PayDirt is a five-reel, 25-line slot that revolves around a gold mining camp. Slots with this theme are found all over the online gaming world. Therefore, PayDirt isn't exactly breaking ground with its subject matter. But does it offer any redeeming qualities that make it stand out? You can see the answer below by reading about this game's graphics, paytable, bonuses, return to player (RTP), and more.
Gameplay & Graphics
Produced by Realtime Gaming (RTG), this slot is fashioned to look like an Old West mining town. It's reminiscent of the Gold Rush days, when thousands of people flocked to the California hills in search of riches. The visuals are cartoonish and look much like many of RTG's other games.
Wins are forms from left to right, starting with the leftmost reel. Payouts are multiplied by the line stake. Assuming two or more prizes occur in the same line, only the highest one will be paid.
Symbols include golden nuggets, a PayDirt sign, mine shaft, miner, bandit, cart, mule, dog, dynamite, pick-axe, gold pan, and hammer. Appearing on reels 2 and 4, gold nuggets are a wild symbol and substitute for everything except the sign. They also triple any payout that they helps form. The mine shaft offers the highest payout at 10,000x for five symbols, or 30,000x with a wild involved. The miner pays the second most at 2,500x or 7,500x (w/ wild).
PayDirt Slots Bonuses
You trigger free spins by landing three or more PayDirt signs anywhere on the reels. Signs remain on the reels once the feature is triggered. You need to select a sign (a.k.a. pick'em feature) to reveal one of three types of free spins.
"Gold Rush" spins award 12 free games and allow gold nuggets to appear on any reels, rather than just reels 2 and 4. "Gold Fever" delivers five free spins along with a middle reel that's filled with wilds. "Strike It Lucky" sees you pick gold mines to reveal bonus symbols. You'll then receive 10 free spins with the bonus icons being turned into wilds.
Available on Androids and iPhones
PayDirt may be based on the old 1800s mining days. However, it's completely modernized and available for smartphones and tablets. You can play this game on an iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone/tablet.
Try PayDirt for Free
You can play this game for free at any online casino with RTG software. You'll simply need to register for an account before playing. Of course, you won't be able to win any gold nuggets of your own with demo mode. Therefore, you may consider depositing and playing for real money at some point.
PayDirt Slots Jackpot
This game features a random progressive jackpot that grows with every bet. The jackpot is worth $1,422 at the time of this review. It can be won on any spin, regardless of what happens on the paylines (hence the "random" aspect).
You can change paylines from 1-25 and coin size from $0.01 to $5. This creates a wide betting range going from $0.01 to $125. You can turn on autoplay if you're happy with your betting options and want to keep the reels spinning automatically.
PayDirt RTP & Volatility
The PayDirt RTP is somewhat of a mystery. RTG lets its casino clients pick payback ranging from 91% to 97.5%. Hopefully, you'll play this game at a casino that offers RTP in the higher range.
Overall Rating on PayDirt Slots
We give PayDirt an 8 out of 10 in terms of overall rating. It doesn't have the most-original theme, nor graphics that blow us away. But we really like the bonus, which offers one of three types of free spins. You might appreciate the characters and large payouts too. Regarding the latter, you can win up to $150,000 if you get the 30,000x top payout with a $5 coin size.