Use your claw and reel to mine gold and other treasures out of the earth. Your claw will swing back and forth. Press the down arrow to lower it. If you press the left arrow key right after you drop the claw, it will retract. Once it has granned something it will reel it up. Heavy objects like rocks and large pieces of gold will be harder to reel up. Between levels you can buys items that can help you. Collect the target amount of money by the end of the level or it's game over. Your money carries over from one level to the next. If you accidentally blow up everything on a level or you just feel like going on you can press the "end level" button. If you haven't met your level goal it will be game over.