|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.01 - 30.00|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol|
A gold rush is the phrase used to describe the influx of treasure hunters after a new discovery of gold deposits. Key gold rushes took place in the 19th century throughout countries like Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and the United States. It’s the thrill of those gold rushes that has led Rival Gaming to create this online slot. Gold Rush drops you into hustle and bustle of people panning for gold nuggets in a river, as depicted by the background.
The game features three reels for you to spin, while three rows are also in operation. That being said, it only contains a single pay line which runs directly across the central row. Therefore, you don’t have any possibility of customising the number of lines that are active in Gold Rush. You can still alter the bet that you bring into play per spin, though. First of all, you need to choose a coin value between 1p and £10. Then, you must choose between one and three coins to be in play per spin. This means that the game has a maximum bet possibility of £30.
Graphically speaking, Gold Rush doesn’t really make much of a mark. While it’s clear enough to see what symbols are upon the reels of the game, these aren’t the most imaginative or sharpest quality, which is a bit of a shame. Then again, this is a traditional three-reel game. Speaking of the symbols, you’ll see that these begin with single, double, and treble versions of the BAR icon. There’s also a standard symbol of a green bag of bank notes. This is followed by the highest paying basic symbol which is a sieve with gold nuggets in it. This one can multiply your bet by up to 60x.
Anyone who is a regular player of 3-reel slots will know that they don’t tend to feature special features most of the time, so it’s refreshing to see that Gold Rush has a wild symbol in operation on its reels. This is present in the form of the gold hunter himself, who is seeking out his gold fortune. As a wild symbol, this one can substitute for all other standard symbols in the slot, helping you to create winning combinations.
Furthermore, the wild will provide a multiplier to your pay-out if it does contribute to a win. A single wild will double the pay-out, while two of them will provide you with a 4x multiplier. If you manage to form a win that consists solely of wilds, then you will receive a bet multiplier of 400x as your reward.
There’s no denying that Gold Rush has quite the intriguing theme behind it, it’s just a shame that it’s being utilised for a three-reel slot game. Standard quality graphics, a single wild symbol as an extra perk, and an average RTP don’t really provide much incentive to play it, although it will likely offer up a nice introduction to slot gaming for any newcomers.