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California Gold

California Gold Reviews by Players


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hajnrih 1376 reviews
I played California Gold with a 1 euro bet because I was hoping that the winnings will be better this way. I know that it is very easy to trigger the bonus during this game even though during the base game there are almost no payouts at all. This is another 5 reel 20 pay lines video slot powered by Microgaming. The theme is probably the California Gold Rush. So like the miners tried during the rush, I also had to try my luck with this slot. All the symbols are crafted to match the theme. So you can see symbols like a cart of gold, a map, sticks of dynamites and more.

I got the bonus only after 20 spins and then I had to choose one of four mines. I chose the fourth one and got 40 euros. Couple of spins later I hit the bonus round again. I chose the first mine and I got only 15 euros this time. During the base game I lost all of my money. So it was like I was winning and losing at the same time. Every time I hit the bonus my balances increases then until I trigger the next bonus I lose all of my winnings. The third time I got the bonus I chose the third mine and I got only 8 euros. So it was like gradually the amount of cash was dropping down with every next bonus round. This is when I realized it is better to stop playing the slot and collect my winnings.
This game has 2 bonus rounds, the free spins and the mad miner bonus game. It is so strange that I have never triggered the free spins round. All the time I had to cope with the mad miner. This bonus is really good, I cannot complain but I would also like to see how good the free spins can pay.
katemak 1170 reviews
Another game listed under Microgaming software which came as a surprise to me, because I am not use to see this games under this software. California Gold is a 20 liner videos slot with 5 reels, here the bet takes from 0.20 cents, so yes another cheaper game where we can play, especially for low rollers as me. The California Gold has decent graphics, although don't expect too much, because all their games are similar, but still wit decent payout.

The California slot game has free spins and a bonus feature, which by my opinion with the bonus round you won’t benefit much from it, because even with a bigger bet as I have played many times you won’t get more then 50 X your bet stake, well that's from my experience. The guy hiding behind the stones is the wild symbol, so yes; he will substitute all the symbols on the reels helping you complete a winning line. But also the wild symbol triggers the bonus round, which you'll need three of them anywhere on the reels so the bonus round could start.

The bonus round called Mad Miner Bonus will take you on another screen where you will have a chance to pick from 5 mines path, so the Gold miner will go with that gold trolley and collect all the gold on his way. The prize is cash prize and multiplier X2, but as I said you won’t benefit that much from that round. The free spins feature is more generous, so the Gold nuggets are the scatter symbols, lending any three anywhere on the reels will activate the free spins bonus round with 10 free spins which are multiplied X 3.

California Gold video slot has never been my favorite slot, even I have played lots of times and only few times managed to win something decent, don’t know should I recommend this game, being 20 liner which I am not use to, but eve playing with 25 lines still think is a average game with medium variance payout table.
California Gold it is Microgaming game, but with this sort of games, which actually unlikely made by Microgaming. I am also never saw any game like this in download casinos, so it is just in Quickfire package (i.e. you will find it at many casinos with Quickfire software).

There is 25 paylines on this slot game, and game looks typically to similar games in this sort. They old of course, but look still good, I am even think that games look better than Microgaming nine liners. Of course far away from modern games, does not expect anything even close to this. But ok, game looks ok for me, really.

Game has all chances to be played by you not only once, but again and again, it is dynamic one and I found it interesting for myself. Why no, there are wilds which double win (only on reels 2, 3, 4). If you get 3 wilds at same spin - you got bonus feature. Nothing really special, just picking mine and see short animations. Can't say about max prize there, I have had couple of 50x total bet bonus games here, and also not forget that 3 wilds at same time also usually give moderate win, but can give huge one. Another feature - freespins feature, which triggered by 3 or more scatters, it is triggered not very hard, not like at DOA this is for sure. 10 freespins with x 3 multiplier, nothing special, but wins there is good.

I played this game probably 10 times in total, not much, but each time I have decent playtime, frequest features, and some moderate wins. I never hit more than 100x total bet, but there is was some frequent good wins, which boost balance good.

Can't say anything interesting more, game is interesting to play sometimes, you know this all modern game is awesome of course, but sometimes it is great to give a shot to old game, such games usually give a lot of playtime, and sometimes they also pay decent money.
Generally speaking, I am have nothing too bad to say about this game.
California Gold is a funny game that I like to play now and then. The game is funny for few reasons: it's funny looking with its goofy pictures and the game play is just crazy.

I have started playing this game with big bet, just to see if I get lucky, and it never paid out. I would lose over €30 or €40 in one go and not get any bonuses or good wins. Then I tried it on the smallest bets and the same thing happened. I lost some cash and did not manage to get the feature again. I completely lost hope in this game and did not play it for ages. Then one day I had around €3 on my account and I was looking for a way to spend it quick to end the suffering. So I opened this game and instead of playing full lines I put it on 10 lines with 2 coins. On my second spin I got three golden nuggets and was awarded with free spins. To be honest I did not think anything of it. I had 10 lines and from my previous experience I knew that this game does not pay. On my first free spin I got three wilds on the 2, 3 and 4 reels. They came out in a line and had same pictures on the sides. Just on that spin I won over €30 and was given the bonus. This is a pick bonus and you have to pick a route and pick up gold on your way. The old dude managed to pick up a lot of gold and I got around €18 for that bonus. After my first spin on 10 line bet I had almost €50 and I could not believe it. Trough out the spins I was getting wilds but I did not manage to get three of them. At the end of free spin I had around €65 and was very happy. Come backs like that don’t happen a lot and you know it.

Over all the game is ok. It definitely can pay out but it can also be nasty. I have seen it and it’s not a pretty sight. My rating for this game 6 out of 10. It has it's moments.

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