5k Gold Mine Dream Drop Slot Review 2024

Head deep into the Mines with Relax Gaming partner 4ThePlayer in their latest release, 5k Gold Mine Dream Drop!

4ThePlayer’s new slot 5k Gold Mine is the latest to receive Relax Gaming’s Dream Drop Jackpot, but will you be lucky enough to win the most valuable Gold nugget in the Mine?

Get ready to whizz around the Gold Rush Trail and collect a few treasures along the way, with Cash and Mystery Prizes, Dream Drop Jackpot, and Free Spins all within your reach.

With our hard hats firmly on, we’re ready to make our way around the trail and pick up some glorious prizes along the way!

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop Base Game

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop Base Game and Features

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop is a 5-reel slot with 1,024 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols (or 2 or more of the highest-paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 94.00% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Prospector, followed by the Bag of Gold, Helmet, Lantern, and Pickaxe. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Gold Rush Scatters.

Game Provider 4ThePlayer
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 1,024 Ways
Release Date 18/04/2023
RTP 94.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Gold Rush Trail

On the outside of the reel set is the Gold Rush Trail filled with a number of positions highlighted with Dream Drop, Mystery, and Free Spins markers.

During the base game, landing a Gold Rush Scatter across the reels will activate the Gold Rush Trail. Gold Rush Scatters will reveal one of the following options.

  • Arrows – Depending on which way the arrow is pointing, when an arrow is revealed, you will move a random number of positions forward or backward.
  • Gold – When Gold is revealed, you will win the current Trail Prize.
  • Empty – When an empty cart is revealed, you will return to the start of the Trail.
  • Tools – When Tools are revealed, you will win a random Cash Prize.
  • DD Symbol – Automatically triggers the Dream Drop Bonus.

Also in play during this time is a Collect Scatter. When in view, you will be awarded one of the following Prizes.

  • A random Cash Prize.
  • Free Spins round.
  • Dream Drop Bonus.
  • Mystery Prize.

If a Mystery Prize is awarded, you will choose 1 of 3 Gems to win one of the following Prizes.

  • Cash Prize.
  • Collect – Awards a Cash Prize and resets your current position back to Start on the trail.
  • Move – Awards a random number of moves around the Gold Rush Trail in the direction of the Scatter.
  • Free Spins round.
  • Dream Drop Bonus.
  • Restart – Moves you from your current position back to the Start of the Gold Rush Trail. You will be awarded the Cash Prize shown on the Start position.

If you decide to change your bet, your position on the Gold Rush Trail will be saved per bet.

Dream Drop Bonus

Triggering the Dream Drop Bonus can be done via the Gold Rush Bonus or directly through a Gold Rush Scatter as mentioned above.

Once the Dream Drop Bonus is active, you will be met with a new Trail that is present with the 5 Dream Drop Jackpots, Rapid, Midi, Maxi, Major, and Mega. Also present is a single reel with Move and Collect Scatters available.

If a Move Scatter appears in view, you will move around the Trail. If a Collect Scatter lands in view, you will win the highlighted Jackpot Prize and the Bonus round ends.

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop Free Spins

Once the Free Spins round has been won, you will be awarded 10 Free Spins. 

During Free Spins, the Gold Rush Trail is active, and landing Gold Rush Scatters during this time will have the following results.

  • Move + Pay – Awards a random number of moves and pays the Cash Prize on your new position. This does not reset your position on the Trail.
  • Cash Prize.

The Free Spins and Dream Drop trail positions will transform into additional Free Spins squares, awarding between 5 and 10 extra Free Spins.

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop Free Spins

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. 4ThePlayer has granted players access to 2 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Free Spins – Awards the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your current bet.
  • Gold Rush Trail Mega Spin – Awards up to 5 Gold Rush Scatters with a guaranteed Collect Scatter for a total cost of 150x your current bet.

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop Bonus Buy

5k Gold Mine Dream Drop: Our Verdict

4ThePlayers’ innovative tenacity coupled with Relax Gaming’s exciting Dream Drop Jackpot is an indicator of success unto itself, but how does 5K Gold Mine Dream Dream Drop fare in reality?

The concept of mining with a happy, toothless prospector certainly isn’t new, but once again 4ThePlayer has made it their own regardless of the common theme.

Moving around the trail is entertaining in the Base Game, but it’s rightfully even better during Free Spins with scatters that move you around the trail for trail prizes. The potential in 5K Gold Mine before the Dream Drop Jackpots are even involved is quite significant, with up to 5,000x as a maximum win. This golden and glorious maximum win shines temptingly in the centre of the screen, and with 4ThePlayer games that big hit always seems like moments away.

The appeal of 5K Gold Mine is bolstered by Relax’s great Dream Drop Jackpot, and the way in which it’s built specifically for 5k Gold Mine makes it quite special.

Overall, 5K Gold Mine has a lot in its arsenal to make it memorable in more ways than one, but like any slot, it could well blow up in your face, so be careful with the dynamite.