Bet as low as 0.10 a spin on a fun arcade slot that delivers on the fiery fun.
We love this Thunderkick Flame Busters slot simply because it does not feel like just another traditional slot machine.
If we are honest, it feels more like a retro game with slot elements, at least aesthetically.
Think of a classic retro game on the SNES or NES. The graphics in this Flame Busters slot machine are just like that.
A firefighter, lovingly pixelated, is putting out fires in a blazing building. It really shows just how talented Thunderkick designers are.
Far too many online slot companies nowadays seem to think that their slots need to have fancy graphics, but they don’t. They can be simple, as long as they are eye-catching.
The game is set in an apartment block which no doubt has faulty wiring because there seems to be a new fire every single spin. Couple this with other fire-themed bonuses, and we have no doubt that the rent to stay in this fire-prone place like this is drastically low.
Why would anybody bother to live there? Well, because everyone has treasures to hide.
When you spin the reels, you will notice that little fires appear in some locations. These are the thematic version of mystery symbols – much like you might find in the Peacock Manor game by Yggdrasil.
When the spinning stops, the fires will go out and they will be replaced by one random symbol (never the scatter or the wild).
If there is more than one fire symbol on the reels at once, they will all turn into the same symbol.
On occasion, there will be a fire drill in the game. When this happens, up to five of the low paying symbols on the reels will be turned into fire symbols i.e. mystery symbols. This almost always seems to deliver a win.
We love the free spins rounds. It seems as if Thunderkick are always going to huge lengths to ensure that their free spins modes are unique.
You may see a similar free spins set-up in other slots out there, but none are as thematic as the one found in Flame Busters.
To trigger your free spins, you will need either 3, 4 or 5 scatters. This will give you either 10, 15 or 20 free spins.
The free spins bonus is set up in a level-like system. Every time you get 3 scatter symbols (you can collect these on separate spins), a new level will open – a little like in the Hidden slot.
You will then get an additional 2 spins to play with.
Each time you add a level, one of the lowest paying symbols in the game will be permanently changed into a mystery fire symbol.
This means that if you are lucky enough to open all five levels, every single symbol that remains in the game will be a high-paying symbol; which is when the cash comes rolling in.
The problem is that even with 20 free spins, it is difficult to get beyond level 3 – which is the same problem the Quickspin Goldilocks slot has.
The scatters do not come up that often. This means that Flame Busters gives the perception that you are going to make bank when this feature triggers, but it’s not often the case.
We would have loved a small multiplier being added to this feature. Just a 2x multiplier would have raised this from a 4 star to a 5-star slot review.
We love the theme of Flame Busters and the way it is all set-up. We love the mystery symbols.
We love the free spins mode (even if it is not paying out as much as one would hope).
We can’t help but recommend Flame Busters, we think almost everybody will have fun taking a spin, especially if you remember playing on Nintendo consoles as a kid.
Not quite as retro as the Arcader slot, but far more interesting to look and play.
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