Drill That Gold Slot Review

Slots Basic information

Software: Pragmatic Play
Release: 24.03.2022
RTP: 96.45%
Volatility: High
Wild Symbol: Yes
Scatter Symbol: Yes

Grab your helmet and lamp and be ready to head deep underground. Get to work piling your mining cart high with gold. Dig even deeper to see where the best gems are found. Want to know if you’ll strike gold? Read on to find out how to play the game and what features to expect.


Drill That Gold is a traditional video slot with five reels and three rows. You win by landing symbol combinations on the paylines from left to right. The highest combination is multiplied by the bet on that line to give you your winnings, and it can be combined with wins on other lines. There are 20 paylines, which you can check in the game’s paytable by hitting the large ‘i’ information button. You can adjust your bet using the plus or minus symbols on either side of the spin button. Alternatively, you can use the ante bet feature by sliding the bar on the left side of the reels. It increases the bet by 25% and changes the special symbols that you’ll see.

There’s a mute button to turn off the music. Next to that, you can press the menu icon to adjust which sounds you hear, turn on battery saver mode, and you can also adjust your bet from there.


Pragmatic Play has delivered on the mining theme right through the symbols and features. The low-value icons are the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A. The graphics help them fit with the rough mining style. The high-value symbols are all closely related to mining. Look out for the pickaxe, the lantern, the mining cart with gold, the gem and the miner himself. You’ll also see that animated character to the right of the reels waiting to connect the power for the drills.

It’s a high volatility game, getting the max rating from the software provider. That means fewer payouts on average but a higher likelihood of bigger wins over a short space of time compared to low volatility slots.

Special Symbols

The mining theme might catch your eye, but it’s the features that are likely to make you want to stick around. Below are all the special symbols that impact the gameplay.


The TNT or dynamite acts as the Wild, which can stand-in for all the other symbols except the bonus. It appears on every reel, and if you collect three or more on a payline, then you’ll get a payout equal to that of the highest value icon.

Drill Feature

The most valuable symbol is the minor. If you get a full stack of them on any reel, then they expand as the miner plugs in his equipment. The silver drill appears, becoming wild; it can find a random money award worth 2x to 100x your bet.

Spin Modifier

Mines are unpredictable places. If your spin finishes without a win, then the ground might shift, adjusting the reels to a win at least 10x your bet or even triggering the bonus feature.

Gold Spins

Landing three or more of the bonus symbol launches the special round known as Gold Spins. The icon is a silver drill with the word bonus below, so you won’t miss it. Plus, it can appear on any reel.

Three icons get you six spins; four means eight spins, and five rewards you with 10 free spins. In addition to silver drills, you’ll see golden drills, which also replace silver ones when ante bet is used. The gold drills guarantee you a cash prize. Awards are between 5x and 1,000x your bet.

The miner symbol continues to be active in this round and can transform into silver or gold drills when stacked. You’ll still see the bonus symbol, too, allowing you to retrigger the Free Spins feature.


For fans of mining slots, this offering from Pragmatic Play ticks all the boxes. It has drills, an underground feel and a convincing miner character that’s more than an animation at the side of the reels. The way the theme has been applied across symbols and the features, with the expanding drill rewards, makes the game immersive.

Final Thoughts

Drill That Gold is a mix of safe and traditional slot characteristics with a few exciting twists thrown in. The theme and graphics are well-executed, and as a highly volatile slot, it’ll keep the anticipation building for players. The RTP of the game is 96.49% or 96.45% if the ante bet feature is turned on.

 *All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time.