Gold Vein is a mining-themed video slot game that was released in 2019 by Booming Games developers and includes a 5x3 reel layout with 20 fixed pay lines. The game has a medium win variance, but the RTP is unknown. There are a few bonus features available, including wild symbols, a random bonus reel, and free spins. You can play this game on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
You can place a bet between 0.20 and 400 cash.
There is only one bet setting and it is located on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the ‘coins’ icon to open a menu with the cash bet options ranging from 0.20 – 400. This setting is in the same place on desktop and mobile versions of the game. The bet you select is the total amount that will be deducted from your balance every time you hit spin.
You can either spin manually or using the auto spin feature. There is also a turbo mode.
Gold Vein takes place inside an old mine, with rocks, train tracks, and barrels visible in the background. The main attraction is the payout symbols, which include high-value payout symbols with a lot of detail. American frontier-style music can be heard in the background, adding to the sense of adventure. You can mute the music and game sound separately by clicking on the ‘+’ menu in the bottom right-hand corner.
There are 8 symbols that trigger payouts in Gold Vein, including 3 low-value symbols, 4 high-value symbols, and the wild symbol which also triggers the highest payout. The wild symbol can only be combined 5 times and will payout 50x your selected bet. For example, if you choose a bet of 1, 2, or 4, the payout will equal 50, 100, and 200 cash respectively.
The highest paying regular symbol is the high-value golden nugget. This symbol pays out 2.5x, 12.5x, 25x, and 37.5x your selected bet. The maximum cash payout you can receive is 15,000 when you combine 6 golden nugget symbols using a maximum bet of 400. The golden nugget symbol can also appear as a double symbol which counts as 2 regular gold nugget symbols. The regular payout symbols can be combined 3, 4, or 5 times, except for the gold nugget which can be combined up to 6 times. The different ways to combine these symbols are listed on the ‘i’ page under the ‘Paylines’ heading.
How to Read the Paytable
The paytable is available by clicking on the ‘i’ page and lists the cash payouts of all symbols. These payouts are linked to your selected ‘bet’.
Random Bonus Reel: During normal gameplay, a random bonus reel can appear which will include a random mixture of 3 of the special symbols: gold nuggets, wild dynamite, wild dynamite 2x multiplier, or scatter symbol. During free spins a Random Bonus Reel can appear and include a mixture of 3 of the special symbols: gold nugget, wild dynamite 2x multiplier, scatter +1 free spin or scatter +2 free spins.
Free Spins: 3 scatter symbols on the game board trigger 10 free spins. These free spins use the same bet amount as used during normal gameplay. The number of your current free spins is listed on the free spin counter and can be increased by landing the scatter +1 or scatter +2 free spins symbols in the random bonus reel. During free spins, any wild symbol landing on reels 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be locked until all free spins are played.
There are two wild symbols in Gold Vein, including a regular wild and a wild 2x multiplier. These wild symbols substitute for all regular payout symbols. The 2x multiplier wild can only land on the random bonus reel during normal or free spins. The regular wild also triggers payouts when combined 5 times.