Game description

Gold Strike Bonanza Slot (Blueprint)

Gold Strike Bonanza Slot (Blueprint)After the massive success that we saw in Big Bass Bonanza, many slot developers have come out with a near replica of the same game, and the latest is Blueprint/Reel Time Gaming.

The two developers have a new title that is almost a copycat release of Big Bass Bonanza, and it is titled Gold Strike Bonanza.

Although the developer has gone with a toiling expedition in the tough life of a gold miner and not the usual cosy fishing voyage, it is still obvious that much of it is an idea from the original release by Pragmatic Play.

Game Set-Up

The game uses the common 5 reels set up, with just 10 paylines/ways to win. Among the symbol present are the Free spins bonus, Bonus Multiplier, Cash Prize, Collect Symbols, Respins, and the Wild.

Betting and Prizes

Do you love playing slots for real money? Well, then you will love this title. I was happy to place bets of as little as $0.10 to as much as $10 per pin.

The highest that you can get from this slot is 50,000x the stake, but considering its medium to high volatility, I was expecting to see a better RTP and not the 95% that Blueprint has given it.

Gold Strike Bonanza Features

The slot has several features, and the top tier Dog symbol will deliver payments of up to 200x the stake for 5 of a kind. You also get several other premium icons with payments of between 20 and 50 x the stake.

Landing 3+ Dynamite scatters on the reel will trigger the Bonus Round. With 3, 4, or 5 scatters in view, the slot will reward you with 10, 15 and 20 free spins respectively.

The Prospector Wild present can land on any of the available reels. This wild can be used to replace the regular icons, which is a great contributor when you are looking for a way to create winning combos. It can also be referred to as the Collector symbol.

The slot offers some gold nuggets and these land with cash prizes attached. Landing the Prospector Wild all at the same time will collect the gold nugget prizes.

These nuggets come with prizes of between 2x and 2,000x the stake, and the Prospector will be collected in the multiplier, plus an extra spins trail that appears on top of the grid. This is how the trail works:

4 prospectors will trigger +10 free spins plus an x2 gold nugget multiplier.

4 extra prospectors win +10 free spins plus an x4 gold nugget multiplier.

4 extra prospectors win +15 free spins plus an x10 gold nugget multiplier.

Additionally, the Prospector may also activate 1 of the 2 available modifiers randomly. These two are;

Gold Rush – this one transforms gold nuggets into sticky while the remaining positions go into a respin. If you are lucky to land an extra gold nugget, the process will repeat.

Big Blast Bonanza – with this one, dynamites that is tossed from the prospector will change their position and turn into gold nuggets.

Theme and Design

One thing that is clear about the slot is that the visuals are quite dated, and it’s a game that gives us a retro vibe. Symbols include Gold, a Digger, and some Dogs.


Gold Strike Bonanza is a good slot machine, however, the game lacks in originality. Also, as a medium to high volatility title, the developers should have considered a fairer RTP.

From my experience with the slot, I can say that it is only suitable for casual gamers.

UPDATED ON: by James Worden