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 1.33

This Donut Games classic just got an update:
- Support for the latest iOS
- Improved DPAD: A redesigned HUD made it possible to move the DPAD buttons into more natural positions near the bottom of the screen

Hope you enjoy! And thanks to all fans who've stood by Donut Games all these years.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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! :-)

Super Mario bro ,

One of the best games on the iPod

It's like Mario with a twist, I was hooked on the lite version and I just had to have it. I was expecting it to be about $5, and i was shocked how cheap it was, and it has tons of levels! The controls were frustrating at first but once you start to get the hang of it you relize that that it is very suited for this type of game. Try out the lite version first(make sure to give the controls a chance) and then get the full version before they wake up and start to charge $4-$6 dollers for it!

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
15.8 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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