Nolimit City has just released a great slot and if you like blowing things up and stuffing your pockets with cold, hard cash in time for Christmas, give it a go!
Silence of the Birds
Are you aware of how canaries were used in mining? If not, I will give you a quick history lesson. Following an explosion in a coal mine in 1896, miners started to carry down a cage with canaries with them as they made their way down the tunnels. Sounds strange, right?
Well, the reason being the tiny birds are more sensitive than humans to the deadly carbon monoxide gas found underground. If there was a sudden halt to their singing, workers would be warned and know to evacuate the mine. Animal cruelty? Most definitely, which is also why it was banned in 1986.
Who knew the world would be reminded of the life-saving birds in 2022 through Nolimit City and their latest release – Dead Canary.
Before we move on, you should know that no birds were harmed in any way creating the slot.
Lend Him a Shoulder to Cry On
Dead Canary is the sequel to the popular Misery Mining and I don’t know what that guy’s problem is but he doesn’t seem happy. Not even during Christmas. Most likely he’s been stuck underground for way too long and just needs someone to talk to and/or a shoulder to cry on.
Just like Misery Mining, this game has some cool features so let’s take a look at them, shall we?
Paylines: 36 – 1,728
Sounds Like a Challenge?
The image above is the opening scene and the 3-3-2-2-1-1 starting grid has 3 rows blocked by barriers. I really like the look and the graphics are as crisp as always. By creating winning combos, explosions will allow new symbols to fall in place and tumble downwards.
At the bottom you can spot multipliers that are locked. These will be available when the barriers have been destroyed. Sounds like a challenge?
Let’s Do Some Wild Mining
With this old man in charge it seems like everything comes down to Wild Mining and this is actually a feature you can trigger in the base game. When you line up 3,4 or even 5 of the same kind of paying symbols diagonally but without a winning comb, it’s triggered.
This will create one of the following:
- 3 Symbols = 1 Wild Bombs
- 4 Symbols = 2 Wild Bombs
- 5 Symbols = 3 Wild Bombs
When these bombs go off, your win multiplier will get a +1 boost.
Put the Scatters to Work
The use of scatters isn’t anything new but in this game they might end up behind barriers and if so, you’ll have to unblock them for them to come into play.
As always, they can trigger certain features and it’s good to know that in this game there are two types:
- Gold Cage Scatter
- Silver Cage Scatter
Don’t worry though, it still only takes 3 of them to trigger the Free Spins.
Canary Free Spins
As soon as the Free Spins are triggered, you’ll see a shift to another screen and the reel area will become a 4-3-4-3-4-3-4 with the 4 vaults in the corners locked.
Despite the lock, the vaults can still collect both coins and multipliers from its neighbors and if you can find an xBomb, you can blow them wide open. When unlocked, whatever is in there will be yours at the end of the bonus round.
During Free Spins, your scatters can collect all kinds of things for you:
- Silver Cage Scatters – Collects in an x-shape within 1 position
- Gold Cage Scatters – Collects in an x-shape within from an entire row
You will start w 3 spins and as soon as a xBomb explosion goes off, your spin count will reset. In other words, don’t be scared to blow things up!
These Are the Modifiers During Free Spins
You can imagine there’s a lot going on underground and you’d be right. In the bonus round, there is plenty of help to be had so I’ll just quickly run through them.
- Bomb – Will explode and affect neighbor positions. It will also remove 1 hit point from the scatters as well as open up vaults.
- Multipliers – These can both double and triple the collected value of scatters and vaults
- Gas – Unfortunately gas affects all birds close to it and will reduce the scatter symbol hit by -1
- Dwarf – A dwarf can become a collector as well as give a +1 boost to the scatter hits. When one of them dies, a bird will respawn in its cage
- Rat – Rats have pretty similar effects as dwarfs, no matter how unlikely it may sound
- Vault – Use the xBomb to open them and whatever is in there will be yours
- Upgrades – You can upgrade Silver Cage Scatters to Gold ones
Get Your Free Spins Here
Shortcuts are always popular in life and at Nolimit City, that means you can pay for Free Spins instead of waiting for all the stars to align.
Set your bet limit and if you feel like you can afford it, buy some. It’s not a 100% guarantee you’ll win it back but on the other hand you can also make a nice chunk of cash if you win big.
Laugh All the Way to the Bank
Nolimit City may have called the first version Misery Mining but I don’t know what’s so miserable about it. In Dead Canary, knowing how these cute little birds were once used does sting a bit so I’m glad it’s been banned for a long time now.
On the flipside, this game should not be banned because it is really good. The guy may look like a grumpy Santa and maybe he is, but no matter how grumpy he may be, you will be just as happy laughing all the way to the bank after winning big.