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. Heavy objects like rocks and large pieces of gold will be harder to reel up. Grab bags contain random money, a strength power-up or a stick of dynamite. If you buy dynamite you can throw it at the object your claw is holding. This will destory the object and anything really close to it and send your claw back up to your miner as fast as lightning.
Collect the target amount of money by the end of the level. If you don't meet your goal by the of the level, 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 moving on, you can press the "End Level" button. However, if you haven't mined enough gold, the game will end.