Gold Hunter slot review

By Booming Games

Gold Hunter Slot

Gold Hunter Basic info

Game provider Booming Games

Release Date 6/2021

RTP 95.50%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Low

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $20

Max Win bet x 2320

Gamble Feature Volatility, Freespins, Scatter symbols, Wilds, Multiplier wilds

Layout 5x3

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility High

Progressive Jackpot No

Will you join the gold rush and search for vast riches in Gold Hunter? This 5-reel, 3-row slow with 10 paylines is developed by Booming Games and brings to the fore an interesting mechanic. The 5th reel is always a multiplier wild and it can go up to x50.

When you think about it, it’s quite a mind-blowing feature and it means that getting 5-of-a-kind isn’t all that hard as you only technically need to match 4-of-a-kind. Add to that the multiplier and you’re guaranteed some real excitement with every spin.

Set on a dark background deep inside a mine, the slot features vibrant tiles and a western-inspired soundtrack. The FX have a modern twist and the Yeehaw shout you will hear when the 5th reel is activated will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat.


There are only 7 symbols in play bar the wild, the scatter and the multipliers. Three high-paying symbols are depicted by a gold miner, a piece of gold and a lamp. Low-paying symbols take the form of card suits.

The symbols, from highest to the lowest consist of:

  • The scatter tile will only appear on reels 1, 2, 3 and 4. With 3 or more scatters the free spins round is triggered, awarding free spins depending on how many scatters land on the reels.
  • The Wild tile is a dynamite stack and substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter.
  • The Gold Miner yields 8x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Piece of Gold yields 4x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Oil Lamp yields 3x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Ace yields 1.5x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The King yields 1.2x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Queen yields 1x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Jack yields 0.8x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.


  • Wild Multiplier Reel

The 5th reel is the wild multiplier reel and consists of multipliers ranging from x2 to x50. All 4-of-a-kind wins will automatically trigger the wild multiplier reel resulting in a 5-of-a-kind win with whichever multiplier is on the active payline.

  • The Bonus Round

Scatters only appear on reels 1 to 4. Three or more scatters will reward the player with 3 free spins whilst 4 scatters will yield 7 free spins. During the bonus round, only the 3 high-paying symbols, the scatter tile and the wild tile are active on the first 4 reels meaning there’s a greater chance of high-paying combinations.


From the offset, this game delivered excitement. Having the 5th reel with a wild multiplier always active does keep you glued to the screen hoping you do hit the 4-of-a-kind symbol and then the x50 multiplier. This did happen once during the base game and I managed a 60x win which is more than I managed to get in the bonus round.

It took me around 150 spins to get into the bonus round and I only managed 3 scatters (which means a measly 3 spins). Even though only the 3 high-paying symbols were in play I only managed a 34x win. However, you can see the potential here, especially if you manage to land 4 scatters and receive the 7 spins.

With so few tiles in play I expected more wins but these didn’t come as often as I thought. Whilst I started really well and scored a few good wins in the base game thanks to the multiplier reel, I did see my funds getting drained quite quickly. This is definitely a highly volatile slot and even though you can see how some big wins are within reach, the max win of 2,320x somehow doesn’t feel worth it.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.