Betsoft Gaming released Gold Diggers in mid-June 2010. A gold mining-based but desktop-only video slot, whose sequel is titled More Gold Diggin’ (March 2014), it features a three-person Caucasian mining team. It is set during the real-life mid-1800s Californian gold rush, wherein the three fictitious prospectors are Daisy, Cletus, and Jeb. Unfortunately, Cletus and Jeb are shortchanged when they unwittingly give their findings to their manipulative female teammate Daisy. Consequently, the would-be rich male miners have to dig for gold forever—they liken their activity to that of the gopher, a burrowing rodent, among them.
Similar games from Betsoft: Giovanni’s Gems (August 2017), Black Gold (March 2012), Gold Canyon (July 2019), Swap n Drop (December 2020), and Gemmed! (September 2019). Some Gold Diggers’ rival games: Gold Digger (June 2020) from iSoftBet, Dig That Gold (2018) from Xplosive Slots Group, and Gold Rush (December 2017) from Pragmatic Play.
Four symbols (pickax, gold nuggets, gopher, and dynamite) require three, four, or five winning combinations. Six symbols (Cletus, Jeb, Daisy, oil barrels, kerosene lantern, and mine cart) require two three, four, or five winning combinations.
Gold Diggers Game Characteristics
Gold Diggers’ partitioned 5X3 grid has a red oak wooden frame. Its reels are the color of the mine’s black cotton soil. Its ropey 30 left-to-right paylines are adjustable (17 choices). There are eleven symbols, eleven coin denominations, five bet levels, 935 total bets, locked symbols, a click-and-reveal game, a bonus game, free respins, a side game, and regularly pays from $2.00 to $2500.00.
Gold Diggers has three special symbols and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbols: a respin-triggering bunch of three dynamite sticks; the click-and-reveal game-triggering feature is a smirking yellow-faced gopher; and the bonus game-triggering scatter is a “Gold Rush Miners!” poster advertising mining jobs.
Ordinary symbols: pickax; gold nuggets on a pan; wildly haired miner Cletus; lean miner Jeb; cunning and beautiful blonde named Daisy; two oil barrels; lit kerosene lantern; and mine cart carrying ore.
The Gold Diggers coin sizes: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. It has 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bet levels. Active paylines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, or 30. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $150.00.
The $150.00 bet offers these average regular Gold Diggers payouts. Three, four, and five winning combinations: pickax pays $50.00, $150.00, and $375.00; and gold nuggets pay $25.00, $100.00, and $250.00.
Two, three, four, and five winning combinations: bearded miner pays $75.00, $500.00, $1500.00, and $2500.00; lean miner pays $50.00, $375.00, $1000.00, and $2000.00; Daisy pays $25.00, $250.00, $750.00, and $1500.00; oil barrels pay $25.00, $150.00, $400.00, and $750.00; kerosene lantern pays $25.00, $100.00, $300.00, and $625.00; and mine cart pays $10.00, $75.00, $250.00, and $500.00.
Three, four, and five dynamites pay $200.00, $500.00, and $1000.00; the dynamites then disappear explosively, locking the other symbols and prompting new cascading symbols that may make new winning combinations. Three, four, and five gophers pay $25.00, $75.00, and $150.00; the gopher then starts tunneling on the pressed “click me!” image.
Three, four, or five scattered mining job posters unlock the spot-choosing bonus game; it prompts the male miners to hurry up towards the grid, wherein they blast an entryway to a mother lode whose wall is embedded with six wooden spots from which the player chooses three spots; Jeb and Cletus peck the selected spots using pickaxes, thereby revealing credits-awarding gold nuggets. Gold Diggers has a $13650.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The good Gold Diggers software features: flash game; desktop version only; icons set on wood and mine carts; turbo mode; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Theme song: original alternative country music track. Sound effects: plinking, creaking, blasting, “any gold for me”, and “it is a gold rush”.
The cinematic graphics include swinging lantern, moving mine cart, explosion, dancing miners, leaky roof, capillary rise, falling debris, placer mining, and burrowing gopher.
Luck in Gold Diggers
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Gold Diggers is 91.23% and the house edge is 8.77%.