Mining Fever Slot: Review, Casinos List
|Released||March 1, 2020|
|RTP (return to player)||96.13 %|
|House edge||3.87 %|
|Bet Size||0.20-40 EUR|
Theme and basic information
Mining fever is an excellently-implemented slot with superb 3D graphics and cool sound effects. It was released very recently, in March of 2020. So, in addition to listed advantages, the current slot represents the entire spectrum of possibilities that can offer a contemporary online slot game:
different features like the Wild symbol that exploding right during a game
Thunder’s Dwarven Hammer, Bombur’s Dwarven Bomb, Driler’s Dwarven Drill features that award players additional bonus features
Dwarven Gold Train feature which is actually a train that moves from the left to right side of the board and leaves the piles of gold each free spin, it happens till all spins end.
All of the described features I’m going to consider in greater depth further in this article, and, I think, it's worth to know about them in more detail.
The main characters are dwarves with the hair of diverse color that hold different types of special equipment for mining. They look extravagant with all the extraordinary items and brutal outfits for mining. And, in my opinion, they certainly resemble cartoon heroes, which, probably, can bring lots of positive emotions to a customer while he/she is playing.
As for the plot of the slot, honestly, it is rather ordinary. In short, it tells us the story about gold hunting which is the responsibility of the experienced miners-dwarves. They do their job with the help of mining machinery and have the main purpose which is the mining of gold for their own benefit and the benefit of players, as well.
Even though the plot of the game seems a little bit simplistic, the slot’s features and other game aspects can be of interest to you.
As for the slot’s design, it is a 5-reel and 3-row slot which is quite convenient for general perception and, consequently, an aftertaste of the gameplay experience. The number of pay-lines is 243. And what is amazing, you are able to hit all of them and get a good reward.
The winning combination will be paid from the left side to right side, as usually. In the rules, you will find the note that only the longest combination per one pay-line will pay.
Betting mechanics, in general, includes such parameters like coin size option, coin per line option and min/max bet option. In this particular slot, you will find two bet options: the bet option that you can change (it is actually coin per line option) and the total bet option (that depends on your bet (coin per line) set-up). So, the bet option (coin per line) ranges from 0.01 to 2.00. It affects the minimum total bet (or standard bet).
The total bet can be counted in the following way: 0.01 x approximately 243 ways of winning = 0.20 euro.
The maximum total bet equals 2 x 243 ways = 40.00 euro.
The highest paying symbols are the Wild symbol and the symbols with a golden crown covered with blue diamonds. They both pay absolutely the same amount of money - 1,000 for all 5 collected symbols.
The lowest paying symbol is a royal card Jack (J) that gives 16 euro for all 5 gained Jackes if total bet is 40,00 euro) and 6 euro for 3 of Jackes (if bet equals 40,00 euro).
As for the highest win per line, as I’ve said already it is 1000 coins per one spin.
The Wild symbol in this slot can have several different looks. For instance, it can be a cold-coloured swore or a bomb with a burning fuse, golden coins and dwarves themselves. It said that Wild can substitute all symbols except for Scatter symbols.
And about the Scatter symbol, there are 3 different types of scatters that differ by the different types of dwarves. They have green, red and blue frames and the following names: Driller, Bombur and Thandar. All of them have the peculiarities that I will describe below.
The Scatter symbol triggers Free spins and appears in the initial spin of the main game.
Slot bonus feature
The Free spins round is the most desirable bonus that all slots are able to offer. Due to the fact, every online slots’ provider tries to add something new and maybe even fiery in the implementation of this feature, it is necessary to describe how free spins are triggered, what includes and what you should expect during free spins round to be fully prepared for the game as emotionally as well as technically.
So, Free spins in Mining fever are triggered by 2 identical Scatter symbols. What does it mean? In this slot, as I’ve said already, there are 3 different Scatter symbols that look like three different dwarves which have different skills. And consequently, in order to get free spins, you have to collect 2 Scatters (dwarves) of one type with the same skills.
Thus, it can be given 1 or 2 Bonus Spins that will differ by the Bonus Spin feature that belongs to the particular dwarf type.
If all three dwarves appear, you will get 8 free spins. And it also said that you won’t be able to win additional Bonus spins or free spins during Bonus Spins or Free Spins.
Despite the fact, there is no Bonus game in the Mining Fever slot, you will meet some quite fascinating special features (that all are included in the general Bonus Spins feature). In the next chapter, I will consider them in more detail.
First of all, the special features include the “Bonus Spins” feature (which I’ve mentioned above), that, in its turn, consists of the following features:
Driler’s Dwarven Drill feature which implies that you will be awarded 1 Bonus Spin during which one reel (1-3) will be selected as a gold vein. And all the reel, that will be randomly chosen, will be taken by Wild Symbols (they will be placed on the complete reel)
Bombur’s Dwarven Bomb that can appear at any position on reels 2-4. It gives 2 Bonus Spins. First one is behaving like a usual Wild. And the second one explodes, after which 3-4 Wild Symbols are distributed over a play screen in random order
Thundar’s Dwarven Hammer that brings 1 Bonus Spin, during which 2 adjacent reels (either 1-2 or 2-3) will be selected and filled completely with identical symbols the type of which will be selected randomly, as well
The other special feature is a Dwarven Gold train feature that represents Free spins round. It is triggered by 3 different types of dwarves and has a look of the train that goes across the display and leaves a trail of Wild symbols. It begins its way from the reels 1, and every spin it moves one reel further to the right side of the screen and vertically in a random direction. After leaving display from the right side it appears on the left side again and moves till free spins end.
Unfortunately, there is no Free spins Multiplier in Mining Fever Slot and it does not offer a progressive jackpot. So that your possible win is limited and can be up to 500x the stack maximum, which lowers than in lots of more generous slots. Though don’t be disappointed, it is quite enough to get positive emotion during the gameplay in such a well-made slot.
RTP, volatility and hit frequency
All this information demonstrates that the slot will be a good choice for those of you who are looking for a safe way to get fun (you will get wins quite often, and in long-distance, you will get back the appropriate part of your deposit).
Graphics and sound
I would say that Mining Fever has an unusual animated start to the game which is actually not into but looks cool as well. I would add that the slot has a top-notch quality of visuals and audio. And I certainly can claim it is really perfectly-implemented.
You could notice that the graphics of this slot resembles the graphics of a well-known slot of Yggdrasil provider called Dwarf mine. Nevertheless, in my opinion, they have different concepts. And only the level of implementation is high in both of them which is not bad at all.
As for the slot’s pros:
they are medium volatility level,
top-notch quality sound
the fact that HTML5 technology is supported.
Among the slot’s cons, you can find:
an ordinary (it is better say not new) theme,
quite low possible winning
the absence of multiplies as in the base game as well as in free spins round.
To sum up, there is a contemporary slot with some fascinating features, simple setting panel, good RTP/volatility coefficients and, unfortunately, low possible wins and, as a result, a low level of players’ engagement.
Though, if you, like me, prefer safe and predictable games to the riskier ones, this slot can satisfy your demands and can be recommended for you to play in.