Aristocrats' Where's the Gold originally made its debut in the 'real' world casinos and arcades of Australia. Since then it's gone from strength to strength and in 2012 went global via a selection of online casinos.
Where's the Gold Slot Theme
Aristocrat seems to favor silhouetted backgrounds and this one depicts cactus plants, tall grasses and mountains. This presents a wild west theme, where gold mining was huge. This flows effortlessly onto the reels with a variety of clever graphics.
Our favorite character is the Prospector who has a huge grin on his face and wears a stereotypical outfit which includes a plaid shirt and spotted handkerchief. Other graphics include shovels, picks, wagons, lamps, dynamite and mine shafts as well as a selection of traditional icons (9, 10, J, Q, K and A).
Betting Options and More Functions
The slot offers a maximum of 25 lines which can be configured using a single button. You can also changed coin values between a 0.01 and £4 range which creates a 0.01 to £100 betting range. Once you've chosen your total bet you can spin the reels in the usual way or use fully automated spins which are preset using the button on the left.
Where's the Gold Slot Features
The features are similar to the Pokie version, with a twist that makes them more exciting. You'll win ten free spins and three gold wild icons when three or more scatter symbols show anywhere on the reels. You are then asked to choose one of five characters (Peter Panner, professor gold, Mary Money, Happy Lucky or Winnie Fortune). These characters mine their hearts out during the feature which can gain you extra wilds or free spins which play concurrently.
Keep an eye out for mining tools on the reels during free spins too. These can randomly transform into golden wilds which opens up more winning opportunities.
Our Take on Where's the Gold
The game possesses the same charm as its land based cousin with a fresh look built for high resolution screens. They've included a great collection of features whilst offering sensible, mid and large wagers to attract all types of players. If you're in the mood for a spot of virtual gold mining you could do far worse, to be honest you'll struggle to find many faults. Give it a play yourself using any of our exclusive deposit bonuses, some of which are listed below.
How to play Where's the Gold
Where's the Gold is one of the most popular pokie machines in Australia. It therefore comes as no surprise to learn that Aristocrat has made an online version of it. It includes multiple wild features and free spins too.
How to play Where’s The Gold
There's two sets of red and green arrows below the slot. The first set is used to choose a coin; 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1, 2 or $4 can be selected. The second set of arrows allows you to choose up to 25 lines. This means total bets range from 0.01 to $100 per game.
Other options include automatic spins and gamble modes. The latter can be used after any winning combination is gained.
Where’s The Gold Slot Features Explained
Three scatter icons will award 10 free spins with 3 wild icons. Before they start you will be asked to choose one character who will dig away whilst the free spins play. This mining action isn't just for show because your chosen character can also unearth more wilds.
Mining implements may also appear during the free spins. These too can award more wilds plus there's a chance to retrigger more free spins too.