If you thought you’d seen all the variations on mining games that were possible, then Playtech have something for you as they change things up by putting our mining operation up in space!
It’s a recurrent – and rather unpleasant – fantasy of mankind’s that once we’ve dug up and destroyed everything on the Earth we live on, we can just jet off somewhere else and start the endless extraction and resource exploitation on another planet. We don’t learn the lessons of the past it would seem.
In this Space Digger slot game, a 5-reeler released in July 2019, you’re in charge of the digger of the title on a grim and atmospheric looking space-scape. It certainly makes a change from the usual wild western-themed mining game, where a plucky guy with a beard hacks away at things with a pickaxe and dynamite is the height of high tech.
You’re looking for diamonds here, a welcome touch of colour in this groovily gothic and dark game.
The Space Digger slot is a low volatility game, with a free spins round for some extra mining possibilities, and a relatively low top prize.
This is an entertaining little slot, but should you start to explore under this other world?
Let’s have a look in this Space Digger slot review!
Playtech aren’t just a major slot developer they are a giant across the gambling world.
The company has produced more than 600 games of all types. They make slots, but also casino games and are having a major effect on the live casino market, the most exciting area of the online casino world at the moment.
Playtech have more than 5,000 employees, with offices in 17 places. This makes them a massive company and they have a hell of a lot of clout in markets.
Outside the casino world, Playtech are also involved in financial trading.
They are licensed in the UK by the UK Gambling Commission, and also have a license from the Alderney gaming authorities.
Playtech operate around the world from their Estonian base and are a trusted and trustworthy company. Play their games with confidence.
The volatility of this game is low to medium. That means that it is more likely to pay out prizes regularly, but the prizes are likely to be smaller. This sort of game is often recommended for more cautious players, but you should be sure to play carefully and safely whatever game you try.
The theoretical return to player of this game is not yet published, but we would guess it will be around 96% as that’s the industry average at the moment.
There’s a very nice top prize for a low-volatility game, with 125,000 coins up for grab.
Betting starts at just 10p and can go as high as £500. (You see, you can be as “cautious” a player as you like, and stick to low volatility games, but if you’re staking £500-a-spin you’ll be risking a lot of money – make sure you can afford your losses.)
Playtech often has a standard control set-up, and it is used here, though with a sleek modern look that’s a bit different from the old-style panels.
The functions are familiar though, with information on the left, then a Bet window, flanked by a plus and minus button, information flashed up in the central window, and to the right of that lie the auto-play function, a turbo mode switch, and the spin button.
Look for other controls in your game frame, and remember to read the instructions before you play.
Gems stand in for cards as the low paying symbols.
A set of three sorts of diggers make up the middle of the pay-table, and at the top are the two special symbols, the game logo that pays 10-times stake for a set of 5, and the wild, another digger, that pays 12.5-times stake for a set of 5.
It’s bonuses that bring players in, and the Space Digger slot has a rich vein of those to keep you interested.
Of course, in the base game, you’ll see those wilds that sub in for all symbols except the scatter. The wild can stack, and, in doing so, triggers the Wild Digger feature. Wilds can also walk across the reels.
The Hidden Gems free spins are triggered by sets of three bonus scatters. Eight spins are credited to you, along with a big, stacked wild on the first reel. This wild crawls across the reels during the round and could be replaced by new ones. New wilds can also nudge up and down and it’s possible to see a screen of wilds that land the 250-times stake prize every time.
That last detail is the big hitter in this game. If you hit the walking stacked wilds on free spins then you could be in for big prizes, and as it’s a free spin round then you could find yourself hitting that top prize of 500 x 250 over and over again!
That’s not to say the rest of the game lacks attractions either. We like wilds with a bit of variety, and those are in full effect here.
Low volatility games aren’t for everyone, but there’s no reason to be wary of them, and, in fact, for a lot of players, the combination of regular small wins makes for a good entertaining playing session.
As you’d expect with Playtech, the world’s largest online gambling software company, everything here from the help guides to the animation, sound and music is delivered in the best possible way.
This is a great addition to the slots world in 2019, and it’s a game that’s worth digging into, under, and through as you look for those big deposits of diamonds!