Get ready to dig deep in the mines for gold in the exciting, unique and abundantly paying Gold ‘N’ Rocks. Creating wins will collect points for you and trigger features. These include random extra wilds, 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x multipliers, cash wins and 2x2 Mega Wilds!
The game uses adjacently 3+ symbols pays and cascades with the dropping of symbols. Each paying cascade collects points and increases the grid by 1 row. There are prizes for getting a set number of Feature Points and they are even better during the free spins. Microgaming’s partner Golden Rock Studios will impress you with its latest slot of the mining theme.
Gold ‘N’ Rocks uses 5 reels on 5 rows grid with 25 symbols at the beginning as a default mode. You can get wins for 3 to 5 of the same symbols landed horizontally or vertically adjacent to each other. Winning symbols are removed and the others and new ones tumble from above. Each tumble increases the rows with 1 up to 10 rows. On the fully expanded grid, there are 5 reels and 10 rows with 50 symbols.
The volatility is medium to high and the RTP – 96.09%. You can use wagers from 0.50 to €50 credits and spin the reels digging from mobile phones, tablets and desktop. The features in the game are diverse and many. With each win of 3+ symbols of a kind, you earn points that activate modifiers. Landing 3 to 10 matching symbols on adjacent positions give you 1 to 40 Feature Points. Collecting 4 to 44 points activate 3x and 5x multipliers, 2 and 3 random wilds, 2x, 3x and 5x wins in the base game. You can win a 2×2 Mega Wild as well.
During the free spins, you play the same way and also collect points that activate much more features. These are 3x, 5x and 10x multipliers, 2 and 3 random wilds and a 2×2 Mega Wild. The jackpot win per spin in Gold ‘N’ Rocks is 6,094 times your stake.
Gold ‘N’ Rocks is set on a bare land full of soil and stones. You can see a calming landscape with a house on the right of the grid and a mine on the left. The reel set has a brown background with no frames for the reels. The feature prizes are displayed to the left of the reels. On them, you can land picks and axes, blue torches, carriages full of gold, bags with gold and game logos.
There are a wild landscape and a dynamite scatter. To the right, you also see a young lady miner with a hat and an axe. The soundtrack is in the country style and it is very suitable for the mining theme. It creates a jolly spirit and mood of the game. The images of all symbols and around the reels are clear, authentic and look great. You will see the grid expanding and witness features activating.
The pay-table includes 3 low-value and 3 premium symbols as well as a wild and a scatter. The lowest in value are the torch, pick and axe and the bag of gold symbols. These three pay equally. You get 0.20, 1 and 2x stake for 3, 4 and 5 of a kind of them. Landing 6, 7 and 8 matching of these pays 10, 50 and 100 times the stake. Getting 9 and 10 of a kind of any of these three pays 200 and 500 times your stake.
Two of the premiums also reward equally. Getting 3, 4 or 5 of the carriage with gold or the entrance of the mine pays 0.30, 2 and 3x stake. Landing 6, 7 or 8 of a kind of these pays 20, 200 or 300x stake. If you make wins of 9 or 10 of either of these symbols, you will be paid 400 and 600 times the stake respectively.
The most valuable symbol is the game logo. Hitting 3, 4, 5 or 6 of it pays 0.50, 4, 5 or 40 times your stake. Winning combinations of 7, 8, 9 and 10 with the game logo grant 300, 400, 600 and 800 times the stake.
The wild is the landscape symbol with the word itself. As usual, it substitutes for all others except for the Dynamite. It helps you complete wins. The wild is the most rewarding of all paying symbols. Landing 2, 3 and 4 wilds grants 0.10, 1 and 5 times the bet. Getting 5, 6 and 7 wilds on successive positions pays 10, 50 and 500 times the bet.
Landing 8, 9 and 10 wilds gives you 600, 800 and 1,000 times your stake respectively. A wild always appears on the central position when 3 winning symbols explode falling down with other symbols if necessary. Two isolated wild symbols will also pay and explode.
The Dynamite symbol appears on all reels and it is the scatter that activates the free spins. To get wins you need 3 or more of the same symbols landed next to each other in a horizontal or vertical direction. Each win triggers the tumbling of the remaining and new symbols from above. The base game starts at a 5×5 format. Each win activates an extra row as well as a tumble. On a maximally expanded grid, you will play with 5 reels and 10 rows.
You will get Feature Points with every win you create of 3 or more of the same symbols in the base game. This happens as follows:
3 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 1 Feature Point;
4 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 5 Feature Points;
5 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 10 Feature Points;
6 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 15 Feature Points;
7 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 25 Feature Points;
8 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 30 Feature Points;
9 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 35 Feature Points;
10 symbols on adjacent positions = the respective win + 40 Feature Points;
Once you have collected the necessary number of Feature Points, you will activate the respective extra features. These can be:
4 collected Feature Points = 2x pays. This means all following wins after that spin are multiplied by 2;
12 collected Feature Points = 2 random wilds will be added to the reels;
20 collected Feature Points = 3x pays and all following wins from that spin will be multiplied by 3;
28 collected Feature Points = 3 random wilds will be added to the reels;
36 collected Feature Points = 5x pays. This means all following wins from that spin will be multiplied by 5;
44 collected Feature Points = Mega Wild – this is a 2×2 wild added to the playing area at a random position;
These are the extra modifiers you will win from when collecting Feature Points in the base game. Check out these features during free spins.
Landing 3 Dynamite scatters trigger 8 Free Spins. Getting any extra scatter symbol gives you 1 additional free spin. The landed Dynamite symbols explode causing a tumbling reaction. Then, you will be paid for all created wins. The free spins play at the triggering bet size. You can retrigger them the same way you activated them – with 3 or more scatters.
During free spins, you have higher chances to get larger wins and multipliers. The features triggered with collected points here are better. They are:
4 collected Feature Points = 3x pays, which means all following wins from that spin are multiplied by 3;
12 collected Feature Points = 2 random wilds are added to the reels;
20 collected Feature Points = 5x pays. This means that all following wins from that spin will be increased by 5 times;
28 collected Feature Points = 3 random wilds will be added to the reels;
36 collected Feature Points = 10x pays. This means all following wins from that spin will be multiplied by 10;
44 collected Feature Points = a Mega Wild – this is a 2×2 wild added to the playing area;
Apart from these enhanced modifiers, there are more extras in the free spins. One of them is clearing all symbols as a result of wins, which rewards you with 250 times your bet cash prize. Additionally, during any free spin, you might get 100 Rollercoaster spins by chance. These play at the triggering bet. You stand the chance to retrigger extra spins and/or bonus features in the game. The key to greater payouts is in the free games, as you must have noticed.
Recently there has been plenty of slots using grids. Such are Reactoonz, Golden Glyph and Moon Princess. Golden Rock Studios contributes with their mine-inspired game. It is full of boosters and an expanding grid. The gameplay is unique and exciting. Players collect points and activate features once enough are present. The cascading reels and the paying adjacent symbols on rows and reels ensure better rewards.
There are tons of reasons why you should at least try this game. It is available to play right now and once you start spinning, you will be spellbound. The jackpot win is attractive – 6,094x stake per spin. For all players including high rollers, this is an adventurous video slot you shouldn’t miss!