Three dwarves with a hunger for gold take centre stage in Mining Fever, a brand-new slot that will make its appearance in a few days’ time. The work of a highly respected independent studio, the new game will offer hundreds of ways to win, special symbols, and a range of features.
The fantasy-themed game with 5 reels will be added to the Vegas Palms Casino online pokies collection when it goes live on 31 March. Playing the game will give you the chance to meet the dwarves Drilar, Bombur, and Thundar in a setting that could be straight out of the Lord of the Rings.
In typical dwarf fashion, the fearless characters followed seams and veins so deep, they stumbled on a cave in which a fierce dragon guards one of the biggest piles of gold the dwarves have ever seen. The slot was created by Rabcat Gaming, one of Microgaming’s most popular creative partners.
At A Glance
Mining Fever is a video slot with 5 reels and 243 Ways to Win. If you are new to playing slots online, you may not know that the winning ways mechanism replaces regular paylines.
Traditionally, you would need to land several like symbols on a payline to win, but the Ways to Win change that. Winning combinations are formed when at least 3 like symbols land on adjacent reels.
The default number of coins bet per spin is 20 and the value is flexible. You can set them as low as 0.01 or as high as 2.00. This makes for a 0.20 minimum bet per spin and a 40.00 maximum bet per spin. According to the provider, the RTP is 96.13%. This low volatility slot has a 29.23% hit rate.
Mining For Gold and Jewels
The symbols on the Mining Fever reels leave will leave no doubt that the dwarves spend their time underground blasting, digging, and drilling for precious stones and metals. They include higher-value, lower-value, and special symbols.
The high-value symbols include a crown, a chest inlaid with jewels, a gold and silver ring, a pile of ingots, and a chunk of ore containing gold. The crown is the highest-paying symbol. It is equalled by the Wild, which features an image of a shovel and a pickaxe.
The Wild can only form its own winning combination when 5 land on the reels. The other special symbols include the 3 dwarves with their unique tools, namely Drilar’s Dwarven Drill, Thundar’s Dwarven Hammer, and Bombur’s Dwarven Bomb. The lower-value icons are A, K, Q, and J playing cards.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The Mining Fever Wild can replace any of the higher-value or lower-value symbols. As many as 4 Wilds can help regular symbols create successful combinations. The Wild cannot replace the Scatter symbols.
The 3 dwarves and their tools are the Scatters in the upcoming slot. Each of them can trigger a unique feature as well as the main Free Spins round and the number of like Scatters that land determine which feature is triggered.
Various Bonus Features
When 2 of Drilar’s Dwarven Drills land on the Mining Fever reels, they trigger a Bonus Spin. The drill will determine whether the gold vein is in reel 1, 2, or 3, and it will then fill that reel with Wild symbols.
If 2 of Thundar’s Dwarven Hammers land instead, they will trigger 1 Bonus Spin. The hammer will fill reels 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 with a randomly chosen symbol. When 2 of Bombur’s Dwarven Bombs land on reels 2, 3, or 4, they will award 2 Bonus Spins. The bomb becomes a fixed Wild for the first spin, and then it explodes and adds 3 or 4 Wilds to the reels for the second spin.
Landing 3 like Scatters triggers the Free Spins round. The round includes 8 Free Spins with the Dwarven Gold Train. Each of the train’s 3 carts acts as a Wild. The train first appears on reel 1, and it will move one space to the right, vertically, until it moves off reel 5 and reappears on reel 1. The train takes the dwarves through the dragon’s lair.
Mining Fever is set to go live on 31 March 2020. You can sign up at our online casino to play it as well as other top-rated slots.