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Gopher Gold Slot
There’s gold in them there gopher holes! Not only does this slot machine boast a title which every pun-cracking dad would be proud off, but it also offers spinners with some wacky novelty gambling action. Despite the silly nature of this Microgaming video slot, there isn’t much in the way of any bonus bonanzas to provide any additional entertainment. Plus, with 5 reels and 5 paylines, the wins aren’t exactly going to come thick and fast on Gopher Gold. Although, when they do, you could hit a gold mine jackpot worth 60,000 credits.
Silly Old Gopher
Whoever would have thought that a gopher could provide the inspiration for a slot machine? Well, someone did and this is the result. In truth, this isn’t a bad game, even though it is a little bit on the bonkers side. The reels are colourful and eye catching albeit quite basic in their 2D cartoon form.
The symbols feature all of the bits and bobs that you might find in a real life gopher’s gold mine. What do you mean you haven’t ever seen a real life gopher’s gold mine? Well, you can expect to find a pickaxe (appropriately sized for a gopher), a lamplight, a mine cart filled with heaps of gold and an exploding stick of dynamite. There is also a Gopher Gold logo icon and a wild gopher symbol which will replace all game symbols to complete winning lines.
Two Ways To Win
There are only 5 paylines involved in this slot machine, and if you really wanted to you could play with just one single line. On the face of it, this would mean that winning sequences are hard to come by. However, the interesting thing about this game is that wins can be lined up in both directions; from left to right and from right to left. So, in theory, there are actually 10 different possible ways to win on the 5 paylines.
Each sequence of matching symbols will multiply the size of the bet per line by a different multiplier value, all of which can be examined in full detail on the paytable in the game’s “View Payout” menu. The most common reel icons are the playing card values such as 10, J, Q, K and A; five of each will pay a line bet multiplier worth 100x, 150x, 200x, 400x and 500x respectively.
Going up in value and you will find that the lamplight icon is a 600x multiplier symbol for 5 in a row while the mine cart will pay 1,000x. The pickaxe is worth 2,000x and the exploding dynamite pays 5,000x. The game’s jackpot symbol is the Gopher Gold logo because five of these icons will pay out a golden multiplier of 12,000x the line bet.
The lowest possible stake on offer is 0.25 if you play only one pay line. The biggest line bet value available is 5.00 which will make a total bet of 25.00 if all five pay lines are active. So, if you were to find five logo icons with a maximum bet per line of 5.00 credits, you could strike a golden jackpot of 60,000.00 game credits.
Two Ways To Play
There are two different ways to play this Microgaming slot machine. First of all, casual spinners can use the “Regular” mode, which gives a limited range of control options. In this gameplay mode, you can choose the number of lines in play by toggling the “Select Lines” button and use the (-) and (+) buttons to increase the size of the bet. In “Expert” mode, punters are presented with the same options plus a choice for “Autoplay”. This will allow spinners to play up to 500 continuous spins, so that they can sit back and watch the gopher action unfold. There is also an option to stop the autoplay spins if the win goes higher than a value of your choice.
The only really problematic issue with the autoplay button is that the reels spin too fast, meaning that you will have to be eagle eyed to spot the winning amounts when they appear after a successful spin.
One Of The Strangest Slots Ever
The wonderful thing about slot machines is that they can be about literally anything. Trust us, there are some very weird and wonderful themes out there. However, we rarely come across a game which features the humble gopher as its hero and that give this slot machine a certain unique charm. Nonetheless, a gambling game will always be ultimately judged by the quality of the gameplay. Unfortunately for Gopher Gold, there just isn’t enough bonus material or extra features to really allow players to, you know, go for gold.