PayDirt Details Page
Full screen, volume control and speed control options are available as is a very comprehensive Auto Play option. The Auto Play can be automatically stopped at a number of conditions such as when a jackpot is won or the balance increases or decreases by a set amount. The only thing missing in the software is the BET MAX button.
Easy to Understand (10)
The game is easy to follow and the rules and procedures are clearly explained in the Payout Table and the Rules. Audio instructions are also given in the feature games.
Graphics & Sounds (9)
The graphics are typical of the Gold Rush era. The animations are good without being spectacular. There is no introductory clip or background music but the music in the feature games is excellent and appropriate.
Theme and Concept (10)
Mining and especially Gold Rush is a popular slots theme. The symbols portray this theme adequately. The background to the reels depicts a typical mining settlement of those times. The Strike It Lucky feature game brings alive the mining operations.
Game Features (10)
PayDirt has both wild and scatter symbols, which have become mandatory. Effective use has been made of both symbols. The wild symbol is a multiplier and in the free spins round it has been given considerably more freedom and enhances the ways of winning. The Strike It Lucky feature is a perfect combination of a bonus game on the second screen and a free spins bonus game.
Betting Options (9)
The coin denomination range varies from 0.01 to 5.00, which is excellent since it accommodates both low and high rollers. For this reason probably the number of coins per line has been fixed at one. There are twenty-five paylines, which again is adequate without being spectacular.
PayDirt scores high on jackpots. To start with there is a progressive jackpot that hits randomly. This is good because players are then not required to play at max bet all the time. There are good fixed jackpots as well. The first and second jackpots pay out 10000 and 2500 coins. If a wild is used in the winning combination then the first jackpot pays 30000 coins.