As the name suggests, Miner Donkey Trouble is centred around a crazy donkey and a miner that cause trouble. The game is set deep underground in what is clearly a mine. It is complete with the tunnel, underground lighting, a step ladder to the right, and the two protagonists (or antagonists - that is to be decided) that accompany you during the plays on either side of the grid.
Both the miner and the donkey don’t seem to be too happy with whatever is going on in the mine, and that could be because of your presence. We assume they want to mine as many jewels and gems as possible, but you are making it near impossible with each spin.
Upon first glance, the slot game has a lot going on with a multiplier counter, a carrot bar, a few sticks of dynamite, a gem counter, and more. With this much happening on the screen, you know Miner Donkey Trouble has a lot to offer in terms of features, which we will dive into right now.
Some slot games offer a ton of bonus features but doesn’t do players any favours in terms of the stats, but Miner Donkey Trouble isn’t such a game. For starters, the RTP (return to player) is a pretty healthy 96.27%. The 5×7 playing grid offers only 7 paylines but don’t let that discourage you.
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The max jackpot in Miner Donkey Trouble is to be celebrated at an amazing 10,000x your bet. It’s almost as though Play’n GO wants to start off the new year with a bang with some high paying games, such as Miner Donkey Trouble and Coils of Cash, which offer an exponentially higher max payout.
The betting range is quite wide, starting at 0.10 and going up to 100. However, now that you know the max jackpot, we suggest going big or going home and testing your luck. Unfortunately, it’s not all good because the volatility of Miner Donkey Trouble is very high at 8/10. It’s not the highest we’ve seen, but it’s enough to make you reconsider going all out.
Miner Donkey Trouble promises a ton of features by all the counters and bars you can see on the screen. It’s a cluster slot game, which means not only will horizontal and vertical combos count, but adjacent ones will as well.
When you get a combo of 5 or more winning symbols, you will activate the cascade feature, which replaces the combos with new symbols and increases the potential for more wins. The cascading feature in slot will continue until there are no more combos.
The cascade feature will add to the Donkey Destruction Meter, which you can see on the left side of the grid. You need a certain number to trigger the meter, and there are 3 tiers starting with level 1, which will destroy all the rock symbols on the playing field. Level 2 will destroy the previous rock symbols and all the gems.
Lastly, Donkey Destruction level 3 will destroy ALL the symbols, except the golden nuggets. This is because it will also give you up to 5 extra nuggets to multipliers. You can keep track of your multipliers on the right side of the grid.
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Then there is the Miner’s Pick Axe feature, which is basically the wild in the game. When you collect enough, it will add an extra 4 to 10 more of the pick axes to the grid. Miner Donkey Trouble doesn’t stop there. They have a few more tricks up their sleeves in the form of mega symbols and free spins. The mega feature will randomly activate and bring symbols from 2×2 to 4×4 their original sizes.
Lastly, you can trigger the free spins when you collect the dynamite scatters. You need at least three to earn yourself 5 spins, but they max out at 20 spins.
We have almost nothing negative to say about Miner Donkey Trouble. The only thing is the high volatility, but nothing comes easy in life, especially big wins. The high jackpot, tons of bonus features and fun music and graphics really catapult this slot game to a high spot on our daily rotation.