RTG PAYDIRT! SLOT REVIEW
Gold mining has always been a fascinating topic. Imagine traveling the country with nothing but your loyal horse, some dynamite and a pickaxe, only to return home a rich man thanks to all the gold you found. Well, with this video slot released by RTG in 2009, you won’t even have to leave your house to get rich because you have it all at your fingertips.
Paydirt! is a progressive slot with a classic setup of 5 reels and 25 paylines. Playable on both PC and mobile devices, Paydirt! also comes with a free demo version that you can try right here on this page! However, the real riches await you in our Real Money Slots section, where you can bet real money and even withdraw your winnings.
HOW TO PLAY THE PAYDIRT! SLOT
Before you start hunting for gold, you’ll have to place your bets and you can do that from the lower side of the screen. You can adjust both your cash bet and the number of active paylines starting from a mere $0.01. When you’re happy with your setup, simply click the green SPIN button and off you go!
The reels are set against a Wild West background, complete with all the characters you’d see in a gold rush movie - bandits trying to steal from the miners, the miner himself, his loyal dog, his donkey, a mining cart full to the brim of golden nuggets, some dynamite, the entrance to the mine, a lantern, a mining axe and a mining pan. You also have some special symbols but we’ll talk about them in a bit.
PAYDIRT! SLOT FEATURES
- Wild symbol. The gold nugget is the Wild symbol of this game (of course) and during the base game it will substitute for any other symbol on the reels except for the Scatter. It can only show up on reels 2 and 4 and it will triple your prize when found in a winning combination.
- Scatter symbol. The PAYDIRT! logo is the game’s Scatter. Land at least three of them on an active payline and you’ll trigger one of the special features. It can’t be replaced by the Wild and any Scatter wins will be multiplied by the total bet.
- Gold Rush feature. The Gold Rush feature will reward you with 12 free spins and emerging group nuggets. If you get two or more Scatters during this feature, you will re-trigger another 12 free spins.
- Strike It Lucky feature. During this feature you’ll have to select one of the 5 gold mines to reveal a bonus symbol. You’ll also get 10 free spins and any bonus symbol that appears will be replaced with a gold nugget.
- Gold Fever feature. This feature will give you 5 free spins with the third reel covered in gold nuggets. If you get more Scatters, you’ll be awarded with 5 more free spins.
- Progressive jackpot feature. There’s no specific requirement to trigger the progressive jackpot - it will be awarded at random, adding it to your total wins.
- Autoplay feature. You can use the Autoplay feature at any point during the game. You’ll just have to set up a few variables (including the total number of automatic spins) and watch as the reels spin themselves for you.
In conclusion, we can confidently say that this one of the best slots RTG has offered, especially thanks to the pays and volatility. The different free spin features are just the icing on the cake and the progressive jackpot only adds to the excitement - it can be won when you least expect it. So get your pickaxe and your saddlebags ready because you’re about to be covered in gold!