The Aristocrat mobile range may not be the biggest, but the developer has at least kept its focus on bringing true player favourites from over the years to phones and tablets first. Where’s the Gold is one game that fits the bill nicely and we can only assume that the number of players to have sampled the delights of this one over the years will run well into the tens of thousands. It was a big hit in its native Australia and went on to become a favourite among players around the world, including right here in the UK. It does keep things simple, but that is definitely not a bad thing, especially where mobile action is concerned, and as a faithful conversion of both the land based and online versions of the game, it is sure to thrill and delight players in equal measure!
What to Expect
The theme on this game revolves around the gold rush, and you join the title character and several other themed symbols on the board, with 25 win lines in play at all times, over which to match all of these symbols up. The playing card icons are a massive part of the Aristocrat range and they are regularly on hand to offer up small but timely wins, with the bigger wins coming from the mine, tools and other themed icons. There is actually no wild card within the base game of Where’s the Gold but the symbols do seemingly have a knack for being in the right place and at the right time to keep the wins coming.
It can feel a bit like treading water on the base game of this one, with balances rarely going all that far in either direction over the course of a session. That is because the biggest and best wins on this one are reserved for the free spins bonus – something that comes into play whenever three or more dynamite scatters land in view. Rather than heading right into the free spins, players will first be tasked with picking one of the six displayed characters. A number of golden chunks will appear in the box below the character, along with the symbols from the base game. The gold chunks represent the number of spins that will be played through, while the chosen symbol becomes a wild card for the duration of the round. The symbol itself will also take on a golden sheen, so there is no chance of missing it whenever it manages to land in view! This new wild can now fill in for any symbol on the board except for the dynamite scatter, as this one continues to act as a scatter and can keep on adding more free games to the remaining total.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Where’s the Gold is a true player-favourite and the mobile version of the game is everything that fans of the land based and online iterations would hope for. The lack of a wild may influence some players, as will the rather casual nature of the base game, but the bonus round does an excellent job of completely making up for it and we are more than happy to recommend this game to Aristocrat fans in general.