Misery Mining

by Nolimit City

A soft follow up to Nolimit City's Fire in the Hole xBomb, Misery Mining plays on 7-reels with between 22 to 823,543 ways to win in this high volatility slot.

In true Nolimit City style, there are mechanics such as xBomb Mining and xBomb Wild Multipliers as well as Misery Free Spins leading to wins reaching up to 70,000x your stake.

Slot information

RTP: 96.09%
Volatility: High
Max Payout: 70,000x stake
Reels: 7
Paylines: 27
Jackpot: No
Min Bet: 0.20
Max Bet: 100.00
Themes: Action, Adventure, Fairytale
Release Date: 15th Mar 2022

Our rating

“ There is definitely nothing miserable about this slot! ”

4.2 out of 5

Win potential

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Misery Mining Screenshots

Misery Mining Features

The game starts off with the central 3x3 grid open and the rest of the 7x7 grid blocked off by barriers. There are exploding xBombs next to the barrier moving 1 step increasing the play area. Exploding an xBomb symbol in the centre position moves all the barriers 1 step.

Landing 3 scatter symbols (S) or 1 or 2 super scatters triggers the Misery Free Spins with a 3x3, 4x4 or 5x5 grid. There is the choice of Mouse mode or Rat mode. The feature starts with 8, 10 or 12 free spins in Mouse mode.

In Rat mode, the feature starts with 3 spins but resets to 3 with each super scatters or coin wagon that lands. The top row reveals enhances for each spin which includes:

xBomb Wilds

In this game, there are xBomb wild multipliers that substitute all symbols except scatters and super symbols. It removes adjacent symbols and increases the win multiplier by x1 for the next collapse. Any adjacent barriers will move 1 step away from the xBomb, but if it's in the centre position then all barriers will move 1 step away.

Finally, if there are no wins or xBomb wilds, and the number of scatters is less than 3, then all remaining scatters will turn into non-wild xBombs and explode.

Misery Mining - Misery Free Spins

Misery Free Spins

Managing to land 3 scatter symbols (S) or 1 or 2 super scatters will trigger the Misery Free Spins with a 3x3, 4x4 or 5x5 grid. There is the choice of Mouse mode (free spins) or Rat mode (respin).

Misery Mining - xBomb Wilds

xBomb Wilds

All xBomb wilds substitute all symbols except scatters and super symbols. This removes adjacent symbols and increases the win multiplier by x1 each time it does this.

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Misery Mining Review

As a soft sequel to Fire in the Hole, Nolimit City decided to bring back everyone's favourite miner back with Misery Mining. The game is played on a 7x7 grid with up to 823,543 ways to win in this high volatility slot.

Throughout the game, you'll find Mouse Free Spins, Rat Respins, xBombs, multipliers as well as a huge maximum win reaching up to 70,000x your stake in true Nolimit City style.


The design of Misery Mining continues to be grim in the Nolimit City but aside from that, there is nothing that really makes the slot stand out in visuals. Honestly, the overall tone and design are quite dark on the eyes and some people may struggle to see what is going on.

All the symbols related to a drunken miner and the disgusting depths with rats, alcohol, smoking pipes and of course the miner himself. The sounds of explosions fit in well and strangely there is an adventure track playing in the distance building up the suspense for the slot. Whilst, there is nothing bad about this slot, we expected a little more from Nolimit City.


As mentioned previously, the slot plays on a grid of 7x7 but there are sections shut off that need to be cleared to expand the full ways to win. There are standard mechanics in this slot that are just expected for Nolimit City, but thankfully this game isn't too complicated.

The right side of the screen has the spin button, whilst the bet level can be found to the left of the reel with the leaderboard and other settings.

Win Potential

Thankfully, the win potential for this slot is pretty decent with an RTP of 96.09% and a high volatility level leading to larger wins but less frequently.

There is even a huge win of up to 70,000x your stake that can be achieved through the Misery Free Spins rounds.

Our Verdict

Misery Mining is definitely capitalising on the popular mining theme but it manages to deliver with entertaining gameplay that feels like the perfect balance of easy and intense. This isn't the best Nolimit City slot yet, but it's still a fantastic game that fans of the developers will absolutely love.

Charlie Vogelsang
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