Gold Digger Megaways slot REVIEW
Gold Digger Megaways ReviewMining slots are ever-popular, and iSoftBet has had some success with their original Gold Digger. A Megaways version seems like the next logical step indeed, and Gold Digger Megaways takes both the charm and the features to a new level. You’ll be introduced to the golden tooth prospector, Gus, once again, of course, but this time he brings his dog, Boomer, into the shaft with him.
Visually, the two installments are quite similar, but the K9 adds a layer of unpredictability because of the new modifiers he brings to the table. This goes for the Mining Modifiers in the base game, as well as what you get in the Hold & Win Respins round, and the 22,508x (28,821x with Gold Bet active) potential is significantly higher than in the original release. Fans of the original should rejoice, and we can easily see this Megaways version convince a bunch of new players as well.
Gold Digger Megaways Slot - Reels Screen
Gold Digger Megaways Features
You can turn on/off the Gold Bet between base game spins, and switching it on means you’ll be playing with a minimum of 10,000 win ways instead of a minimum of 324. This costs you 50 % more per spin though, but it also increases the potential quite significantly as stated above.
The premium symbols pay between 1.5 and 25 x your stake for 6 of a kind wins, and wilds can appear on the top horizontal tracker reel only to step in for pay symbols to help complete winning combinations. Winning symbols are removed via the Cascading Wins mechanic, and this makes room for new and/or existing symbols to drop down to fill the gaps. This process repeats as long as you keep winning, meaning that indefinite winning streaks can come from a single paid spin.
You’ll benefit from randomly triggered Mining Modifiers at random times in the base game, and these work as follows:
Max Megaways - maxes out the reels with 7 positions, which gives you the maximum number of 117,649 win ways.
Mystery Blast - Gus the prospector will blow the Mystery TNT boxes when they appear, revealing a randomly chosen matching symbol.
Boomer Bonus Add - Gus allows his dog, Boomer, to sniff out an extra gold nugget, and this guarantees the Hold & Win Respins feature.
Boomer Lose to Win - Gus makes sure his dog turns a losing spin into a winner, or it triggers a modifier.
You need 5+ gold nuggets anywhere in view to trigger the Gold Hold & Win Respins round. This takes you deeper into the mineshaft, and the triggering gold nuggets become sticky on an otherwise cleared grid. Only new gold nuggets, blanks, jackpot or special booster symbols may land during the feature, and you start with 3 respins. Any new non-blank symbol resets the respins tally to 3 again, and the gold nuggets come with values between 1x and 20x your stake.
You can land 3 different jackpot symbols, and these win you the Mini, Major and Mega jackpots worth 25x, 50x and 100x your stake, respectively. Here’s an overview of the Reel Booster modifiers you can also land:
Blue Gem w/ arrow - expands the relevant reel with 1 position.
Green $ Gem - bumps all present nuggets up to the next tier in value.
Red heart Gem - gives you +1 extra life that’s used if you run out of respins.
Purple X Gem - increases the win multiplier by +1, and the multiplier will boost your total winnings in the end.
Boomer’s Boost - triggers at random times to add extra gold nuggets or booster symbols to the grid.
Finally, non-UK players, and anyone eligible, can take advantage of the Bonus Buy feature. This will set you back 75x your stake, and it guarantees 5+ gold nuggets on the spin that follows. The RTP increases from 95.97 % to 96.86 % if you purchase the Hold & Win round.
The 200 Spins Gold Digger Megaways Experience
We grinded along in the base game with smaller wins here and there, and then we decided to turn on the Gold Bet to see if our luck would turn. It didn’t make much of a difference for us, so we eventually purchased the bonus round at 1:55 into the 4-minute highlights video. You can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
iSoftBet has done a lot of things right with this Megaways upgrade, and we like that you no longer need to collect 3 gems to benefit from a modifier in the Hold & Win round. They could have easily just grafted the original game onto the larger dynamic reels format and called it a day, but instead they’ve taken the time and effort to introduce both new features and a new character. Cozy golden-tooth Gus’ dog, Boomer, definitely adds to the charm, and he can be quite helpful as well.
Not only does this carefree K9 help trigger the Hold & Win feature, but he can also be a life-saver (literally) during the feature. Modifiers are balanced nicely between the base game and the Respins round, and the standard 22,508x potential (increases to 28,821x with Gold Bet active) is more than solid enough to make this an attractive prospect. Gold Digger Megaways might not revolutionize the Mining slot genre, but it’s a very solid addition nonetheless.
If you love Gold Digger Megaways you should also try:
Gold Digger - is the original iSoftBet release, and it comes with similar charming mining visuals and somewhat similar features. Gus dishes out 3 random modifiers in the base game, and the Hold & Win bonus round comes with 4 modifiers. This can lead to payouts up to 8,230x your stake.
Western Gold Megaways - is an iSoftbet dynamic reels engine release set in the same era as the game at hand, and this wild west installment comes with up to 117,649 win ways. The Hold & Win Respins round awards multipliers for filling reels with sheriff stars, and the overall max win is 12,000x your stake.
Tyrant King Megaways - takes you further back in history, to the era when giant beasts roamed the earth, and this iSoftBet dynamic reels release comes with up to 117,649 ways to win. You’ll benefit from a streak respins wild feature in all stages of the game, and the uncapped progressive multiplier bonus round comes with a solid 50,000x potential.
Gold Digger Megaways Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Gold Digger Megaways?
The 95.97 % RTP is about as average as they come. It increases to 95.98 % with the Gold Bet active.
How volatile is Gold Digger Megaways?
This is a medium volatile iSoftBet release, and it scores 6.5 out of 10 on their own volatility scale.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 22,508x your stake without the Gold Bet switched on, and up to 28,821x with the Gold Bet active.
What are the Mining Modifiers in Gold Digger Megaways?
There are 4 randomly triggered base game modifiers, and these consist of a maxed out megaways spin, mystery symbols, extra gold nugget and a losing spin turned into a winner.
Is there a free spins mode in Gold Digger Megaways?
Yes, the Hold & Win Respins round comes with 4 modifier symbols, jackpot symbols, as well as a randomly triggered Boomer’s Boost modifier.
How many winning ways are available?
You will be playing with between 324 and 117,649 win ways in Gold Digger Megaways.
Can I play Gold Digger Megaways slot for free?
Yes, you can test the free Gold Digger Megaways demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).