Money Mines

Slot Review
September 29, 2022
 5.4

Money Mines Slot Overview

Money Mines is a new casino slot from Buck Stakes Entertainment with hard-working troll-looking creatures trying to find gold in a mine. The game provider might have pictured trolls as the perfect miner since they’re often portrayed in isolated mountainous areas, but they might also be some other giants working this mine. The trolls work differently, awarding extra spins instead of cash prizes in the base game. Except for giant miners, you will find the wooden barrel Firepot, awarding up to 2000X the bet for landing 9 barrels, and a bonus wheel awarding up to 30 free spins with a 3X multiplier.

Base game

Money Mines is a video slot from Buck Stakes Entertainment with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 paylines. The Min.bet is 0.2, and the Max.bet 125 shouldn’t disappoint anyone. Players can expect an RTP of 96.24% and high volatility. The somewhat moderate max win is 2000X the bet.

In the Money Mine, you’ll not only find big-built miners. You will also discover the features Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Golden Scatter Symbol, Firepot Symbol, Bonus Wheel, and Free Spins.

Money Mines Slot Information

A mine probably doesn’t look better than the one in Money Mines. Forget about dark and dirty tunnels. This mine has blue and purple light with green rocky formations around it and some water at the bottom. It resembles a cenote, a natural sinkhole of limestone bedrock that is specifically associated with the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The reels take up less space than in most slots, sitting to the right of the screen. To the left, on a big greenish rock, is a display of the 7 different prizes in the Firepot. To make a win, you need to land 3 of the same symbols on a payline going left to right. All wins must start on the first reel to the left, and the game is available on all devices, such as desktops, notepads, and mobile phones.

The lower-paying symbols are, somewhat surprisingly, the four miners. You will find a white-bearded man with a shovel wearing a king’s crown, a red-haired woman wearing a queen’s crown, and two other long-bearded men holding a sledgehammer each. Landing a combination of 5 giants will pay between 1-2 spins in the base game and between 1X-2X the bet in the free spins. Whenever the player has 1 or more spins, the base game spins will be taken from the spin pot before the player needs to pay to spin again.

The higher-paying symbols are three different versions of the number 7. Landing a full win of single (7), double (77), or triple (777) 7’s will award between 7.5X and 37.5X the bet. You can also combine the 7’s in any combination, which will pay 3X the bet for a win containing 5 symbols. The Wild Symbol substitutes all mentioned symbols but not the Scatter or the Firepot. You’ll need 3 scatters to trigger the free spins, and the Firepot will award a prize for landing between 3 and 9 symbols anywhere on the reels.

Money Mines Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Money Mines?

You can win up to 2000X the bet.

What features are available in the slot Money Mines?

The features are Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Golden Scatter Symbol, Firepot Symbol, Bonus Wheel, and Free Spins.

Firepot

Wild Symbol

The Wild Symbol is a big red W. It substitutes all symbols except the scatter and Firepot. It’s also by far the best-paying symbol on its own. Landing a win containing 5 wilds awards 125X the bet.

Scatter Symbol

The Scatter Symbol is a wheel with the text “free spins,” appearing on reels 2, 3, and 4. Landing 3 scatters in any position triggers the free spins and awards a win of 1X the bet.

Golden Scatter Symbols

A Scatter Symbol can randomly become golden. All golden scatters are collected in a cart next to the reels. When the free spins are triggered, the golden symbols in the cart can award up to 5 extra spins.

Free Spins

Firepot Symbol

The Firepot Symbol is a wooden barrel full of gold and gems. It can appear on any reel and pays a prize if you land at least 3 anywhere on the reels. This is how much the Firepot pays:

3 Firepot Symbols = 1X the bet

4 Firepot Symbols = 5X the bet

5 Firepot Symbols = 15X the bet

6 Firepot Symbols = 40X the bet

7 Firepot Symbols = 100X the bet

8 Firepot Symbols = 500X the bet

9 Firepot Symbols = 2000X the bet

Landing 3 Firepots in the base game will give the player 1 spin instead of the cash prize 1X the bet, which is awarded in the free spins.

Bonus Wheel

The Bonus Wheel appears whenever the free spins are triggered. The wheel has 10 segments with numbers between 10 and 30, representing how many spins the player will start the free spins with. There’s also a multiplier of 2X or 3X on each segment. The multiplier is applied to all wins during the feature. The cart with golden scatter symbols can award up to 5 extra spins after the Bonus Wheel has revealed the starting spins and multiplier.

Bonus Wheel

Free Spins

You’ll play the Free Spins with the number of spins and the multiplier awarded by the Bonus Wheel. The free spins can be retriggered by landing 3 scatter symbols, giving the same number of spins as the feature started with. Landing wins with the miners doesn’t award spins like in the base game. Instead, the miners award cash prizes just like all other symbols.

Money Mines Slot Conclusion

Gold mining is a very popular theme among casino slots. We have seen cartoon-looking games like Bomb Bonanza and Dynamite Strike, and the more realistic Bounty Gold, taking place in a Western town. Money Mines gives us an entirely new world, with hard-working giants doing their best to mine fortunes. It’s also a good-looking environment, not as harsh as life in a real mine.

The giant miners don’t award money for wins in the base game, instead, they’ll award spins. We appreciate it whenever a game provider tries something new, but winning 1 spin or 1X the bet is just the same thing. It would have been something else if the miners awarded spins even in the free spins feature, but unfortunately, they don’t. The Firepot is an appreciated cash-collect feature, and we like that it pays already at 3 symbols. The max win of 2000X the bet feels a little low, though, especially since it’s the max win of the game. The RTP of 96.24% is better in this highly volatile slot.

Money Mines from Buck Stakes Entertainment takes the players to a world of giants under the earth, searching for big wins in a gold mine.

Overall
5.4/10
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Quick information
  • Title: Money Mines
  • Developer:
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 3
  • Paylines: 20
  • RTP: 96.24%
  • Hit Frequency: 38.41%
  • Max Win: 2000x
  • Volatility: High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.2/€125
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2022
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