Gold Miner Fred Ė a must play addictive gold grabber game testing your speed & timing!
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Gold Miner Fred is a totally addictive treasure grabbiní game. Race the clock and grab all the gold, gems and stones to advance the round. Collecting riches allows for combining and trading for better mining equipment. Plus thereís an endless mode too. Think youíve got what it takes to accurately snag riches with Gold Miner Fred?
Content Rating: Everyone
Languages: English, Russian
Pros & Cons:
Totally addictive and draws you back for more!
Easy & challenging at the same time!
Advance levels or play endless mode!
Other worlds still not available.
Gold Miner Fred wants to strike it rich so heís got his hand crank engine connected to a cable and a grabber reaching for treasure. You have one minute to snag all the gold, various jewels, and boulders in the level. If you donít you fail, but there is a way to continue immediately where you left off but itíll cost you one coin (which youíre given 25 bonus at the start). One coin buys you 15 seconds of additional gameplay so use wisely.Collecting various treasure items are needed to upgrade your mining equipment for faster and stronger mining gear.
This game is all about timing. You play by dragging Fred left or right up top and tap below to launch the swinging grapple arm below to snag riches. It can be very easy but damn challenging at times as you need perfect timing for proper aim to reach the farther items. Strategy comes deeply into play here too as you have to factor in how long it takes to pull farther- heavier items like boulders, i.e. it could take five seconds to pull up. Or if your setup is not strong enough it could take a few pulls to get it as the first time it will drop- frustrating but adds to the challenge and lets you know you need to upgrade your gear!
You upgrade by collecting items then head to the Workshop to trade. This is a good legend in the help area to start with. For example, one gold bar is a combo of black coal and gold nuggets. Combine your basic engine and a gold bar and you upgrade to a faster cranking engineÖ get it! There is a Survival Mode if you donít want to play the levels. The game seems to have a few more worlds coming soon but were not there at the time of review.
Gold Miner Fred is fun in a frustrating way, addictive as hell too! You just want to immediately go back in and play the level if you donít do well. Or try to strategically extend the level with the use of gold coins. Using resources or continued play requires you to do well and collect enough to trade up your gear. Itís a vicious cycle thatíll grab you from the first game because itís so easy to play!
The graphics are cool, bright and a fitting thematic of the game. You see poor lil Fred working hard and cranking away to get the gold.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
There is haptic vibration as you snag items, background music and Fredís amusing ďUh huhĒ grunts when you snatch gold. If you need silence, these can be toggled off.
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Last edited by Chef_Chelios; 10-05-2013 at 07:53 PM.