We all know that we are blessed with an abundantly resourceful planet. But this realisation hits us strong, hard and mighty, when there are obvious ways to really see the kind of treasures that are hidden in plain sight!
California and Alaska gold rushes have been two such remarkable events that have shifted the entire population balance of America westwards. Taking cue from these epochal events, Playson has developed a brand new slot – Gold Rush.
Entertainment, production values, excellent user experience, easy gameplay and amazingly awe-inspiring payouts – everything that all of us look for in a slot is present here in bountiful quantities.
Pack your pans, get some magnifying glasses, don some camping gear and prepare yourself to get a little dirty. In other words, relax, sit back and spin those reels – it’s time to try to get rich!
A famous saying during American homesteads that were shifted from this creek to that town and this river to that settlement due to the gold rush used to say that, it’s nobody’s game – referring to the alluring yet mirage-like nature of the gold rush. Of course, when every other person thought of themselves as a gold miner of excellent calibre, that was bound to happen!
Just to avoid replicating this while playing the slot, it would help us to get our basics right. Gold Rush is a quite easy-going slot that depends heavily on the theme and the gameplay, than on graphics or sound effects like similarly themed slots such as Gold Dust.
The launch screen brings players to a deserted prairie town where the rush of frantic gold miners frenziedly panning river dirt is yet to hit. In fact, it is just about to hit here, and you are probably the one who’s going to do the honours. Isn’t that exciting?
Gold Rush is a thing of the past, and today, we’ve got all the time in the world to let our readers know how the gameplay shapes up here.
Gold Rush the slot features 5 standard reels and 9 static paylines. The paylines are divided in three groups of three. The even distribution of active paylines brings about more sets of plausible combinations.
While activating paylines, you will be required to wager coins. At one coin per line, you can wager a maximum of 9 coins per spin. The monetary values of each of these coins has to fit within the limits of 1 cent and $5.
The final value of a gold nugget that ends up in a pan is usually decided by its size, shape, weight and of course, purity. But the business is not that difficult here in Gold Rush. What you will get paid solely depends upon how lucky you have been in the process and which symbols dominate your present spin.
All the regular symbols employed here allude to the nasty business of gold mining, with shovels, diggers and rugged miners making an appearance. For some inexplicable reasons, singing birds of paradise also grace the reels from time to time.
The most you can expect to win from this legion of industrious but still regular symbols is a lump-sum of 1,500 coins (for five-on-five combinations of miner symbols).
To blow your worries away, Playson has provided one wild for this slot – a detonator.
Like a real-life detonator, it controls things around itself by allowing you to swap/sub regular symbols. But that’s not everything that this wild is good for. Each wild symbol adds up an extra load of 35% of your total wagers to the final tally of coins!
Now that you have blown your worries away, time couldn’t be more correct for you to scatter your fears for good. To do that, you will have a scatter symbol (a box of TNT). Each of these symbols will grant you an access to 1 dynamite stick. Collect ten such sticks and you will crack wide open an exciting bonus round, in which you will be positive-gambling (you won’t lose coins here) in an abandoned mine.
Another minor bonus (‘Click-me Bonus’) can be played if at least one of those symbols appears on the screen. Up to 12x of total wagers can be won through this round.
Gold Rush is one of the finest slots by Playson that we have reviewed so far. It is exquisitely designed (even though it’s just 2D) and superbly constructed. Symbols match the theme quite well, and payouts – especially through two bonus rounds – are better than ever.
Long story short, if you love slots that pack a powerful punch, go for Gold Rush by Playson – you won’t regret it!