Mega Mine Nudging Ways Slot Review
Casumo Casino has added another Relax Gaming slot to their casino, released on the 20th of October 2021. The Mega Mine Nudging Ways slot is a much simpler slot machine compared to recent releases such as Helios’ Fury and Dead Man’s Trail.
Mega Mine strips back all of the fancy features seen in previous releases and opts for a pretty simplistic Nudging Ways mechanic, which still packs a punch volatility (5/5) with max wins of 50,000x stake.
The simplistic gameplay may not provide you with as much anticipation, fair warning or excitement whilst playing. Big hits can arrive at any time in the base game or the free spins signalled by the arrival of the Manic miners and subsequent Nudging Ways. Still, players seeking out a simplistic big-hitting machine may gravitate to this release.
We have included the free to play demo Mega Mine slot version above, including the bonus buy functionality giving you the perfect opportunity to test out this slots bonus feature for free and form your own opinions on it!
Mega Mine Slot – Base Gameplay
The base gameplay in the Mega Mine slot takes place on a standard 5×4 reel layout. The payline structure uses “Ways“, so connecting matching symbols from left to right to award wins is the only requirement. The symbols are all various precious gemstones with bold colours with square edges indicating the highest paying versions of the multiple gems.
In regular play assuming no Mystery stacks, this gives you 1024 ways to win (the addition of mystery stacks can actually reduce this down to 32 but in reality this is insignificant). There are a few regular wild symbols native to reels 2-5 but in reality, you are looking at the Mega Free Spins round where many more wilds are a possibility for the biggest wins.
During play, the number of winning ways can be increased up to 32,768 ways thanks to the Manic Miners present on all five reels. When this symbol lands in view or partially, it will nudge into position to cover the entire reels. The amount of nudges required to cover the reel completely is the key here, as that is how many symbols in total that become displayed on this reel.
The maximum number of symbols that occur on each reel is 8 which gives the 8x8x8x8x8 = 32,768 maximum ways
Whilst there are a few Wild symbols in the base game, these are pretty infrequent. The bonus round is really where the stacked wild symbols come into play!
Nudging Mystery Stacks
The Mystery stacks land displaying a value between 2 and 5, increasing by 1 each row it nudges until it appears fully in view
When these symbols have finished nudging to cover the reel in the base game, a random symbol is chosen and displayed. This symbol can be any one of the gemstones, but in the base game does not include the Wild. If several reels have Nudging Ways, the symbols will match across all these reels.
As you can see from this mechanic, several nudging reels in one spin are the key to the big wins. Not only do you get increased winning ways, but the symbol will all be matching also. All that is required after this is that the symbol actually matches across the ways to create wins!