Gold Panning is a sub-game in Conker's Pocket Tales in which, as the name states, Conker pans for gold. Once Conker has obtained a pan, he can play this sub-game at Forest Wong's Pan for Gold business. If Conker clears the sub-game, he is rewarded is a bar of gold, which he can exchange to the Vulture Culture for the mask.
Gold Panning takes place at a river in Vultureville. During the sub-game, the player controls the movement of a pan. They must use it to scoop gold nuggets which are slowly drifting down the river. The sub-game has a time limit of 60 seconds (one minute). The pan can only pick up one nugget at a time. When a gold nugget is in the pan, the player must quickly shake left and right on the D-pad for Conker to obtain it. Once this is done, an icon of the gold nugget appears on the bottom part of the screen. The pan can then be used to scoop another nugget. Once Conker obtains nine gold nuggets within the time limit, he wins at the sub-game.
In the Game Boy version, the nugget icons look different. The house in the background is also positioned farther away.
- Conker's Pocket Tales manual (page 14): "Submerge your pan by pressing either the A or B button, catch the nuggets as they drift past by releasing the button, then quickly wiggle the + Control Pad ← and → to sift them before they drift away again. You've got 60 seconds to fill the bar at the bottom of the screen!"
- Conker's Pocket Tales manual, page 14.
Conker's Pocket Tales
|Protagonists||Conker • Berri|
|Acorn friends||Blacksmith • Dusty • Forest Guardian • Forest Wong • Sheriff • Ted • Undertaker • Vulture Culture|
|Enemies||Ant • Armadillo • Bat • Blob • Cactus • Chair • Chasing Plant • Crab • Crow • Fish • Flytrap • Mushroom • Shark • Snake • Spider • Toy Mouse • Wolf|
|Obstacles||Blade • Boulder • Flying Sword • Spike • Tumbleweed|
|Antagonists||Hsstamean • Sol and Luxo • Waldorf • Honker • Swamp Fiend • Golem • Evil Acorn|
|Worlds||Willow Woods • Vultureville • Krow Keep • Mako Islands • Claw Swamp • Aztec Temple • Catacombs|
|Items||Acorn • Conker • Gold • Invite • Key • Mask • Pickaxe • Present • Saw • Secret Present • Slingshot • Special Key • Tankard • Token • Torch|
|Moves||Digging • Jumping • Punching • Pushing • Running • Stomping • Swimming • Walking|
|Sub-games||Shooting Gallery • Bank Shootout • Gold Panning • Pea-Under-Cup • Boat Race • Hurdles Race • Swimming Race • Long Jump • Coconut Shoot|
|Puzzles||Block puzzle • Switch puzzle|