Flame Busters Slot – an Awesome New Retro-Themed Slot From Thunderkick.
Casumo Casino has got early access to the brand new Flame Busters slot from Thunderkick Gaming ahead of its official release date on the 17th May 2017.
Flame Busters is a retro gaming themed 243-way slot packed full of innovative features and an overall amazing design, using retro 8-bit gaming graphics this slot machine feels very reminiscent of the console games of the 1980’s you might have been playing on a SNES (Super Nintendo).
Flame Busters – Base Gameplay
The backdrop for this slot is set in a burning house (Number 243) with the 5×3 reels being represented by open windows, the symbols are a mix of the regular coins (10, J, Q, K, A), wild symbols and several other bizarre characters that pay much higher.
During regular play, certain windows may catch fire on the house, the firemen to the sides of the house will extinguish the fires and these empty windows are then replaced with random matching symbols possibly creating extra wins.
Along with this symbol replacement feature, there are 2 main features to this game, the first being the Fire Drill which is a randomly awarded bonus, along with the main free spins round which is triggered by 3 or more of the Alarm Bell Scatter Symbols.
The main free spins bonus round is where things start to get really interesting, as you get to progress up the building by landing additional scatters and add coins to the special Coin ignition process which basically gives you many more flaming windows to extinguish.
The Flame Busters slot is likely to split opinions greatly, if you are from a generation where you remember these type of arcade games you will probably love this slot’s design, younger players may just look at it and frown at the graphics and music.
Flame Busters Slot – Screenshots
|Flame Busters Slot- Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Yes, +2 Spins|
|Special Features||Fire Drill
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.10%|
Flame Busters – Bonus Features
The free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the special Alarm Bell Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, more scatters grants more free spins as follows.
- 3 Scatter Trigger – 10 Free Spins
- 4 Scatter Trigger – 15 Free Spins
- 5 Scatter Trigger – 20 Free Spins
Given the mechanics of the bonus round and the way you climb the building by collecting more scatters the extra free spins at the start can be very valuable indeed.
During the free spins round the initial objective is to collect as many of the scatter symbols as possible, for each three collected you will rise up a level of the building and by doing so you also activate the Coin Ignition feature.
There are 5 levels to climb up the tower and each time you level up the lowest paying coin symbol (T, J, Q, K, A) is then transformed into the Fire symbol after the spin (symbol substitution), as you can imagine with every single low paying symbol being substituted at level 5 this can lead to some huge wins.
Each time you level up the house you are awarded 2 extra free spins.
Fire Drill Feature
The Fire Drill feature is randomly activated in the base game, with a minimum of 1 right up to 5 random Coin symbols that get transformed into the Fire symbol.
Basically, this is a single spin using the same mechanics that are found in the bonus round, if you are very fortunate this could be 1 spin with all 5 coins ignited, generally though expect 1-3 coins.
Flame Busters Slot
Flame Busters is an amazingly designed slot, the retro design will have mixed opinions from players no doubt, but we think that it’s one of the stand out online slots so far this year.
Thunderkick has not only managed to capture the look of old console games, but the gameplay and bonus features and music fits perfectly.
Be aware that this is a fairly volatile machine, it’s not until Level 3 of the bonus round until things get really interesting, so expect bonus round wins to be spread over a huge range from 1x to well over 1000x.
Flame Busters is a slot to seek out, and it looks like Thunderkick is back to producing top quality innovative and original titles.