Gusher’s Gold Slot Machine
This slot is set in the oil fields of Texas, at a time when big cars with bull horns were driven by guys with equally big Stetson hats. Compared to many Rival gaming titles, Gushers Gold is beautifully produced – with slick game play and crisp graphics. In addition to the humour, there are some compelling reasons to play. These include a free spins game with a 3x multiplier to all of your wins, a bonus game where you’ll get to drill for oil and an expanding wild which will cover entire reels. There is also a jackpot meter, which will fill up with oil, sometimes overflowing and distributing coins.
The frame around the reels has been cleverly designed to look like the pipes of an oil rig, with the logo at the top having oil behind. The reels are transparent, with a typical flat Texas landscape revealed whenever you hit the spin button. On the reels you’ll find a mix of symbols covering oil and the spoils (wealth) that come from this. These include hard hats, drill bits and barrels – as well as the ‘nodding donkeys’ themselves. There is also a hip flask, deed, and a map of Texas with a rig on the top. You will find a blonde Texas Belle, pile of money and box of cigars – as well as the horn-adorned car.
Animations are very good in this game. Some are subtle, for example the deed folding in half when involved in a win. Others are more involved, including the drilling sequence during the bonus game. Sound effects include a bluegrass type track playing in the background, slide guitar effects on wins and even a ‘yeee haaa’ when you trigger the bonus or free spins game.