Solomon’s Mines take you on an adventurous hunt for riches both within the theme of the game and through its gameplay. The background of the reels depicts the entrances to the generous depths, which are clearly lit up either by the fires of the miners or by the endless amounts of gold down there. You will be given the chance to acquire those riches through the game’s 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines.
Treasures of the Mines
Solomon’s paytable offers 11 symbols, which deliver fixed payouts, including the scatter Journal symbol. It features 4 winning combinations, delivering 2 coins for 2 symbols, 5 coins for 3 symbols, 20 coins for 4 symbols and 100 coins for 5 symbols. The highest paying symbol in the game is quite a creepy one. It shows a skull with some bones and a helmet on top of it but if the picture somehow worsens your mood, the symbol’s payouts will definitely fix it, because it provides 5 coins for 2 symbols, 100 coins for 3 symbols, 400 coins for 4 symbols and the game’s top prize of 2000 coins for 5 symbols. The bag pack filled with digging tools and a map provides the gambler with 5 coins, 75 coins, 300 coins and 1000 coins for 2, 3, 4 and 5 symbols respectively. All the rest of the symbols have 3 winning combinations from 3 to 5 matching symbols. The gold coins’ symbol as well as the precious ruby symbol both pay 25 coins, 150 coins and 500 coins. The rest of the symbols are the usual card symbols from A to 9. The Ace and the King pay 15, 40 and 200 coins. The Queen and the Jack deliver 10, 25 and 150 coins. The 10 and the 9 grant 5, 20 and 100 coins.
Solomon’s Generous Effects
The wild symbol of the game is Penelope. She can make an appearance on the second, third and fourth reels and has the ability to replace the rest of the symbols in the game with the exception of the scatter Journal. Whenever the wild completes a winning combination the rewards that come out of it will be doubled. The Solomon’s Mines Feature can be triggered through the Journal symbol if at least three of it show up on the reels. The bonus screen depicts two vases on the background of a pile rocks from which gold coins are literally leaking. A gem will be found in one of those vases and it could be colored in one of five colors and there is also the option of not finding a gem, which will still provide a payout of 2 times. The bonus round will last for as long as the player keeps picking the right vase where the gem is hidden. Otherwise, the yellow gem pays 5 times, the blue gem pays 10 times, the green gem pays 25 times, the red gem pays 50 times and the white gem pays 100 times.
Solomon’s Mines is an undeniably intriguing game with its slightly creepy, but visually engrossing looks, its profitable symbols and enormously generous bonus game.