Gold Rush, the latest online slots offering from Habanero, is a crowd-pleasing game filled with fun and excitement. As the name suggests, the game comes with a mining theme that will take players on a trip back to the days of the US “Gold Rush”.
The world has been waiting patiently (or impatiently in some cases) for Gold Rush, largely as it has the Habanero name attached to it. Now that it's here, is it worth the hype?
Gold Rush is a slot machine with a low to medium volatility that can be played on any platform, mobile or desktop that supports HTML5. The game is the latest addition to the catalogue of over 50 slot machine games made by Habanero and is available in 15 languages.
The theme of Gold Rush is stuck to pretty well with the use of cartoonish images. As the reels spin players see the symbols on screen that include nuggets, carts of gold, sticks of dynamite, pickaxes, barrels, lanterns, and pretty much all things gold mining related.
This video slot machine comes with a 5x3 cross platform and 25 fixed paylines, while there are a number of additional visual features that help add to the excitement felt when playing.
Speaking of additional features, the free spins bonus in this game is certainly worth mentioning. When you get three or more packs of dynamite on the reels the free spins in this game are triggered. How many free spins you receive depends on the number of scatter symbols that appear. There are 10, 12, or 15 free spins up for grabs.
Getting free spins also causes the mine to collapse. After the mine collapses 3-15 random symbols fall on the reels. This is a feature that can't be triggered again during free spins. The dynamite goes off on screen when this happens, spilling out a random symbol that can give you some big wins to boot. The gold nugget is the wild symbol of Gold Rush that helps you score more wins. The largest wins in the game are the three progressive jackpots that are made available.
As mentioned above, the wild symbol is the gold nugget and landing five of these means you really can strike gold. When this happens you’ll receive an instant payout of 1,000 coins. The wild can also take the place of other symbols in the game, with the exception of the scatter symbol, to create a winning combination.
The progressive jackpot can be won at any time and is completely random in a sense. You can find out how much the jackpot is worth by looking at the number above the reels. There is also a gamble feature that you can play when you land a winning combination. Gambling lets you double your winnings by correctly choosing a card that has a higher value than the dealer's card. Guess it right and you double your money, but guess it wrong and you lose your winnings.
Don't forget to set your bet before you start looking for precious gold. Clicking on the “Bet Level +/-” buttons allows you to change your bet per line. You can increase the value of your coins (and therefore your bet) by clicking on the “Coin +/-” buttons. Coins can be worth between 0.01 and 20 in Gold Rush.
Use the “Autoplay” button to trigger the autoplay feature and spin the reels a set number of times without manual input. Choosing “Bet Max” automatically plays the highest possible in-game bet and starts the reels spinning, while pressing “Play” starts the spin with your current bet in place. Finally, the “Gamble” button lets you gamble your winnings in the double or nothing game previously mentioned.
From the looks of it Gold Rush appears to be a basic online slot machine that looks like the fruit machines of old, but as has been said a thousand times before you should never judge a book by its cover. Proving to be a real surprise package, this game is a fun little slot machine that you shouldn't let slip by.
If you want a game that sticks to the basics and presents the best in no-thrills fun then you should give Gold Rush a go, as it certainly won’t leave you feeling disappointed.