This is it! There really is gold within a slot machine. Paydirt is based on the gold mining business that happened during the Wild West era. This 25-pay line slot machine developed by• RTG (Real Time Gaming) features characters and tools that were used in an old-school gold mining setting. This includes a pick axe, dynamites, a donkey, and even a robber.
Design and Gameplay
The game is set in an old Western scene. The background is like a small village with barns and water tanks surrounded by trees. On the main screen, you’ll see the symbols made in good quality cartoon graphics. The sub-windows are of a leather-like material where you can find the texts in an old west playbill type of font.
The symbols in the game are the Gold Nugget, the Paydirt sign, the Mine Entrance, the Miner, the Bandit, the Mining Cart, the Dog, the Donkey, the Gold Pan, the Lantern, the Pick Axe, the Dynamite, and the Lantern. Some of these symbols have a special ability that can increase your winnings.
For the betting amounts, the game has a wide range that can suit many types of players, from the low-bets up to the big time high-rollers. You can start from $0.01 up to $5 amount of bet per active pay line. The game has 5 reels, 3 rows, and 25 pay lines, giving you a maximum of $125 bet per spin. Once bets are in, you may now start spinning. If you want to manually stop the reels from spinning, you may do so by clicking the STOP button and wait for your winning combinations to show up on your active pay lines.
If you are looking for symbols with high paying rewards on their own, try the Mine Entrance symbol which can give you a huge amount of 10,000 coins if you get 5 of this in an active pay line. The next symbols you can aim for are the Miner (gives you 2,500 coins) and the Bandit (gives you 3,000 coins). What’s more amazing than these basic rewards is the fact that they can be tripled when combined with a Gold Nugget.
Special Symbols and Bonus Games
The symbols in this game carry special abilities that can help a player boost his earnings. The first symbol is the Gold Nugget which acts as the Wild symbol. This symbol can take the place of any symbol, except for the Scatter, to complete a winning combination on an active pay line. Also, this symbol will triple your winnings whenever you combine it with a winning combination.
Next is the Playdirt symbol or the Scatter. The Scatter symbol provides multipliers when hit anywhere on the screen. If you get 3, 4, or 5 Scatters, you will receive a 2x, 20x, and 200x multipliers, respectively. Aside from getting multipliers, you will also have the chance to select one of the three bonus game features. Here, you’ll be asked to select one Scatter symbol to select a bonus game. The first bonus game is Gold Rush feature where you will be given 12 free spins and a Gold Nugget can show up anywhere on the reels. The next bonus game is the Gold Fever wherein you will receive 5 free spins and the 3rd reel will be a Wild symbol. Lastly, the Strike it Lucky game will give you the chance to choose one of the 5 gold mines and these mines contain a bonus symbol for you to utilize. In the Strike it Lucky game, you will also have the chance to get 10 additional free spins if you manage to get a Wild symbol or the Gold Nugget. All these bonus games can be retriggered anytime.
The game has a Progressive Jackpot. In this jackpot, the money increases every time a player bets and spins because part of their bets goes into this pot money. The best part here is that the jackpot money can be won anytime during the game because of its random nature.