The gold extraction-oriented March 2021 video slot Gold Collector from developer—and distributor Microgaming—is typical of a Southwestern U.S. gold rush. The basis for the April 2022 game Gold Collector: Diamond Edition; Gold Collector is in the HyperHold gaming line, alongside 6 Tokens of Golden (January 2021).
Themes: traditional gold mining, playing card values, gold nuggets, dynamite blasting. Ten (prospector, cart, lantern, pick ax, shovel, A, K, Q, J, and 10) symbols require three to five winning combinations.
Gold Collector Game Characteristics
Gold Collector’s best features are its: reactivable free games; side game’s free re-spins; eleven bet multipliers-related collectible coins with X1000 potential in the five jackpots; and X1200 payout.
Gold Collector’s transparent 5X4 grid is embedded on the entryway of a gold-strewn, pole-framed, cord-partitioned, and brown cobblestone portal bisected by a mine railroad. It has 50 rightward winning ways, 28 bet sizes, thirteen symbols, and X0.20 to X15 payouts.
Quick bets: $0.20, $0.40, $0.50, $1.00, $5.00, and $100.00. Bet sizes: 0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $7.50, $8.00, $10.00, $12.50, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $30.00, $40.00, $50.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum total bet).
Gold Collector’s three special symbols are: the substituting wild is a golden-and-gray “GOLD COLLECTOR” logo for inner reels; the free games activator is a burning bunch of three “scatter” dynamite sticks for inner reels; and the jackpot-prompting and credit-displaying collectible is a crimson-ribboned golden coin.
Gold Collector’s ten symbols: ore-carrying white-haired lean prospector gawking at gold; gold-filled vintage cart; antique mining lantern; old pick ax; old shovel; letter-shaped nuggets A, K, Q, J, and 10.
Two A, K, Q, J, or 10 pay X0.20; three A, K, Q, J, or 10 pay X1; and four A, K, Q, J, or 10 pay X2. Three shovels or pick axes pay X0.50, four shovels or pick axes pay X2; and five shovels or pick axes pay X5.
Three lanterns pay X0.50, four lanterns pay X2, and five lanterns pay X6. Three carts pay X1, four carts pay X5, and five carts pay X10. Three prospectors pay X1, four prospectors pay X5, and five prospectors pay X15.
Three dynamite sets load eight free games, guaranteeing the coin-locking side game that can also result from 3+ golden coins in a regular round. After the activating coins are relocate to their respective reels in the bonus game’s 15-cell grid. Players are offered three free re-spins (resettable), showed atop the coin-hosting reels: first “mini” reel; second “minor” reel; third “maxi” reel; fourth “major” reel; and fifth “grand” reel.
Despite paying the consolation sum of the scattered coins (from X2 to X20); a side game’s coin-filled reel solely prompts its respective self-adjusting jackpot, including: X10 mini jackpot ($1.00 to $1000.00); X20 minor jackpot ($2.00 to $2000.00); X50 maxi jackpot ($5.00 to $5000.00); X100 major jackpot ($10.00 to $10000.00); and X1000 grand jackpot ($100.00 to $100000.00).
The X1200 highest single win yields (1200X100) a $120000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The Gold Collector’s features: mobile/desktop versions, quick spin, 10-100 auto play, and HTML5-based software. Sounds: ambient country instrumental music; and jingling, clinking, fizzling dynamite, and thudding effects. The animated 3D graphics: glow, glitter, blaze, and fiery dynamite blast.
Luck in Gold Collector
Gold Collector, a game of chance, has a 96.40% RTP rate and a 3.60% house edge.