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Where's the Gold ™ has to go down as one of the Aristocrat's greatest ever games. Yes, the graphics might not look tip-top by modern standards, but the game has been around for over 20 years, so what do you expect?! It's the exciting game-play that makes this game great - the long droughts without a win and then FINALLY you get into a bonus round and boom! Read our full review below.
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Where’s the Gold ™ (disclaimer) is an Aristocrat slot machine that you can find in casinos across the world, it has a Gold Rush theme and generous bonus features. Where’s the Gold ™ is a very popular land-based game and it’s recently been brought online by NYX Gaming (which is where the game demo above is sourced from).
It can also be played for free on the popular Product Madness app Heart of Vegas ™.
The Where’s the Gold ™ poker machine from Aristocrat Gaming was first released 2003, and it has become a 5-reel classic. In land-based casinos, it uses the Aristrocrat MKVI hardware and has a standard screen resolution of 640×480 – making for an immersive and engaging gaming experience. The MKVI gaming solution was introduced in 2002, and has remained a state-of-the-art cabinet for over a decade. With games like Where’s the Gold ™, this particular poker machine cabinet offers players a pokie-playing experience that is world-class.
Recently, Aristocrat has ventured into the world of online pokies, providing its collection of games for selected online casinos. So, nowadays, you don’t even have to leave your home to be able to spin the reels on fantastic Aristocrat pokies like Where’s the Gold ™. The game developer recognises the importance of making its games accessible to players no matter where they are, and we are pleased that these titles are now available for desktop computers and mobile phones.
Gold Rush Theme
Aristocrat’s Where’s the Gold ™ is based on the Gold Rush. It features a miner as the main character, who digs for gold in hopes of striking it rich. Symbols include, the miner himself, a covered wagon, pickaxes, shovels and dynamite.
Where’s the Gold ™ features 25 paylines. As such, players can trigger a wide range of winning combinations. Players can choose to wager on as many or as few paylines as they wish – which is beneficial for players with a wide range of budgets. Another great thing about this game is its high volatility. You will find that although you consistently make winning combinations big wins come along less frequently, this makes the game very exciting and keeps you engaged for long periods. When it comes to free-play games, high volatility titles are easily the most fun because you get the excitement of big wins without having the worry of waiting a long time to get them! The bonus round can take a long time to come up, so when it does it’s an amazing feeling.
The Bonus Round
In this popular slot machine, there is a very unique and generous bonus game (although it can take a while to get into!) When three, four or five dynamite symbols appear on the reels, the player receives up to 10 free spins. The screen shakes, and the dynamite explodes before taking players to the feature screen. The player is then prompted to pick from one of several miners (Mary Money, Happy Lucky, Nugget Ned, Professor Gold and Finda the Dog) and their selection with dictate exactly how many free spins they receive. They can also uncover additional spins, re-triggers and extra wilds.
After you pick your particular miner, all five characters will begin digging furiously. As they mine, a metre under each character will display the number of bonuses they have uncovered. This is a great little touch, as it keeps things exciting and turns the bonus round into a fun mini game for extra enjoyment.
When players trigger winning combinations, they can choose to keep the winnings or gamble them. This presents players with a mini-game, during which they must guess a playing card. They can select either red or black, or the suit of the card. If the player correctly guesses the colour, their win will be doubled. If they guess the suit, then their win is quadrupled. If you’re a particularly daring poker machine player, it is a good idea to give the Gamble feature a go. It is especially fun when you’re playing pokies for free online – because you even if you lose the gamble, you won’t lose any actual money!
There is also the possibility for additional wilds to be added to the reels. This means that regular symbols will turn into golden symbols, helping players to trigger even more big wins during the free spins game. Up to four symbols can turn into wilds, which offers up fantastic winning potential overall.
It is no wonder why Where’s the Gold ™ has become such a hugely popular game in Australia and all over the world. It can be found at land-based casinos like The Crown in Melbourne or The Star in Sydney, clubs like Balmain Tigers and also around the world in gambling mecca’s like Las Vegas. This game offers up a very entertaining experience that all kinds of players will enjoy.
Now you can play Where’s the Gold ™ online for free courtesy of NYX Gaming Group.
Where’s the Gold ™ on Mobile
Recently NYX have made a version of the Aristocrat Gaming classic to play on mobile. There is also the option to play the social app Heart of Vegas ™ which has a version of Where’s the Gold ™ within it – great fun!
Fans of the game will be delighted to know that the features and game play remain unchanged… There are slight changes to layout (the ‘Play/Spin’ button is on the right hand side of the game in the middle, for example) but this is to be expected when trying to fit the game on to such a small screen.
We hope you enjoy playing the game on your mobile device – drop us a line to let us know your thoughts on this smaller version of Where’s the Gold ™
Where’s the Gold ™ Social Gaming on Mobile
In addition to having made Where’s the Gold ™ in a traditional mobile and online format Aristocrat have also produced the game in social format as part of their excellent Heart of Vegas ™ product that is available in Android’s Google Play store and also Apple’s iTunes.
Where’s the Gold ™ social game is not something that Aristocrat have taken lightly, in fact they created an entire company dedicated to social gaming and called it Product Madness. This is an organisation that is dedicated to giving the public the best possible free gaming experience. We recommend checking out Heart of Vegas ™ – it’s great fun.
There is no download required to play Where’s the Gold ™ online, it’s instant play via flash (on your computer or laptop) or via HTML5 on your mobile phone… Either way it’s instant and it’s totally free – no registration required.
Where’s the Gold ™: 150 Spin Experience
We decided to offer players a glimpse into an average session of playing Where’s the Gold ™. We started with a balance of $1000 and spun the reels 150 times in order to give you a good idea of what you can expect while spinning the reels on this classic Aristocrat game.
The Look. When the game first loads, it is not the most graphically-innovative title. The online version of Where’s the Gold ™ stays true to the original land-based machine – but don’t let it’s classic look fool you. Where’s the Gold ™ offers up innovative and engaging gameplay that will entertain players with both traditional and modern gaming tastes.
Our Bet. We chose to wager on all 25 paylines, in order to maximise our chances of winning. When playing an online pokie, it is important that you wager on every available payline, so that you don’t miss out on any opportunities to win. So, be sure to choose a game with a number of paylines that suits your budget. Don’t go for a game that has 100 paylines if you have a very tight budget. On the other side of the coin, if you have quite a lot of money to spend, then don’t sell yourself short by playing a game with just 9 paylines.
We bet $1 per payline, which made our total bet $25. This lasted us the entire session, and we didn’t run out money – thanks to the fact that we were able to accumulate plenty of wins.
Winnings. Over the course of 150 spins, we were able to win 45 times. While a few of these wins were only worth about $4, most of them were greater than $50. In fact, we hit $100 wins at least 5 times during our session.
Our win rate was almost exactly 30%, so you can expect to cash in on a win at least every three spins. This makes for an exciting experience, as you’re always hearing the bells and whistles of a big win.
We took advantage of the gamble option a few times during our session. Out of 10 gambles, we were only able to double our winnings 3 times.
Bonus Wins. We were only able to trigger the bonus game once while spinning the reels. We picked Winnie Fortune, who offers us 6 free spins and two additional wild symbols. During the free spins round, we picked up a $500 bonus win, but we weren’t able to retrigger the round for more spins.
Play Where’s the Gold ™ for Real Money Online
Lots of online casinos now offer Where’s the Gold ™ as an online game that you can play for real money outside of Australia, New Zealand, parts of the USA and Canada – check out casinos like Redbet, Bet365 Games and CaesarsCasino.com (New Jersey Only).
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Aristocrat’s Gold Fever
Gold Fever ™ is a Theme Bank poker machine, which consists of a wide range of pokies games. Each game in the bank features a unique theme and all of the games feature a similar bonus game, in which players can win amazing cash prizes. It’s a trade mark that Aristocrat have held in Australia for a number of years and while ‘Where’s the Gold ™’ has never been directly part of of the theme bank it certainly lent a lot of itself to the creation of Gold Fever ™.
We get ask a lot about Gold Fever ™ Pokies and while, unfortunately they are not available online at the current moment we direct searchers to this page as we feel it is most appropriate – we also provide info on Gold Fever ™ below…
Gold Fever ™ runs on the brand new bluechip platform, which uses new hardware to enhance the gaming experience. Most poker machine use transparent buttons with plastic labels, which can be a hassle for players. However, bluechip games feature digitally-designed buttons that play animations as the game progresses. This is a new a unique innovation for the poker machine market, and it is likely that we will see other manufacturers emulating this platform.
There are several different games available in the Gold Fever series, including: Wild Girls, Turtle Bay, Red Lions, Exotic Nights, Ship Ahoy, Dolphin Dreams, 100 Pandas, Apache Chief and Flowers of Mexico.
One of the remarkable features of this series of games is that each title has a unique theme, featuring a different country (such as Flowers of Mexico, 100 Pandas and Red Lions) or environment.
Red Lions is one of the most popular games in the series, with its unique African safari theme. The game has also become a popular choice among players thanks to the fact that it has 50 paylines, offering players many chances to win the game’s jackpot prize. Turtle Bay, Dolphin Dreams nad 100 Pandas are also popular Gold Fever ™ choices.
The bonus that unites all games is the 40 free spins feature. When players trigger this bonus round, they can earn up to 40 free spins, one of the highest free spins offering of any Aristocrat game. As an added bonus, all wins during the free spins round are tripled, making for some very lucrative cash prizes.
The Gold Fever ™ theme bank can be found at gaming venues across the world, including casinos and bars.
*Aristocrat online games are not available to play for real money in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and parts of the USA. They are available for real money play in regulated European and North American territories only. Check out sites like Bet365 Games section and CaesarsCasino.com. If you click through to ‘Play for Real’ on this game on mobile from a territory that does not have Aristocrat games available to play for real money you may be sent to a Casino that does operates in that territory instead. While this will give you the option to play Pokies for real money, you will not be able to play Aristocrat games. If you are only interested in playing Aristocrat games please do not choose this option. We recommend the social app Heart of Vegas ™ for those of you in territories where Aristocrat games are not yet available in real money.
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