Mine & Melt Slot Review 2024
Join three lucky Swedes as they sniff out Gold in Quickspin’s latest release, Mine & Melt!
Meet happy-go-lucky Jeb, the man with the strongest-smelling nose this side of the animal kingdom. Known for his strong sense of smell, it is said that Jeb can sniff out a drop of Gold from a mile away.
It’s a skill that has made him famous in California’s Gold fields, all the way up to the wild North of the Klondike region. It’s here that we will get to meet him and his impressive Gold-smelling schnozz as he embarks on another quest for Gold.
If there’s Gold to be found, Jeb will sniff it out, mine it and melt it!
Mine & Melt Base Game and Features
Mine & Melt is a 4 reel slot with 256 Ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Mine & Melt has a theoretical RTP of 96.09% and a max win cap of 5,504x.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is the Gold Bars, followed by the Metal Bowl, Pickaxe, Lantern and Hat. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.
Three Lucky Swedes
During any random spin in the base game, before the reels stop spinning, reels 2, 3 and 4 can randomly transform into Stacked Wild Miner symbols with an active Multiplier of x2, x3 or x4.
Mine & Melt Free Spins
Landing 3 Bonus Scatters across the reels triggers the Bonus round, awarding 3 Respins. Alternatively, landing 4 Bonus Scatters across the reels triggers the Super Bonus round, awarding 4 Respins.
During the Bonus round, the reels will transform into a Grid where only Gold Nuggets and special symbols are in play. Gold Nuggets will land with a starting Bet Multiplier of x2.
Each time a new Gold Nugget symbol lands, it will lock into its position and the Respins meter will reset back to 3 (or 4).
Whenever 2 Gold Nugget symbols of the same Bet Multiplier are adjacent to one another, a random such pair is chosen to be Merged.
If the pair is Vertical, they will automatically merge downwards. A horizontal pair will automatically combine in a random Horizontal direction on the grid.
Once a merge has occurred, the other space is freed in either case and the merged symbol carries over the total Bet Multiplier for the pair.
Whenever a Smeltdown symbol lands in view, all Nugget symbols are automatically multiplied by x2 in the regular Bonus and x4 in the Super Bonus.
Any future Nugget symbols that land will also be multiplied by the Smeltdown Multiplier.
Mine & Melt Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
Quickspin has granted players access to the Bonus and Super Bonus rounds for a total cost of 60x and 330x your current bet respectively.
- Bonus RTP – 96.035%
- Super Bonus RTP – 96.59%
Mine & Melt: Our Verdict
Mine and Melt looks rather humble in comparison to other high-octane Quickspin slots. Take Book of Inferno for example, the firey visuals make it more exciting at first glance, but the potential here would suggest that Mine & Melt is just as capable.
Mine and Melt takes things in a sort of ‘Money Train’ direction with its Free Spins mode, but with nowhere near as many modifiers. Merge and Smeltdown come in as substitutes for your standard payer, collector or sniper features, but to their credit, they’re interesting enough to make Mine & Melt a new experience, and a potentially fruitful one at that.
When the coals are at their hottest, Mine & Melt is capable of up to 5,504x the bet. It’s not quite ‘huge’ by today’s standards, but it’s respectable enough to make it well worth a spin.
Overall, Mine & Melt probably isn’t Quickspin’s best, but it certainly isn’t their worst by a long shot.