More Gold Diggin
Get down the hole and get mining – you could hit a seam of rich wins on the reels of the More Gold Diggin slot machine.
- Top notch graphics with moving sprites and comedy moments on the reels
- Cascading mechanism gives you a chance to win multiple times from one spin
- Successive cascades earn bigger multipliers up to a maximum of 5x
- Three scatters earns you access to the More Gold Diggin’ free spin round
- All multipliers trebled for the duration of the bonus round
- Risk any win from the reels in a saloon game of card flip to double your cash
Like Playtech’s Hot Gems and RTG’s Pay Dirt, More Gold Diggin’ from Betsoft is a game that plays on the miner forty-niner trope that’s always been a hit with slot jockeys in the Nevada play stations. This is a theme that gives you the feeling you could be just a moment away from striking gold on the reels and walking away with a massive glistening nugget of a payout.
The graphics on More Gold Diggin work incredibly well with the theme of this knee-slapping, high falutin’ slot machine. You’ve got some old time miners to accompany the action on the reels, keeping you smiling as you work your way through the spins. There’s a large gopher that loves to appear at different points during the game, so don’t be shocked if you’re suddenly face to face with a large, wet-nosed rodent. Everything about this machine is in line with the caves, dynamite and mining trope, from the symbols to the background with the usual Betsoft attention to detail.
Sound-wise More Gold Diggin’ has the audio you want. This game is full of old time fiddle and banjo sounds that absolutely nail the atmosphere necessary for the presentation here. Many other developers could take note here – Betsoft don’t just put together a good soundtrack, they really infuse the player with a large slice of happiness when you’re at the reels. You can’t help but smile as the sonics here play across your ears.
The base-game in More Gold Diggin’ plays out across a twenty-five pay-line grid that uses a standard good old five reel casino set up. It uses a special cascading mechanism where any winning combinations you hit on the grid explode violently leaving new gaps into which the symbols above will drop. This can lead to more winning combinations and the whole process starting up again. Each successive cascade also ramps up a multiplier up to a maximum of 5x for four consecutive cascades.
Any small win you hit on the reels of More Gold Diggin’ can be risked on a special gamble game. This gives you the chance to double your money in an old time saloon card flip proposition – you get to choose one of four face down cards as you try to draw a card higher than the dealers. If you’re successful you get a double money prize, but if you’re unlucky its back to the reels to mine for more prizes.
There are two special symbols on the reels of More Gold Diggin. The first is the dynamite wild that does the standard job of substituting where-ever possible to help you hit those all important winning combinations. The tub of TNT acts as the scatter – in conventional style three of these anywhere in view on the first three reels grants you access to the free spin round bonus on offer here.
When you hit the three TNT symbols necessary to take you into the bonus, you’ll receive fifteen free spins that take place on a special second set of reels. The cascading mechanism from the base-game is still in play here with a slight difference – all the multipliers for successive cascades are doubled, effectively doubling the prize payout for the duration of the bonus. You can even hit a further three scatters, re-triggering the feature and adding a further fifteen spins to your count.
Slot Professor Says
Although More Gold Diggin’ is one of the more basic Betsoft games on the online casino block, don’t think this detracts in any way from the fun on offer here. You can really get deep into the prize pay-outs with the superb free spin round and there’s a fun mechanism in the base game all wrapped up with the standard level of aplomb that we’ve come to know, love and associate with the Betsoft brand.
The only thing I am little disturbed about with More Gold Diggin’ is how similar this slot is to Hot Gems from Playtech. It’s practically the same game with very similar characters, a cascading reel mechanism, multipliers and a free spin round. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery on this one, but if I was the Playtech design team manager I’d be on tilt.
While you’ll often find me saying that getting into the bonus round is essential on most free spin slots, I don’t necessarily feel this is the case with More Gold Diggin’. Here you can take down some titanic wins from the cascading reel mechanism, which acts a little like a free spin bonus in its own right. Whilst it is nice to hit the bonus round on this slot, don’t make it a priority. Instead keep one eye open and when you hit that big win on the reels, take it away and party.