With its standard set of five reels and three rows, Flame Busters Slot from Thunderkick takes you back to the 1990s or 1980s, with a heavily retro slot offering a tidy 243 ways of winning, plus a maximum payday of 5,280x stake.
The pixellated graphics create the nostalgic feel of something you might have played in video gaming’s earliest days. (Think Super Mario and the like, oh, and check out the old-school sound effects too.)
Incorporating two cracking bonus features, the game is based around a group of firefighters working to protect a building from a blaze. Join the brilliantly named Roasty McFry and his team today!
How to play
Set your bets in the standard fashion – as ever with Thunderkick, you can stake anything from 10p to £100 a pop. And, as usual, set your bets before hitting Spin or Autoplay. You’ll find the paytable and rules in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.
Among the least lucrative of the 13 icons are various coloured coins symbolising the typical 10 through A values. Some of the building’s quite eccentric residents are among the higher payers – including a robot, a pirate, a bizarrely cigarette-smoking goat (or it could be a dog, hard to tell with those pixels) and a wizard, not to mention Roasty himself, who’s busy saving a cat.
Reels are the windows of a building, through which various residents can be spotted. Bag three or more of the same symbols to create a win.
Flame Busters Slot special features
An old-fashioned alarm bell serves as the Scatter here, while the Wild is a W sign which has the standard function of replacing other icons.
Additionally, the mystery Fire symbol, depicting, surprisingly, a blaze, shows up now and again to replace a randomly selected regular icon. From the side of the reels, firemen douse the Fire symbol so that it then uncovers one of the game’s characters or a coin.
And because all Fire symbols which display during the same spin become identical new symbols, this boosts the potential for creating fresh winning combinations.
Free spins bonus
Land three Scatters or more to activate this game. Three alarm bells awards 10 Scatters, four bags you 15 and five grants you 20. Extend the round by gaining more Scatters while you are playing the feature.
Collect Scatters during this round and progress through various levels or floors, moving up one for every three Scatters gathered, and enjoy two extra whirls on the (burning) house.
For every ‘unlocked’ floor, your lowest-value regular coin icon converts into a Fire symbol for the remaining free whirls.
Fire Drill feature
This is another fun aspect to Flame Busters Slot, and you’ll find it triggers at random. Essentially, it means between one and five of the lower-paying icons become Fire symbols.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in Flame Busters Slot is a standard 96.1%, in line with similar Thunderkick offerings. Volatility is medium to high, meaning that while you shouldn’t wait too long for either of the two bonus features to kick in if you get unlucky your balance could take a hit. Hit frequency is 30.2%.
This one is definitely set to appeal if you have a fondness for games with a retro vibe. We’re confident you should find Flame Busters Slot thoroughly entertaining and ablaze with Thunderkick’s usual creativity. We reckon you’ll get on with this slot like a house on fire!