Max Miner Slot Review

Max Miner is a 5×3 video slot from Gamebeat Studios, set in the depth of gold. Gold mining is hard work, but there is money to be made in the mines, and plenty of people in need of it. So grab your pick axe, your TNT, and your lantern to light the way, and let’s get that gold.

Symbols of Hard Work

3x 4x 5x
Miner 0.3 1.5 6
Pick Ax .3 1 4
Lantern 0.2 0.8 3
Boots 0.2 0.5 2.5
A 0.10 0.40 1.60
K 0.10 0.40 1.60
Q 0.10 0.40 1.60
J 0.10 0.40 1.60
T 0.10 0.40 1.60

Golden Wilds

The golden ingot is a wild, and can substitute for any of the ordinary symbols. The wagons filled with gold are scatters, and three or more will trigger six free games. And you can trigger additional free games if you hit three or more scatter symbols during your free games.

Max Miner golden wilds SG

Another aspect of this slot is the dynamite bonus symbol. Six or more dynamite symbols will trigger a respin feature. How it works is you start off with three respins. Then, if you get additional dynamite it resets to three respins. Otherwise, each spin without an additional dynamite decreases your respins by one. Once you run out the dynamite explodes and you see how much gold you got. The gold values represent multipliers of your bet.

Max Miner golden wilds

If you are really lucky, you might get one of the jackpots awarded to you as well.

Explosive Fun

Max Miner is a great way to get some digital gold, without having to get your hands dirty. All jokes aside, working in a mine might be lucrative, but it is dangerous and hard work. At least conditions are probably a lot safer today than a hundred years ago, when mine collapses were commonplace and hundreds of thousands of people died in mining accidents.

Anyway, back to the slot. One of the things that we like about it is that it focuses on the miner himself. Actually mining is an important industry, and not to denigrate the environmental damages caused by it, the modern industrial economy needs refined minerals to operate. So it is nice that there is a slot which pays homage to the brave men and women who have given their lives working in the mines.

Bonus Buy

Max Miner bonus buy screengrab

Another option if you want to check out the respins or the free games but haven’t been able to hit any lucky spins to trigger them is the bonus buy. Instead of just hoping for fortune to favour you, you can purchase the respins or free games outright. Now keep in mind these things don’t come cheap, you are looking at 50x or 60x your bet. But the potential payday is massive as well.


Max Miner LogoWe had a blast playing Max Miner, it is definitely a fun slot to play. While a lot of slots have a fantasy theme, this one takes the opposite approach and examines the every day working life of a gold miner.

Aside from the cool theme, there were a lot of other things to recommend this game. The symbols are well made, especially the jovial bearded gold miner who has a cool animation where his whiskers flutter around a bit. And the music is really upbeat which is nice. It sets the mood well for playing the game and having a good time.

Between the respin feature and the free games, there is plenty of game play for players to enjoy and some nice potential for big jackpots. And the game has a decently high RTP, meaning that players should in general have a reasonable chance of a winning session, and also should get decent entertainment value for their dollar. Obviously the house is going to have the edge in the long run, but it is nice if the players can get some wins in the short run.

The bonus buy feature is nice. It certainly isn’t cheap, but if you are feeling like a gamble and you don’t mind making a large investment there is certainly a chance it can pay off. Obviously nothing in gambling is guaranteed, but it is nice to have the option anyway.

There is also a quick spin feature which is good if you want to play a lot of spins in a short period of time.

Anyway, in conclusion Max Miner definitely has a lot of good things going for it. A great theme, excellent game play, and well crafted symbols and animations. All in all an excellent slot.

Slot Stats

Software Gamebeat Studios
Release Date 30th May 2022
Reels 5
Rows 3
Paylines 30
RTP 96.36%