Where’s the Gold POKIE
It’s time to go down a shaft and find some gold nuggets. Join a smiling gold miner and dig out some precious metal. Yet there is a problem: someone siphoned off your gold and now you have to find who put his or her hands on it. The pokie has an enticing Where’s the Gold feature where you can detect the thief, and free spins with up to three “golden” wilds. Take a dynamite bunch and clear the way to a mine where a $12,500 jackpot is waiting to be won. Both economical players and high-rollers will find the pokie matching their betting habits.
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Where’s the Gold is a 5-reel 25-payline pokie with a funny gold-digging theme. Surprisingly, there is no wild symbol in the base game but its absence is not felt as winnings happen very often. On the 5x3 field, you can see the following symbols:
- Four icons related to playing cards including J, Q, K and A. They pay out x10 to x150 if three or more make a match from left to right. There is no escaping the fact that nearly all three-symbol combinations except for three J’s, pay more than your total bet, meaning that nearly all of your wins add to your balance
- Four themed icons including miner tools (x300), a carriage (x300), an entry into the mine (x500) and an old white-bearded miner (x1000).
A line bet is changeable between $0.01 and $10 at reasonable intervals. It’s not a rocket science to calculate that the minimum bet is $0.25 and maximum is $250 on a spin. The number of lines is not fixed but there is no single reason for you to decrease its default value of 25.
Now that you know line bet costs, you can deduce cash equivalents to the values specified above in brackets for each high symbol. The top prize is $10,000 (five Miners) and the second is $5000 (five Mine Entries).
A bunch of dynamite is a scatter that triggers a bonus feature that precedes free spins. Unfortunately, dynamite symbols do not pay out when they occur on the reels. You will be presented with five characters named Happy Lucky, Nugget Ned, Winnie Fortune, Peter Panner and Mary Money. You are asked to pick one of them and the chosen character will be marked with a spotlight. Then he or she animates and begins to fill in a window below them with nuggets and symbol thumbnails to award you a certain number of free spins.
The amount of nuggets collected by your character on the previous stage determines the number of free spins, with the maximum of 10. The symbol thumbnail appearing in the same window as nuggets will serve as a wild during free spins.
Before you enter the bonus feature, scatter wins will be credited to your account according to the paytable: three scatters double your total bet, four scatters pay x10, while five dynamites award x50. Given that scatter wins are multiplied by a total bet, the maximum loot amounts to $12,500.
The pokie has a standard gamble feature that activates upon clicking the Gamble button after a winning spin. You are given six guess option: two colors and four suits. Choose any to double or quadruple your winning in the latest base game if the guess was correct.