You can dig for gold on three rows and five reels, and bets can be placed on up to 30 paylines. Gold Diggers allows you to adjust not only the paylines but also the value of each coin and how many bets you’re placing on each line. Coins are worth €0.01 to €1.00. You can place up to five bets on any line, for a maximum of €150.00 and a minimum of €0.01 per spin. Such a wide betting range makes this game perfect for novices or high rollers.
Beyond the betting range, there are also three bonus features that add variety to the base game. Exploding Dynamite is this game’s lingo for cascading wilds. Any time you spin a winning combo of Dynamite symbols, those squares will explode and allow new symbols to fall down. It’s an excellent way to build your wins on a single wager. There’s also the “Gopher a Dig” click-me feature that can add some small wins and the Gold Rush bonus game.
You’ll find no A, K, Q, or J symbols here. In keeping with the mining theme, the standard symbols are barrels, an oil lamp, a wagon, a pickaxe, a sifter full of gold. The three main characters are worth the most out of all the standard symbols. The short miner with a beard pays out 2,500x your line bet if you land five on a payline, while the tall miner and their blonde friend payout slightly less. The bearded miner is the most valuable symbol in Gold Diggers. If you’re working with a max bet per line (€5.00), that 2,500x payout will help you strike gold – or €12,500 anyways.
To help you top off your wins, you’ll also find the symbols linked to the bonus features. The exploding dynamite symbols are worth up to 1,000x your bet per line when you spin five. And even if the gopher doesn’t lead to the pick-me game, you can still bag up to 150x your line bet for spotting him. Last, but certainly not least, there are the Gold Rush posters. These posters aren’t worth any coins directly, but they do trigger the Gold Diggers bonus game we discuss next.
If there’s anything extra we’d like in this game, it would be a Gold Diggers free spins feature. However, the Gold Rush bonus game makes up for it. To reach the Gold Rush bonus, you’ll need to spin three or more of the posters on a payline. Once you do so, the miners and their lady friend will pop up in front of the grid, grab their pickaxes, and whisk you away down a neighboring mine shaft.
You’ll stop in front of a plain rock wall. But wait, what’s that? There’s gold hidden somewhere behind the wall! It’s your job to choose where the miners should look, so six boards will appear on the wall. You’ll choose three out of the six and watch as your miners dig out the gold you’ve won. This bonus feature can lead to some decent-sized prizes. For example, while playing we were able to consistently win upwards of 1,500 coins (whereas the Gopher a Dig feature resulted in under 200 coins). It’s a simple feature to be sure, but it offers a nice break from the base version of Gold Diggers.
The Gold Diggers RTP is set at 91.23%. Compared to similar online slot games with cascading wilds, this is a little low. We’d typically expect something above 96% for this kind of slot. The game offers low volatility, meaning you won’t lose or win large amounts of money at a time but you’ll experience consistent action on the reels.