Slot machines can be about pretty much anything. If they have gold or treasure in their titles, even better as it invokes the need to win real treasure or gold. Gopher Gold is one such slot with a rather bizarre theme which involves gold. In this game a set of mining gophers go looking for said gold with regular mining equipment.
The game is very simple, having only five paylines over five reels. You can chose to play only one payline or all five, but with so few playing less than five may be counterproductive. Each coin can value between 0.25 and 5, making the maximum bet for all lines 5 credits or coins. The games standing jackpot is only available to those who play with maximum bet. This is not a game for those who are looking for second screen bonus rounds or any special features. Gopher Gold is pure reel spinning action and not much else.
Old Microgaming Graphics
In years gone by Microgaming had a very particular style of graphics in their online slot games. Gopher Gold is one such game with large, blocky style symbols on big reels which leave no room for any background. As the name suggests, there is a lot of gold in this pokie. Below the reel are gold coins which lie behind the player info. The reels themselves are edged with gold and most of the symbols have gold in them too. Gopher Gold is a very simply laid out game with only the reels and the player info buttons taking up the whole screen. Line number are to the sides of the reels and are done in different colours, overall colours to the slot are black, and lots of gold.
The symbols in Gopher Gold keep up with the simplicity of the slot. Most of them are from a deck of cards, namely ten through to ace. These are done in big 2D cartoon style form with lots of gold. These are worth up to 500 times your line bet for the highest paying one, which is the Ace. The other four symbols in the game are more theme based with a stick of dynamite, a mining cart, a hurricane lamp and a pick axe granting you up to 5000 times your line bet. The highest paying symbol in the game is the Gopher Gold logo. This is the key to the standing jackpot as it will pay out 12000 times your line bet if you manage to find five of them in a row on an active payline.
Gopher Gold Wild
This is the games only special feature. The wild symbol in the mobile pokies NZ game is a happy looking gopher with the world wild on him. He has a rather inane grin and is clutching a pick axe, presumably in the hopes of striking a rich vein of gold down in his gold mine. This symbol can be found on any of the reels and will replace all other base game symbols to create winning combinations. The symbols itself is not worth anything though.