Use your claw and reel to mine gold and other treasures out of the earth. Your claw will swing back and forth. Tap screen to lower it. Once it has grabbed something it will reel it up. Heavy objects like rocks and large pieces of gold will be harder to reel up. Grab bags contain random amounts of money, a strength power-up, or a stick of dynamite. Between levels you can buy items that can help you.
Collect the target amount of money by the end of the level. If you don't archive your goal by the end of the level it's game over. Your money carries over from one level to the next.