Solomons Mines Slots

Solomons-MinesSolomons Mines is a slot machine that Wager Gaming has created with a lot of help from a Victorian novel called King Solomon’s Mines, written by Sir H. Rider Haggard. The action in this novel, published in 1885, saw Allan Quatermain in his search for someone’s missing brother, the action taking place in Africa. It was one of the best sellers of the time and it seems like a great choice for a slot machine where adventure and treasure seeking are the focus.

You get 5 reels in Solomons Mines, the lines being 25 total. A bonus game, a scatter and a wild, these are the main features you will encounter along the way, as you try to take home the slot’s $20,000 jackpot.

Features of Solomons Mines

The only major feature that is missing from this game is the round of free spins, but otherwise you get everything you could want, including the wild symbol and a multiplier for it, a scatter symbol and a bonus game.

Penelope is the explorer that is also used as the wild. She appears on three reels, the middle ones (2, 3 and 4), and from there she acts as a wild and tries to substitute for other symbols. Hopefully, this results in new combinations forming and prizes being awarded more often, as the wild doesn’t offer anything directly. There is also a x2 multiplier involved, which allows the wild to double prizes it had a hand in.


The Journal is the game’s scatter symbol. The appearance of this symbol in a minimum of two locations, no matter where they are, will trigger a bonus prize of 2x to 100x, using the total bet instead of the line bet when the amount is decided.

Solomon’s Mine Bonus Game

If you want the bonus game, the one that’s actually themed around treasures and Solomon’s Mines, you need 3+ Journal scatters to be present. The result will be a bonus game where you have to travel through the long lost mines, and reaching a place where there are two Vases. You pick one of them, and you get a Gem (which gives you a bigger prize), or nothing (which gives you a consolation prize, worth 2x the bet). You keep doing this for as long as you find Gems in the Vases, and at each step you get a major prize.

Betting options and jackpots

Since the game has 25 lines, players can use just as many coins when the bets are formed. The coins can be valued between $0.01 and $10, and you’re the one that picks the exact amount. A $250 maximum bet is possible.

The top payout is very low when it comes to slots from Wager Gaming, offering 2,000 coins, or $20,000. It will double if the wild gets involved, but I wouldn’t count on that.

Design and symbols

The explorer theme has been decently handled, and as usual with Wager Gaming the only thing ruining it is the use of playing cards. Their problem, besides the fact that they have no connection with the slot’s theme, is that they pay less, so they appear often and manage to take up most of the positions on the reels. With skulls, explorers and the entrance into the mines of Solomon, the background picture does a decent job at adding to the theme.

Symbols: Penelope (wild), Journal (scatter), Skeleton (2,000 coins), Equipment Bag (1,000 coins), Gold Coins (500 coins), Ruby (500 coins), Ace or King (200 coins), Queen or Jack (150 coins) and 10 or 9 (100 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

The adventure theme might’ve been good, the features are decent as well, but the top payout is the lowest out of any modern game offered by Wager Gaming, so I’d say you should skip it and go for one of the others.

This Solomons Mines slot is offered by all online casinos with Wager Gaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.