Help Joe explore the legendary four-shafted gold mine in this cartoon-style JUMP & RUN game.

Yoink all gold nuggets spread over 50 glittering GOLD MINES, but beware of the sneaky KENTUCKY brothers who won't hesitate to fire your rump full of salt!

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- 50 GOLD MINES to explore
- Bonus levels packed with treasures
- 8 SECRET GEMS to uncover
- Dynamite sticks to blow stuff up
- Innovative SWIPE controls tailored for touch screens
- D-Pad controls (optional)
- And much more...


- Game Center support
- MFi controller support
- ION Arcade controller support
- Universal App (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

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Enjoy another Donut Games release!

What’s New

Version 1.32

- 64-bit compatibility
- Optimized resources: Saves valuable space on your device

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

enuhski ,

Get this game!

Gold Miner Joe for the iPhone and iPod Touch was ported from the PC. In this game, you are Joe and your  job is to get the gold from the mines and fighting your way through the obstacles in your path (including an angry gorilla).

There are signposts with the "?" sign that guide you through the game, offering tips and advice so you won't get lost.

Game controls consist of swipe, flick and tap. Swiping generally gets you where you want to go, while flicking upwards helps you jump up easily. Tapping repeatedly releases stones that wipe out your enemies.

The absence of a d-pad maybe a problem to some as the reviews on the App Store have pointed out, but the game controls just need a bit of getting used to. And who doesn't want their platform game to be a bit more challenging?

Get it now! :-)

Something Cool 2 Imagine ,

Support for iPhone X, XS and XR?

It needs enough support for iPhone X XS and XR for all the hard works.

Obey.Giant ,

Cute retro miner game

The D-pad is available in the options menu - but you have to swipe to scroll down and find it. I played the game a bit with the swipe controls and found them lacking. It is too easy to set off dynamite or do precision running/jumping with the standard swipe controls.

I've noticed a bit of lag/responsiveness in the control system when there are more than a few moving objects on the screen on a 1st Gen touch. Not a deal breaker but annoying none the less.

Graphically the objects are a bit small but reminicent of some of the old school platform games. The music is cute but repeats every third level or so.

Overall I'd give this 3 1/2 stars but since this is not an option I'll give it four -- simply for the addition of the D-pad.


Donut Games
14.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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