This Gold Rush mobile slot by Pragmatic Play is a strange beast that keeps the focus on just one symbol.
We have to warn you; if you don’t want ‘Oh my darling Clementine’ to follow you around for the rest of the day, we’d recommend you play without the sound.
But, it has to be said, the banjo tune with the sounds of banging and mining does give this an authentic feel.
Even if the symbols are generic Gold Mining slot symbols we’ve seen elsewhere, much like their Christmas slot Santa.
Technically you can get some pretty good wins with the Gold cart or the mule symbol, but whenever you see any ‘big wins’ flash on your screen, 90% of the time it’s due to that symbol.
In fact, it seems like that’s all that matters to this Gold Rush slot; keeping that old man happy, keeps you happy.
The dynamite symbols also come in handy, to be fair, as the wild symbol that creates multiple wins over these 25 paylines.
The old Prospector becomes king of the reels during the free spin bonus game.
Once triggered you get 7 extra of those symbols on the Gold Rush reels, and that’s only in level 1.
If you collect enough gold nugget symbols, you can go all the way to level 4 where 29 extra old men litter the game.
The reality, however, is that you rarely get much further than level one or two of this mine. But as a volatile video slot, we’d expect no less.
Strangely, considering your eyes are following one creepy old man all the time, you’d think we wouldn’t have enjoyed this game.
However, that old man can quickly become your best friend, especially when you rarely play only 10 free spins, but more like 20 on average as they are so easy to re-trigger.
We’ve had some great wins in the base game and the free spins to make us known that ‘there be gold up in them hills’.
However, if you don’t like the hard work and want something a little easier going, 7 Monkeys slot might be more up your street.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 25 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.5% / 96.5%
|0.01 - 0.50
|0.25 / 125
|Start with 10 Free Spins / Extra High Paying Symbols
|Wild, Scatters, Free Spins
Wilds: The Dynamite is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols on screen except the scatter and the golden nugget.
Scatter and Free Spins: 3 Mineshaft scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger 10 free spins.
However, this is a multi-level free spin round, where the more golden nugget symbols you collect, the deeper down the mine you'll go and the more gold you'll find.
And by gold, we actually mean prospector, as you get more and more of the highest paying symbol on the five reels, and more wild symbols.
And whilst you might think that it's impossible to get 15 golden nugget on just 10 Gold Rush free spins... you'd be right.
However, just one scatter on the screen will give you an extra +2 free bonus games: and they show up often.
We've played as much as 28 free spins on a good round, although around 15 to 20 is more likely.
We had good fun playing this Gold Rush slot on mobile, even if only three symbols matter: the old man, the mine shaft and the dynamite.
Everything else is just filler for these 5x3 reels and bring little to the table.
But that's ok, because every time you go mining down the free spins bonus games, you usually find more than a little gold, with wins of 40 to 100 times your bet never far away.
There are bigger nuggets to be found, however, if only have a little patience, and that old man by your side.
And whilst the theme might not be as original as Vampire The Masquerade slot machine, it is a far more fun Android and iPad game than most other Pragmatic Play machines.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating