Gopher Gold

Gopher Gold from Microgaming

Gopher Gold is a different little slot in that it only has five reels and five paylines. The wager is set at one coin per line as well, which means that everyone playing has the same chance at winning. Gopher Gold is a bit of a throwback to the days before bonus rounds and special features. You won’t find any of those here. This means that there is nothing to distract you from the main action, which is a feature that appeals to many players. Especially those that have been hitting the 3D high definition slots, and long for something a bit simpler.

Winning lines can run right to left, as well as left to right, and although there are only 5 paylines, this setup means that you strike small wins often, making Gopher Gold a low variance slot. The slot will be enjoyed by a number of players, ranging from beginner to advanced. It is relatively cheap to play, and the small wins come thick and fast making it entertaining. Gopher Gold can be found in both brick and mortar casinos, as well as online casinos. Most of Microgaming’s casinos carry it, although it isn’t available on mobile platform just yet.

Theme of Gopher Gold

Gopher Gold is a mining game. The promise of gold has caught the imagination of a bunch of Gophers, who for those that don’t know are a kind of rodent who live underground in tunnels. The gophers have decided to get to the gold before the humans, and your task is to help them. Who knows what they plan on doing with the gold once they have it though. The game is one of Microgaming’s older slots, which large colourful symbols that take up most of the screen and leave not much space for anything else, especially elaborate backgrounds.

Symbols in Gopher Gold

The basic symbols are the by now expected 10 to Ace from a deck of cards. Of course with the games theme they have been done up to look like they are made of gold. The background to each is a different very bright colour, making them stand out quite nicely. The higher symbols are all theme related, and are quite cute. These include a hurricane lamp, a pick axe, a mining cart on tracks that is piled high with gold nuggets, and some exploding sticks of dynamite. The game’s most valuable symbol is the actual game logo, which is worth 12000 times you initial stake, should you find five of them on an active payline.

The game does have a wild symbol, but that’s pretty much it for special features. The Wild is of course our little Gopher himself, complete with a head torch and surrounded by gold pieces. It looks as if his adventure has been successful. He can substitute for any other symbol in the game, creating a whole bunch of more exciting wins.  His other function is to win you the jackpot. Find five of these guys across any activated payline, and you will score the jackpot of 12000 coins.