Wow! Just wow! The slots in Mining Fever are explosive, literally, but you couldn’t have a bit of mining going on without a few sticks of dynamite going off - well bombs to be precise. Let Quickfire Microgaming introduce you to Driler, Bombur, and Thundar, each with their individual mining skills. The 3 Dwarves are on a mission to find themselves some gold - we can’t help wondering what happened to the other 4 Dwarves, but hey ho, they’re all you need for a chance to win big in this game.
The reels are positioned against a backdrop of an animated cave scene. We can see the trucks roll by on their rails, candles and lanterns to light your way, and of course, there is plenty of gold lying around the place just waiting for you to take it home. The background music has a rhythmic marching quality about it, to spur you on as you dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig in our mine the whole day through. Come dig yourself up some big prizes with Driler and his crew of merry men.
How to play
With 243 ways to win, 3 Scatters triggering Bonus Features, and 4 Wilds you will be exhausted after a day down the mine. That’s not all, there are Reel Modifiers with great video effects, especially during Bonus Features. One sees Driler leaping into action as he drills down the reels turning them Wild; another has Bombur carrying out his important explosive skills as he sets bombs to go off, and Thundar? Well, he’s a dab hand at driving the trucks in the Free Spins Feature.
Something else that’s pretty cool about this game, you can hit the stop button at any time after you’ve pressed spin. This is when you want to see those line wins stacking up. High Wins and Mega Wins are skillfully animated as our lucky trio celebrate your achievements by wheeling on an overflowing truck of gold, and doing a happy dance.
The Dwarves are the 3 Scatters in Mining Fever, each triggering a different bonus feature. When triggering the Free Spins Bonus you will be transported deeper into the mine as the screen changes for the bonus game. In this feature the 3 dwarves are riding a truck in from the left of the screen, appearing on the reels as Wilds. The Bomb Symbol explodes Wilds on to the reels, and below the reels a dragon is chomping at the bit for a tasty bit of leg for lunch. Crikey, with so much going on in this exciting slot you’ll be begging for a full-time job down the mines.
The 3 Dwarves in the game are Scatter symbols. Each symbol triggers its own bonus feature when 2 appear on the reels.
Driler’s Dwarven Drill Feature – will award 1 Bonus Spin and 1, 2, or 3 reels filled with stacked wilds.
Bombur’s Dwarven Bomb Feature – will award 2 bonus spins during which Bombur will place a bomb anywhere on reels 2 - 4 where it will explode, this leaves 3 - 4 Wilds scattered randomly across the reels.
Thundar’s Dwarven Hammer Feature – will award 1 bonus spin and he’ll stack the 2 adjacent reels, either 1 - 2 or 2 - 3, with the same symbols randomly.
3 different Dwarf Scatters anywhere on the reels will trigger 8 Free Spins which are played in the Dwarven Gold Train feature. The gold truck containing the 3 dwarves makes its way across the reels, entering from the left of the screen. The trucks behind aren’t visible until the gold truck moves on to reel 2. With each spin, the train moves across one reel at a time to the right, then vertically in different directions. When the train reaches reel 5, it disappears back into the mine, and reappears back at the start. This continues until the Bonus Game ends.