I love games where protagonists go on a mission to earn something. Gold Miner is such a game. You get to go on a gold mining mission. This is one of my favorite games for a number of reasons. Find out why in this review.
For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Find it on: Google Play, iTunes
Graphics / Sound: 4/5
This free to get app utilizes 2D graphics that are very clear and precise. The animations are well executed, and the color is excellent. However, it is a bit on the cartoon side which I really don’t have a problem with. The sound is great. It’s clear and calm and not distracting in any way.
Interface and Controls: 5/5
This Google Android and the iOS app have a very user-friendly interface. The app is responsive, and it has minimal interface chrome which makes it very easy to use. Apart from this, it has very simple controls. All you have to do to control the reel and claw is to tap the screen to lower it, and when it grabs something, it automatically reels up. Character movement is also very straightforward. I think this controls suit the game perfectly.
The gameplay is very simple and straightforward. Your job is to utilize the reel and claw to mine gold and other different types of fortunes from the earth. You will also get bags containing cash, a stick of dynamite and power-ups which give you an advantage in the game. In between levels, you can also purchase different items to help you complete the missions. One of the things I like about this App Store and Google Play app for gold mining is the fact that you do not lose any of your credits even after you have exited the game. You get them the way you left them, and you can continue from where you left without any concerns. However, this is not the case when you update the app. There is a chance you will lose your history when you upgrade it.
Both iPhone and Android app for this game do not include in-app purchases. Everything is available in the app.
Gold Miner Classic is a game that you will not be able to put down. I always want to improve my high score and beat my friends who also play the game. I have no doubt you will get addicted to playing this game as well. It’s mainly exciting due to the competitive nature of the game.