For thousands of years, European folklore has associated underground-dwelling dwarves with golden treasure. A top software provider has put that association to good use in Mining Fever, a bonus feature-laden new online slot set to go live this week.
Created by Rabcat Gaming and powered by Microgaming, the new game sets the action in a mine dug by three characters named Thundar, Drilar, and Bombur. You will be able to encounter them at our mobile casino from the end of March. Being typical greedy dwarves, they dug deep enough to uncover the lair of a gold-guarding dragon. The slot, which has 5 reels and 243 Ways to Win, offers you the chance to spin reels, trigger various special features, and to see if the three miners survive the encounter with the dragon.
The Symbols Explained
Both Microgaming and Rabcat Gaming are famous for creating graphics-rich online slots, and it looks like Mining Fever is going to be one of the best yet. The reels are set in the tunnels of the mine, and they feature a mix of symbols.
In order of ascending value, the lower value symbols are themed J, Q, K, and A cards. The themed higher-value symbols include chucks of ore with seams of gold, ingots that have been polished and stamped, a silver and gold ring, a chest decorated with jewels, and a crown. A Wild featuring a pickaxe and a shovel is also among the higher-value symbols because it can form winning combinations of its own when one lands on each of the reels.
There also are three different Scatter symbols on the Mining Fever reels. They include Drilar’s Dwarven Drill, Bombur’s Dwarven Bomb, and Thundar’s Dwarven Hammer. We will explain their functions in a moment.
How The Wild Works
The Mining Fever Wild symbol does more than form one of the most generous winning combinations. It also has the power of a standard Wild, one of the most popular online slot features.
The symbol can replace any of the standard icons in a winning combination, but it cannot replace the Scatters.
3 Dwarf Scatter Features
Each of the Mining Madness Scatters can trigger bonus features when 2 or 3 like icons land anywhere in view on the reels. When 2 like symbols land, they will trigger Bonus Spins with the relevant feature. If 3 like Scatters land, they will trigger the Free Spins round.
The appearance of 2 of Drilar’s Dwarven Drill icons trigger 1 Bonus Spin. During the spin, the Drill will indicate which of the reels 1, 2, or 3 is the gold vein. That reel will then be filled with Wild symbols.
If 2 of Bombur’s Dwarven Bomb Scatters land anywhere on reels 2, 3, or 4, they will trigger 2 Bonus Spins. The first Spin will see the Bomb act as a Fixed Wild. During the second Spin, the bomb will explode, which will leave 3 or 4 Wilds in random positions on the reels.
Landing 2 of Thundar’s Dwarven Hammers will trigger 1 Bonus Spin. During the Spin, either reels 1 and 2, or reels 2 and 3, will see those reels filled with like symbols.
The Dwarven Gold Train
When 3 like Scatters land anywhere in view on the Mining Fever online slot reels, they will trigger 8 Free Spins and the Dwarven Gold Train. The train will take the dwarves through the lair of the dragon.
Each Spin will see the 3-cart train move one block to the right and one block up. As the train moves across the reels, it leaves a trail of Wild symbols. The train will leave the reels on the right side of the grid before the end of the round, but it will reappear on the left and continue the ride until the round ends.
Betting and RTP
You will be able to adjust the Mining Fever online slot coins to be valued between 0.01 and 2.00. 20 coins are bet per spin, so the minimum and maximum bets per spin are 0.20 and 40.00. The RTP (theoretical return to player rate) is 96.13%, while the game has a 29.23% hit rate. Furthermore, the upcoming release has a low volatility. Mining Fever is set to go live at River Belle Casino on 31 March 2020.