When you're going down a mineshaft, chipping away at the rock face, extracting precious minerals, the last thing you want is a dead canary on your hands. Miners used to take these birds down there as a natural safety device. While it's chirping, things are arguably going alright. If the canary keeled over, then get out as quickly as possible because there could be something poisonous in the air.
Nolimit City already has burrowed below ground for an online slot. Dead Canary follows on from games like Fire in the Hole xBomb and Misery Mining, sharing some things while doing others completely different from its forebears. One thing they've all shared is a heavy environment in which to perform their stuff. In Dead Canary, the action takes place in a grotto-like chamber with rocks and a yellow puddle being about all there is to look at in the background.
So, not the most elaborate Nolimit City release visually, but what is intriguing is Dead Canary's game grid. The game describes it as 6 reels, laid out in a 3-3-2-2-1-1 starting configuration that can go to 3-4-3-4-3-4 when positions are unlocked. To win on this machine, you need at least three symbols to land on three consecutive reels, starting from the first reel, yet it might take a spin or two to get a grip on the layout for it to really sink in. Winning ways are removed by the cascade feature and are replaced by new symbols collapsing into place. A blocked row always opens up following a win, or by an xBomb detonation next to a barrier, or by the Wild Mining feature. Moreover, multipliers at the bottom are activated when the barrier is removed and the symbol is destroyed, or if the removed barrier reveals a scatter.
With a default RTP of 96.02%, players can pick base bets of $0.20 to $100 per spin or turn on the xBet, which adds a 40% surcharge. For the extra dough, the first barrier is unlocked, and a scatter lands on each spin. Dead Canary is a busy slot serving up consistent action and a ton of features, but it's also extremely volatile, so don't expect all that activity to do something epic all the time - or all the often, really. Moving on to pay symbols, Dead Canary uses ten regulars, split into five low-pay 10-A card ranks and five premiums – a grappling hook, flask, compass, rat, and the mining chap. Hitting a six-of-a-kind win awards 1-1.5x the bet for the card symbols and 2 to 7.5 times the bet for a premium hit.
When 3, 4, or 5 of the same type of pay symbol are diagonally aligned, and there is no winning combination, the Wild Mining feature triggers. The triggering symbols are removed, and create wild symbols in the empty positions. Landing 3, 4, or 5 triggering symbols awards 1, 2, or 3 Wild bombs, respectively. Wild bomb explosions increase the win multiplier by +1 for the next collapse. All other symbols explode, except xBomb symbols. If a scatter is blown away, it appears in a new random position on the next collapse.
xBomb Wilds substitute for any symbol except scatters. xBombs explode symbols in a cross pattern adjacent to them, except for scatters and other xBombs, increasing the win multiplier by +1 for the following collapse. All xBombs will detonate before the next collapse.
Scatter symbols land anywhere, but those behind barriers remain inactive until they are unblocked. There are two types of scatters, Silver or Gold cages, and landing any 3 of them triggers Canary Free Spins. Now, free spins take place on a 4-3-4-3-4-3-4 grid with four locked vaults at the corners. Vaults are unlocked by xBomb explosions. Triggering cages carry over to free spins, and each one gets 3 hit points. If any canaries are in vaults, they move to a random position - 3 free spins are also awarded. Scatters start with a value of x1, and the Silver cage version can collect in an x-shape from 1 position away; the Gold cage version collects in an x-shape from the entire row. The vaults also collect anything adjacent to them. When a scatter loses all 3 hit points, the bird dies, and its value is awarded, then the bird is resurrected with 3 hit points again. Here are the special symbols used in the round:
The minimum bet for the slot game is $0.20.
NoLimit City is the game provider/developer of the online slot.
The RTP of the slot is set at 96.02%.
The biggest potential win for this slot game is 65,000x.
Yes, this online slot game is available on any mobile device.
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