, you will simply love this online slot. Even if you are not, you will enjoy the game for its interesting features and the bonus rounds.
There are a total of 25 paylines and you can bet on any number of lines you want, between 1 and 25. The minimum bet amount per line is 0.02 and the maximum bet is 4. The max bet per spin is 100, so if you really get lucky and strike gold, you could be taking home 1000x the bet amount!
Bonus rounds in the game
A game like Where’s the Gold is meaningless without the bonus rounds. The game has a round called ‘Where’s the Gold’ that offers huge rewards to the player. In this round, all the symbols in the game, except the dynamite will be replaced by their golden versions. So A, K, Q and J become solid gold symbols and act as wild symbols that replace all but the dynamite, which is the scatter symbol. The explorer, the cart, the crowbars and other symbols also become gold, which means you have more chances of winning or creating winning paylines during this bonus round. The best part is that this feature can be retriggered during the bonus, which means your chances of creating winning paylines improve significantly.
The number of such features remaining is indicated by the number that appears next to the gold nugget. The key to all this is the scatter – the dynamite symbol, which triggers the Where’s the Gold feature. If you get at least 3 dynamite symbols, the feature begins.
Gamble your winnings
The bonus will improve your chances of winning, but the feature is not triggered easily. However, players do have one chance of improving their winnings with every spin, when they choose the gamble option. After every spin, the player can choose to keep the winnings if any or gamble them for a chance to double or quadruple them. Once you click on the gamble option, you get to a screen with a card with its face down.
You have two options – guess the color of the suit of the card or guess the suit. If you guess the color right, you can double your winnings. If you guess the suit right, you multiply your win by 4 times. You can continue to gamble your winnings or take the win and get back to the game. The gamble feature will end once you get the guess wrong. After the next spin, you can gamble your winnings again.