Goldmines are an interesting theme for a slot game because scoring wins during the game identifies with digging up tons of gold from a gold mine. With that perfect combo in mind, Endorphina provided us with Aus Dem Tal, a 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and 20 active winning ways. Players should expect a cartoon-like design and some fun features to go with it. While the top prize might not be impressive enough for some players, the regular payouts are frequent and should not disappoint.
The providers of the game gave the regular goldmine theme a bit of their own touch and managed to make it different from the other games that carry a similar theme. Giving the miner the role of a dwarf and a little mouse as a friend already contributes a great deal to the story. The game has a very cutesy appearance, so it might not be every player’s piece of cake. The providers did a great job at the overall design and offered some topnotch graphics with this release.
The background is the dark mine with different paths secured with wood beams as support from caving in. There are also some faint lights from the hung lanterns and candles. The design is simple, but the providers tried to make it as authentic as possible to a real mine, in which they greatly succeeded.
The most fun parts are the symbols that have a very cheerful cartoon-like design to them. They include pickaxes, carts, helmets, lanterns, and nuggets in silver, gold, and copper. The two main characters are the dwarf miner and his mouse companion and are the highest paying symbol of the game. The game also has a wild and bonus symbol, both represented by their logos.
The payouts are quite decent and they go up to 1,000x the stake in a single spin. The minimum a player can bet is 0,01 and the maximum is 200 coins per spin. This is a high volatility slot which means that players are in for an unpredictable game. The RTP is set at the average 96,00%, which could have been higher but can be accepted.
The game does not have anything new to introduce when it comes to the features. It has a few standard ones that could have used a bit of uniqueness to them, but they do serve their purpose greatly and offer the player frequent possibilities to score a good win.
The game has two feature characters, the wild and the bonus symbol. The wild symbol does what we are used to it doing. It replaces all other symbols of the game, except the scatter symbol.
The bonus symbol activates the free spins and the player needs to land three of them for the feature to activate. When activated, the player is awarded with 12 free spins and the wild symbol appears stacked for the duration of the round. The free spins can sadly not be re-triggered.
The theme and design of the game have very much impressed. Everything is unique and made to have its own charm. The features, on the other hand, could have been a bit better thought out and more creative. The great design could have used something refreshing in the features department to make the game exciting. If you are the player that enjoys simple features that result in great payouts, the game might be worth taking a look at.