This highly addictive game called Gold Miner is available to play at Arcadeonline.com. It is sort of like the claw game at your local supermarket.
Gold Miner is a finder's keeper's game in which you use a reel and claw to mine gold as well as many other money making objects. The objective is to reel in diamonds and big and small rocks and pieces of gold. Grab bags are also available to be picked up. These bags may give you more strength and you only have a minute to make a big cash pay out. Dynamite can be inside the grab bag or can be purchased after completing a level. This comes in handy when rocks are in the way of something worth more. You just pick it up and press the up arrow and it blows up. You start by using the down arrow on your keyboard to lower the reel and once it reaches an object, the claw will pick it up. The miner is holding the reel and it swings back and forth for you to set up the perfect aiming position. If you aim it in the wrong direction just hit the left arrow key and the reel will retract. You can go from level to level without letting the time run down if you have enough money. Just press the exit level button.
You have to make a certain amount of money each round in Gold Miner to continue the game. The best way to achieve this is to pick up the larger pieces of gold and the diamonds. Between each level there are objects to purchase that will help you get more money in the upcoming round. These include a rock collector's book that makes each rock you collect worth 3 times more than before. Diamond polish is another item that makes the diamonds worth more. Diamonds are 600 points followed by the large pieces of gold at a value of 500. A strength drink is a great item also. It gives your miner a faster time when reeling in the gold, rocks, or diamonds. It also gives you the opportunity to pick up more stuff and equals more money, but only lasts for one round. The miner that you purchase items from is quite inspiring, always complimenting you on a good job. He does, however, get upset if you do not purchase anything.