|RTP (Return To Player)||Layout||Paylines||Max win||Volatility||Min stake||Max Bet|
|96%||5 x 7||0||10000x||High||€0.1||€100|
Yeehaw! When slots players are taken back in time in American history it is more often than not to the myths – and they are myths, as in they’re not really true – of the old west and particularly to the Gold Rushes.
You can see why. After all,
what are slot players doing apart from trying to stake a claim to a fortune against enormous odds?
Here Play’n GO give a cartoon look and feel and add a fun donkey character to the usual mix of mining clichés – gold, gems, dynamite.
The main features here are cluster pays a multiplier via symbol collection, and a free spin round, plus a donkey meter to trigger a special donkey feature. You can also collect symbols to unleash a massive set of extra wilds on the reels.
This Miner Donkey Trouble slot is a new title from Play’n Go that was released in January 2021. Play’n GO is a major supplier in the UK market, with 257 slots licensed for UK players.
Their recent releases include Gemix2, Fire Toad, and Rich Wilde, and the Amulet of Dead. Rich Wilde is also the heart of the most popular set of Play’n GO games and is the star of Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, the company’s run-away top seller and a massive hit in free spins giveaways on the internet. Coming up are Fire Joker Freeze (another sequel), Court of Hearts, and HammerFall.
Play’n GO games are licensed, legitimate, and completely safe to play, but mining is dangerous, and
should you head underground with this kicking donkey?
Let’s have a look.
Play’n GO work to a template and you’ll see it in this game despite the fact that a lot of the gameplay is very novel.
At the centre of the control panel is the usual Play’n GO bet selector, a sliding scale that players can shift along with plus and minus buttons or select the amount they fancy. At the left of the panel is the information control that will open up the paytable and game rule, to the right of that is the balance window, then the betting with the win window and information scrolling in above, the bet amount to the right of that and finally the spin button. There’s an autoplay control too, but these will be phased out in the UK from later in 2021.
With a big grid comes a big paytable that pays in clusters from 5 to more than 18 objects.
Any spin can feature random giant symbols. Dynamite bundles are scatters.
There’s a lot of bonus action in this game.
Diamond Wilds sub in for any symbol except Gold Nuggets, the pickaxe, or the scatter. The scatter triggers free spins.
Nuggets can be collected from the bottom row of the screen, each one increasing the prize multiplier by one.
The Donkey Destruction feature works via a meter.
Winning clusters feed the meter, which feeds the donkey and unleashes three levels of destruction onto the reels.
Pickaxes are collected by the miner and can add between 4 and 10 wilds to the reels when triggered.
Dynamite scatters detonate when they land, destroying low-value symbols around them and adding wilds. When three of them go off you win a free spins round of five free spins.
This can be retriggered during the free spins round with dynamite scatters adding 5 more spins each time. Each time you trigger the free spins round the multiplier from the base game carries over into it and doesn’t reset between spins.
There’s a load of good and exciting things about this game, and one very bad thing.
The good things first:
The mathematics looks fine. With multipliers clicking in you’ll have a possible top prize of 10,000-times stake, which is great, even in a high volatility game.
There’s a load of stuff to enjoy. And the bad thing is the RTP ranges. We don’t like RTP ranges. RTP is a theoretical return to the player, and it records the percentage of money spent on the game that should be returned to players over the lifetime of the game. This figure generally comes in at about 96%. It’s not a prediction for individual players, because it assumes particular behaviours in simulations of the game, but it is the only really audited measure of a game that players have. And RTP ranges allow game operators to alter them to suit market conditions. That’s fine, but if you think those alterations are going to be made in order to benefit players and give them more money then we think you’re being naïve.
Beyond that gripe though this is a wonderful game and a great addition to the mining genre, which is one of the richest seams in the slots world.
If you like this game then check out some other Play’n GO titles and mining games like Bonanza Megaways or Gems Bonanza, a Pragmatic Play game with similar mechanics.
The gameplay is fantastic, the bonus symbols are great, and the base game includes two symbol collection elements! There are some vast icons, as well as some intriguing bonus symbols.
Cluster pays a multiplier via symbol collection, a free spin round, and a donkey meter to trigger a special donkey bonus are the significant elements here. Additionally, you can accumulate symbols to activate a large set of extra wilds on the reels.
With multipliers activated, you may win a top prize of 10,000 times your stake, which is fantastic, especially in a high-volatility game.
Yes, you don’t need to pay in order to play the Miner Donkey online slot. Don’t worry. There are no hidden charges either.