Treasure Mine Slot Review
Right off the bat you get the sense of what Red Tiger Gaming was going for with their Treasure Mine slot. Here is a game which resembles most other mining-themed slot machine games, albeit one which has elements of The Hobbit sprinkled throughout. Whether it is the big dragon icon (Smaug, surely) or the might dwarf with his rune-laden hammer, or the cavern full of gold, all the symbolism is there. Treasure Mine comes with a considerable non-progressive prize worth 1,000x your total bet and can deliver 5 reels and 40 paylines of action to players. What’s handy is that you won’t have to bet on each payline to play with them all, either. In fact, Treasure Mine costs anything from a low $0.20 per spin up to a high of $500 a game.
Theme and Symbols
This Tolkien-esque slot has both thematic and non-thematic symbols for you to enjoy. For starters, there are the non-thematic icons, which – although they don’t lend much to the theme of the game – do offer decent wins which range from 12x up to 120x your total bet.
There are also thematic ones, which include oil lanterns, goggles, a hard hat and a rune-covered hammer. These symbols can deliver much more satisfactory wins which range from 24x your total bet up to 240x your total bet.
Wild symbols are the best-paying icons in the game, dishing out wins from 40x your total bet up to 320x your total bet.
Wild symbols can substitute for other symbols in the game, but other wilds can be used in combination to trigger special features. Those other wild symbols include Dragon Wilds, Treasure Strike Wilds, and Redbeard Wilds.
When Redbeard and Treasure Strike Wilds appear on the same spin, Redbeard will jump onto the treasure, providing an instant cash win. If a Treasure Strike Wild appears on the same spin as a Dragon Wild, the dragon will blow fire to multiply the symbol. Lastly, if a Dragon Wild appears on a spin with a Redbeard Wild, the dragon will breathe fire, chasing Redbeard over the reels, leaving a trail of wilds behind in his wake.
Treasure Run Bonus
This bonus is triggered by landing 3 of the gold nugget-filled cart icons on the reels. Once the bonus begins, Redbeard will ride a mine cart through the caverns, collecting various coloured gemstones as he goes. You can collect instant win cash prizes based on the gemstones he collects on his travels until the bonus ends abruptly.
Our Take on Treasure Mine
Although it does not go as far as mentioning The Hobbit, it is pretty clear where this dwarf-themed slot gets its inspiration from. Everything from Smaug to the Dwarves of Erebor are present in this cheeky little number, which costs a pittance to play and can deliver more than respectable wins which can handily put a grand in your hand in very little effort at all on your side.