There is nothing to associate more with wealth than a mine full of precious gems. With that in mind, Red Rake Gaming released Gustav Minebuster, an 8 reel slot with 8 rows and a Cluster Pays system instead of classic paylines. Players should expect a great design with an amazing set of features that are guaranteed to impress.
A mine will always be an interesting theme because one can only imagine what kind of precious and crazy things it holds. It is liked by many players because it gives them a weird type of drive to play the game to win. It is just the thought of everything that can be possible with a huge amount of wealth that is so close insight and maybe even not that far out of reach.
The background is pretty dark, it does show a mine after all, with the only source of light being the lanterns hung randomly around. There are also rails and carts filled with colorful gems. It is definitely a pretty sight to see. The soundtrack has no music but instead, there are some pretty interesting sound effects that contribute to the scene a lot.
The symbols are quite simple and all consist of different types of valuable stones. They are all different colors, shapes, and sizes with the highest paying one being the red one. The game also has a wild symbol which is represented by a dwarf.
The payouts are satisfying and players can win up to 20,000x the stake in a single spin. The minimum a player can bet is 0,20 and the maximum is 20 coins per spin. It might not be something for the players who like to go all out and place bets on the higher side. On the other hand, it is perfect for the players who like to bet safely. It is a high volatility game so players can expect just about anything. The game has a 95,5% RTP which could have been better, but it is not that bad.
The features of the game are very impressive and do have something unique about them. First to mention is the wild symbol. Aside from the regular replacement duty assigned to it, the wild here contributes a bit more. After being part of a win, the wild does not disappear from the reels, it moves to a certain spot and gets locked in. It also has a multiplier that starts at x1 and increases by 1 each time the wild is part of a winning combination.
There is also the Dynamite feature that is activated randomly after no win has occurred. When activated dynamite explodes in a random area of the grid and replaces the symbols with one of the same kind.
Lastly, there is the Free Spins feature that is triggered when the player manages to score 5 or more re-spins in one spin. On the left side of the grid is a progress bar that shows the player how many re-spins he collected in that spin. The more collected the better since the number of free spins depends on it. When activated the game awards the player and fills the grid to have up to 3 locked wilds that stay that way until the end of the feature.
Overall, the game has definitely impressed. The design is as interesting as it could be since the theme is a mine. The colorful cascading gems do look pretty interesting, but the best parts are the features. They are something new and refreshing to see and they also result in some pretty amazing payouts. It is definitely worth giving a try.