Christmas Gold Digger Review
When we heard the name Christmas Gold Digger, in all honesty, we were expecting something a little more like a festive version of Kanye West's famous song. However, this redneck/Santa/miner/Christmas slot is rather more…..disturbing. And the word that comes to mind when describing this game is ‘hectic’.
The theme of Santa in his long-johns, deep underground in a mine, hurling pick-axes everywhere is possibly not what you imagine when you think of Christmas. But if your idea of the perfect holiday season is doing a ton of acid while in your pants, and blowing stuff up with TNT, this might be the perfect game for you. And once you step away from the bizarre theme of this slot, what lies underneath is actually a very fun game that has some serious winning potential.
With 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines, this is a pretty standard slot affair. But with so many added features, including the chance to add on an extra 3 rows to play with, Christmas Gold Digger might be absolutely insane to look at, but it could equal a very happy holiday for you indeed!
There's no doubt that this game is pretty unforgettable. A skinny, Santa-esque character in a state of undress, with only one tooth, who looks like he's tweaking on meth, is certainly a very unusual route for slot makers to go down.
And in fact, on further inspection, this isn't Santa at all, but a redneck called Gold Digger Gus from Gold Digger Megaways and the Gold Digger series. We're not sure whether that makes things better or worse, but it's quite nice to know that Santa hasn't let himself be completely ravaged by drugs over the years.
If you can distract yourself from the meth-infused Gus for just a moment, you'll see that this is actually a very nicely designed game. The symbols are cute, and everything is covered with a little bit of snow and the obligatory Christmas decorations and bells.
The base game is pretty standard as far as slots go, but where things take an unexpectedly mental twist is in the respins feature. This feature looks to have been designed by the same insane mind that created The Magic Roundabout, and with candy canes, Christmas lights and a crazed Jingle Bells soundtrack going off, the respin feature alone is enough to send you into a cardiac arrest.
To summarise, Christmas Gold Digger undoubtedly falls into the Christmas category, but it will take a certain type of player to be able to handle the sheer visual and audio assault that follows after you launch the game.
If you strip back the visuals of this game, you're left with a quite straightforward slot title. Your job is to match symbols across the reels, left to right, to create a payline. Simple. And with a possible 20 paylines, Christmas Gold Digger offers quite a standard gaming experience.
However, where this game shines is with its added extras. Not only is there the chance to land wild and multipliers, but the addition of the coloured gems that can convert symbols and increase your winnings, is a fantastic touch from iSoftBet.
While, technically, this game doesn’t have a separate bonus game, the respin feature is where the action happens. And with the chance to activate another 3 rows, plus medium volatility and a top prize of 8,320x stake up for grabs, this slot proves it is rather more generous than some others on the market at the moment.
The Christmas Gold Digger game certainly has some serious potential for big wins. If you can trigger the respin feature and find some of those coloured gems, you open up a world of possibilities when it comes to landing winning combinations.
Plus, given this game's medium volatility, wins should be semi-frequent and pretty decent. The RTP is a very standard 96%, but with a top prize of 8,320x, Christmas Gold Digger offers some great chances to take home some generous cash prizes….if you can tear them out of the drug-addled Gus's yellow-stained fingers.
To say we have mixed feelings about this game is an understatement. What is a very fun and potentially lucrative slot is somewhat overshadowed by the absolutely insane theme, graphics and sounds. We have no idea why iSoftBet opted for hillbilly in his underwear, masquerading as Santa, as a slot theme. But one thing's for sure, you won't forget the Christmas Gold Digger game in a hurry!
And on the flip side, this festive slot title does offer a good opportunity to land some very decent wins. So, if you can handle the attack on your senses that comes with this slot title, we recommend playing this game over the holiday season. Just make sure you have the sound turned down.