When asked what a miners best friend is, a lot of people would probably answer with dynamite, their pickaxe or even the gems they find along the way. Not many people would reply by saying a donkey.
Developer Play’n GO has created a fun title where the answer to that question is in fact a donkey! The mammal accompanies our miner as he makes his way through the mine in search of all the riches the cave has to offer.
Let’s take a closer look and see how exactly the supplier has crafted this video slot title to make it fun, exciting and unique.
Theme & Symbols
The theme of this game is very much underground, mining for gems and minerals.
The play grid is set in the centre of a dimly lit mineshaft, wooden support beams are everywhere so there isn’t a cave in, lanterns are placed up high on the wooden beams to light up the mineshaft so our miner and his donkey can see.
The artwork on display in this title is great, you can easily tell the difference between a rock (a low-paying icon) and a gem (a high-paying symbol). The donkey has a smug expression on his face suggesting he might be up to mischief and the miner is blissfully unaware, focusing on his prize.
As mentioned above, the low-paying symbols in this title are represented by four different types of rocks. They’re small and coloured either brown, blue, green or yellow.
The high-paying icons are easy to spot as they’re represented by bigger, better looking gems. These gems include Amethysts, Sapphires, Emeralds and Rubies. These are the icons you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
Next up we have a Wild symbol that is represented by a yellow ‘W’ on a diamond. The Wild can substitute for any other common symbol in the game, aiding in the formation of winning clusters.
The Scatter symbol is represented by four sticks of dynamite. Land enough of these during a spin and you’ll trigger a bonus feature. After all wins have been calculated, the dynamite will explode, removing all rock and gem symbols in a 2-grid radius.
There are two more symbols that trigger bonus gameplay features. Those symbols are the Miner’s Pickaxe and the Golden Nugget. Each of these icons have the ability to affect gameplay.
Betting Options & Features
Miner Donkey Trouble is a 5-reel, 7-row cascading video slot game developed by Play’n GO with a RTP of 96.27%.
When you first load up the game you’ll notice that the donkey is looking at something above it. That is called the Donkey Destruction feature. Each and every win will contribute toward this feature. Once the feature has hit its target certain effects will begin to trigger.
- After 18 winning symbols, Donkey Destruction 1 will trigger: All rock symbols on the grid will be destroyed.
- After 40 winning symbols, Donkey Destruction 2 will trigger: All rock and gem symbols on the grid will be destroyed.
- After 50 winning symbols, Donkey Destruction 3 will trigger: All symbols on the grid will be destroyed except for any Golden Nuggets and 5 extra Golden Nuggets are guaranteed to land.
Should a Golden Nugget land or reach the bottom of the grid it will be removed and you’ll receive a +1 multiplier. The multiplier will be added to any further winning clusters and will be reset at the start of each game round.
The Miner’s Pickaxe can only appear as symbols fall in to replace missing icons. Should one appear, it will be removed and, after every other feature has had a chance to play out, it will add between 4 and 10 Wild symbols to the grid.
If you manage to land 3 Dynamite Scatters during a spin you’ll be awarded with 5 bonus spins. Landing 3 more will reward you with an additional 5 bonus spins up to a maximum of 20.
Give this feature packed video slot from Play’n GO and spin and see if you can strike gold!