Dig Your Way to Gold with Gus!

It’s a new month, and time to introduce a very special slot game. Gold Rush Gus set the bar for Cafe Casino slot games when we released it a year ago. No game does a better job of channeling the look and feel of a video game than this interactive 5-reel, 10-payline slot. This game also comes jam-packed with more bonus features than any of our other slots, making it the best online slot game for bonus hunters. It’s rewarding, fun, and full of surprises.

If you haven’t yet tried out Gold Rush Gus slot game, this article is a good starting point. We’re going to explain what makes this new online slot so compelling and provide detailed explanations on its innovative features. Now's the ideal time to play Gold Rush Gus slot game at Cafe Casino.

Gold Rush Gus Theme: Why We Love it

The gold rush theme is always popular with online slots. After all, we’re always looking for gold when we spin the reels of a slot machine. This version takes us underground to a mine where we get to dig for gems alongside the scrappy prospector, Gus. His happy-go-lucky demeanor makes him a charming main character in the game’s storyline.

Everything from the bonus round to the game icons adds to the gold rush theme. You’ll find topaz, amethyst, ruby, and citrine appear as game icons on the reels, and they get dislodged from the earth’s crust every time Gus swings his pick-ax into the ore. If you find enough of them lined up on a payline, you win a payout that reflects the gem’s value. Naturally, the progressive jackpot is represented by a diamond.

Gold Rush Gus: Format

Gold Rush Gus is a 5-reel slot with three rows of icons. 10 paylines provide ample opportunities to line up the two or three minimum matches needed to trigger a payout. Bet sizes range from $0.2 a spin to $100 spin, making it suitable for bankrolls of all sizes. Since there are no coins bet, your total stake gets divided by the number of paylines to establish a bet per line that’s used to determine payouts.

Gold Rush Gus: Top Features

Fun and engaging features are the cornerstones of Gold Rush Gus.

  • Wilds are included and substitute for standard game icons to create more winning paylines when possible; these are represented as old-timey flasks with a cork in the spout. Wilds, however, play second fiddle to the game’s most exciting feature, which is triggered when you land two Key symbols (scatters) on Reels 1 and 3. This key combination causes a mole to pop up from the ground and gives you a treasure chest. The contents of the chest determine which bonus you get.

  • There are four possible bonus items in the chest, and the best result you can hope for is the diamond, which awards you with the game’s progressive jackpot. Mini jackpot gems are also available as potential bonuses in the chest. At the top of the game screen, you’ll see two jackpot metres: one green jackpot metre and one red jackpot metre. Every time you spin the reels, money is added to your personal jackpot metres, which payout when you collect all five gems of the correct colour.

  • The Instant Win (represented by a hunk of gold) is another potential reward from inside the chest, and the size of the payout depends on your stake. It’s not quite as fun as the Treasure Map prize, but it’s still a nice boost to the bankroll. The Treasure Map is for the game’s bonus round that takes Gus on a wild ride through the cave in a rickety old mine cart. Your reflexes will be tested and rewarded in this game, as every time the mine cart goes over a booster area on the tracks, you can click anywhere on the screen to get the boost—and more coins. The faster Gus goes, the richer you’ll be when the mine cart reaches its destination.

  • Beyond the Treasure Chest, two other bonus features are included to enhance the base game. Free spins not only get you a chance to score some serious free cash but also introduce the second character in the Gold Rush story. He is a big oaf compared to Gus, but he’s a good strong digger who works for free. You get 5, 10 or 15 free spins with a multiplier of 2X, 3X or 4X depending on the number of Free Spin scatters you land. The best part is this feature can be retriggered.

  • Last but not least, the game is equipped with a Lava Re-Spin feature that keeps Gus on his toes. You never quite know what you’re going to bust into when digging in a mine, and at the conclusion of any losing spin, lava can bubble and shoot up from underneath the reels to change the losing icon combinations in two to five reels with fresh new ones, and hopefully snag you an unexpected payout. It’s the only time seeing lava erupt from the ground beneath you is a good thing!

As is the life of a prospector, Gold Rush Gus is fueled by the desire to discover a jackpot, but it’s really the journey that is the most rewarding. Go on your own prospecting adventure today by taking this popular slot game out for a spin. It’s available in both Practice Play and Real Play modes.