Relax Gaming are known for releasing some of the most volatile games available on the market, often offering maximum wins in the tens of thousands times bet. With a clear approach to audio visuals, their games are distinct, bright, and fun to play, loved by players across the globe. In their next release, the team are breaking new ground – both literally and figuratively, as we head under the earth to mine for huge wins, aided with their new mechanic, Nudging Ways™. With an RTP of 96.15% and high (5/5) volatility levels, Mega Mine Nudging Ways offers players the chance of wins up to 50,000x bet.
It's always quite difficult to describe the graphics on a Relax Gaming release, because it seems they're so distinctly ‘Relax', but they don't quite fit into one category. Mega Mine is no different, with half realistic, half cartoon graphics landing us somewhere at the edge of a beautiful mountain, with clear blue skies and a water wheel in view. The backing track is oddly wild-west and folksy, but somehow manages to suit things perfectly without being too extreme.
Mega Mine Nudging Ways Base Features
With 5 reels in view, wins are formed by matching at least 3 symbols in any position on consecutive reels, beginning at the leftmost reel – culminating in a total of 1,024 ways to win as standard. Symbols available to form these wins begin with the lower paying, smaller gems. Blue, purple, green, yellow and red in colour, matching 3 of a kind of these symbols awards 0.1x bet, with values increasing to 0.3x bet for 5 of a kind matches. At the premium end, we still have gems, but this time they are large squares, filling the entire symbol space. Landing 3 of a kind blue, purple or green large gems will award values between 0.3 and 0.4x bet, whilst landing 5 of a kind awards wins between 1 and 2x bet. Orange and red large gems follow, awarding wins of 0.5 and 1x bet respectively for 3 of a kind, increasing to 2.5 and 5x bet respectively for 5 of a kind. Finally, dynamite wild symbols substitute all symbols except Scatters.
Mega Mine Nudging Ways, as evidenced by the name, is really all about the new Nudging Ways feature – implemented through Mystery Stacks. Mystery Stacks can appear on any reel, and will always nudge to be fully in view, not unlike the xNudge wilds of Nolimit City fame. After nudging into view, they will always reveal the same symbol type.
When Mystery Stacks land, they will display a value between 2 and 5, with this value increasing by +1 for every row it must nudge to land fully in view, up to a maximum of 8. When nudges have finished, the number displayed is the amount of the respective symbol the Mystery Stack will reveal. As Mystery Stacks can appear on any reel, they offer the potential of 32,768 ways to win.
Mega Mine Nudging Ways Bonus
Mystery Stacks may also reveal Scatter symbols, of which at least 2 are required to trigger Mega Free Spins – which is good news as 2 is the minimum Stack value, meaning there's no ‘tease' as such on this release. Landing 2 Scatter symbols triggers 6 free spins, with an additional +1 free spins awarded for every Scatter beyond 2 that triggers the feature. When we move into free spins, the action takes place underground, with crystals and tracks to the side of the reels.
Nudging Mystery Stacks land more frequently during free spins, and can also reveal stacked Wild symbols.
Players in appropriate regions can avail of the Feature Buy option to speed things up. For a cost of 70x bet, players are guaranteed Mega Free Spins through at least one Mystery Stack, although additional stacks may land for extra free spins.
During the Feature Buy, RTP increases slightly to 97.0%.
The maximum win available is 50,000x bet. If the sum of all wins exceeds 50,000x, the player is awarded 50,000x bet. If the total win in free spins reaches 50,000x, the free spins end and 50,000x bet is won.
Much like most other releases within the Relax catalogue, Mega Mine Nudging Ways seems deceptively simply – but don't let first impressions fool you. We've seen too many times before just how potent these releases can be, which makes their simplicity even more impressive. With this release, there's really only one feature on offer, however when considering that we're working with ‘ways to win' rather than fixed pay lines, and that Mystery Stacks can land on all reels, nudging into place, it becomes a lot clearer how this release is capable of producing wins up to 50,000x bet in size.
Considering this, let's remember this is also before we examine that during free spins, our Mystery Stacks can reveal wild symbols – further elevating what is already an impressive feature. It isn't often just one feature is enough to make a game feel ‘whole', but the team have accomplished this with Nudging Ways – which hopefully means we'll see a lot more of this mechanic.
On the statistical side, RTP is fair at 96.15%, made even better by a small increase to 97.0% for those capable, or willing, to try out the feature buy. With a solid range of stakes, this highly volatile release should suit both casual players and those on the hunt for more life changing kind of wins, all whilst not being difficult to follow or understand – a great addition to the Relax portfolio, and one we can really get on board with.
*The screenshots taken of games reviewed on this site are taken from Demo Play, as reviews are often written before games are released for real play.
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