Mining is not a particularly common theme for online slots, but it should be. The mines of old were filled with amazing treasures that you had to spend years hunting deep in the earth to find.
The Gold Rush illustrated just how many people had a deep love of mining and precious minerals, and although times have changed, things are still much the same today. Now, players can experience the thrill of exploring underground mines in Rabcat and Microgaming’s latest pokies release, Mining Fever.
The new online slot is all about gold and gems, but it has a twist to it too. The main characters are a trio of dwarves who spend their time digging for shiny things. The 3 quirky dwarves – Thundar, Driler and Bombur – all have unique mining abilities which they must use to plunder the earth without awaking the fearsome dragon that lives in the mines.
New Slot’s Vital Statistics
Mining Fever will launch at All Jackpots Casino on 31 March 2020, and players are welcome to discover more about the new game at the casino from thereon out. The slot will boast betting limits of 0.20 to 40.00 per spin, and will house 5 reels and 243 Ways to Win. Its statistical RTP is set at 96.13%, and it will offer low volatility gameplay with a 29.23% average hit rate.
Mining Fever also showcases the talents of Rabcat and Microgaming’s developers and graphic designers. The slot’s graphics are impressive indeed, and are accompanied by realistic animations and well-crafted characters that you won’t soon forget. The symbols on the reels include golden crowns, boxes, rings, gold ingots, gold veins, and a selection of playing card symbols. There is also a Wild symbol with an emblem of a golden shovel decorating it.
Free Spins and Scatter Features
All Microgaming online slots are packed with interesting bonus mechanics, and this one is no different. Among the features that you can expect from Mining Fever are Free Spins, Scatter symbols, Wilds, Bonus Spins, and the unique abilities that each of the 3 dwarves bring to the mix.
The Dwarven Bonus Spins feature can be triggered by landing 2 or more Scatter symbols anywhere in view. This will call one of the dwarves onto the reels, and they will bring with them a set of tools to assist their mission. Driler holds a Dwarven Drill, Bombur has a Dwarven Bomb, and Thundar owns a Dwarven Hammer to get as far into the glittering gold veins as they possibly can.
In Driler’s Dwarven Drill feature, a single bonus spin is awarded and one reel from 1-3 is selected as a gold vein. Wild symbols will also appear on the complete reels to boost your theoretical winning odds.
Bomber’s Dwarven Bomb feature involves a bomb that appears randomly somewhere on reels 2-4. 2 bonus spins will be awarded, and on the first spin, the bomb will act as a fixed Wild. On the second spin, the bomb will explode and add 3-4 more Wilds across the slot’s grid.
Then there is Thundar’s Dwarven Hammer feature, which includes 1 bonus spin. During this spin, 2 adjacent reels will be covered in matching symbols, making it easier to land more identical symbol combinations.
Dwarven Gold Train Adventure
Last but not least is the Dwarven Gold Train feature. This feature can be triggered by landing 3 different Scatters, and allows the dwarves to team up and embark on the ultimate mining expedition. The Gold Train will race through the dragon’s secret treasure chamber, revealing trails of Wild symbols that can match others and form new winning combinations.
Don’t forget the Free Spins round either. During the feature, you will be granted 8 free spins and a chance to land great potential winnings. The Dwarves will always be around to assist in any way they can as you explore the underground maze of tunnels that Microgaming’s graphics portray so well.
Mining Fever will be optimised for all desktop and mobile devices when it lands, including smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android. For more information about the upcoming slot, feel free to check out All Jackpots Casino from the end of March onwards.