Boom! There’s another mining boom on – back in the mid-19th century, at least – and another slot company sees the get-rich-quick stories of the Gold Rush era as a great link to the prize-hunting fever of online video slots players!
This time, the company is the highly regarded Red Tiger, and the game is Dynamite Riches, a beautiful looking 5 by 4 video slot with the high variance and high top prize to justify the riches in the title, and a rich set of bonus games to keep players interested in the endless toil of blowing up rocks! (Virtually, of course.)
This Dynamite Riches slot game takes a more realistic visual theme than some of the recent Gold Rush games, with nicely drawn images of minders and mining tools rather than cartoon caricatures. The gameplay is very involving though, and Red Tiger are one of the world’s top slot developers right now.
But should you slide down the rails on their little mining cart?
Let’s have a closer look at this release from November 2019.
Red Tiger really hit it rich in 2019. The company was taken over in 2019 by NetEnts for a fee that started at £200 million. That’s quite a jackpot, especially when you consider Red Tiger’s relative youth and relatively small current catalogue of titles.
The reason must be because their titles are good, right?
We think so. Red Tiger games consistently hit in the UK charts because they have great features, they play, well, they look good, and they perform well as prize givers.
The company’s Pirates’ Plenty (cheers for the correct apostrophe!) series is probably their standout set, and that’s got a big progressive title that performs well.
The company’s current most popular titles are: Reel King Mega, Piggy Riches Megaways, this title, Rainbow Jackpots, and Dragons Luck.
You’ll see that covers a good range of genres, and a good time period in release dates.
Red Tiger are a high-quality, legit, legal, and licensed company and you can enjoy their games safely with confidence.
This game comes with a range of RTPs. Red Tiger publishes a baseline figure, but individual casino sites can set the actual RTP that is available to their players – and change it when they want. If you follow RTP closely then make sure you check the current RTP.
Red Tiger’s RTP figure is 94.76%. This is slightly lower than the industry average, which is around 96%, but that’s not uncommon for games with high volatility and may be set higher at the site you use. Higher volatility games tend to pay out bigger prizes, but they tend to pay out prizes slightly less often.
The top potential prize is 5,341-times stake. That stake could be £20, with betting running from 0.1 coins to 20 coins (usually 10p to £20, but check payment details on the site you’re using).
The game is on a five-by-four grid with 20 symbols in play along which run 20 pay lines.
The controls are very modern and streamlined. A lot of information – menus, settings, sound, etc. – are found in the game frame leaving your playing screen nice and clean.
Under the reels at the left, you’ll find the betting control, a simple, single meter with plus and minus button. Next to this is the auto spin option.
At the right of the screen is the turbo spin button and a big, yellow spin button.
Gemstone cards are the low-paying symbols here, with the purple club, blue diamond, red heart, and green spade counting up the scale.
The high paying symbols are, in ascending order:
An oil lamp, a pick and shovel, a miner’s lamp, a bag of gold, and the minder character.
There are three wilds, a gem, a gold bar, and a dynamite bundle, that pay the top possible pay-out of 15-times stake.
Those wilds are interesting.
The gems can be mega wilds – giant symbols – in the bonuses that the dynamite wild can trigger.
The dynamite wild lights a fuse over the reels. Enough dynamite and the fuse reaches its end, blowing up, and triggering the Padlock Bonuses. Padlocks run in series across the top of the reel.
We also have the Gold Spins round. Three scatters trigger eight spins, with sets of two extra spins available for each scatter that lands during the bonus round (with a complete retrigger also possible). The padlock bonuses also remain in play during the free spins round.
Red Tiger are rated the number two supplier in the UK regulated casino market. With games like Dynamite Riches, it’s easy to see why.
As soon as you load up this title you know you’re going to be in for a great quality gaming experience. It looks wonderful and has a fantastic atmosphere that really conjures up the mining theme very well.
The base game is good. But it’s in the bonuses that Red Tiger have really struck gold, with great variety and interest in both the base game and the very-high-potential free-spins round.
The figures are encouraging – but remember our note about checking RTP where you’re playing – and the high volatility needn’t give players too many fears about entering this mine, it’s an entertaining ride whatever your balance. One potential downside for players with deeper pockets is that the top bet is a relatively low £20, though that still offers a potential top prize of over £60,000, quite the mining wage!
The Dynamite Riches slot has blown us away, and if you enjoy mining games or Old West games you should check it out now.