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Added by Booming Games. Information last updated: 03/06/2021
Game supplier:Booming Games
Max. win:bet x 2320
Mobile version:Support all devices
Adventure & action
Riches & luxury
Slot tester's review Melanie Hart
Will you join the gold rush and search for vast riches in Gold Hunter? This 5-reel, 3-row slow with 10 paylines is developed by Booming Games and brings to the fore an interesting mechanic. The 5th reel is always a multiplier wild and it can go up to x50.
When you think about it, it’s quite a mind-blowing feature and it means that getting 5-of-a-kind isn’t all that hard as you only technically need to match 4-of-a-kind. Add to that the multiplier and you’re guaranteed some real excitement with every spin.
Set on a dark background deep inside a mine, the slot features vibrant tiles and a western-inspired soundtrack. The FX have a modern twist and the Yeehaw shout you will hear when the 5th reel is activated will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat.
There are only 7 symbols in play bar the wild, the scatter and the multipliers. Three high-paying symbols are depicted by a gold miner, a piece of gold and a lamp. Low-paying symbols take the form of card suits.
The symbols, from highest to the lowest consist of:
The 5th reel is the wild multiplier reel and consists of multipliers ranging from x2 to x50. All 4-of-a-kind wins will automatically trigger the wild multiplier reel resulting in a 5-of-a-kind win with whichever multiplier is on the active payline.
Scatters only appear on reels 1 to 4. Three or more scatters will reward the player with 3 free spins whilst 4 scatters will yield 7 free spins. During the bonus round, only the 3 high-paying symbols, the scatter tile and the wild tile are active on the first 4 reels meaning there’s a greater chance of high-paying combinations.
From the offset, this game delivered excitement. Having the 5th reel with a wild multiplier always active does keep you glued to the screen hoping you do hit the 4-of-a-kind symbol and then the x50 multiplier. This did happen once during the base game and I managed a 60x win which is more than I managed to get in the bonus round.
It took me around 150 spins to get into the bonus round and I only managed 3 scatters (which means a measly 3 spins). Even though only the 3 high-paying symbols were in play I only managed a 34x win. However, you can see the potential here, especially if you manage to land 4 scatters and receive the 7 spins.
With so few tiles in play I expected more wins but these didn’t come as often as I thought. Whilst I started really well and scored a few good wins in the base game thanks to the multiplier reel, I did see my funds getting drained quite quickly. This is definitely a highly volatile slot and even though you can see how some big wins are within reach, the max win of 2,320x somehow doesn’t feel worth it.
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RTP (Return to Player):95.5%
Max. win:bet x 2320
Win both ways:
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You can play Gold Hunter in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 23 other languages.
Gold Hunter supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD
Mel has been writing for the past decade covering anything tech from software to gaming. Poker is her card game of choice, and she does enjoy feature-rich slots, but her real passion is competitive FPS games.