California is a beautiful, pleasant and happy place not just because of its endless green land, enriches by endless rivers and glorious mountains but also because it contains terrific riches in the form of gold. That is the lovely story, which the theme of California Gold Slots is telling. Apart from this beautiful landscape, the background of the reels depicts a couple of barrels and even a small mountain-shaped pile of dynamite sticks as well as a pickaxe in the lower part of the main screen, where the land is being already investigated for the precious metal. The game features 5 reels, 3 rows, 25 paylines and coin sizes that start at 1 cent and go as high as 10 dollars. That makes the maximum possible total bet for a single spin 250 dollars and the smallest possible one 25 cents. California Gold Slots also offers a very profitable wild symbol and an equally impressive scatter in addition to a great bonus game.
California’s Golden Paytable
The only symbol that doesn’t provide payouts of its own in California Gold Slots is the wild Miner. The scatter Gold pays with multipliers on the total bet and has 4 winning combinations, the payment values of which are 2 times for 2 symbols, 5 times for 3 symbols, 15 times for 4 symbols and 100 times for 5 symbols. The highest paying symbol on the reels depicts the Miner looking with a look of insane greed at a bunch of rocks. As hilarious as it sounds and looks, players will take this symbol quite seriously because of its terrific payout values: 5 coins for 2 symbols, 20 coins for 3 symbols, 200 coins for 4 symbols and the game’s top prize of 5000 coins for 5 symbols. The Mine Entrance symbol delivers 2 coins, 15 coins, 100 coins and 500 coins for 2, 3, 4 and 5 symbols respectively. All the other symbols in the game have 3 winning combinations from 3 to 5 symbols. A symbol showing a poor donkey, whose back in nearly broken from the massive gold chunk strapped on its back as well as a symbol depicting a cart full of gold (which is a much better way of transporting anything heavy really) both pay 15 coins, 25 coins and 200 coins. The gold pan symbol and the pile of dynamite symbol deliver 10, 15 and 150 coins. The treasure map symbol and the lamp have combinations which pay 5, 10 and 150 coins and the barrel symbol as well as the pickaxe symbol both provide players with 5, 10 and 100 coins.
Californian Standard of Gambling Features
The wild of California Gold Slots is the Gold Miner, who looks just as happy as he is scary, with his limited number of teeth. He can make an appearance on the second, third and fourth reel only and is capable of replacing the rest of the symbols in the game with the exception of the scatter Gold. Whenever the wild Miner completes a winning combination, the payout of it will be multiplied by 2. In a stunning proof of the statement that a book shouldn’t be judged by its covers, the Gold Miner also happens to activate the game’s main bonus feature. The scatter Gold activated the free spins round of the game when at least 3 of its symbols show up on the reels. 10 Free Spins are awarded and everything that is won during those free spins will be tripled. Provided that 3 more scatters appear on the reels, the free spins will be restarted. The main bonus feature of the game gets activated when the wild Gold Miner shows up on the second, third and fourth reels simultaneously. The bonus screen will show the player 4 mines and 1 of them will have to be selected. The miner will then proceed to collect five nuggets from that mine. Every piece that is gathered by the Miner will weigh a particular number of Ounces. The total number of Ounces multiplied by the triggering bet is how the collective award of the bonus game in California Gold is calculated. And again, this bonus feature can be restarted with the appropriate combination during the free spins round.
California Gold is a big and frankly unmissable slot game, there is no doubt about it, especially when one takes into consideration the big payouts of the symbols, the exceptional effects of the scatter and especially the wild symbol as well as the two exceptionally profitable bonus rounds.