Mining Fever Online Slot

5 Reels
Min / Max Bet
0.20 / 40.00
Release Date
31 March 2020

Join a trio of hardy Dwarves as you descend into the bowels of the earth to mine for golden seams in the unforgiving rock with Microgaming’s Mining Fever online slot in collaboration with Rabcat gaming. A hollowed-out subterranean chasm is the backdrop, with cart tracks, glowing lanterns and wooden fixtures completing the image. The reels are housed within a suspended, wooden frame and a brass-instrument soundtrack drones along, ramping up the energy. The game has lovingly crafted symbols and graphics with smooth, entertaining animations.  With the help of different character scatters, free spins and spreading wilds you may be able to liberate the precious gold from its rocky prison.   

Game Symbols:

J to A blocky card icons make up the lower-value symbols.

The higher value symbols are gold-encrusted rocks, hammer-stamped tokens, a ring, and a valuable looking chest.

There are 3 types of scatters featuring the game’s Dwarven characters to trigger free spins as well as some other bonuses which we will explain below.

The wild symbol resembles a family crest with a crossed over shovel and pickaxe and substitutes for any standard symbol to help you form winning combinations.

Bonus Features

Bonus Spins

Landing two of the same dwarfs anywhere in sight will activate one or two spins with a feature attached to that dwarf:

  • Driler – awards one free spin with one of reels one, two or three turned completely wild.
  • Bombur – awards two free spins, on spin one the wild bomb lands, and on spin two it explodes to leave 3/4 wilds on the reels.
  • Thundar – awards one free spin with reels 1/2 or 2/3 showing similar symbol

Free spins

This feature comes to life when you land three different dwarves anywhere on the reels, for which you’ll receive an initial eight free spins. The Dwarven Gold Train with three wagons appears at this point and starts making its journey on the left-hand side and moves right, up, or down with each spin, leaving a trail of wilds in its wake. If it reaches the far side of the screen it appears on the left again.

Our Verdict

Microgaming’s Mining Fever slot strikes just the right balance of gameplay, mechanics, and theme to create a complete, enjoyable gaming experience. The Dwarf scatters elevate the base game to bonus-game levels of excitement, with each dwarf providing a unique set of winning possibilities. The free spins mode is well-complimented by the moving wilds feature and it is here that you are most likely to achieve the game’s top prize of 500x your wager in a single spin.  Admittedly, the maximum win potential isn’t up there with more lucrative slots, but few other titles can boast such a comprehensively ideal fusion of elements that deliver hours of fun. This title is perfect for the beginner gambler or anyone looking to have a laid-back, good time.