Gibraltar-headquartered casino games studio Wizard Games has published its second slot title this month. Dwarf Riches takes players on an underground adventure deep into a magical mine, where a fearsome dwarf has players singing hi-ho, hi-ho, off to find riches we go on the way to a 5,581x max win with help from expanding symbols and a re-triggerable free spins round.
The medium to high volatility video slot developed by the NeoGames S.A (Nasdaq: NGMS) subsidiary has RTP ranges (87.94%, 93.89%, 96.19%) and is played on 5-reel, 3-row gameboard with 25 paylines. The game’s betting range, which starts at £0.25 and can be taken up to £125 per spin, accommodates a wide range of players.
Game Symbols & Paytable:
As for the game’s symbols, you won’t find any of the typical card values in the dwarven fantasy-themed slot. Instead, the developer gives us bronze, silver, gold, red and blue gem low pays, which pay up to 4x the bet for landing five-of-a-kind from left to right on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reel. Lanterns, shovels, miner’s helmets and pickaxes are the high pays, with the latter symbol the most valuable, paying 40x the bet for five the same way.
The Dwarf warrior mentioned above is the only special symbol here, and he serves as both the Wild and the Scatter as he busily carves precious gems from the walls of the mine in search of riches.
Expanding Riches & Free Spins:
In base gameplay, the Expanding Riches feature can occur at random during non-winning spins. When this happens, some symbols will expand to fill entire reels, paying out whether they are on adjacent paylines or not.
Landing at least three of the Dwarf character symbols on the same spin triggers the Free Spins feature, awarding 8 free spins. Before the bonus round starts, one of the game’s symbols is chosen to be the expanding riches symbol. Furthermore, this feature can be retriggered, awarding up to 72 free spins and 9 additional expanding symbols!
And, where permitted, players can select the Buy Bonus, which enables them to go directly to the bonus rounds. The cost of doing so is 100x the current bet.
Joey Hurtado, Managing Director for Wizard Games, had this to say about the new online slot…
“Dwarf Riches brings a strong, recognisable theme to players while incorporating the unique expanding riches mechanic, which can see wins awarded from non-adjacent reels. “We strive to bring new and exciting content to our growing player base and Dwarf Riches is another excellent addition to our portfolio.”
Growing Games Portfolio:
The launch follows a string of releases from the game developer, including the most recent, 12 Super Hot Diamonds Extreme, the ramped-up version of its hit online slot 12 Super Hot Diamonds released earlier this year. And others, the sequel to the Game of Thrones-themed, Dragons of the North, which adds Big Time Gaming‘s (BTG) Megaways mechanic for up to 117,649 ways to win.
Other recent releases include Ice Ice Hockey and Wildwood Buffalo, with its popular theme and Boost feature, which when triggered increases the original bet by 25 percent and adds more Scatters to the reels to increase the chances of activating Free Spins.
Wizard Games growing portfolio currently comprises more than 120 titles, each of which is certified for over 20 regulated jurisdictions in Europe, North America and Latin America.