Gold Rush Slots

Gold-RushGold Rush is one of the classic slots designed by Rival Gaming, but while it has a lower number of reels, it doesn’t look as bad as many of its brothers that are in the same boat, plus it offers at least one good feature, something that many fail to do. The gold rush that has made so many men to suffer, and a few of them rich, was a big part of US history, and this game gives you a glimpse into the way it happened. You see the old prospector looking for gold, and he’s actually found a nugget in one of the best symbols of the game.

On the 3 reels of Gold Rush you’re going to discover a single payline, more than enough to make the game fun though, especially since a wild symbol with a multiplier can get involved. A $2,000 top prize is offered by Rival in this title.

Features of Gold Rush

Even as a classic, it’s not unusual for a slot machine to have a feature. In this case it’s even better than usual, because the wild symbol has a multiplier attached.

The Prospector is the game’s most important symbol and the only feature at the same time. Though it gives away the slot’s biggest prize, 400 coins, it will also act as the wild. It has to appear on that one payline of the game, while the other positions are occupied by one or two matching symbols. Get one of these wilds to contribute, and you have double the usual prize from that combo. Get two wilds together with any other regular symbol, and you have four times the normal prize.

Betting options and jackpots

The usual bets of up to $15 are allowed in this 1 line slot machine, the wager being composed of up to 3 coins, whose denominations will stop at $5. The lowest denomination is at $0.01 though, so you can change the wager as you need to.

It’s a slightly disappointing game payout wise, offering 400 coins, or up to $2,000. I expect a lot better from a game like this, but the multiplier of the wild does make up for it when it comes to the other prizes available inside.

Design and symbols

It’s a much better game than you would usually expect from the classic genre, looking almost like a comic book when you look at the image from the logo area. With half the symbols being classics, the other half are themed around the idea of money and gold. The paytable takes over the left half, while the right side is occupied by the reels and the background image.

Symbols: Prospector (wild, 400 coins), Gold Pan (60 coins), Bag of Gold (45 coins), Three Bar (30 coins), Two Bar (15 coins) and One Bar (9 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The gold rush theme, the design and the features would be the slot’s biggest advantages, while the top jackpot is the biggest disadvantage. I’d play this one for fun, without any expectation to get rich from it.

You will find Gold Rush at any online casino which chooses to use software from Rival, playable either for free or for real money.