Where’s the Gold is one of Australia’s most beloved pokies and has been a mainstay of pubs and clubs around the country since its launch. The pokie will immediately be familiar to fans of Aristocrat’s range of pokies as it shares a similar layout to their other leading titles. The game is played across five reels, with up to 25 win lines available on every spin.
As with most Aristocrat pokies, the pokie is a standalone game, meaning no progressive jackpots. The top prize for those playing the maximum amount of $4 per win line is an impressive $4,000 as the jackpot is 1,000 times the line bet.
Where’s the Gold draws inspiration from the Wild West and is reminiscent of the gold rush that took place in the area. Players are greeted with all manner of relevant symbols, including mountains and cacti, plus the prospector and his trusty pickaxe that are constantly searching for treasure, much like the player themselves. He is by far the most popular character on the reels, with his smiling face indicating that he has been having a lot of success with his quest for riches. Naturally, the player has no intention of trading on his past successes, so it is now up to the prospector to ensure that the player’s quest is equally fruitful.
Place Your Bets
Anyone who has played Aristocrat pokies before will immediately be familiar with the screen layout with regards to bet placement. Both the number of win lines and the stake used per line are fully adjustable. Players can opt for anything between one and 25 win lines, and a line stake of between $0.01 and $4, making the maximum wager per spin $100. There are handy automated buttons for maximum bets, which the player can use at any time between spins to increase either their line bet or number of lines to the maximum amount.
Where’s the Gold is most certainly feature packed and sees players having a number of additional prizes on offer other than those spun in by the symbols. Three or more scatter symbols on a single spin awards the player ten free spins but with a twist. Before the free spins commence, the player can choose from one of five characters to assist them during the spins. As the game progresses, their chosen character mines away at the side of the screen and can dig up more free spins, which are added to the round total, or bonus wild cards that will slot in nicely on the reels.
Free spins also add a range of mining equipment to the reels, which can potentially turn in to wild cards every time they appear, making for even more ways to win during the bonus round.
The good news for Aristocrat fans across Australia is that Where’s the Gold is one of the few pokies that has been converted for online play and is on offer at a casino that accepts Aussie players. Bet365 is home to the majority of online Aristocrat games, but this is of course of no use to Australian players as they are not currently allowed to play the games on the site.