Diggin' Deep follows a viking miner into dark caverns as he searches for precious gems. This 5-reel, 15-payline slot has a few gems of its own, including a bonus round where you dig through a maze-like cavern. We'll cover this bonus later, but let's first discuss Diggin' Deep's symbols and theme.
Symbols and Theme
This slot opens with an introduction that shows the viking miner running through a cave and hammering the walls. You're then taken to the reels, where you'll see the miner standing off to the side along with rocks and wood surrounding him.
Symbols include a lantern, pickax, hammer, wheelbarrow, shovel, mine cart, gold among rocks, gold in a bucket, goblin (jackpot), viking miner (wild), gears (free spins), and gold bars (only available in free games). The lantern is the highest-paying regular icon, offering 500 coins for a 5-symbol win. The miner substitutes for other symbols to form wins and also offers a multiplier during free spins (covered later).
The graphics in Diggin' Deep are very good and blend 3D visuals with a cartoonish style. You'll also enjoy several animations during wins, including the lantern opening to show the candle inside, the miner running when he becomes an expanding wild, the cart filling up with gold, and the miner clapping during certain wins.
Diggin' Deep Special Features and Bonuses
Diggin' Deep offers several features, including a jackpot symbol, expanding wild, free spins, and the Dig for Gold Super Round.
The goblin jackpot symbol offers 1,000 coins when he forms a 5-symbol win. The miner is an expanding wild who fills any reels that he appears on. He also offers a 2x multiplier during free spins and a 3x multiplier during the Dig for Gold Super Round.
If you land 3 or more gears anywhere on the reels, you'll trigger free games. You get 10 free spins for 3 gears, 25 spins for 4, and 50 for 5. You unlock the Dig for Gold Super Round by landing another 3 or more gears during free spins. These feature both a 3x multiplier wild symbol and gold bars.
Getting 3 gold bars during the Dig for Gold Super Round triggers a Dig for Coins! bonus round. This takes you to a second-screen that looks like the old Nintendo game Dig Dug. Here, you select where you want the miner to dig as he searches for gold coins. Essentially, one bonus round can lead to another, until you get to the Dig for Coins! round.
Diggin' Deep offers several betting options, which allows both low and high rollers to enjoy this slot. You can change the coin size from $0.01 to $0.25, paylines from 1-15, and coins per line from 1-10. These options create a betting range of $0.01 to $37.50.
Other options include Bet Max and Auto, which are only available during real money play. The Auto button lets you spin the reels automatically with your betting preferences, while Bet Max quickly turns paylines and coins per line to their highest values.
Final Thoughts on Diggin' Deep Slots
Other online slots have been made about mining for gold and other precious metals. But Diggin' Deep stands out by offering several bonuses, excellent graphics, and quality animations. Regarding the graphics, we like how Rival made a cartoonish game that still offers detailed 3D visuals.
The bonuses are definitely the best aspect to Diggin' Deep. Not only can you trigger two different sets of free spins, but you can also play a cool digging game that looks like an old Nintendo game. In summary, we highly recommend that you try Diggin' Deep slots.