The California Gold game can be found at casinos offering NextGen Gaming software. NextGen Gaming are primarily a slots developer and their games can most often be found at casinos working with the NYXGaming platform. As a standard NextGen Gaming do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game paytable. As such we can say that the House Edge of California Gold is 6.706%.
The gold rush is back on – will you strike out or strike it rich?
California Gold had 5 reels, 20 paylines and you can bet one coin on each payline.
The ‘Mad Miner’ symbol is wild and only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4.
There are two bonus features when playing California Gold. The first is activated when you receive 3 or more of the ‘Gold’ scatter symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be awarded 10 complimentary spins with all wins tripled.
The second bonus feature is activated when you receive the Mad Miner wild symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen shown a map to four different gold mines. You pick the gold mine you wish the miner to go to then you are taken to a new screen showing the miner hurtling through the mine in a cart grabbing gold along the way. The more gold he collects the bigger the prize you are awarded at the end of the bonus feature.
Better than some of the games offer with similar house edges, but still doesn’t justify the hefty price tag.